The Best Products Our Beauty Editors Tried in May

Every month, our beauty editors try out all sorts of products, just for you.

Whether it's the latest thing on TikTok, makeup from a cult-favorite brand or new skincare from an indie brand not many people know, we enjoy testing out beauty products with the hope of finding ones you will love—and this month was a doozy. We tried out tons of products, but only a select few piqued our interest and were good enough to make this list. So whether you're looking for something to blow your money on at Sephora or you're just on the hunt for some great new products to try, continue below for the best products our beauty editors tried in May.

Tarte Maneater Waterproof Mascara: $24

We're always looking for a new mascara to try out, and while the Tarte Maneater Waterproof Mascara definitely isn't new on the market, it does deserve to be put back on everyone's radars. This mascara is a favorite in the beauty community for a reason—us included! Not only can you expect lengthened lashes, but also lashes with volume and curl. You'll see results after just one coat, but we definitely suggest doing at least two on each eye to really see them pop. And the best part is that they're waterproof, so you can wear them to the gym or pool with no worries!

tarte maneater mascara

(via Tarte Cosmetics)


BalmLabs Power Elixir: $58

Whether you're suffering from a bad breakout or just want to clear up your skin and pores, the Power Elixir from BalmLabs is calling your name. Crafted with powerhouse ingredients like niacinamide, squalane and hyaluronic acid, this works to improve texture and skin tone while also reducing inflammation and redness. You can even expect your skin to be extra moisturized!

balm labs power elixir

(via Balm Labs)


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SACHEU We Occlusive: $32

There's nothing we love more than going to bed looking like a glazed donut after applying the many steps in our skincare routine, and if you're looking for an intensive moisturizer to finish off your nighttime steps, we couldn't recommend SACHEU's We Occlusive more. Rich in texture and creamy to the touch, this moisturizer is formulated with shea butter, folic acid, niacinamide, squalane and jojoba esters, leaving you with an ultra-moisturized skin barrier.

sacheu we occlusive

(via SACHEU)


Act+Acre Hair Oil: $48

If you're not using a hair oil, allow us to change your life with Act+Acre's Hair Oil. Whether you have straight, wavy or curly hair, or deal with dryness, damaged hair or frizz, this oil will improve your hair and make it healthy in no time. With argan oil, meadowfoam seed oil and squalane making up the main ingredients, they work together to lock in moisture, improve elasticity, repair split ends and even smooth frizz.

act+acre hair oil

(via Act+Acre)


Herbivore Moon Fruit Serum: $60

Don't you just hate it when your skin isn't working with you? Then you might want to consider adding a serum to your skincare routine! We've been loving Herbivore's Moon Fruit Serum lately not only because of the skin firming and hydration it works on but also because of the lovely fruity scent. Made with bakuchiol, plant peptides and superfruits, this creamy, plant-based serum is sure to become a favorite in your skincare lineup.

herbivore moon fruit serum

(via Herbivore Botanicals)


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Otis Custom Night Guard: $99.95

We try out oral hygiene products from time to time, and since one of our editors is a major tooth grinder, she was more than excited to try out this custom night guard from Otis. And guess what? She won't shut up about it! Made with a soft liner that won't irritate your gums and a hard outer surface that won't harm your teeth, this night guard has been proven to help tooth grinders get a much better night's sleep.

otis custom night guard

(via Otis)


Essence Glimmer Glow Lipstick: $3.99

We've all heard of Tom Ford's Balm Frost, but if you're not looking to spend $58 on a lip balm, we suggest trying out a super cost-friendly alternative. The Glimmer Glow Lipstick from Essence features a clear balm with glitter crystals embedded throughout, but instead of going on clear, the formula actually targets your lips' natural pH levels, leaving you with a natural, rosy finish.

essence glimmer glow lipstick

(via Essence Makeup)


It's A 10 Miracle Hair Mask Deep Conditioner: $36

Even though most of us don't necessarily look forward to hair wash days, what does make them more exciting is incorporating a hydrating mask. After using this one from It's A 10, we think we've found one of the best deep conditioning masks out there! With ingredients like sweet almond oil, oat kernel extract, apricot kernel oil and linseed extract, this mask will deeply condition your hair in just two to three minutes! You can expect your hair to be entangled, softer, smoother, less frizzy and more luminous.

its a 10 miracle hair mask

(via It's A 10)


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Sephora Collection Insta-Brow Waxy Brow Pencil: $12

We're all about feathered-looking brows these days, and if you are, too, we think you should get your hands on Sephora Collection's Insta-Brow Waxy Brow Pencil. Available in an array of colors, this lightweight and buildable pencil can quickly transform your brows from sparse to full and glam. The blade-shaped tip is great if you're wanting to get precise with your brow strokes, too!

sephora collection insta brow waxy brow pencil

(via Sephora)


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