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After a Lifetime of Oily Lids, I've Finally Found an Eye Shadow Primer That WORKS

I'm more of a lipstick person than an eye shadow gal, but not by choice. All my makeup-wearing days, I've been plagued by oily eyelids. I gave up on elaborate eye looks long ago, when I realized it didn't matter how expensive my eye shadow was, it would inevitably clump together in one solid line at the crease after an hour. If you've ever stood in a mirror gently using your finger to fan out pooled pigments, you know the struggle. Years ago, a makeup artist introduced me to MAC Pro Longwear Pai...
Tags: Mac, Beauty, Mac Cosmetics, Beauty Products, Eye Shadow, Beauty Review, Beauty Products Review, Editor Experiments


Turns Out, There's a Reason This $25 Eye Shadow Primer Is Ridiculously Popular

I'm more of a lipstick person than an eye shadow gal, but not by choice. All my makeup-wearing days, I've been plagued by oily eyelids. I gave up on elaborate eye looks long ago, when I realized it didn't matter how expensive my eye shadow was, it would inevitably clump together in one solid line at the crease after an hour. If you've ever stood in a mirror gently using your finger to fan out pooled pigments, you know the struggle. Years ago, a makeup artist introduced me to MAC Pro Longwear Pai...
Tags: Mac, Beauty, Mac Cosmetics, Beauty Products, Eye Shadow, Beauty Review, Beauty Products Review, Editor Experiments


There's Already a Wait List For Peace Out's New Brightening Pads, So Clearly I Had To Try Them

Peace Out has become a fan-favorite skincare brand in recent years with its handful of viral and Instagram-worthy products - like its , antiwrinkle microneedling patches, and , to name a few - and now the brand is back with a new product designed to make your skin look glowy AF. The ($24) are a one-step treatment targeted toward dull and dehydrated skin. Each box comes with eight double-sided gauze pads that contain ingredients like glycolic acid (to brighten), polyhydroxy acid (to moistur...
Tags: Instagram, Beauty, Skin Care, Sephora, Beauty News, Beauty Review, Peace Out Skin Care


Is IT Cosmetics' New Night Cream Really as Good as It Sounds? I Put It to the Test

It Cosmetics launched its first Confidence in a Cream Hydrating Moisturizer ($49) to exceedingly positive reviews - a covetable 4.6-star average out of five among 3000-plus reviews on ulta.com. Now, the release of a follow-up cream makes for a skincare one-two punch. The new product, touted as a skin-transforming "pillow cream" moisturizer, is called Confidence in Your Beauty Sleep Night Cream ($54) and promises to breathe new life into your skin at night, when the skin's natural repair process ...
Tags: Beauty, Skin Care, Kiehl, Beauty Review


I Replaced My Shampoo With This $10 Cleansing Foam For 4 Days - Here's What Happened

I have struggled with oily hair my. entire. life. No-poo method? Tried that for a month. Dry shampoo? Used them all. Cleansing foam? Well, now that's different. Enter the Waterless Cleansing Foam ($10) from Batiste. The new product is designed to tackle dull hair in between washes, acting as an alternative to dry shampoo. It features a lightweight, foam-based formula that goes on wet and dries in one minute, leaving you with "fabulous, fresh, clean-feeling hair without stepping in the shower," a...
Tags: Beauty, Hair, Batiste, Beauty Shopping, Beauty Review, Cleansing Foam For


Kora Organics' New Exfoliating Serum Is Exactly What Your Nighttime Routine Needs

My nighttime skincare routine is consistent, but not too complicated; I know I need a face wash, toner, serum, and moisturizer. Right now, I've been searching for the perfect serum to use at bedtime - one that's exfoliating and will help with the texture of my skin but won't irritate my sensitive complexion. It's been more difficult to find than I thought, but then I was introduced to the brand-new Kora Organics Noni Night AHA Resurfacing Serum ($72), and I'm obsessed. I am very passionate abou...
Tags: Shopping, Beauty, Skin Care, Miranda Kerr, Sephora, Editor's Pick, Serum, Beauty Shopping, Beauty Review, Kora Organics, Kora Organics Noni Night AHA Resurfacing Serum


23 Brand-New Skincare Products Our Editors Are Using to the Very Last Drop This Month

Contrary to what you've probably (definitely) read on the internet, there is at least one benefit to the month with an average national contiguous temperature of 32 degrees. It is that you are automatically granted the excuse to send that "raincheck? lol" text any chilly evening you so choose, and instead snuggle up with your ugliest jogger sweatpants, a glass of Rioja, and brand-new skincare products. (It's called self-care, look it up.) With the plethora of face creams, cleansers, serums, trea...
Tags: Beauty, Skin Care, Rioja, Beauty Review, Best of 2020


My Skin Is Both Dry AND Prone to Acne, but This Lightweight Moisturizer Works Wonders

While I've been told I have "beautiful skin," I fully attribute that to makeup. Underneath all the foundation, bronzer, and blush, my skin is consistently red. I also have faded acne marks and am prone to pimples (lucky me, I always have at least one active pimple at all times). On top of that, I have relatively dry skin. Finding a moisturizer that fits all of my specific needs has always seemed like a daunting task, and because of that, I've only ever used the same drugstore moisturizer. But a...
Tags: Beauty, Skin Care, Sephora, Kiehl's, Kiehl, Moisturizer, Beauty Shopping, Beauty Review, Kihel


After Getting Highlights, This $6 L'Oréal Mask Totally Saved My Dry, Damaged Hair

After years of keeping my hair dark brown, I finally headed to the salon and got a full head of balayage to lighten things up. I absolutely love how it looks, but my hair quickly became more dry and rough. I needed a deep conditioner that would quench my parched and damaged strands, so I headed to the shopping site I know best: Amazon. I bought a few different hair masks and tried them all out; there was one that worked significantly better than the rest. My new weekly go-to is the L'Oréal Paris...
Tags: Amazon, Shopping, Highlights, Beauty, Hair, L'oreal, Editor's Pick, Beauty Shopping, Beauty Review, Blonde Hair, Hair Masks, L Oréal Paris Hair Care Elvive Total Repair


26 Editor-Approved Lip Balms You Need in Your Collection

Chapstick. Lip balm. Salve. Life-saving, pout-perfecting nectar of the gods. Call it what you want, but there's no debating it's the one item I refuse to leave my apartment without. Seriously, sometimes I even accidentally hustle out the door sans my phone and keys, but you bet your ass I've got my trusty Baby Lips stashed safely in my purse. I knew I wasn't the only one with an unquenchable balm obsession addiction, so I reached out to my fellow editorial team members to see what they had to sa...
Tags: Makeup, Beauty, Lip Balm, Beauty Products, Beauty Shopping, Beauty Review


I Pretty Much Gave Up on My Nightmarish Eyebrows Until This $9 Pencil Came Along

I remember it like it was yesterday: I was in sixth grade having a makeover session with my best friend at the time, Chelsea. As the oldest child in my family, I was virtually clueless about applying foundation evenly or taking care of my brows. So when it came time for her to clean up my eyebrows, Chelsea let out an audible gasp and said quite clearly, "I think you have the longest eyebrow hairs I have ever seen." I wasn't exactly embarrassed - we were BFFs at the time, after all - but I quickl...
Tags: Beauty, Chelsea, Eyebrows, CoverGirl, Beauty Review, Editor Experiments, Pencil Came Along


17 Brand-New Skincare Products Our Editors Are Using to the Very Last Drop This Month

Contrary to what you've probably (definitely) read on the internet, there is at least one benefit to the month with an average national contiguous temperature of 32 degrees. It is that you are automatically granted the excuse to send that "raincheck? lol" text any chilly evening you so choose, and instead snuggle up with your ugliest jogger sweatpants, a glass of Rioja, and brand-new skincare products. (It's called self-care, look it up.) With the plethora of face creams, cleansers, serums, trea...
Tags: Beauty, Skin Care, Rioja, Beauty Review, Best of 2020


16 Brand-New Skincare Products Our Editors Are Using to the Very Last Drop This Month

Contrary to what you've probably (definitely) read on the internet, there is at least one benefit to the month with an average national contiguous temperature of 32 degrees, and it is that you are automatically granted the excuse to send that "raincheck? lol" text any chilly evening you so choose and instead snuggle up with your ugliest jogger sweatpants, a glass of Rioja, and brand-new skincare products. (It's called self care, look it up.) With the plethora of face creams, cleansers, serums, t...
Tags: Beauty, Skin Care, Rioja, Beauty Review, Best of 2020


My Supersensitive Skin Is Thriving With This Exfoliating Mask

As someone with sensitive, acne-prone skin, I always have to be super discerning about my skin care, and usually harsh products are out of the question. They tend to make me break out, or turn my skin tomato red, neither of which are ideal. That's why I was cautiously optimistic about this Herbivore Prism 20% AHA + 5% BHA Exfoliating Glow Facial ($58). I've used products from Herbivore before, and they've managed to strike the right mix of potent and gentle for my skin, but you never know with ...
Tags: Product Reviews, Beauty, Skin Care, Sephora, Bha, Herbivore, Beauty News, Peels, Beauty Review, Face Mask, Exfoliator


This $11 Mascara Makes My Eyes Look Bigger Than Bambi's (in the Best Way)

It's hard to pinpoint exactly when I learned and began to admire the beauty look of a deer, but I blame Bambi. Although the Disney animation team likely didn't mean to at the time, they inadvertently created a beauty trend that many, like myself, would try to emulate for years to come: the doe eyes. They're wide, they're fluttery, they're childlike and pretty, but how do you actually get that doe-eyed look without a tube of glue and individual falsies? Unless you're genetically blessed, there's ...
Tags: Makeup, Disney, Beauty, L'oreal, Best Way, Bambi, Beauty News, Mascara, Eye Makeup, Drugstore Beauty, Beauty Review, Eyelashes


I Tried Farmacy's Cheer Up Eye Cream, and It Really Did Brighten Up My Dark Circles

Since I was a teenager, I've been in a constant battle with my dark circles. I'm always on the hunt for an eye cream that really works, so when the opportunity arose to try out one of Sephora's best products, Farmacy's Cheer Up Eye Cream ($45), I was all for it. I followed the directions to a T and applied the cream two times a day, once in the morning and once at night, for two weeks. (I was really praying that this product worked.) While I hadn't heard of the brand before, right off the bat, ...
Tags: Beauty, Skin Care, Sephora, Eye Cream, Beauty Review, Farmacy


The Only Lip Balm That Makes My Dry Winter Lips Totally Kissable

About a year ago, my lips gave up. I blame the radiator in my apartment. Now, I spend the majority of my day inspecting my lips in the mirror, peeling crusted sheaths of skin from their surface because they're that dry. Luckily, I've finally found a solution to my depleted lips: the Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Lip Pop. From the same people who brought you the popular Watermelon + AHA Sleeping Mask now comes the Glow Recipe Lip Pop. Similar to the brand's bestselling brainchild, the new Lip Pop f...
Tags: Beauty, Lipstick, Skin Care, Sephora, Lip Balm, Beauty News, Beauty Review


I Tried the Device Lizzo Uses to Prep Her Skin, and My Complexion Looks Good as Hell

Ever try to shave the peach fuzz off your face only to have it grow back all prickly after a matter of days? Then when you reach up to touch your skin, you feel like a weird porcupine who will never again be smooth? Dermaflash sees you and not only wants to relieve you of that peach fuzz but also promises to instantly shed the layer of dead skin right underneath it. There's a good chance you've seen Dermaflash's ads while scrolling through Instagram, or perhaps you recently read about how Lizzo...
Tags: Beauty, Skin Care, Lizzo, Beauty Products, Skincare Tips, Beauty Review, Dermaflash


I Never Put Much Faith in Dry Shampoo, Until I Used This $5 Brand For 3 Days Straight

As someone with a slew of friends who regularly rely on dry shampoo to get them through the day, I know the power of a solid spray. But because I have superthick and pretty oily hair, I've never been able to fully embrace the dry shampoo movement. Sure, I've used it in the past to hold me over for an event here and there, but I've never considered it a product I can truly fall back on. Is it because I'm a serial hair washer who's been known to shower twice a day? Probably. (And yes, I know this...
Tags: UK, Beauty, Hair, Dry Shampoo, Drugstore Beauty, Beauty Review, Kelsey Castanon, Editor Experiments


This Shower Oil Is the Only Thing That's Been Able to Rehydrate My Dry Winter Skin

Even though I've lived on the East Coast for several years, this California girl still hasn't gotten used to New York Winters. Exhibit A: the dry, chapped patch of skin that appears on my shins like clockwork every December. No amount of lotion or balm seems to work. In one particularly desperate moment, I even resorted to slathering Vaseline on the area in hopes of stopping the itching. I needed a better solution - something that would keep my skin soft and moisturized no matter how cold and d...
Tags: New York, California, Product Reviews, Beauty, Philosophy, East Coast, Beauty Shopping, Beauty Review


Milk's New Vegan Moisturizer Saved My Skin From Postcold Flakiness

Having a cold is always miserable for me, not only because of the havoc it wreaks inside my body but also because of the damage it does to my skin. After a weeklong bug this month, the tip of my nose and surrounding area went from moisturized and healthy-looking to red, raw, and flaky after going through 10+ tissue packs a day. Even when my congestion finally subsided, the postcold flakiness was there to stay, and I had to find something that would help nurse my skin back to life before it crack...
Tags: Beauty, Skin Care, Moisturizer, Beauty Review, Face Cream


Milk's New Vegan Moisturizer Saved My Skin From Post-Cold Flakiness

Having a cold is always miserable for me, not only because of the havoc it wreaks inside my body but also because of the damage it does to my skin. After a weeklong bug this month, the tip of my nose and surrounding area went from moisturized and healthy-looking to red, raw, and flaky after going through 10+ tissue packs a day. Even when my congestion finally subsided, the post-cold flakiness was there to stay, and I had to find something that would help nurse my skin back to life before it crac...
Tags: Beauty, Skin Care, Moisturizer, Beauty Review, Face Cream


I Put Lady Gaga's Liquid Eyeliner to the Test, and Its Smudge-Proof Formula Must Be Magic

Having the perfect eyeliner is more important to me than paying my bills or arriving to work on time (shhh, don't tell). Not joking - testing formulas has become an obsession of mine as a shopping editor. That's why I totally freaked when I discovered that Haus Laboratories, Lady Gaga's beauty brand, offers a liquid eyeliner pen. Gaga is know for her killer graphic liner looks, so I know she takes liner as seriously as I do. Obviously I had to see if it stands up to my favorite formulas. I order...
Tags: Amazon, Makeup, Shopping, Beauty, Lady Gaga, Gaga, Beauty Products, Eyeliner, Beauty Shopping, Liquid Eyeliner, Beauty Review, Editor Experiments, Haus Laboratories, Lady Gaga Liquid Eye Lie Ner


My Dry Winter Acne Drives Me Crazy, but Drunk Elephant's Moisturizer Changed Everything

For as long as I can remember, my skin has a been a turbulent rollercoaster of hormonal acne and nerve-racking skincare trials. I'm always terrified to try new products because I'm afraid they'll break me out, especially moisturizers. That's why when I finally found a serum that was moisturizing enough to use daily, I was totally relieved. I simply can't live without the Drunk Elephant B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum ($48), but it wasn't the end of my issues. I have combination skin, and pret...
Tags: Shopping, Beauty, Skin Care, Sephora, Editor's Pick, Beauty Products, Moisturizer, Beauty Shopping, Beauty Review, Beauty Products Review, Drunk Elephant


The #1 Skincare Ingredient You Should Be Using, According to Derms

Like an anal-retentive roommate who's always after you about the dishes, retinol is extremely effective at making sure everything looks as pristine as possible - but it can also be pretty irritating. On the upside: not all formulas are created equal, and most experts would still agree that the workhorse ingredient is the best thing you can do for your skin. After all, nothing else on the market has been clinically proven to simultaneously fade fine lines and dark spots, treat acne, or reduce...
Tags: Beauty, Skin Care, Beauty Interview, Antiaging, Beauty Review, Dark Spots, Derms


I Finally Found a Moisturizer That Relieves My Dry Winter Skin and Doesn't Break Me Out

For as long as I can remember, my skin has a been a turbulent rollercoaster of hormonal acne and nerve-racking skincare trials. I'm always terrified to try new products because I'm afraid they'll break me out, especially moisturizers. That's why when I finally found a serum that was moisturizing enough to use daily, I was totally relieved. I simply can't live without the Drunk Elephant B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum ($48), but it wasn't the end of my issues. I have combination skin, and pret...
Tags: Shopping, Beauty, Skin Care, Sephora, Editor's Pick, Beauty Products, Moisturizer, Beauty Shopping, Beauty Review, Beauty Products Review, Drunk Elephant


22 Beauty Items From Amazon That Have Changed Our Editors' Lives - Their Reviews Prove It

Have you ever gone to look for something on Amazon and suddenly felt too overwhelmed by all the options? Yeah, me too. I love to have choices, but sometimes I need more information in order to make a smart buy. This is particularly true for beauty products - the selection seems endless. As a shopping editor, my sole job is to hunt for the best products customers should know about when it comes to beauty. I take that job very seriously, since we're literally using these items on our bodies. That'...
Tags: Amazon, Makeup, Shopping, Beauty, Beauty Products, Beauty Shopping, Beauty Review


Benefit's New Moisturizing Primer Makes My Dry Winter Skin Look Straight-Up Radiant

My skin freaks out as soon as the cold weather arrives. It gets dry and flaky, which makes for a cakey disaster when applying foundation. I am a strong believer in primer to prep and smooth my skin before the rest of my makeup goes on. As a shopping editor, I have tested dozens of formulas, but the newest release from Benefit Cosmetics is currently my top choice for Winter skin woes. The Benefit The POREfessional Hydrate Face Primer ($13-$32) is a total game changer. The silky formula quenches m...
Tags: Makeup, Beauty, Benefit Cosmetics, Skin Care, Beauty Products, Winter Beauty, Primer, Beauty Shopping, Beauty Review, Makeup Primer


My Acne-Prone Skin Wouldn't Stop Breaking Out, Until I Found This Life-Changing Serum

If it's 12 p.m. and I haven't oil blotted my face at least once, I'm having a good day. For as long as I can remember, I've struggled with oily skin and hormonal acne. I spent years searching for the best products to combat these issues, but I could never settle on the "perfect" moisturizer. A few years ago, I read rave reviews about this Drunk Elephant B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Gel ($52) and decided to give it a try. Initially, I was nervous to try a new product, hoping it wouldn't make my s...
Tags: Shopping, Beauty, Skin Care, Sephora, Editor's Pick, Beauty Products, Moisturizer, Beauty Shopping, Beauty Review, Beauty Products Review, Drunk Elephant


This Giant Makeup Remover Pad Took My All of My Old Tan Off in One Quick Shower

I take my fake tanning routine very seriously - both the application and the removal process. I mean, who wants to walk around with a patchy tan if it can be avoided? I know I certainly don't. Fake tan removal is all about exfoliation, whether that's a physical, gritty body scrub or a chemical peel that sloughs away dead skin cells. But scrubs and peels can be expensive and irritating for certain skin types, and here's the thing: a lot of them just don't work. You scrub and scrub, and you're st...
Tags: Halo, Beauty, Skin Care, Shoppable, Beauty Review, Halo Body



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