There's so much to get excited about in October. Halloween  is right around the corner, and we're giving you our version of a bag full of candy: a roundup of our top beauty picks of the month. Whether you're plagued with flaky skin, experimenting with your signature scent, or just hunting for your new go-to lipstick hue, we've got you covered. Click through and bob for your new favorites . . . They're more fun than apples.
When a pretty bottle meets a pretty fragrance, it's my dream come true. I love the light, flowery scent of BCBG Max Azria Bon Chic  ($75) . . . and how chic the bottle looks on my desk for last-minute spritzes.
— Liza Kaplan, fashion and beauty producer
Peck on the Lips
Straight from Galeries Lafayette  in Paris, Bellapierre is now available stateside, and je suis très contente. I'm particularly partial to this All About Lips Kit  ($50) because you can go from glossy to matte to mixed-and-matched all in one place. No need to carry around 12 lipsticks anymore: pick your signature color and manipulate it into a slew of new looks every time you leave the house.
The Saga of Sassoon
Hair industry visionary Vidal Sassoon passed away earlier this year at the age of 84, and what a wonderfully rich, fulfilled life he lived. With a flair for words and a keen sense of humor, Vidal Sassoon: How One Man Changed the World With a Pair of Scissors  ($50) by Vidal Sassoon with Michael Gordon (founder of Bumble and bumble), the late, great Vidal will make you laugh as much as he'll make you cry. He was a true inspiration.
— Jaime Richards, associate editor
Dramatic brows are in, and you can easily enhance yours with Pixi Natural Brow Duo  ($15) without looking harsh or overdone. On one end, you'll find an angled brow pencil that allows you to fill and feather in, and on the opposite side, a tinted gel quickly sets and polishes. Talk about bold brows on the double.
Dark and Stormy
Deep, wine-colored hues are perfect for Fall, and I can't get enough of Laura Mercier's Crème Smooth Lip Colour in Sienna  ($26). It's semimatte, and the color isn't too intense, so it can easily transition from sitting at a desk chair to a bar stool.
— Maria Del Russo, editorial assistant
Antioxidants are your skin's best friend, and Peter Thomas Roth's Camu Camu Brightening Moisturizer  ($72) gives your skin a serious dose. Using the Camu Camu berry, which contains 30 times more vitamin C than an orange, this moisturizer is lightweight, evens skin tone, and smells like a basket of oranges. Yum!
Dark, creamy, and metallic — it's what we all want in our Fall makeup shades. Revlon  has overdelivered with makeup artist Gucci  Westman's Midnight Express Palette ($10), available Oct. 15. The hunter, violet, and pumpkin shades can be doubled as lip color or eye shadow. Then you can highlight with the champagne and foil shades.
— Jessica Cruel, editorial assistant
Cool as a Cucumber
What if your primer could cool on contact, soak up oil, and fight acne? Vichy Normaderm Total Mat  ($25) does do all of that and leaves a fresh cucumber scent. Tested in sauna conditions, this is one primer you can depend on all day.
Line It Up
Fall means adding a little drama to your beauty look, and I'm always on the lookout for a liner pen that won't spot and doesn't tug at my eyes. Mirabella's Magic Marker Eyeliner  ($18) has the staying power of a Sharpie and dissolves easily with a little soap and water. It'll be any winged-liner fiend's best friend.
— Kirbie Johnson, beauty reporter
Whether you want to amp up your eyes for Halloween  or want to add a little razzle-dazzle to your date-night look, Smoke and Mirrors Beauty's faux lashes have you covered. Blow everyone away with impossible length and thickness with Heart Lash ($13.50) or get a more natural style with New York City Lash (shown, $13.50).
I don't need blindingly white teeth, but an occasional brightening does wonders. Go Smile's Truly whitening system  ($42.50) combines a polishing paste and a whitening gel to do just that as you brush. One less step, one gleaming smile, one happy me.
— Annie Tomlin, beauty director