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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.
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Dutch Skincare Brand Bloomeffects Infuses Every Product With Tulips—and It Actually Works

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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

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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

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Jillian Dempsey's Lid Tint Creates a Subtle, Ethereal Glow

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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

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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

Photos of Byrdie Editor and Pat McGrath Essence
I Want to Bathe in Pat McGrath's New Essence

revair reverse hair dryer
I Tried The Viral RevAir Hair Dryer, and Here's How it Went

Sienna Naturals founders Hannah Diop and Issa Rae
Sienna Naturals: Brand Review and 7 of the Best Products

Byrdie writer Lindsay Cohn and her baby at the beach
Badger Baby's Mineral Sunscreen Cream Is My New Favorite SPF

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We Tried One/Size's New Blush—Read Our Honest Thoughts

la prairie white caviar essence
La Prairie's White Caviar Essence Is Expensive—But It Really, Really Works

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Here Are The 15 Best Takes On The Military-Inspired Bomber Jacket

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18 Best Dresses on Amazon for Every Occasion Imaginable

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The Doux’s Newest Launch Is a One-Step Formula for Poppin' Curls

Photos of Erika Veurink after using Jolie Filtered Showerhead
I Tried Jolie's Filtered Showerhead, and My Hair Has Never Been Happier

Photos of Andrea Bossi wearing Huda Beauty Cheeky Tint Blush Sticks
Huda Beauty’s Blush Sticks Are My New Makeup Must-Have

Byrdie writer Andrea Bossi selfies
Pattern’s Transition Mask Instantly Defined and Hydrated My Dry Curls

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The 17 Best Beach Bags for Your Next Trip to the Shore

Olivia Hancock in sunny selfie
Dieux's Instant Angel Is the Moisturizer I've Been Craving All Winter

Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Niacinamide Dew Drops
Glow Recipe's Dew Drops Will Give You Highlighted Skin—Sans Makeup

Jenna Curcio wearing EspressOh Hi_Liner
My Favorite Italian Makeup Brand Launched an Eyeliner—So I Tried It

model applying makeup
Beauty Bakerie: Brand Review and 11 of the Best Products

the inkey list oat cleansing balm
I Finished This Buzzy Cleansing Balm and My Skin's Never Been Softer

Byrdie Editors' Picks February 2022
Editors' Picks: The Best Products We Tried in February