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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

Presenting the Winners of Allure's Best of Beauty Awards for 2019

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.

BEST OF BEAUTY 2020

Luv Scrub

I can never go back to using a loofah.

MASK ON, MASK OFF

Glam Up Sheet Mask 

I pop them in the fridge before applying for an extra cooling effect.

BEST OF BEAUTY 2020

SK-II Facial Treatment Essence

Just try to pry the frosted glass bottle out of my hands…I dare you. 

THE BALM

Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm

This balm works like magic to take off makeup. 

BEST OF BEAUTY 2020

NuFace Trinity Facial Toning Device

The microcurrent tool gives my face a sculpting workout that helps lift and firm up any skin slumping.

BEST OF BEAUTY 2020

Touchland Power Mist Has Turned Me Into a Hand Sanitizer Snob

I can never go back to stinky, sticky sanitizer ever again.

Hair

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

BEST OF BEAUTY 2020

Aveeno Fresh Greens Dry Shampoo

A lightweight dry shampoo with a fresh scent.

BEST OF BEAUTY 2020

T3's Lucea ID Hair Straightener Is Changing The Way I Style My Hair Forever

The high-tech flatiron customizes the heat setting according to my hair type.

BEST OF BEAUTY 2020

This is The Detangling Brush Every Natural Needs

Hairstylists, influencers, and shoppers all agree.

BEST OF BEAUTY 2020

Herbal Essences Potent Aloe & Mango Shampoo & Conditioner

For under $20, this power duo defines ringlets while making them velvety soft and frizz-free. 

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

BEST OF BEAUTY 2020

Kérastase Nutritive Serum Oléo Relax

This moisturizing shine serum fights frizz and amps up shine

Makeup

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

Brushing Up

Nyx Professional Makeup Pro Contour Brush

The affordable tool is so soft and easy to use. 

BEST OF BEAUTY 2020

I Finally Found a Lip Tint That Won't Budge Under My Face Mask

Wonderskin's Wonderblading formula lets me wear color on my lips without worrying it'll smear under my mask.

BEST OF BEAUTY 2020

Kosas 10-Second Eyeshadow

The liquid eye shadow formula lets you create stunning looks in less than a minute. 

GLOWING

E.L.F. Cosmetics Highlighter Brush

With it’s $4 price tag, no wonder it won a Best of Beauty Award.

BEST OF BEAUTY 2020

YSL's Volupte Rock 'n Shine Lipstick in Orange Speaker

The bright, shimmery color is chef's kiss.

BEST OF BEAUTY 2020

L'Oréal Paris Bambi Eye Mascara

A waterproof, volumizing mascara that works for everyday use.