Benefit Fine One One, Alessandro Polish, and More: December 2012 Beauty Launches

We've rounded up the newest beauty loot from our favorite brands. Read on for the lowdown on the latest products—just in time for gifting season!

We've rounded up the newest beauty loot from our favorite brands. Read on for the lowdown on the latest products—just in time for gifting season!

Benefit | FineOneOne

Benefit FineOneOne This versatile new color stick from Benefit is a makeup bag MVP. A two-in-one cheek and lip color, it features three shades (pink champagne, watermelon, and coral) that can be used on their own or combined for a multidimensional pigment. Use a lip brush to pick up a single shade, or blend it onto lips and cheeks for a sheer flush.

$30.00; birchbox.com

alessandro | Nail Polish

Alessandro Nail Polish Founded by Germany native Silvia Troska in 1980, this European lacquer brand is finally landing stateside. Having already swept beauty awards throughout Europe for its supreme formula and design, alessandro is primed to conquer the US market with 99 covetable shades. While we won’t be offering all 99 just yet, we do have seven to get you started: Blue Lagoon, a glossy mid-toned blue; New York Grey, a deep slate shade; Wild Safari, a kelly green; Blue Nuit, a deep midnight blue; Midnight Black, a classic black; Cherry Cherry Lady, a rich berry shade; and Dusty Purple; a grey-toned lilac.

$12.00; birchbox.com

Juice Beauty | Stem Cellular Repair CC Cream

Juice Beauty CC Cream
Hot on the heels of BB Creams, Color Control Creams (CC Creams) come loaded with even more skin benefits. Juice Beauty’s nontoxic version harnesses the power of fruit stem cells and antioxidants to combat cellular DNA damage while also protecting skin with SPF 30. It’s available in two shades: Natural Glow, a pale beige best for light complexions, and Warm Glow, a golden beige best for light to medium complexions.

$39.00; birchbox.com

MAC | Taste Temptation Collection

Mac Taste Temptations Made for the lovely creature who thrives in dark corners of speakeasies and lounges, this limited edition collection of eye, lip, cheek, and nail products absolutely screams carpe noctem. Standouts include dark blue and violet Fluidline eye liners, lavender and magenta blushes, and a trio of purple-hued lipsticks. When you smoke out your eyes with the eyeshadow quad, don’t be surprised if you stay out until daybreak.

$15-40; maccosmetics.com

Aerie | Shimmer

Aerie Shimmer
Encased in a bottle of frosted glass topped with a silver ribbon, Aerie’s newest fragrance doesn’t even require a gift box. Vanilla and peony evoke the warm muskiness of winter, while the crisp cleanness of bergamot beckons with the brightness and promise of spring, creating a sweet but sexy scent.

$39.95; birchbox.com

China Glaze | Cirque du Soleil Worlds Away Nail Polish Collection

China Glaze In honor of the upcoming 3D film Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away, China Glaze is releasing a 12-piece limited edition nail polish collection that celebrates the topsy-turvy, dreamlike world of the legendary troupe. The bright crèmes and shimmers recall the performers’ brilliant costumes, while the fantastically whimsical glitter polishes bring the circus to life.

$7.00; chinaglaze.com

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