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Beauty Product Reviews

Allure editors share their in-depth and honest assessment of the beauty products they can't get enough of across all categories: skin care, makeup, nails, and hair care. Scroll down to discover your next favorite.

Most Popular

Here, the makeup, skin-care, and hair-care products most-searched by Allure readers.

The Soft Matte Complete Foundation May Be Nars's Best Formula Ever

The brand brought the heat with a new formula that makes skin look so good.

SkinCeuticals's C E Ferulic Is Great for Fading Discoloration

This popular serum contains a powerful combination of vitamins C and E, along with ferulic acid.

Dior's New Powder-No-Powder Made Me Reconsider My Entire Makeup Routine

I used to hate powder foundations until I tried this ultra-comfy new take by Dior.

Editors' Favorites

Nyx's 80-Shade Tetris Eye Shadow Palette Is Worth the Hype

I put the Tetris Jumbo Shadow Palette to the test to see how many looks I could create.

I Tried SinfulColors's New Scented Nail Polishes

They're not as gimmicky as they sound — promise.

I Dyed My Hair Green With Good Dye Young's Kowabunga, and It Stayed Bright for 2 Months

Colorful hair can be so high-maintenance, and that's exactly why these formulas are such a savior.

I Wanted to Dislike Kinship's Face Oil, But My Stressed Skin Loves It 

As my complexion is recovering from hormonal acne breakouts, the calming elixir is coming to the rescue.

Skin

Build a skin-care routine with the cleansers, moisturizers, and face masks vetted by Allure editors.

Screen Time

I Tried Skin-Care Expert Sunday Riley's First Sunscreen

It offers serious sun protection without leaving a streaky white cast.
Rest Easy

My Skin Feels Soft as Silk with Neom Organics Body Butter

On restless nights, I can count on this lavender-infused body butter to put my mind and body at ease.
BRIGHT IDEA

Hero Cosmetics Lightning Wand Combines Three Brighteners In One Rollerball

It easily targets dark spots from acne
SMOOTH OPERATOR

Neolastin Revitalize & Firm Eye Cream is the Cashmere Sweater of Eye Creams

If cashmere sweaters also smoothed wrinkles...
SOFT SKILLS

This Oil Made My Skin Softer Overnight

Using this oil as the last step in my nighttime skin-care routine gave me the baby-soft skin of my dreams.

Hair

Cleanse, condition, and style hair with these Allure editor-reviewed hair-care products.

One Condition

The Mask I Rely on for a Softer, Hydrated Head of Curls

Briogeo Don't Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask is a two-time Allure Readers’ Choice Award winner
Quick Fix

My Parched, Damaged Hair Can’t Live Without Naturelab Tokyo’s Perfect Repair Leave-In Treatment

After all my bleach-heavy hair experiments from 2020, my split-ends are in dire need of the lightweight hydration this foam formula provides.
Product Review

eSalon Made for You Custom Hair Color

A personalized at-home hair-dye kit
BEST OF BEAUTY 2020

RevitaBrow Advanced Eyebrow Conditioner

An eyebrow conditioner that not only moisturizes and strengthens brow hairs but also helps arches appear fuller
BEST OF BEAUTY 2020

DpHue Root Touch-Up Kit

A kit stocked with every last thing you need (from gentle dye to a fancy mixing bowl) to deal with your roots at home
Wax On

This Spray Wax Gets All The Credit For My Beachy Summer Waves

It’s light and buildable, the perfect combo for my coarse stubborn hair.

Makeup

Meet the makeup — mascara, eye shadow, concealer, and more — beloved by Allure editors.

STICK IT

Tarte’s Shadow & Liner Stick Just May Be the Perfect Cat Eye Tool

It’s got all the makings of a great eye look

Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler

This classic lash curler grips firmly but squeezes gently to produce a lasting, natural-looking curl without breaking hairs.
BEST OF BEAUTY 2020

Nars Powermatte Lip Pigment in Rock With You

A matte deep-plum liquid lipstick that looks bold, badass, and sexy on all skin tones
BEST OF BEAUTY

Tweezerman Slant Tweezer

A stainless-steel slant-tip tweezer that has won at least 17 Allure Best of Beauty Awards
BEST OF BEAUTY 2020

Essie Gel Setter Top Coat

A clear, gel-like topcoat that protects and adds dimension to nail polish
Berry Good

The Case for Deep Berry Lipstick This Fall

It’s cool looking and doubles as a teeth whitener
Back in Black

Billie Eilish Cut Baby Bangs and Dyed Her Hair Black

We are loving the tiered take on her short fringe.
ART CLASS

I Tried the Abstract Concealer Hack That's All Over TikTok

It's like arts and crafts time, but for your face. 
FOR YOUR FEED

11 Non-Binary Beauty Influencers You Should Be Following

These talented artists will instantly brighten up your feed. 
WRITTEN IN THE STARS

The Best Tattoo Ideas for Every Zodiac Sign

Inspiration for paying permanent tribute to your birth chart. 
THAT HIGHLIGHT THO

Bella Hadid Started a TikTok-Viral Jaw Highlighting Trend

Leave it up to TikTok to find an easy way to recreate the model's snatched jaw. 
CLASSIC RED

Beyoncé's Bare Face/Red Lip Combo Is Giving Me an Existential Makeup Crisis

I might never pair a bright lip with a full beat ever again. 
#HACKED

The Most Useful Beauty Hacks TikTok Has Come Up With This Year

We filtered out the real deals from the bullshit so you don't have to.
BODY LANGUAGE

Bridgerton's Nicola Coughlan Has a Message for People With Opinions on Her Body

"I am just one real-life human being."
AFTERCARE

How to Change Up Your Skin-Care Routine After a Rhinoplasty

Experts share how to wash your face and moisturize while your nose heals.
SEPHORA'S SEXY NOW

Sephora Now Sells Sexual Intimacy Products

Vibrators, lubricants, massage candles, oh my!
MARTHA KNOWS BEST

Martha Stewart Has the Best Tip for Taking Thirst Trap Photos

The queen of selfies has spoken.
Bright Idea

Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion Age Defying Exfoliator Brightens with Physical and Chemical Exfoliators

Its powerhouse exfoliators are cushioned in soothing ingredients.

Lotions & Moisturizers

Introducing, the must-shop body lotions and moisturizers to soothe and replenish your skin. We rounded up our favorite body butters, creams, and lightweight formulas for delivering lasting hydration — no matter the season. 
CELEBRITY BEAUTY

How Lala Anthony's Pandemic Kitchen Experiments Birthed a Beauty Brand

The TV presenter and actor is launching a brand-new hair-care line, and is kicking it off with a single product.
ginger snap

Strawberry Blonde Just Might Be Nicki Minaj's Best Hair Color Yet

We're convinced this should be her new signature look. 
THE GIRL WITH THE PEARLS IN HER HAIR

I Can't Stop Staring at Jennifer Lopez's Jewel-Studded Bun

How could you not be mesmerized by the singer's elaborate hair?
NOT A DRILL

Rihanna Nailed Her First Maternity Beauty Look

Congrats, Riri! 
THE CUSTOMER ISN'T ALWAYS RIGHT

Meet the Hairstylists Exposing Bad Clients on TikTok

Let these stories serve as your sign to be a bit friendlier at your next salon visit. 
Move On

How to Tell If Your Hair Products Are Expired

All the signs your shampoo or hairspray is better off headed for the eternal medicine cabinet in the sky. 
CRASH LANDING

Sophie Thatcher's Hair Is a TV Character All on Its Own

The actor was an automatic standout in Yellowjackets, thanks to that grunge-inspired shag.
STUFF IT

Start Spring Cleaning Early With These Makeup Bags

Your vanity has never looked tidier.