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Reviews

In this section, read about Team Byrdie's honest reviews on the buzziest new beauty products you may or may not have heard of. Apologies in advance to your wallet.

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Byrdie editors wear makeup looks featuring their favorite products
Editors' Picks: The Best Beauty and Wellness Products We Tried in June

Byrdie editors wear their makeup and skincare picks
Editors' Picks: The Best Products We Tried in May

The author's hair (left) and skin (right) after using Biossance's 100% Sugarcane Squalane Oil
Biossance's 100% Squalane Oil Totally Transformed My Dry Skin

Byrdie writer Celeste Polanco before and after using the Glossier Super Bounce serum
Reviewed: Glossier's Super Bounce Gives Skin a Gentle Moisture Boost

Beauty products from Tower 28, Live Tinted, Superegg, Allies of Skin, and Eadem
Editors' Picks: The Best AAPI-Founded Beauty Brands We've Tried (So Far)

Byrdie Editors
Editors' Picks: The Best Products We Tried in April

left: writer celeste polanco in neutrogena hydro boost mask right: after using mask
This Neutrogena Hydro Boost Mask Saved My Dry, Sensitive Skin

necessaire the body wash in eucalyptus bottle and box
Nécessaire's The Body Wash Is the Epitome of Shower Luxury

tatcha dewy skin cream tested by beauty writer karla ayala
Tatcha's Dewy Skin Cream Is My Skincare Holy Grail

Pixi Double Cleanse Review
Reviewed: Pixi's Double Cleanse Leaves Skin Refreshed and Hydrated

Dr. Jart+ Cicapair Tiger Grass Cream
Reviewed: Dr. Jart+'s Cicapair Cream Soothed My Irritated Skin

Milani Conceal + Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation and Concealer Results on Celeste Polanco
Milani's Conceal + Perfect Foundation Is Great for All-Day Glam

Khera Alexander before and after using Kerastase Elixir Ultime Hydrating Hair Oil
Reviewed: Kérastase Elixir Ultime Oil Is a Heat-Styling Essential

sweet chef
These Sweet Chef Products Are Like Wellness Shots for Your Skin

peter thomas roth water drench hyaluronic cloud cream hydrating moisturizer
The Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Cream Gave Me Juicy (Not Greasy) Skin

le labo shower gel in santal 33
This Le Labo Shower Gel Changed My View on Scented Body Washes

Laura Mercier TM Blush
Ombre Blush Is the TikTok Beauty Trend Taking Over the Summer

Lacey Brown
Danessa Myricks’ Yummy Skin Serum Foundation Gave Me the Ultimate Glow

left: chillhouse chill tips in heart strings right: press ons on hand
Chillhouse Chill Tips Gave Me An Artistic Manicure In Minutes

woman holding a tulip and smiling
Dutch Skincare Brand Bloomeffects Infuses Every Product With Tulips—and It Actually Works

best-charm-bracelets
The 18 Best Charm Bracelets for Charming Y2K Nostalgia

Matrix Total Results So Silver hair products
The Best Matrix Products for Salon-Quality Hair at Home

The author before (left) and after (right) applying the Nars Laguna Bronzing Powder.
Nars's Laguna Bronzer Imparts the Ultimate Beachy Glow

byrdie contributor maliya naz wearing mango people cosmetics
This Multi-Purpose Makeup Stick Is My Perfect Pink

Byrdie editor Olivia Hancock wearing Rhode Peptide Lip Treatment
Rhode's Peptide Lip Treatment Gives Me Plump, Pillowy-Soft Lips

byrdie editor aimee simeon's skin before and after rhode beauty
Rhode's Barrier Restore Cream Is the White T-Shirt of Skincare

hailey bieber with rhode glazing fluid
Rhode’s Peptide Glazing Fluid Is Hailey Bieber’s Signature Glow in a Bottle

Close up of a model wearing a face full of makeup from Danessa Myricks Beauty.
Danessa Myricks Beauty Is for Creatives Everywhere—and These 10 Products Prove It

Writer before and after applying Smashbox's Halo Healthy Glow Tinted Moisturizer
Reviewed: Smashbox's Halo Healthy Glow Is the Ultimate Clean Girl Base

The author before (left) and after (right) applying brow wig
Too Faced's Brow Wig Eyebrow Gel Delivers Budge-Proof Brows

Three models with dramatic eye makeup and beautifully styled hair
The Best IGK Products for Iconic Rock Star Hair

The author before (left) and after (right) applying the Rare Beauty foundation.
Rare Beauty’s Liquid Touch Weightless Foundation Gave Me Filtered Skin IRL

Byrdie writer Karla Ayala before and after applying Youthforia BYO Blush
Reviewed: The Youthforia BYO Blush's Custom Flush Is Worth the TikTok Hype

Jana Marie Calaor before (left) and after (right) using the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer
Anastasia Beverly Hills' Brow Definer Gave Me the Lush, Full Brows of My Dreams

Essence Pure Nude Highlighter on neutral wall background
Essence's Pure Nude Highlighter Creates a Fresh, Natural Glow

left: shiseido eyelash curler right: beauty writer khera alexander
Shiseido's Eyelash Curler Gave Me Next-Level Lift and Curl

A swatch of the Nars Liquid Blush (left) and the author wearing the blush (right)
Nars Cosmetics' Liquid Blush Has Earned a Permanent Spot in My Makeup Bag

The author before (left) and after (right) applying W3ll People Expressionist Pro Mascara
W3ll People's Expressionist Pro Mascara Is Perfect for a Natural, Lifted Look

rizos curl nourish oil
Summer Humidity is No Match For Rizos Curls' Newest Launches

Byrdie writer Lacey Brown wearing Ami Cole Concealer in Deep 2
Ami Colé's Skin-Enhancing Concealer Is My New Everyday Staple

ranavat hair serum
This Hair Oil Has a 3,500 Person Waitlist and I Tried It

Byrdie editor Olivia Hancock wearing lancome le 8 hypnose mascara
Lancôme's Le 8 Hypnôse Mascara Gives My Lashes a Soft, Plush Look

supergoop glow screen in golden hour
Supergoop's Newest Launch is Golden Hour in a Bottle

Ace Beaute Floral Vintage eyeshadow palette with flowers
Ace Beauté: Brand Review and 6 Standout Products

jillian dempsey lid tint on eye
Jillian Dempsey's Lid Tint Creates a Subtle, Ethereal Glow

left: ouai super dry shampoo in light, right: karla ayala after testing the ouai product
OUAI Super Dry Shampoo Is a Thick Hair Essential

Model holding Chillhouse Chill Oils
Chillhouse's Chill Oils Have Replaced My Moisturizer

Kiss Magnetic Eyeliner and Lash Kit Results on Khera Alexander
Reviewed: The Kiss Magnetic Eyeliner and Lash Kit Makes Falsies Easy

The author wearing eyeshadows from the Huda Beauty The New Nude Palette (left) and swatches of the eyeshadows (right).
Huda Beauty's New Nude Palette Is the Perfect Rosy Glam

khera alexander wearing the maybelline lifter gloss
The Maybelline Lip Lifter Made Me a Lip Gloss Convert

left: tower 28 shineon jelly in almond and cashew right: karla ayala wearing cashew
Tower 28's ShineOn Milky Lip Jelly Is Glassy and Non-Sticky

Stila products on a mirror and a white background
Stila Cosmetics: Brand Review and 7 Must-Have Products

Karla Ayala before (left) and after (right) the Pat McGrath Labs Lip Fetish Astral Lip Balm.
Pat McGrath's Astral Lip Balm Is Perfect for Everyday Glam

Khera Alexander's hair before and after using SheaMoisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie
Reviewed: SheaMoisture's Curl Enhancing Smoothie Revived My 4A Curls

Bumble and Bumble products on counter with other hair accessories
The Best Bumble and Bumble Products for Effortlessly Cool Hair

kate hudson with sleek blonde hair
Äz Haircare Is Low-Key Used By Every Celebrity Hairstylist

Davines hair products next to a dried bouquet on a stone and marble background
The Best Davines Products for Italian Movie Star Hair

As I Am Curl Creams in a clear tray, with a marble background.
As I Am: Brand Review and 9 Coil-Perfecting Products

Hot Tools Signature Series One-Step Blowout Results on Janamarie Calaor
Reviewed: Hot Tools' Signature One-Step Makes Blowouts a Breeze

It's a 10 hair mask (left) and beauty writer khera alexander after using the hair mask (right)
Reviewed: I Tried the It's A 10 Miracle Hair Mask on My 4A Curls

Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Special Shampoo product shot and results on Emily Algar
Reviewed: Paul Mitchell's Tea Tree Shampoo Is the Ultimate Deep Clean

Byrdie writer Janiah McKelton wearing Il Makiage foundation
The Viral Il Makiage Woke Up Like This Foundation Is Worth the Hype

The author before (left) and after (right) using the Bread Beauty Supply Hair-Mask.
Bread Beauty Supply’s Hair-Mask Is a Dream for My Dry Hair

Verb products on a white background.
Verb: Brand Review and 8 Must-Have Products