The Zoe Report


Maria Del Russo

Maria is a freelance writer covering sex, relationships, beauty, and other lifestyle topics. Her writing has appeared in publications including Elle Magazine, Glamour, The Cut, The Washington Post, Glamour, InStyle, Gossamer, Man Repeller, Coveteur, Men's Health, Real Simple, and Playboy, where she also served as the magazine's Advisor for the spring 2019 issue. She has a biweekly newsletter, called Sunday Sauce, and her first book, Simple Acts of Love, was published in 2019 by Adams Media, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. When she isn't writing, Maria loves traveling, cooking, rewatching The Sopranos, and painting watercolors. She lives in Brooklyn, by way of New Jersey.


I Tried The Viral Baby Foot Peel & The Results Surprised Me

Here’s what not to do.

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My 32-Year-Old Undereyes Felt Like Paper Mâche Until I Used This Eye Cream

Bye bye, dryness.


NYFW Debuted The Most Sophisticated Chignon On The Runways This Season

They've got buns, hun.

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Statement Eyes Are The New Statement Lips At NYFW

You can't be too bright or too bold


'90s Makeup Is Trending At NYFW But This Latest Version Has An Edgy Twist

You don't even need to be a makeup pro to pull it off.


NYFW Introduced A New Spin On TikTok's Clean Girl Aesthetic

Dewy, glowy skin FTW.

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I Got A $150 Foot Facial & It Cured My Cracked Heels Almost Instantly

Turns out, walking multiple miles in sandals is a bad idea.


Everything You Need To Know About Cherry Angiomas

What exactly are those little red dots anyway?


I Kissed My Split Ends Goodbye For Good With This $30 Hair Treatment

Everything you need to know about bond builders.


So, Do People Even Care About Body Hair Anymore?

Letting your fuzz flourish isn't as subversive as it once was.


Bacne Scars Were Ruining My Life & Wardrobe — Until I Tried This Treatment

I’m a 32-year-old with 18-year-old skin issues.


New To Vintage Shopping? Here’s What You Need To Know

Tips to help you *not* feel like you're cosplaying as a 1950s housewife.


This Cult-Favorite Perfume Sold Every 11 Seconds Last Year — And Now I Know Why

Ariana Grande, you win this round.


I'm 32 & Rediscovering My Personal Style

The pandemic and a bad breakup put me in a real sartorial funk.

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I Got Botox Injected Into My Jaw & It's Helped Me Sleep Better

Weird, I know, but hear me out...


Braids Are Back For NYFW F/W ‘22, But There’s A Twist

Plaits, please!


The Hottest Nail Color Trend For NYFW Is A Dramatic ‘90s Throwback

And there’s a shade for everyone.


This Cool Girl Eyeshadow Look From NYFW F/W '22 Is Seriously Dreamy

Time to refresh your palette collection.


According To NYFW, It’s Time To Revisit This ‘90s Hair Accessory

Embellishments for days.


Euphoria Eyeshadow Is Already Taking Over NYFW & It’s Major

Maddy Perez would be proud.