The Best Beauty Products Glamour Editors Tried in November

Welcome to Stuff We Want, our comprehensive roundup of the best beauty products we tried each month. From undisputed favorites to brand-new releases, these are the things our editors loved throughout the month of November. 

With holiday season in full swing, we’ve been indulging in much needed self-care as we wrap up end-of-year projects and begin to check off our gift lists. Topping our list for best new beauty products to come out in November: a creamy body butter infused with shea butter and aloe vera, a metallic liner far ahead of its time and a seductive collection of miniature fragrances that smell great together or alone. Scroll on to see which products we couldn’t put down this month. 

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Simone Biles Is Officially Out of Office in This Patterned Bikini and Butt-Length Braids

Simone Biles has had quite the year. From the 2021 Olympics to headlining the Gold Over America Tour, it’s been nonstop work for the gymnast. That’s why it’s great to see her taking some well-deserved time off—as evidenced by her latest Instagram. 

In a new post from November 30, the 24-year-old is hanging out beachside wearing a patterned bikini, her hair in butt-length braids. She looks so peaceful and relaxed! I’m jealous! 

“Never met a beach I didn’t like,” she wrote in the caption. When a beach looks like this (clear water, golden sand, and blue skies for days), what’s not to like? 

Simone Biles was one of many athletes who performed in the Gold Over America Tour, a gymnastics-meets-pop spectacle in which gymnasts performed their routines to high-energy music. “What I’ve learned from this experience is everybody is unique and beautiful in their own ways, and we each have something different to offer. That’s what makes this show so amazing and so special,” Biles told Glamour about the tour. 

She continued, “In a lot of the shows, we’ve had some people in the front row that have just gone ballistic when we’ve come out, that have been screaming. They’ve been so into the show and into our accomplishments; it’s just been a beautiful moment that we’ve had to share with those fans. This is why we do it; this is the passion we have. They’re our daily reminders.”

And when asked about what’s next after the GOAT shows, Biles said, “Life after the tour definitely equals quality time with family and with friends. I’m going to go home and get some rest and go on vacation for Thanksgiving, so I’m super stoked about that.” It’s good to see she’s keeping that promise. Enjoy your vacation(s), Simone Biles! You deserve.

Wait, Did Zendaya Cut Off All Her Hair Into a Chin-Length Bob?

Zendaya can do no wrong in any department. The style and beauty icon somehow always manages to raise the bar and push boundaries in both the fashion and beauty world, whether she’s rocking blunt curly bangs that make us swoon or stuns in a bright yellow gown with waist-length wavy hair flowing behind her. There’s never a day that goes by when we aren’t fascinated by her ingenuity, and the chic bob she wore to the 2021 Ballon d’Or ceremony is no exception.

The Virgo debuted the new hairstyle on November 29 and took our breath away. She looked sickening in a black gown with a golden caged back that she noted in an Instagram story was a reference to the Spider-Man villain Doctor Octopus. To accompany the gorgeous black dress, her hair was styled into a bob that sits right at the nape of her neck. While Zendaya is known for making a statement with her beauty looks, she didn’t actually chop off her hair, by the looks of it. 

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Her medium-length hair was pinned up into a faux bob that you can see from the side. It’s such a simple style but it makes such a large impact, something that we can only expect from the Euphoria star. The faux bob was parted on the side with her hair hanging over part of her forehead, almost like a side bang

Of course, her makeup looks flawless as well. Her thick brows are groomed to perfection and look lovely with the subtle smoked-out pigments on her eye. The eyes and hair are the focal point so a nude gloss lies on her lips that ties the entire look together. 

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Where would the fashion and beauty world be without Zendaya? Surely, a much more boring place. 

This story originally appeared on Allure. 

Beyoncé’s Youngest Daughter, Rumi, Is the Spitting Image of Blue Ivy in New Ivy Park Ad

Just in time for the holiday shopping season, Ivy Park dropped its latest collaboration with Adidas. And the accompanying video features Beyoncé with both her daughters, Blue Ivy and Rumi. Obviously, the three look absolutely iconic together.

Titled #HALLSOFIVY, the video puts a new spin on the “Ivy League” collegiate aesthetic, panning over an idyllic New England campus with strings in the background before cutting to models in a combination of houndstooth, plaid, and streetwear playing different sports. 

Besides the models, we spotted a number of famous faces in this 90-second video. There’s Natalie Bryant, daughter of Kobe, winking at the camera, and Ava and Deacon Phillippe, children of Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe, in the ping-pong scene. And Brooklyn Nets player James Harden

Of course, Beyoncé herself struts her way in and out of the video in multiple stunning ‘fits. But the best moment is when her daughter, Blue Ivy, pushes a rack of basketballs into frame and is then joined by mom Bey, holding sister Rumi. It’s around the 52-second mark: 

“I know my daughter is watching.  Two daughters and my son, y’all are all watching,” Beyoncé said while accepting a Grammy in March. “Congratulations, Blue. She won a Grammy tonight. I’m so proud of you, and I’m so honored to be your mommy, all of your mommies. Y’all are my babies. And I’m so proud of y’all. I love you so much, my rock…As an artist, I believe it’s my job, and all of our jobs, to reflect the times. It has been such a difficult time, so I wanted to uplift, encourage, and celebrate all of the beautiful Black queens and kings that continue to inspire me and inspire the whole world. This is so overwhelming. I’ve been working for my whole life, since nine years old, and I can’t believe this happened. This is such a magical night. Thank you so much.”

Hailey Bieber Wore a Floral Catsuit—And It’s the Perfect Combo of Sexy and Feminine

Celebrities have recently descended onto Miami for the annual Art Basel festival, including Hailey Bieber, who’s taking advantage of the warmer weather. While we mortals mix argyles and plaids and bundle ourselves in scarves, Bieber is rocking a floral catsuit, the most eye-catching garment we’ve seen in a minute.

Bieber rocked the YSL piece on Monday, November 29, for the Saint Laurent Rive Droite Art Basel Miami Beach event, reports InStyle. While there, she posed with the brand’s fashion director, Anthony Vaccarello, and actor Zoë Kravitz. 

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Because the catsuit is so striking, Hailey Bieber wisely chose to keep the rest of the ensemble simple: square-toed brown heels, jewelry just on her fingers and ears, beach-y waves, and muted makeup. We can only imagine how fun this piece is to dance in but how much of a pain it is to use the bathroom. Oh, the things we do for fashion.

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Points for taking on a colorful palette just after Thanksgiving. Dress for the event, not the calendar!

No word yet on if Hailey Bieber’s husband, Justin, will be joining her for any Art Basel photo-ops. He wrote a very sweet (if dramatic) tribute to her for her birthday on November 22. “To my beloved birthday squish,” he posted. “My heart belongs to you. My eyes belong to you, my lips belong to you. I am yours. I am so blessed to be yours. You are my forever. Life has never made more sense until you became my wife. I will never stop loving you, I will never stop holding you, and I will never stop protecting you. You my queen are more than enough for me and I will spend everyday making you feel like the queen that you are. As your grandma would say in her Portuguese accent ‘happy bursday baby’ love you until the end of time and then after that. :)”

The Sex and the City Reboot Just Dropped Its First Full-Length Trailer—Watch Now

The revival will address the coronavirus pandemic. Parker told Vanity Fair that COVID-19 will “obviously be part of the storyline because that’s the city [these characters] live in. I have great faith that the writers are going to examine it all.” 

The cast will reportedly include more diversity. In May, TVLine reported that (around) six new characters will be introduced in the new episodes, three of them series regulars who are also women of color. HBO Max chief content officer Casey Bloys said that Sarah Jessica Parker and Michael Patrick King “didn’t want to tell a story with all-white writers or an all-white cast” because “it’s not reflective of New York. So they are being very, very conscious about understanding that New York has to reflect the way New York looks today.” The writing staff for the reboot is reportedly half people of color, including the hilarious Samantha Irby.

In fact, race is a central storyline. “We can talk about the elephant in the room that there were no fully fleshed-out characters of color, but now here’s the four of us. We’re real people, and they’ve been great to work with, and some of our [storylines] deal with race and deal with real experiences. It’s New York City!” new cast member Nicole Ari Parker told Variety in October. Cathy Ang, who plays Charlotte’s daughter Lily, expressed similar sentiments in an interview with Cosmopolitan, revealing, ”I really think it is going to showcase the way that our beloved trio can actually interact with women of color today…And even at a table read, there’s always discussion about how to make sure that these characters are properly representing a real person…I think those conversations are constantly happening with the writers, with the producers, and they’re so open to it. And I see it in the storylines. I also don’t think it’s going to reduce anyone to just the color of their skin.”

Sara Ramirez will play one of the new characters. Tony winner Ramirez, who is nonbinary, will play the show’s first nonbinary character in a “series regular” role. The Hollywood Reporter revealed on May 19 that Ramirez’s character is “Che Diaz (they/them), a nonbinary, queer stand-up comedian who hosts a podcast on which Carrie is regularly featured. Che is a big presence with a big heart whose outrageous sense of humor and progressive, human overview of gender roles has made them and their podcast very popular.”

Nicole Ari Parker, Karen Pittman​ and Sarita Choudhury are also joining the cast! Parker welcomed four new actors to the series in an Instagram post on July 15, writing, “@justlikethatmax And finally!!!! THRILLED to welcome @therealsararamirez, @NicoleAriParker, Karen Pittman​ and Sarita Choudhury to #AndJustLikeThat. Can’t wait to work with these brilliant actors who bring so much talent, humor and excitement to our ensemble. X, SJ​”

Charlotte’s and Miranda’s husbands will return. HBO confirmed on June 9 that Steve Brady (David Eigenberg) and Harry Goldenblatt (Evan Handler) are going to appear in the revival. Plus, that’s not where the love ends: Willie Garson will also reprise his role as Stanford Blatch, and Mario Cantone will return as Stanford’s husband, Anthony Marentino.

Aaron Carter Reveals He and Melanie Martin Have Split, Says He Feels ‘Betrayed’

On August 5, actor Kate Bosworth announced her split from her husband of seven years, filmmaker Michael Polish, on Instagram. “The beginning is often the best part of love. Fireworks, magnets, rebellion—the attraction. The onset signals a wide open expanse of possibility,” she began the lengthy post, adding, “Inherently we fear an ending. To lose what you have because you got what you wanted. To be attached to the expectation of the outcome. The great Unknown. What if we chose not to fear but instead, to love. If that most delicate and vulnerable last flicker to the flame became another type of furnace entirely.

“Our hearts are full, as we have never been so enamored and deeply grateful for one another as we do in this decision to separate,” she clarified, noting that her epitaph of their relationship may “sound strange to some, romantic to others.”

Despite the split, Bosworth suggests in her posts that the pair are working on a new film together. “Together, over the last 10 years, Michael and I have chosen love, every time. We hold hands as tightly today as we entangled fingers on our wedding day. Our eyes look more deeply into one another, with more courage now. In the process of letting go, we have come to acknowledge that our love will never end. The connection does not simply disappear. The love deepens, the heart expands,” she wrote. “We laugh as we plan for our next movie together and are excited to share our latest collaboration. We believe the most epic love stories are those which transcend expectation.” Read the post in its entirety, here

Rihanna Was Just Named a National Hero of Barbados

Rihanna is a global pop superstar, beauty mogul, actor, fashion designer, entrepreneur, and recent billionaire. She’s already attained icon status, and now she has a new title: the Right Excellent Robyn Rihanna Fenty.

On November 30, Rihanna was named a National Hero of her home country, Barbados. She was born in the Barbadian parish of Saint Michael, and on the country’s 55th Independence Day, she was awarded the nation’s highest honor. 

“Nothing compares to being recognized in the soil that you grew in,” Rihanna said during her acceptance speech.

“Barbadians are a proud people,” she said. “We are probably the proudest people I know. No matter where I go, in the world I take that pride with me.”

Rihanna shared her pride for the youth of Barbados and thanked Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley for the honor.

“I’m so proud to be a Bajan,” Rihanna continued. “I’m gonna be a Bajan til the day I die. This is still the only place I’ve ever called home.”

In her announcement of the honor, Prime Minister Mottley thanked Rihanna for her discipline and her “extraordinary commitment to the land of her birth.” 

“May you continue to shine like a diamond and bring honor to our nation by your works, by your actions,” PM Mottley told Rihanna. 

Rihanna received the award following a presidential inauguration ceremony in the country’s capital, Bridgetown. The country has removed Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state, and its crowning of Rihanna as National Hero was done on the the first day of the country’s parliamentary republic. 

Barbados has done plenty to celebrate Rihanna before this title. In 2008, former Barbadian Prime Minister David Thompson declared February 22 “Rihanna Day,” and in 2017, the street of her childhood home was renamed “Rihanna Drive.” (Why does that make me think of her hit “Shut Up and Drive?!”)

Zendaya Wore a Metal Spine Dress—And Fans Are Noticing a Spider-Man Influence

The press tour for Spider-Man: No Way Home has begun, and of course that means new Zendaya looks will be blessing our feeds. 

On Monday, November 30, the fashion icon appeared at the Ballon D’Or photo call in Paris, sporting yet another iconic dress. This Roberto Cavalli ensemble was an open-back black dress with elbow-length sleeves. From the front, it’s a simple yet sleek LBD. But the pièce de résistance is only visible when Zendaya turns around. 

A metal spine runs along the back of her dress, re-edited from a 2000 collection by Fausto Puglisi. The golden cage is linked by micro chains and runs along her back as though it were carved to match her vertebrae. It’s reminiscent of the internet-breaking Balmain gown she wore for her Dune tour, which was sculpted to match her bust. She’s also no stranger to metal chains in her press tour outfits.

The outfit didn’t need much more adorning. To allow the spine to take the focus, she accessorized with matching large gold hoops and drew her hair back into an effortless bun. 

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Eagle-eyed Spider-Man fans spotted her outfit’s likeness to a favorite universe villain. The metal spine is similar to that of Dr. Otto Octavius, also known as “Doc Ock.” The villain has four metal limbs attached to his back. Rather than for style, he uses these mechanical arms to move around and attack. When a fan pointed out the resemblance on Instagram, Zendaya reposted the comparison on her Instagram Story, writing, “We love a reference.”

Alfred Molina will be reprising his role as Doc Ock in Zendaya’s upcoming film, Spider-Man: No Way Home, premiering in theaters on December 17. Perhaps he and Zendaya’s character, MJ, can swap style tips! 

Zendaya has been booked and busy with Dune and now Spider-Man promo appearances. Hopefully this press tour (and the upcoming Euphoria season two premiere) will keep us blessed with stunning red carpet looks.  

We Finally Have a Premiere Date—and the First Trailer—for Season 4 of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Sherman-Palladino says viewers also have to remember this is happening in the 1960s, and Shy is a Black singer popular with white female fans. In short, he can’t risk even the slightest rumors about his sexuality being made public. “It’s a precarious situation for him, and the fear is that anything like that could stop the ride,” Sherman-Palladino says. “Midge learned a lesson that she needed to learn, but I feel like Shy also got the scare of a lifetime. He saw everything he spent all this time working for possibly going away because she just riffed into the ether.”

Brosnahan is on Shy’s side. “She outed a Black man in the 1960s,” she says. “That’s dangerous, and she’s a liability at that point. There was a misunderstanding between [Reggie and Midge] when they had a conversation backstage. Even so, what she did was terrible. Even if she didn’t mean to. I want Midge to succeed, but I think this will be an important learning experience for her.”

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Brown agrees. “After you watch Midge’s performance at the Apollo, Reggie is like, ‘Yo, sis, I told you to go out there and say stuff, but I didn’t know you were going to do that.’ I think it was one of those things where Shy was like, ‘I’m not comfortable, I can’t do that anymore,’” Brown explains. “I think if there was a way to massage it, Reggie would have, but Shy calls the shots. Ultimately what he wants, he gets. I don’t blame him. Midge crossed the line as far as I’m concerned. Maybe it was Reggie’s fault for not articulating the line better, but he’s like, ‘Look, this is what it is. You’re not going to enjoy it, but I wish you the best.’”

For more on the season-three finale of Maisel—including Sterling K. Brown fanning over Midge and Lenny, and Alex Borstein and Amy Sherman-Palladino casually throwing insults at each other—watch their Paleyfest L.A. panel below:

Jessica Radloff is the Glamour West Coast editor. You can follow her on Instagram here.