The 4 Beauty Products Our Editors Loved This Week


Welcome to ELLE’s Empties, a weekly series where editors share the one beauty product that they are currently obsessed with in their rotation. This week, our editors share their must-have product for bold brows, sensitive skin, and staying hydrated on all levels.

“Danielle Prescod’s post about how much water she drinks made me realize that I am very thirsty. And while the half-gallon bottle she carries with encouraging sayings like “keep chugging!” is cute—I needed to be bullied into no longer being dehydrated. This water bottle takes competitive water drinking to the next level: sync it with your phone and it lights up and sends reminders to help you reach your daily goal. You can also add your friends and go head-to-head in hydration battles with them.” – Margaux Anbouba, Associate Beauty Editor

“As with most of my makeup tips, I got this from a teen on TikTok who randomly showed up on my FYP and declared it “THE way” that celebrities get their skin looking so good on the red carpet. I immediately added to cart. (Anybody have some snake oil for me to buy?) But! It works amazingly underneath my BareMinerals Complexion Rescue, giving my skin an even, dewy angel look while allowing it to breathe/not look cakey. Thank you, TikTok teen!” – Jessica Roy, Digital Director

“My skin is unbearably dry in the winter, and has the added hurdle of being incredibly sensitive, so a seven layer skincare routine is typically out of the question. The new skincare line from Winky Lux somehow managed to keep me both intensely hydrated and flare-up free, especially the Orchid Gelée Serum, Dream Gelée Moisturizer and Rose Moringa Facial Oil, all of which have light pleasant scents that don’t aggravate my skin. My skin feels plump and smooth (without breaking the bank) for the first time in years.” – Laura Sampedro, Deputy Managing Editor

“If brows are supposed to be sisters and not twins, consider mine *very* distant cousins. The hairs are wispy and grow in various different directions, including downward. Somehow, the Kosas Air Brow Tinted Clean Volumizing Eyebrow Gel in Dark Brown gave me Cara Delevigne-level arches: full, dark, and fluffy (and I don’t say that lightly). The lightweight gel formula is buildable and easy-to-maneuver–I use it to push my hairs in one consistent direction and shift them towards sparser areas. It dries down with a flexible hold and natural-looking color.” – Jesa Marie Calaor, Hearst Made Beauty Editor Read all about what the ELLE editors loved last week here.

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