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

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

Olay Eye Lifting Serum
Olay’s Eye Lifting Serum Is an Affordable Way To Hydrate Under Eyes

Bolden Brightening Moisturizer SPF 30
This Moisturizer Protected, Hydrated, and Brightened My Complexion

SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus Clay Shampoo Bar
My Hair Felt Clean, But Not Stripped After Using This Shampoo Bar

Neutrogena Body Clear Body Wash
I Saw a Big Difference in Just a Few Days

Woman washing face
The 9 Best Powder Cleansers for a Customizable Cleansing Experience

Starpil Hero
I Tried Starpil's Starsoft Roll-On Wax and I'll Never Book a Leg Wax Again

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