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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.

Smooth (Sailing) Skin

The Exfoliating Mask That Makes My Skin Baby-Soft Every Time

And the formula is a dream to apply.

BEAUTY BOX PICK

When The Last Choice Sheet Mask 

Contrary to the name, it's my first choice when I need extra hydration.

ALLURE BEAUTY BOX

SkinMedica Instant Bright Eye Mask

Undereye patches to brighten dark circles.

November Beauty Box Pick

Neogen Dermalogy Real Ferment Micro Essence

It's like a hangover-free sake bomb for your face.

STAYING ON TOPIC

OK, I Officially Get the Hype Behind Topicals Skin Care Now

I had to know: Is the buzzy new skin-care line as good as everyone says it is?

Allure Beauty Box

The Nue Co. Topical C

A powdered supplement packed with vitamin C that seamlessly dissolves into your regular moisturizer or water.

Hair

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

ABB REVIEW

NatureLab Tokyo Perfect Shine Clarifying Scalp Scrub

 It works like magic after just one use.

BEST OF BEAUTY 2020

L'Oréal Paris Elvive 8 Second Wonder Water

An in-shower treatment for smoother, shinier hair.

BEST OF BEAUTY 2020

All Blondes Need Living Proof Color Care Whipped Glaze

The future is dark, but my hair color is radiant, thanks to this lilac foam. 

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.

Makeup

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

Prime Time

This Fragrance Channels My Every Scent Mood

The Maya Base Perfume Oil hits different every time I wear it.

ALLURE BEAUTY BOX

The Only Setting Powder I'll Use on My Perennially Dry Skin

It reduces shine, yet never looks heavy or cakey on the skin.

EYE DAZZLE

Josephine Cosmetics Eye Dazzle

It's perfect for when I need to do eyeshadow in less than five minutes.

BEAUTY BOX

The Red Lipstick I've Been Wearing to All My Zoom Meetings

The color works for any skin tone, and it looks great over a webcam.

WARM IT UP

I Finally Found the Bronzer for Brown Skin I've Been Waiting For

There aren't many great options for people with dark skin tones who want that summer glow all year long. Mented Cosmetics is helping to fill that gap in the market.

NAILED IT

Static Nails Liquid Glass Lacquer in Irene

A light, rosy nude nail polish that doesn't chip easily.