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40 Beauty Products Our Editors Have Tried and Loved and Keep Coming Back To

Jun 24 2021 - 10:00am

As beauty-lovers and editors who love to test out products [1], it's no surprise we come across a few finds we can't stop sharing with readers. In the vast sea of beauty products on the market, we are thrilled to try and test everything, from lucrative launches to underrated finds. Makeup [2], skin care, hair care, body care, nails [3], hot tools, and gadgets galore — we try it all.

Whether it's skin care that transformed our whole routine [4] or a makeup find that officially became our everyday staple, finding a beauty product that works for us sparks joy. It is comparable to getting the perfect selfie on the first try or taking a bite out of our favorite comfort foods. From celebrity- and influencer-founded brands to products that have gone viral [5] on social media, we experiment so you know what's worth the hype.

We created the ultimate guide to editor-approved [6] beauty products that we absolutely love. We go in depth with not only why we love them but also the texture and the feel of the beauty products, how they work, and even personal tips and tricks. These are the 40 beauty products that POPSUGAR editors [7] have tried and tested and truly recommend.

Suave Pink Heat Free Styler Air Dry Styling Cream

"As someone with fine hair, I've typically avoided using thicker styling creams in my routine out of fear that they would weigh my hair down and make it flat, but nothing like that happens with this air-dry styler. I use about a quarter-size amount for my short-to-medium-length hair and run it through my ends using my fingers, then use an upward scrunching motion with my hands to encourage my waves to dry nicely. It's hard to see the Suave Pink Heat Free Styler Air Dry Styling Cream [9] ($5) working its magic while my hair is still wet, but as soon as it dries completely, the difference is clear.

There's body! Fullness! Shape! All without any heat. My waves, which are usually pretty messy and loose, have much more definition when I use this styling cream." — Jessica Harrington, associate editor, Beauty

If you want to read more, here is the complete Suave Pink Heat Free Styler Air Dry Styling Cream review [10].

Chanel Les Beiges Water-Fresh Tint

"A hybrid between a tinted moisturizer and light-coverage foundation, the hydrating formula of the Chanel Les Beiges Water-Fresh Tint [11] ($65) is truly revolutionary. It's definitely on the lighter side when it comes to coverage, but it leaves skin with the perfect blur and a nice pillowy glow. It doesn't seep into creases or pill during the day — it wears more like a tinted moisturizer and sits just right on its own or under a dab of highlighter and blush. It honestly just makes my natural skin look like its most healthy, hydrated self. Plus, when I take it off, my skin doesn't feel stripped or tight.

Chanel is a classic for a reason, and the Water-Fresh Tint just cements the brand's status as an icon Magnifique." — Aviel Kanter, associate director, Branded Content

If you want to read more, here is the complete Chanel Les Beiges Water-Fresh Tint review [12].

Saint Jane Beauty The C-Drops

"Although it has a powerful blend of 500mg of CBD, 20 percent pure vitamin C, and citrus exfoliators, the Saint Jane Beauty The C-Drops [13] ($90) feels quite gentle. My skin did not feel tingly or show any signs of irritation while using this serum. In fact, it even calmed down the previous irritation that I had on my eyelids and neck. After a few weeks, I noticed an overall improvement in my skin, specifically a softer, more even-toned complexion. I looked more radiant like I was glowing from within. It's a nourishing serum that is great for all skin types, but I highly recommend trying this out if you have dry or reactive skin." — Anvita Reddy, editorial assistant, Commerce

If you want to read more, here is the complete Saint Jane Beauty The C-Drops review [14].

Bite Beauty Changemaker Supercharged Micellar Foundation

"I wasn't planning to upgrade my beauty routine, but then I came across the Bite Beauty Changemaker Supercharged Micellar Foundation [15] ($44), and it's the only one I use now. It provides excellent coverage without looking cakey, making it ideal for long days out. It's the type of foundation I could wear all day without remembering I have it on. A little bit of it goes a long way, and I like to use a makeup sponge to blend it into a clear, lightweight, and glowy finish." — Shelcy Joseph, assistant editor, Commerce

If you want to read more, here is the complete Bite Beauty Changemaker Supercharged Micellar Foundation review [16].

Billie Super Salve in Sorbet

"This Billie Super Salve in Sorbet [17] ($9) is my current favorite. The light pink shade gives the perfect natural tint to my lips. Also, it's so moisturizing, I don't feel the need to reapply constantly. I have a few favorite tinted lip balms, but some can cost upwards of $20. So, I also love that this one is more affordable." — Krista Jones, editor, Commerce

If you want to read more, here is the complete Billie Super Salve review [18].

Rare Beauty Always an Optimist Pore Diffusing Primer

"I don't know if you can tell, but I'm sweating in this photo (the perks of wearing two sweatshirts on a sunny 65-degree day), and yet, my foundation is going nowhere thanks to this Always an Optimist Pore Diffusing Primer [19] ($26). The silky formula went on smooth and felt hydrating instantly, which I can appreciate on those pesky dry patches on my cheeks, but as the day went on, it also helped my makeup hold up against the oilier spots of my face, like the T-zone. Big fan." — Kelsey Castañon, beauty director

If you want to read more, here is the complete Rare Beauty Always an Optimist Pore Diffusing Primer review [20].

Merit The Clean Lash Lengthening Mascara

"My lashes are naturally pretty straight, and Merit The Clean Lash Lengthening Mascara [21] ($26) keeps them curled (without actually using an eyelash curler) and feathery looking all day. It's a simple, everyday mascara that curls and lengthens without making your lashes look clumpy, thanks to tubing film-formers and rice bran wax. The brush is just as amazing as the formula itself — it's thin and completely straight but packed with bristles to grab each individual lash and coat it in pigment. Because of its skinny shape, you can use it on your bottom lash line without making a mess." — Jessica Harrington, associate editor, Beauty

If you want to read more, here is the complete Merit The Clean Lash Lengthening Mascara review [22].

Kinship Supermelt Vegan Lip Jelly Mask

"After using the Kinship Supermelt Vegan Lip Jelly Mask [23] ($18) for a week, I noticed that I did not have to reapply the lip mask as often as I have to reapply other lip balms throughout the day. This alone was a dead giveaway that the Kinship Supermelt Lip Jelly Mask worked like skin care but for my lips and truly nourished them. My lips felt hydrated, conditioned, and smoother and even looked brighter and healthier with consistent use. It feels like I have a dedicated serum for my lips." — Anvita Reddy, editorial assistant, Commerce

If you want to read more, here is the complete Kinship Supermelt Vegan Lip Jelly Mask review [24].

About-Face Paint-It Matte Lip Color

"I wore this About-Face Paint-It Matte Lip Color [25] ($22) all day long without reapplying, and my lips never felt dry. The formula is so light and flexible, you can't even feel it on your mouth. And that pigment? Wow, the color payoff is impressive for such a weightless consistency. I also appreciate the touch of peppermint oil that keeps my lips moisturized. I wore this with my protective face mask over it for about 30 minutes, and the lipstick didn't smudge or fade. Clearly it's a winner. I'm wearing the color Take Aim in the photo above, but I am equally as obsessed with the shades Slumber and So Long Summer." — Macy Cate Williams, senior editor, Commerce

If you want to read more, here is the complete About-Face Paint-It Matte Lip Color review [26].

Glow Recipe Avocado Ceramide Recovery Serum

"The Glow Recipe Avocado Ceramide Recovery Serum [27] ($42) has been a game changer for my stressed-out skin. I use it morning and night and love the way it layers under my moisturizer. Plus, my skin looks so balanced, and I haven't had a hormonal breakout. Whether you're someone who is looking to diminish the red tones in your skin, wants to soothe stressed-out skin, or wants to help replenish your moisture barrier, you've got to try this serum. It's lightweight yet powerful; plus, it smells good, which is not something you can say about every skin-care product. It's a winner to me." — India Yaffe, associate editor, Commerce

If you want to read more, here is the complete Glow Recipe Avocado Ceramide Recovery Serum review [28].

Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare All-Physical Lightweight Wrinkle Defense Broad Spectrum Suncreen SPF 30

"Although the Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare All-Physical Lightweight Wrinkle Defense Broad Spectrum Suncreen SPF 30 [29] ($42) comes out opaque white, it leaves a subtle transparent glow or sheen and absolutely no white cast at all. I was shocked; it truly does not feel like I have anything on my skin. It is on the pricier end of the spectrum for sunscreens. However, if you have reactive skin as I do, you could use this on days where your skin is irritated or inflamed. It's a fantastic mineral-based sunscreen that does not pill and even works well underneath makeup." — Anvita Reddy, editorial assistant, Commerce

If you want to read more, here is the complete Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare All-Physical Lightweight Wrinkle Defense Broad Spectrum Suncreen SPF 30 review [30].

Kosas Brow Pop Clean Dual-Action Defining Eyebrow Pencil

"My entire brow routine has become easier, faster, and more efficient since I've started using Kosas Brow Pop Clean Dual-Action Defining Eyebrow Pencil [31] ($22). It's able to enhance the natural curve of my hairs, combs through them with extreme precision, and most importantly, does justice to the way I like to present my brows, my makeup, and myself. Brow Pop accomplishes something that not all makeup pencils (brow, eyeliner, or otherwise) can achieve: you don't have to be good at drawing to use this pencil. The coup de grâce to my brow pencil search, Brow Pop gets the starring role." — Alanna Martine Kilkeary, associate beauty editor, Makeup.com at POPSUGAR

If you want to read more, here is the complete Kosas Brow Pop Clean Dual-Action Defining Eyebrow Pencil review [32].

Boscia Papaya and Pomegranate Enzyme Exfoliating Body Cleanser

"Aside from the fact that I've been able to see results after only two weeks of using the Boscia Papaya and Pomegranate Enzyme Exfoliating Body Cleanser [33] ($35), what I love most about the cleanser is that, even though it's gentle, it leaves my skin feeling tingly and refreshed every time I apply it. It also has a very satisfying scent that's like a mixture of citrus and mint, and it doesn't make me feel dried out all over. Overall, this is definitely a quality body wash to invest in if you're looking for a conscious product that'll help brighten and clear up your skin." — Danielle Jackson, assistant editor, Beauty

If you want to read more, here is the complete Boscia Papaya and Pomegranate Enzyme Exfoliating Body Cleanser review [34].

Saie Dew Blush

"You only need a little dab of the Saie Dew Blush [35] ($22) from the doe-foot applicator to get a nice wash of color. From left to right in the picture above, there's the most subtle of the four, Peachy, then the berry-hued Dreamy, to the nearly neon peach Poppy, and finally my personal favorite, Rosy. I love how each blends in seamlessly, whether I'm wearing any other makeup or applying just over SPF." — Aviel Kanter, associate director, Branded Content

If you want to read more, here is the complete Saie Dew Blush review [36].

Underlined Kajal Eyeliners

"After playing around with the Underlined Kajal Eyeliners [37] ($20), it easily became my new go-to, and it's something I would recommend for everyone. The highly pigmented kajal eyeliners lasted all day on my lash line and waterline, with no unwanted bleeding or smudging. As a contact lens wearer, most eyeliners that I have used in the past often stained my contacts and, as a result, ruined them. I was so impressed that the Underlined Kajal Eyeliners did not get on my contacts at all. The kajal eyeliners were also easy to remove at the end of the day with a gentle cleanser." — Anvita Reddy, editorial assistant, Commerce

If you want to read more, here is the complete Underlined Kajal Eyeliners review [38].

LYS Beauty Triple Fix Clean Foundation

"I was a fan of the LYS Triple Fix Serum Foundation [39] ($22) the moment I swiped it on. The look and feel of it is just . . . chef's kiss. It applies to my skin so smoothly with a brush, and even though I feel like I'm getting enough coverage when I wear it, texture-wise it feels so light that I almost forget that I have anything on." — Danielle Jackson, assistant beauty editor, Beauty

If you want to read more, here is the complete LYS Beauty Triple Fix Clean Foundation review [40].

PYT Beauty The Upcycle Eyeshadow Palette in Warm Lit Nude

"The PYT Beauty The Upcycle Eyeshadow Palette in Warm Lit Nude [41] ($34) is all you need to create colorful, warm-toned looks perfect for the spring and summer. The shade formulation is soft, pressed powders that are super blendable and buildable. The shadows easily glided on my lids without fallout, which I absolutely love. The Upcycle Eyeshadow Palette stayed on all day, including a nap and enduring spring allergies, and I did not even use a proper primer. Whether you're a makeup newbie or a bona-fide beauty guru, the palette is user-friendly." — Anvita Reddy, editorial assistant, Commerce

If you want to read more, here is the complete PYT Beauty The Upcycle Eyeshadow Palette review [42].

NYX Shine Loud High Pigment Lip Shine

"I shouldn't have been surprised that the NYX Shine Loud High Pigment Lip Shine [43] ($12) worked as well as it did — the brand makes amazing lip products. However, shocked doesn't even begin to cover it. A tiny bit of the gloss came off on the napkin but not much at all; my lips still had a shiny finish to them and absolutely zero lipstick pigment came off. I kept blotting and blotting to check again, but the proof was in the white-as-snow napkin. To really put the abilities of the lip shine to the test — and because it was lunchtime — I even ate a burrito with the lip product on and it looked exactly the same when I finished." — Jessica Harrington, associate editor, Beauty

If you want to read more, here is the complete NYX Shine Loud High Pigment Lip Shine review [44].

The Inkey List Succinic Acid Acne Treatment

"This The Inkey List Succinic Acid Acne Treatment [45] ($9) is not only a personal favorite, but people all over TikTok have also been raving about it. . . . My blemish never magically disappeared (because that never happens for me), but it did go away a lot faster. I noticed within 24 hours the size was smaller and it was less red and aggravated than normal. What I like most about it is that even though the formula is a fun green color, it goes on the skin clear making it a choice I can use both night and day. The formula is also smooth and hydrating, so you can't tell my makeup in different in that area or flaky. Win, win." — Krista Jones, editor, Commerce

If you want to read more, here is the complete The Inkey List Succinic Acid Acne Treatment review [46].

Rare Beauty Soft Pinch Liquid Blush

"With complete honesty, I can say that the Rare Beauty Soft Pinch Liquid Blush [47] ($20) is the most pigmented, long-lasting formula I've ever tried. Selena Gomez [48] was not messing around with this product — one tube will likely last a year, so you're getting major bang for your buck. All I do is add one dot to each cheek after applying my foundation, and tap it in with my fingers. You don't need any more product than that, and remember, that's coming from someone who loves blush. The result is a blended, natural look — no clown cheeks here, I promise.

Here's a little hack: I also used the liquid blush as a lipstick — it goes on very plush and smooth." — Macy Cate Williams, senior editor, Commerce

If you want to read more, here is the complete Rare Beauty Soft Pinch Liquid Blush review [49].

Nécessaire The Body Exfoliator

"There are many reasons I was drawn to the Nécessaire The Body Exfoliator [50] ($30). I loved that it came in a fragrance-free formula, because I find myself becoming more and more sensitive to fragrances over the years. The squeeze bottle seemed easy to use, compared to other body scrubs I've used in the past whose bottles create a mess in the shower. While some scrubs can feel harsh and actually have adverse effects, this one is great for people who are looking for a scrub that's soothing and doesn't feel like you're using sandpaper on your skin. I also really like the fact that the product doesn't leave a layer of oil on your skin afterward."— Nikita Charuza, editor, Fashion

If you want to read more, here is the complete Nécessaire The Body Exfoliator review [51].

CHI Spin and Curl Ceramic Rotating Curler

"Right away, I was impressed by how fast it heats up — I'm talking within seconds of turning it on. Part of me was afraid my hair would get tangled in the internal rotating barrel, but I didn't come anywhere close to that happening — it was really as easy as the TikTok videos made it look. What I really like about this rotating curler is that it didn't leave my hair as hot as most traditional hot tools and, therefore, felt a bit healthier. If you're someone who struggles with maneuvering a wand or curling iron, the CHI Spin and Curl Ceramic Rotating Curler [52] ($100) would be a great solve. I'd consider this another TikTok win." — Jessica Harrington, associate editor, Beauty

If you want to read more, here is the complete CHI Spin and Curl Ceramic Rotating Curler review [53].

Buy Aliver Gel Nail Polish Remover on Amazon

"I honestly thought it would be one of the 'magic' products that didn't actually work, but I'm so glad I was wrong. After a quick buffing session and two coats of the Aliver Gel Nail Polish Remover [54] ($10), my gel polish practically leapt off my nails beds. In just five minutes, the gel started crackling like Pop Rocks. No joke, I could feel the seals breaking and the gel peeling away. I was able to simply pick off most of it, then applied an extra coat to the tiny bits that were still stuck on and scraped them off after another two minutes." — Maggie Panos, senior editor, Voices

If you want to read more, here is the complete Aliver Gel Nail Polish Remover review [55].

Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Beso

"When I initially looked at the tube of Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Beso [56] ($22), I was a little nervous about how the color might look on me since it's so bright. To my surprise, the brightness ended up being my favorite thing about it. The color applies so smoothly and evenly that I didn't need to swipe it over my lips more than once, and knowing how drying matte lipsticks can be, I love that this one didn't make my lips feel chapped or heavy. While it's not 100 percent transfer-proof, I was very impressed with its staying power and the way it was able to hold up even after eating and drinking throughout the day. No wonder it's Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's go-to lip color." — Danielle Jackson, assistant editor, Beauty

If you want to read more, here is the complete Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Beso review [57].

Blume Meltdown Acne Oil

"I suspect one reason I'm so comfortable baring my acne-prone face is due to the Blume Meltdown Acne Oil [58] ($28). I used only one drop — not a bit more — for my entire face. It sort of works like the liquid version of an acne patch, sucking the gunk out of your face like a magnet. I went to bed with a little bump forming on my face, and when I woke up the mark was still there, but it looked much less threatening. In less than a week, all active breakouts were gone. I still have some light scarring that I'm treating with other products, but my new complexion is clear enough that I'm willing to trot it around town uncovered. (TMI alert: this formula also works great on stubborn ingrown hairs.)" — Alaina Demopoulos, former junior staff writer, Beauty

If you want to read more, here is the complete Blume Meltdown Acne Oil review [59].

Alpyn Beauty Wild Huckleberry 8-Acid Polishing Peel

"The Alpyn Beauty Wild Huckleberry 8-Acid Polishing Peel [60] ($56) is actually a peel, a mask, and a scrub, all in one. I didn't expect to love this peel so much that I would actually use it every single day with not even one hint of redness or irritation after I rinse it off. Not only does it feel so soft and smooth going on, but it leaves my sensitive skin feeling next-level soft and smooth as well." — Morgan Ashley Parker, contributing editor, Commerce

If you want to read more, here is the complete Alpyn Beauty Wild Huckleberry 8-Acid Polishing Peel review [61].

Beauty Bakerie Matte Lip Whip

"The formula of the Beauty Bakerie Matte Lip Whip [62] ($20) effortlessly glided over my lips, and it only took one solid coat to completely saturate my skin. The result? A smooth, matte finish that doesn't crack or make my lips feel stiff. I drink coffee all morning long, and there's nothing more annoying than lipstick that comes off the minute my mouth touches a mug. This video shows the staying power of the lipstick while I'm drinking. By the way, this is my third attempt to film myself, so this is even after several sips. You can see that my lipstick remains perfect, and nothing came off on the mug. It's practically magic!" — Macy Cate Williams, senior editor, Commerce

If you want to read more, here is the complete Beauty Bakerie Matte Lip Whip review [63].

Headquarters Peace Keeper Set

"I've been using the Headquarters Peace Keeper Set [64] ($24, originally $30) for a little while, and my hair is soft, shiny, and healthy, even though I've had much less frequent haircuts in the last year. Plus, my dry scalp feels more nourished than ever before. If that wasn't good enough, all the products are super affordable. We're talking under-$8 affordable. It's safe to say I'm a fan, and if you want to wake up with gorgeous hair, give this regimen a try." — India Yaffe
associate editor, Commerce

If you want to read more, here is the complete Headquarters hair care review [65].

Twist by Ouidad Primed & Co 2-in-1 Conditioner and Primer

"The Twist by Ouidad Primed & Co 2-in-1 Conditioner and Primer [66] ($10), specifically, can be used as a double-duty product to moisturize and prime the hair. As someone who frequently struggles with dryness, I left it on my hair for 10 minutes after shampooing and was able to notice how much softer my hair felt almost immediately after. I followed up by using the Twist by Ouidad Gimme-it 4-in-1 Hydrating Conditioner [67] ($12) as a leave-in product, and was shocked at how bouncy and hydrated my hair felt when I removed my twists." — Danielle Jackson, assistant editor, Beauty

If you want to read more, here is the complete Twist by Ouidad hair care review [68].

Fable & Mane HoliRoots Pre-Wash Hair Treatment Oil

"I have always dealt with a dry and flakey scalp; sometimes, it gets so irritated and itchy. It's not a good look. Surprisingly, the Fable & Mane HoliRoots Pre-Wash Hair Treatment Oil [69] ($34) eliminated my scalp concerns. It's a lightweight yet nourishing oil that you use before you wash your hair. My scalp and roots loved this oil and drank it up. My hair felt so soft and smooth, I was able to blow-dry and style my hair with such ease. Plus, the scent of the Fable & Mane HoliRoots Pre-Wash Hair Treatment Oil is absolute perfection; I wish it could be made into a perfume." — Anvita Reddy, editorial assistant, Commerce

If you want to read more, here is the complete Fable and Mane hair care review [70].

Laneige Lip Treatment Balm

"When I first tried the Laneige Lip Treatment Balm [71] ($25), I have to admit I was impressed. It's essentially the daytime version of the Lip Sleeping Mask. The formula is made with coconut oil to moisturize and lock in hydration, as well as peptides to smooth lip lines and give a fuller effect. The product has a pearlescent finish, which illuminated my lips and gave them a subtle glow. It also lends a subtle minty sensation, which gave my lips a very slight tingling feeling, although that faded within a few minutes. The piña colada scent is nothing short of delicious, and kinda made me feel like I was on a beach in Hawaii any time I reapplied." — Renee Rodriguez, executive assistant, Group Nine Media

If you want to read more, here is the complete Laneige Lip Treatment Balm review [72].

Supergoop! Daily Dose Vitamin C + SPF 40 Sunscreen Serum PA+++

"This little guy is a true all-in-one: it combines stable vitamin C with SPF 40, plus two percent niacinamide to help even out skin tone. I'll admit, I was a bit worried that it would feel greasy going on — a serum mixed with sunscreen could be a tricky consistency to nail. However, Supergoop! Daily Dose Vitamin C + SPF 40 Sunscreen Serum PA+++ [73] ($46) goes on smoothly and absorbs within about a minute, leaving my skin with a nice, dewy finish. Plus, since I've been using it, I've spent, um, a lot of time in the sun, and I can report back that I've gotten a total of zero burns or redness, and it's helped keep those areas of hyperpigmentation under control and not continue to darken. So simple, yet so effective — just how I like it." — Aviel Kanter, associate director, Branded Content

If you want to read more, here is the complete Supergoop! Daily Dose Vitamin C + SPF 40 Sunscreen Serum review [74].

Summer Fridays Cloud Dew Oil-Free Gel Cream Moisturizer

"I have sensitive, combination skin, with pores that can clog easily, so finding the right moisturizer can seem like a herculean task. The Summer Fridays Cloud Dew Oil-Free Gel Cream Moisturizer [75] ($42) has the lightness of a gel married with the smooth texture of a cream, and it glides onto the skin beautifully. It's lightweight, but the three different kinds of hyaluronic acid mean it packs a hydration punch. It soaks in quickly, keeps me moisturized all day long, and has not clogged my pores. It is one of the rare products I can genuinely recommend to anyone." — India Yaffe, associate editor, Commerce

If you want to read more, here is the complete Summer Fridays Cloud Dew Oil-Free Gel Cream Moisturizer review [76].

Sol de Janeiro Bom Dia Bright Body Cream

"First and foremost, the Sol de Janeiro Bom Dia Bright Body Cream [77] ($45) soaks into skin in seconds and provides a dewy, velvety finish. Similar to how a Listerine breath strip melts onto your tongue and leaves behind a nose-tingling effect, the Bom Dia follows suit. As for the nitty-gritty, this vitamin-C-infused cream visibly brightens the skin while the fatty acids in the cupuaçu butter provide lasting hydration. The cream is also infused with fruit AHAs, which help to gently exfoliate the skin's texture, meaning that after just one use, you'll feel soft and supple." — Lauren Harano, editorial assistant, Living

If you want to read more, here is the complete Sol de Janeiro Bom Dia Bright Body Cream review [78].

Isle of Paradise Self-Tanning Body Butter

"Not only is the Isle of Paradise Self-Tanning Body Butter [79] ($25) quick and easy to use, but at just $25, you can't beat the price. One application is great for warming up the skin and giving it a nice glow, but you can reapply to build up the color (which is what I did). It feels rich on the skin, but unlike some other beauty indulgences, this one only adds a couple of extra minutes to your routine. The self-tanner is very forgiving and perfect for beginners who are afraid to try anything superpigmented or with a color guide. I know I'll be using it to enhance and maintain my fake — and yet natural-looking — tan for the foreseeable future." — Jessica Harrington, associate editor, Beauty

If you want to read more, here is the complete Isle of Paradise Self-Tanning Body Butter review [80].

Haus Laboratories FOUR-WAY Palette

"Sometimes eyeshadow palettes with over 10 colors can be overwhelming, especially when it comes to knowing which color to start with. But there is something about the Haus Laboratories FOUR-WAY Palette in Sunset [81] ($24) that gives one the freedom to be explorative and see the ways in which you can enhance your look. I was afraid at first that the dusty tone would not have any color payoff on my dark complexion, but it actually served as a gentle transition color so that the burnt-orange shade was not so stark. I was very pleased to see how it was blending and noticed that the shades felt feather light and really easy to build on top of each other. My fear with foiled shadows is the fallout or it being hard to blend; that was not the case here. I am very into this palette because it's a one-stop shop to creating really magical and fun looks. It is wearable and offers shade ranges that I can wear every day." — Rachael Edwards, senior social coordinator

If you want to read more, here is the complete Haus Laboratories FOUR-WAY Palette review [82].

Anomaly Dry Shampoo

"The Anomaly Dry Shampoo [83] ($7) was probably one of the best dry shampoos I have ever used. It is clear, and therefore it doesn't leave a white cast. There is no grittiness or weird residue either — my hair still had movement. It felt super lightweight, and while it doesn't feel like freshly washed hair, it made my third-day hair look like second-day hair. The dry shampoo doesn't leave my roots completely oil-free and dry with no luster; there was still some shine to my hair. It doesn't provide dramatic volume, but there was some lift. It makes your hair look more presentable rather than excessively oily." — Anvita Reddy, editorial assistant, Commerce

If you want to read more, here is the complete Anomaly hair care review [84].

Huda Beauty #FauxFilter Skin Finish Foundation Stick

"I like my foundation coverage to be somewhere between lightweight and medium and I want it to blur any imperfections and breakouts I have while still looking natural. It's a tall order, I know, but a girl can dream. When I applied the Huda Beauty #FauxFilter Skin Finish Foundation Stick [85] ($39) in Toasted Coconut 240N, I immediately noticed how smooth it went onto my skin. My previous notion of stick foundations was that they can be drying and hard to blend, but that couldn't be farther from the truth about this one. I ended up blending in the first layer of foundation with a densely packed buffing brush and then adding a tad more to cover my chin area. The formula melted into my skin and felt soft — almost as if I wasn't wearing anything on it. I've now used it every day since I got my hands on it with no plan on stopping anytime soon." — Jessica Harrington, associate editor, Beauty

If you want to read more, here is the complete Huda Beauty #FauxFilter Skin Finish Foundation Stick review [86].

Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Exfoliating Body Treatment

"After using the Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Exfoliating Body Treatment [87] ($58) twice in one week (the recommended amount), I could already feel a noticeable smoothness on my skin. I did see a visible improvement on my inner thighs, where I have some discoloration and bumpy ingrown hairs. I'd recommend this product to anyone who suffers from ingrown hairs, texture issues, or any discoloration. It was gentle on my sensitive skin, and I do think the same would hold true for anyone who has keratosis pilaris or body acne." — Morgan Ashley Parker, contributing editor, Commerce

If you want to read more, here is the complete Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Exfoliating Body Treatment review [88].

Color Wow Money Masque Deep Hydrating Hair Treatment

"I have fine hair and a moderate amount of it. It air-dries wavy and exceptionally frizzy. It's also on the drier side, and I haven't gotten it cut in more than a year. I was absolutely shocked at how soft my hair felt after using the Color Wow Money Masque Deep Hydrating Hair Treatment [89] ($45). The gel-like texture was definitely on the thicker side, and it felt kind of like a whipped moisturizer. I'm always skeptical of any product that claims to work after just one use — even hair products — and I fully went into this thinking it would score me hair that was a little softer, but I wasn't expecting results this great. This hair mask gave me the softest and shiniest hair I've had in years, and I plan on using it every chance I get." — Renee Rodriguez, executive assistant, Group Nine Media

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