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Product 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.
Dibs Beauty Highlighter Sticks
DIBS Beauty: Best Products and Brand Review

pangea superfood smoothie face mask
Pangea's Superfood Mask Is Like a Tall Glass of Green Juice for Your Face
Lacey Brown / Design by Tiana Crispino
E.l.f.'s Halo Glow Liquid Filter Is Going Viral on TikTok—So, I Tried It

Byrdie editors wearing skincare, makeup, and hair products from their July picks
Editors' Picks: The Best Beauty and Wellness Products We Tried in July

Byrdie writer wearing Benefit Lovetint Cheek & Lip Stain
Benefit’s Lovetint Cheek & Lip Stain Delivers the Perfect Amount of Pigment

Byrdie writer Celeste Polanco before and after using Iconic London's Illuminator Liquid Highlight
Reviewed: Iconic London's Illuminator Gave Me a Stunning All-Day Glow

khera alexander before and after using maybelline lash sensational luscious mascara
Maybelline's Lash Sensational Luscious Mascara Provides Major Length and Volume

Janiah McKelton wearing NYX Epic Smoke Eyeliner
NYX's Epic Smoke Liner Helped Me Achieve a Soft, Smoky Wing

Black Girl Sunscreen. Fenty Skin Hydra Vizer SPF 30 Moisturizer, and Bolden Brightening Moisturizer SPF 30 on a background that looks like water
9 Black-Owned Sunscreen Brands You Need to Know About

Byrdie writer Karla Ayala before and after applying L'Oreal Colour Riche Satin Lipstick
L'Oréal's Colour Riche Is the Perfect Summery Lipstick

Byrdie writer Celeste Polanco's lashes before and after applying Maybelline's Great Lash Mascara
Maybelline's Great Lash Mascara Is a Classic for a Reason

Three models wearing curly INH hair extensions and green dresses
Insert Name Here Has Extensions for Everyone—These Are Some of Our Faves

beauty writer melony forcier before and after using summer fridays lip butter balm
The Summer Fridays Lip Butter Balm Softened and Smoothed My Lips

Byrdie writer Celeste Polanco before and after applying KVD Beauty's Lock-It Tattoo Foundation
Reviewed: KVD Beauty's Lock-It Foundation Creates a Next-Level Finish

melony forcier during and after the Glamglow Youthmud treatment
Glamglow’s Youthmud Was Inspired By Keanu Reeves—So I Had to Try It

3 byrdie editors wearing drunk elephant ceramide eye cream
Drunk Elephant's Cushiony New Eye Cream Gave 3 Byrdie Editors Their Dream Under-Eyes

Hand with red manicure clutching Bread Beauty Supply Hair-Wash pouch
These Bread Beauty Supply Products Are Transforming Natural Haircare

Malin + Goetz products on a marble shower shelf with gold pipe and falling water
The Best Malin + Goetz Products to Elevate Your Daily Routine

Byrdie writer Karla Ayala's skin before and after using The Ordinary's Rose Hip Seed Oil
The Ordinary's Rose Hip Seed Oil Rejuvenated My Dry, Dull Skin

Three Proactiv products on a green background, with a hint of sunlight
Proactiv Has Acne Solutions for Every Age—Here Are 10 of Our Faves

Curology products on white fabric background
Curology Is Helping You Build Your Best Skincare Routine

beauty writer loren savini before and after using the olaplex shampoo
Olaplex’s Bond Maintenance Shampoo Is Like a Reset Button for Your Hair

Le Manoir's GelCare Starter Kit
I Traded My Gel Nail Appointment for Le Manoir’s At-Home Version

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

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