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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

HANGOVER BEAUTY 101

Even When She's Hungover, Lizzo's Hair and Makeup Are Supreme

She's giving us a crash course on how to do your makeup and hair while hungover, y'all. 

COOL IDEA

Sunday Riley 5 Stars Retinoid + Niacinamide Eye Serum Feels Like Heaven Under the Eyes

It’s packed with brightening, firming, and moisturizing ingredients

BRAID IT UP

You Probably Missed Jennifer Lopez's Waist-Length Braided Ponytail

The actor and singer's latest hairstyle comes courtesy of an ad for her new movie. 

I'M IN LOVE WITH THE COCOA

This Drugstore Moisturizer Has Been Keeping My Skin Soft and Supple for 30 Years

Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula is a humble drugstore product that packs a punch our editor thinks is unbeatable.

OIL CAN...NOT

No, Oils Cannot Hydrate Your Skin and Hair

But that doesn't mean you should stop using them.

COVER STORY

Janet Jackson Is Still in Control

The pop superstar reflects on lessons learned during her 30-plus year career.

COMFORT AND JOY

This Is the Red Lipstick I Wear to My Most Important Meetings

Editor in chief Jessica Cruel explains how she conquers her imposter syndrome through beauty.