Allure Product Finder Review: CleanWell All-Natural Hand Sanitizing Wipes in Original

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WHAT THEY ARE:
All-natural antibacterial wipes

WHAT THEY DO:
Clean skin with essential oils

KEY INGREDIENTS:
Thymus vulgaris (thyme) oil (antibacterial); aloe vera (moisturizer)

HOW THEY FEEL/SMELL/LOOK:
These moist, thick, and durable wipes have an appealing herbal scent.

WHY WE LIKE THEM:
Ideal for travel, these plush wipes won’t leave skin dry and chapped like alcohol sanitizers.

—Renee Trilivas

Allure Product Finder Review: Benefit Girl Meets Pearl

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WHAT IT IS:
A pearly pink liquid highlighter

HOW IT LOOKS/FEELS:
The velvety liquid goes on sheer and pinkish-gold.

WHY WE LIKE IT:
Mixed with foundation, this formula wakes up tired, sallow skin; swept over cheekbones, it adds a fresh, dewy glow. The only downside is an unexpected berry scent that may be a turnoff for some.

—Renee Trilivas

Allure Product Finder Review: Clean Clear Radiance Body Mist in Shower Fresh

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WHAT IT IS:
A moisturizing body spray

WHAT IT DOES:
Exfoliates, tones, and moisturizes skin

KEY INGREDIENTS:
Aloe vera and glycerin (moisturizers); lactic and salicylic acids (exfoliants)

HOW IT FEELS/SMELLS/LOOKS:
This invigorating mist smells as clean as freshly laundered sheets.

WHY WE LIKE IT:
With its clean, slightly soapy scent, this mist refreshes from head to toe. Keep it in the fridge for a bracing pick-me-up in the summer, or spritz it on clean skin for a boost of moisture in the winter.

—Renee Trilivas

Allure Product Finder Review: Mark Get a Tint Shimmer

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WHAT IT IS:
An oil-free tinted moisturizer with SPF 15

HOW IT LOOKS/FEELS:
The creamy formula gives the face a sheer, shimmery glow.

WHY WE LIKE IT:
A cross between moisturizer and foundation, this lotion evens skin tone while adding a healthy kick of color. But it’s not for the faint of pigment: The gold-flecked shimmer could look garish on fair skin.

—Renee Trilivas

Allure Product Finder Review: Bumble and Bumble Black Hair Powder

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WHAT IT IS:
A tinted dry shampoo for very dark brown and black hair

WHAT IT DOES:
Absorbs excess oil and camouflages roots

KEY INGREDIENTS:
Aluminum starch octenylsuccinate, magnesium carbonate, silicia (absorb oil)

HOW IT FEELS/SMELLS/LOOKS:
The aerosol deposits a generous, inky mist with a slightly unpleasant chemical scent.

WHY WE LIKE IT:
It soaks up oil between shampoos and adds texture, but the stark black color can dull highlights.

—Renee Trilivas

Allure Product Finder Review: Dolce & Gabbana The Lipstick in Venere

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WHAT IT IS:
A creamy red-orange lipstick

HOW IT LOOKS/FEELS:
The lipstick glides on smoothly, delivering opaque coverage and a satin finish.

WHY WE LIKE IT:
With just one swipe, it leaves an intense poppy color that stays put without drying out lips. Though the hue is gorgeous on all skin tones, it can make less-than-pearly whites appear a touch yellow.

—Renee Trilivas

Allure Product Finder Review: C.O. Bigelow Mentha Lip Tint in Pink Mint

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WHAT IT IS:
A pink lip gloss

HOW IT LOOKS/FEELS:
The delicate pink peppermint-oil-infused formula goes on sheer, tastes minty, and makes lips tingle.

WHY WE LIKE IT:
This gloss delivers high shine with a sweet hint of color. And its minty, tingly sensation is intense—in a good way.

—Renee Trilivas

Allure Product Review: Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil

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WHAT IT IS:
A waterproof eyeliner pencil (shown here in Zero)

HOW IT LOOKS/FEELS:
Its creamy formula glides on without tugging; it comes in an impressive assortment of shades, from basic black to electric teal.

WHY WE LIKE IT:
Just one stroke of this liner delivers intense, smudgeable color. It fades on the waterline, though, after a few hours.

—Renee Trilivas

Allure Product Review: Radical Skincare Age-Defying Exfoliating Pads

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WHAT IT IS:
A tub of anti-aging skin-cleansing pads

WHAT IT DOES:
Cleanses the skin while gently exfoliating and brightening

KEY INGREDIENTS:
Glycolic acid, salicylic acid, and willow bark extract (exfoliate and brighten); witch hazel (tones); oat kernel extract and chamomile (soothe)

HOW IT FEELS/SMELLS/LOOKS:
The pads are soft and smooth with a faint tangerine scent.

WHY WE LIKE IT:
These exfoliating pads shed dead cells without stripping the skin, for a smooth, radiant complexion. They’re well saturated—one is enough for the entire face and neck.

—Renee Trilivas

 

Allure Product Review: Givenchy 2 Clean to Be True

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WHAT IT IS:
A waterproof eye makeup remover

WHAT IT DOES:
Sweeps away heavy eye makeup without leaving a film

KEY INGREDIENTS:
Mineral and silicone oil (remove makeup); water (soothes)

HOW IT FEELS/SMELLS/LOOKS:
You have to shake the bottle to mix the oil and water. The formula feels nongreasy on the skin.

WHY WE LIKE IT:
It removes even waterproof mascara without scrubbing. And the hybrid formula won’t irritate sensitive eyes. It separates quickly, though, so be sure to shake each time you dab it on a cotton ball.

—Renee Trilivas