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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.

BEST OF BEAUTY 2020

Kiehl's Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque Is My Go-To for Breakouts

It tingles as it cleans out my pores and doesn't irritate my sensitive skin.

Product Review

Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser

A mild face wash

BEST OF BEAUTY 2020

RoC Retinol Correxion Eye Cream

It reduces puffiness and is gentle enough to use twice a day.

BEST OF BEAUTY

Differin Gel

The first retinoid gel approved for over-the-counter use to treat acne

HYDRATION NATION

Olay Rinse-Off Body Conditioner 

TL;DR:

A hydrating body conditioner for your skin

Game Changers

SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic Is the Best for Fading Acne Discoloration

This dermatologist-backed serum is totally worth the $166 price tag.

Hair

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

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.

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

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

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.

RCA Review

Briogeo Be Gentle, Be Kind Banana + Coconut Nourishing Superfood Shampoo & Conditioner

This shampoo and conditioner duo cleans and hydrates my dry, damaged hair in minutes.

Makeup

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

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

Full Story

This Brow Pencil Pulls Double Duty for The Best Full Brows

I keep this Winky Lux brow pencil in my desk pencil holder. Let me explain.

NAILED IT

This TikTok Hack Creates Perfect Cat-Eyes With Press-On Nails

But is it safe? An ophthalmologist weighs in on the latest TikTok eyeliner hack. 

PEEKABOO

Lil' Kim Has the Multicolored Hair of My Teen Emo Dreams

Eighth grade me is so envious. 

Video

Piper Perabo's Minimal 10 Minute Beauty Routine

Actress Piper Perabo (The Big Leap) shares her 10 minute beauty routine as she prepares to meet up with her friends. She explains why she tries to stick with using mostly natural skin and beauty products and why coconut oil is the best for makeup removal. Piper tells us why she prefers to wear as little product as possible and which makeup tips were passed down to her from artists as she began working in film.

hibernation hues

Hailey Bieber Swaps California Blonde for Hibernation Hair

We're suddenly feeling the urge to dye our hair five shades darker…