As beauty editors, we’re always discovering and trying out fun, new products. While not every hair oil, lipstick, or serum becomes a favorite, the ones that do definitely deserved to be shared with our fellow hair and beauty lovers (i.e. YOU!).
Each month, we highlight the products that our editors can’t and won’t stop talking about. Below, see their top picks for the month of May!
VegOut Organics High Gloss Lip Balm
“I find myself constantly reaching for this lip balm whenever my lips are feeling a little chapped. With just a swipe of this gloss, I find that my lips feel super soft and moisturized. Plus, I’m not mad about the little bit of shine that it also adds as well.If you’re looking for a great balm that is all-natural and non-toxic, you won’t be disappointed with this one!” —Camille Nzengung, hair features editor
Hero Cosmetics Superlight Sunscreen SPF30
“I have never had facial sunscreen in my skincare routine and knew how bad it was that I didn’t. I decided to try the Hero Superlight Sunscreen as it wasn’t too expensive and is a reliable brand. The sunscreen is fabulous. It doesn’t feel gross on my face and it has not caused any breakouts. I love the green tint as it adds a little extra layer to help even my skin. I adore being able to take care of my skin without feeling like I have an extra 10 pounds on my face.”—Madeline Hickey, Digital Media Producer
JVN Complete Air Dry Cream
“I have medium to fine (hate to say it), curly hair and if I don’t apply product immediately after washing, I have a frizzy mess on my hands. Even in Southern California. But I’m also, deeply, deeply lazy. Enter JVN’s Air Dry Cream. “A soft styling cream that adds buildable, touchable hold that lets your natural texture shine while reducing frizz.” I add a dollop and work through my wet hair and it dries exactly as I like it. Cannot recommend enough. A celebrity hair brand that really works!” — Jeffrey Lunnen, VP of Digital Content and Volume Up podcast host
PRAVANA The Perfect Blonde Shampoo and Conditioner
“As a very unnatural blonde I’ve been working on finding the toning/masks that work best for my hair to beat the brass and avoid breakage. This month I tried out the Pravana Perfect Blonde shampoo and conditioner and the toning aspect was one of the best of my travels so far. Particularly, I get very brassy as my roots are a bit grown out and the line of demarcation and the shampoo cut through that brass. The Pravana conditioner made my hair feel soft, much closer to my natural texture pre-lightening damage.” —Monica Hickey, The Tease Co-Founder
NYX Professional Wonder Stick
“As someone who has never been good at contour, this stick makes it so easy and is super forgiving. Definitely recommend for anyone learning how to do their contour!”—Madeline H.
Have you tried any of our favorite products? Let us know in the comments below!