Editors’ Picks For Best Beauty Products: May 2017


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 from 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 May.


Our Favorites This Month

"I can't leave the house without doing my brows, so a reliable brow pencil is my holy grail. Although the Anastasia Brow Wiz and I had a great run, I'm now converted to the Benefit Precisely, My Brow pencil. The color payoff is amazing, and I swear it doesn't smear. This is going to be perfect for summer."

—Amy Lee, Associate Fashion Editor

"I've been using this Skin Laundry daily moisturizer every morning before I apply my makeup. I love it because it has SPF 35 but feels like a normal lotion (and doesn't smell like sunscreen!)."

—Leah Benzie, Social Media Editor

"I'm aging rapidly, so this plumping serum is helping me slow gravity's roll."

—Nicky Deam, Editorial Director

"I love when my hair has a good texture to it, but the only problem is that it can look dry when I add too much product. Luckily, this spray gives me the texture I love, while also imparting a healthy-looking shine."

—Stephanie Montes, Senior Beauty Editor

"Four compliments within the first two hours of wear—never have I attracted so many commuters on a jam-packed 1 train. I finally found my signature scent."

—Samantha McDonald, News Editor

"I'm addicted to this lightweight hydrating gel. It's so gentle on my sensitive skin, and the antioxidant-rich formula is made with hyaluronic acid, tea extracts and lavender that help protect against environmental stressors. It also helps that the lavender scent is incredibly delicious and so calming."

—Laura Lajiness, Fashion Editor

"I'm obsessed with this CC cream. It's my everyday go-to because it's so easy to apply (even in the car, which is sadly where I get ready most days), provides great coverage without looking or feeling cakey and has SPF 50. And it miraculously comes in a shade light enough for my ultra-pale skin."

—Allie Flinn, Associate Lifestyle Editor

"This cult-favorite highlighter is super low maintenance, and I can stash it in my bag to use at any time."

—Alyson Fishbein, Senior Manager, Social Media

"I've been loving Benefit's Gimme Brow because it gives my brows an added fullness without harsh penciled-in lines!"

—Aidan Macaluso, Associate Social Media Editor

"This all-natural moisturizer smells like vacation! It's technically for your body, but I use it for my face too, and notice a big difference when I do."

—Erin Nicole, Lifestyle Editor

"I always set my under-eye concealer with powder to avoid creasing, but I've struggled with finding one that doesn't leave a white cast on my face. This Laura Mercier option is a total game-changer, and I'm never looking back."

—Andrea Navarro, Associate Beauty Editor