Editor’s Picks For Best Beauty Products: October 2016

Here at RZHQ, we love trying new beauty products—and it’s not lost on us that we’re lucky to have access to the latest and greatest from tried-and-true brands as well as the opportunity to discover emerging lines. But what good would it be if we kept our of-the-moment faves to ourselves? Each month, we share our current obsessions in hopes that you’ll love them just as much as we do. Ahead, our top picks for October.


Editor's Picks: October

"Alastin's restorative complex has changed my skin forever. The key is to use it religiously twice a day—after three months it transformed the texture of my skin."

— Rachel Zoe, Editor in Chief

"I used to avoid fake lashes at all costs, but I've been trying them out the past few months and am now absolutely addicted. They open up my eyes and make my makeup look 10 times better! Velour has the best lashes—I love the Momma Knows Best pair because they make a statement without looking too crazy. Plus, they're super easy to apply."

— Amy Lee, Associate Fashion Editor

"I’m an intensely loyal Kérestase fan, and this mask for severely dry hair has become an absolute go-to for me after the havoc that summer wreaked on my hair. Since my hair is so thick, I use it with every wash, and I get super silky (and strong!) strands as a result. "

— Laura Lajiness, New York Editor

"I've been lucky enough to try a lot of great face oils over the years, so when one stands out among an already exemplary sample set, I get really excited. I've been using Renew Pure Radiance Oil from True Botanicals daily, which imparts an inexplicable, lit-from-within glow many products promise but don't truly achieve. The calming, hydrating formula is great for my redness-prone complexion—plus, the line is all-natural (yet highly scientific), and their standards for ingredients are truly top-notch—read more on that here."

— Kristi Mikesky, Features Editor

"I once read that Suki Waterhouse uses Vaseline as a highlighter. So of course, then I bought Vaseline, and use it as a highlighter!"

— Leah Benzie, Social Media Editor

"I've been thinking a lot lately about how damaging all the chemicals I slather onto my face may be, and I've been looking for clean alternatives as a result. This organic CC cream is a dream."

— Erin Nicole, Lifestyle Editor

"I've always struggled to find a toner that works with my skin, because a lot of them have very intense ingredients and can cause discomfort. However, this one from Sunday Riley literally melts right into my skin and provides a cool, refreshing feeling after I wash my face."

— Andrea Navarro, Associate Beauty Editor

"Since its launch this summer, Urban Decay’s Vice Lipstick in Hitch Hike has become my everyday lip color. It goes on smooth, stays put even after dinner and constantly invites compliments like no other lip product I’ve ever used."

— Samantha MacDonald, News Editor

"I recently added this dual-ended eyeliner to my makeup bag and I am obsessed. I use the nude liner in the mornings when my eyes can use some brightening—it makes me look more awake instantly. Then, at night, I use the black liner to dress up my look a bit. It's super creamy, so it glides on easily and can be smudged for a smoky look without all the makeup brushes."

— Stephanie Montes, Senior Beauty Editor

"This moisturizing balm/primer hybrid keeps my makeup in place all day."

— Nicky Deam, Editorial Director