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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.
Olivia Hancock / Design by Tiana Crispino
BeautyStat's New Daily Peel Refreshed My Dull, Congested Skin
Amazon Is Having a Second Prime Day Sale Event–Here's What You Can Shop Early

Wet n Wild MegaLiner Liquid Eyeliner
This Budget-Friendly Eyeliner Gave Me Seriously High-Quality Results

StriVectin TL Advanced Tightening Neck Cream Plus
This Popular Multi-Use Cream Addresses Tech Neck Head-On

Various Farmacy products on a counter with papaya, blueberries, and honey
Farmacy Is Bringing a Farm-to-Table Philosophy to Skincare

Kate McLeod's Daily Stone Body Moisturizer
Kate McLeod’s Daily Stone Moisturizer Has Earned a Permanent Spot on My Shelf

Byrdie editors wearing makeup, skin, and hair products from their August 2022 picks
Editors' Picks: The Best Beauty and Wellness Products We Tried in August

Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat Lip Pencil
This Charlotte Tilbury Lip Liner Kept My Lipstick in Place All Day

conair first hairdryer yellow bird
Why Conair Has Been a Go-To Brand For Hair Tools For Over 60 Years

Schmidt's Aluminum-Free Natural Deodorant
This Sensitive Skin-Friendly Natural Deodorant Fought Odor All Day

Byrdie writer Khera Alexander before and after applying the e.l.f. Cosmetics Putty Bronzer
Reviewed: e.l.f.'s Putty Bronzer Creates Gorgeous Sun-Kissed Cheeks

Rare Beauty's Positive Light Liquid Luminizer
Rare Beauty's Positive Light Liquid Luminizer Gave Me an Effortless Glow

MAC Russian Red Matte Lipstick product shot and on Byrdie writer Karla Ayala
Reviewed: MAC's Russian Red Matte Lipstick Is a Rich, Versatile Classic

Woman lying down in underwear
You Might Need to Use an Incontinence Pad — Here Are the 8 Best

Somnox 2 pillow
I Tried Somnox’s $600 Sleep Robot to Help Me Get 8 Hours of Rest

bigger than beauty sunproof sunscreen on blue background
Reviewed: This Bigger Than Beauty 3-in-1 Sunscreen Simplified My Routine

Byrdie writer Celeste Polanco before and after using Sunday Riley's Ice Ceramide Moisturizer
Reviewed: Sunday Riley's Ice Ceramide Moisturizer Revived My Dry Skin

Byrdie editors wearing Tula Skin Tint
We Tried Tula's Radiant Skin Serum Skin Tint—And We're Obsessed

Janiah McKelton wearing Mischo Beauty lip liner / Design by Cristina Cianci
Mischo Beauty's Lip Liner Is The Best I've Ever Tried—Here's Why

drybar buttercup blow dryer on sky background
Drybar Perfected the Blowout Bar Concept (and These 10 Products)

best moto boots
The 11 Best Motorcycle Boots to Harness Biker-Chic

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