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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.

Differin Gel Cleared Up My Breakouts Once and for All

It’s the first retinoid gel approved for over-the-counter use to treat acne.

Cle Cosmetics's Color-Changing CC Cream Transforms My Skin in Seconds for Zoom Meetings

Here's why it's the most valuable part of my quarantine makeup ritual.

Best of Beauty 2019

The Winners of Allure's Best of Beauty Awards

See all 306 of the year's most amazing products and brands in every category.

Editors' Favorites

The Beauty Bioscience GloPro Got Me Hooked on At-Home Microneedling

This device makes dermarolling look (and feel) so easy.

I Tried Too Faced's Hangover Primer Before a Few Redbull Vodkas — Here's Why It Lives Up to Its Name

This lightweight primer made my makeup last even after falling asleep.

Olaplex Is Launching a Leave-In Hair Treatment for Frizz

No. 6 Bond Smoother is the brand's latest at-home product.

Love Letters

In our new series, editors offer unabashed affection to their most-beloved fragrances, makeup, hair products, and more.

Skin

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

BYE BYE, REDNESS

This K-Beauty Gel-Cream Soothed My Stressed-Out Skin

Redness, dry flakes, and oily patches, begone. 

NO WHITE CAST HERE

Sonrei Sea Clearly Gel Sunscreen 

Gone are my days of looking like Casper the Ghost.

SKIN RX

La Roche-Posay Active C10 Vitamin C Cream

It's also so moisturizing that sometimes I can't remember if I applied moisturizer beforehand.

PRODUCT REVIEW

Shangpree Gold Black Pearl Eye Mask

The hydrogel patches are the easiest way to fake a good night's rest. 

FROM THE BEAUTY BOX

Purlisse Watermelon + Charcoal Cleanser

A watermelon-scented cleanser that clears away oil and dirt. 

ABB Unboxing

My Favorite Makeup Primer Is Actually a Sheet Mask

Because the secret to perfect foundation application is great skin care.

Hair

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

KNOT FREE BABY

Briogeo Be Gentle, Be Kind Avocado + Kiwi Mega Moisture Superfood Mask

My knotty curls are truly no match for this powerful green mask. 

RCA Review

SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie 

Curl defining and smoothing leave-in hair cream

RCA REVIEW

Big Sexy Hair Spray and Play Volumizing Hairspray

A big-hairs styling mist for when you're feeling extra

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.

RCA Review

Garnier Fructis Sleek Shot In-Shower Styler

An in-shower styling product that leaves hair feeling smooth and looking shiny

Product Review

eSalon Made for You Custom Hair Color

A personalized at-home hair-dye kit

Makeup

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

MAGIC NAILS

Dashing Diva's Color-Changing Sun Gloss Gel Strips Are Too Cute Not to Wear

They’re also way easier to apply than traditional nail polish.

RCA Review

Ilia Limitless Lash Mascara

A dual-sided, clean mascara that lengthens and adds volume to lashes.

ABB Pick

This Holographic Purple Primer Gives My Skin a Glass-Like Glow

The K-beauty export replaced my highlighter collection. 

PRODUCT REVIEW

Dashing Diva Gloss Ultra-Shine Gel Strips

Long-lasting nail wraps that give the effect of a gel manicure, without the potential for damage. 

The Brows Have It

Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel

A brow gel that keeps every hair in place without getting crunchy

RCA Review

Tarte Tartelette in Bloom Clay Eye Shadow Palette

You'll definitely hit pan with these 12 neutral-toned, versatile, and pigmented shades.