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31 Mar

Shop 11 Beauty Products Our Editors Used to the

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As WWD Shop editors, one component of our job is thoroughly testing beauty products to guarantee that the recommendations we include in our stories are value your time and hard-earned money. We examine all the things from the packaging to the texture of the product and the way it wears throughout the day, allowing us to put in writing honest reviews on launches (like we did for our Kilian Paris’ Can’t Stop Loving You perfume review and our Sunday Riley niacinamide serum review). Which means we’re often switching up our beauty routines to check face serums, sheet masks, mascara, acne-covering concealer — and so rather more. Now and again, we come across can’t-live-without products that grow to be mainstays in our beauty routines, and we use them to the very last drop.

The products on this list are editor-approved to the nth degree. These skincare, hair care, and makeup finds are those we got here back to between testing others of their category — they’re standouts for his or her packaging, texture, and results. A few of our empties this month are skincare newcomers — just like the Oak Essentials Hydra Balm, for instance. Others are tried-and-true products we’ve relied on for ages, like Neutrogena’s On the Spot Pimples Treatment. A handful of those products were sent to us by brands for testing (thanks!) and others are beauty products our editors purchased for themselves.

For those who’re available on the market for a multi-tasking lip balm, a concealer that fakes eight hours of sleep, or a skin-transforming serum, shop here.

The To the Last Drop List — March 2023

Summer Fridays Lip Butter Balm

Summer Fridays Lip Butter Balm gives me all the things I would like in a lip balm. It plumps and softens my lips for hours, all while smelling implausible. While it’s called a balm, the formula is thick and feels more like a wealthy gloss. My favorite part is the range of shades to select from. From Vanilla Beige to Brown Sugar, two of my favorites, each is universally flattering and excellent for once I’m going to a marriage or an informal dinner with friends.” — Style Commerce Editor Nikki Chwatt

Courtesy of Sephora

Summer Fridays Lip Butter Balm

$24

Summer Fridays Lip Butter Balm

$24

Related: The Best Lip Balms

SkinMedica TNS+ Advanced Serum

“After taking a SkinMedica quiz, this TNS+ Advanced Serum was suggested as a part of my regimen. While I really like all their products I received, this serum was a real standout. It kept my face firm and hydrated, and in contrast to some customer reviews I read, it equally distributed the two-in-one serum formula to the last drop.” — Director of Commerce Adam Mansuroglu

Courtesy of Dermstore

SkinMedica TNS Advanced + Serum

$265.50

SkinMedica TNS Advanced + Serum

$295

Related: The Best Face Serums

Isamaya Rubberlash Latex Lift Mascara

“This Isamaya Rubberlash Latex Lift Mascara has been my go-to for months — one coat uplifts my lashes and intensely defines them with basalt-black pigments. The spoolie has a tiny nub on the tip that’s great for coating the best lashes on the inner and outer area of my lash line. And the packaging? To die for. The tube is encased in a novel rubber material that’s fun to carry and makes it easy to grip when applying.” — Senior Beauty and Lifestyle Commerce Editor Claire Sullivan

Courtesy of FarFetch

Isamaya Rubberlash Latex Lift Mascara

$39

Isamaya Rubberlash Latex Lift Mascara

$39

Sonäge Botanica Souffle Cream

“Sonäge is an award-winning skincare brand known for its minimalistic products, made with natural, high-quality, modern ingredients for each skin type. Its lightweight, mattifying whipped face moisturizer is a go-to of mine since it’s kind to my pores and dry skin. It’s filled with all-natural ingredients similar to aloe vera, calendula, tea extract, and Ylang Ylang flower extract, making me feel comfortable slathering it on every morning. It also leaves my skin looking ridiculously vibrant, which is a pleasant perk.” — Chwatt

Courtesy of Amazon

Sonäge Botanica Souffle Cream

$52.50

Nars Creamy Radiant Concealer

“This Nars Creamy Radiant Concealer launched a full decade ago, and it’s a workhorse formula that I at all times keep readily available to brighten my dark circle-prone under eyes. The formula applies like butter. It’s sheer enough to seem like real skin, but pigmented enough to hide absolutely anything you apply it on top of — no small feat. Don’t just take my word for it; this staple has earned over 8,000 five star reviews on Sephora.” — Sullivan

Courtesy of Sephora

Nars Creamy Radiant Concealer

$32

Nars Creamy Radiant Concealer

$27.20

Oribe Rough Luxury Molding Wax

“Sure, my hair is brief, but that doesn’t mean it’s at all times easy to administer. After I’ve skipped the barbershop visit by an additional week or so, I are inclined to switch to a product with a lighter hold to attain that effortlessly coiffed hair. Otherwise, the fantastic texture of my hair can have that clumpy ’90s gel look. What I really like probably the most about Oribe’s Rough Molding Wax is its versatility for brief hair lengths with a semi-matte finish that may please anyone, and a powerful hold that’s still has flexibility. It’s one in every of those products that’s so good, you don’t even wait until it’s finished to restock.” — Mansuroglu

Courtesy of Amazon

Oribe Rough Luxury Soft Molding Paste

$39

Oribe Rough Luxury Soft Molding Paste

$39

Dr. Jart+ Ceramidin™ Skin Barrier Serum Toner

“This Dr. Jart serum toner is as thirst-quenching for my skin as reuniting with my water bottle after an intense workout. The calming formula which consists of Ceramide NP and Panthenol, restores my skin’s barrier and softens, without weighing my face down. It’s the proper addition for days when my skin craves more moisture and hydration.” — Chwatt

Courtesy of Sephora

Dr. Jart+ Ceramidin™ Skin Barrier Serum Toner

$39

Related: Best Toners for Oily Skin

Dior Diorshow On Set Brow Gel

“I’m extremely particular about tinted brow gel. I would like just the best amount of pigment to tint blonde hairs and camouflage sparse areas, while also avoiding a heavy, dense, tattooed brow look. That’s why I really like Dior’s brow gel a lot. The 032 shade is the proper color match, the spoolie applies just the best amount to maintain the look natural, and better of all, the gel can can tame unruly eyebrow hairs without that crunchy feeling for all-day brow perfection. It’s a solid 10 for me.” — Mansuroglu

Courtesy of Sephora

Dior Diorshow On Set Brow Gel

$31

Related: The Best Eyebrow Growth Serums

Oak Essentials Hydra Eye Balm

“For those who’re a fan of slugging your skin, you’ll love this Oak Essentials Hydra Eye Balm as much as I do. It’s as wealthy as eye creams get, with a waterless formula that’s stuffed with shea butter, pomegranate seed oil, jojoba oil, and lots of other antioxidant-rich fatty acids. The dense formula melts onto your skin if you apply it, I tap it on at night and through the day — it creates a smooth canvas for any concealer.” — Sullivan

Courtesy of Oak Essentials

Oak Essentials Hydra Eye Balm

$55

Related: The Best Eye Creams for Wrinkles and Crow’s Feet

La Mer The Treatment Lotion

“Yes, it’s a splurge, but this La Mer Treatment Lotion accommodates a whopping 3.4 ounces of formula. I consider it a wellness juice for my skin: The watery fluid accommodates La Mer’s signature skin-reviving Miracle Broth, plus calming and hydrating ingredients. I slap it on after a late night to make my skin look plump and radiant — this eliminates dullness immediately.” — Sullivan

La Mer The Treatment Lotion

$106.25

La Mer The Treatment Lotion

$125

Meet Our WWD Shop Editors

Adam Mansuroglu is the Director of Commerce for Fairchild Media Group, each writing and top editing stories in WWD’s Shop vertical. Prior to his current role, the Brooklyn native has covered men’s and girls’s fashion, footwear, beauty, and lifestyle trends for over 12 years. His writing and reporting has been featured in plenty of publications similar to Cosmopolitan Magazine, Men’s Health Magazine, and Out Magazine. From splurging at beauty stores to repair teen pimples woes to years of previewing top recent products for editorial review, Mansuroglu has at all times thoroughly enjoyed fidgeting with all of the goodies the sweetness world has to supply.

Claire Sullivan is the Senior Beauty and Lifestyle Commerce Editor for WWD and Footwear News. She’s spent over five years researching, reporting on, and writing in regards to the beauty industry for publications like Martha Stewart Living, Martha Stewart Weddings, InStyle, and Byrdie. She’s tested a whole lot of products during her time as a beauty editor, so she’s well-versed in choosing the products that make a meaningful difference in your skin and hair.

Nikki Chwatt is the Style Commerce Editor for WWD and Footwear News, where she each writes and edits stories on the most recent clothing, accessory, and shoe must-haves. As a Recent York City resident, she’s garnered a love for handbags, shoes, and garments in addition to beauty and skincare products that may keep her skin protected through the changing seasons. Because of this, she has tested many products to see which of them work agree for her skin and hair type and which may match higher for others with different needs.

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