The Best Beauty Duos
Watch these products work together for better, more beautiful results.
For Precise Brows: Pencil + Sealing Gel
These two standout shaping tools will help you achieve Scarlett O’Hara-worthy brow definition. Use this nonsmudging, water-resistant pencil to define arches and fill in sparse, overplucked areas; then sweep hairs in place with this nonsticky eyebrow gel to keep them neat all day.
Brow Tech Matte Pencil, $21; sephora.com
Control Freak Eyebrow Gel, $6; target.com
For Dramatic Lashes: Curler + Volumizing Mascara
You can accentuate the doe-eyed effect in the blink of an eye with a lash curler. Simply clamp and hold for five seconds. Maximize the look by applying two or three coats of a volumizing mascara to achieve long, full, and flirty lashes.
Life Changing Lashes Eyelash Curler, $22; charlottetilbury.com
Eye Opening Mascara, $30; sephora.com
For Full Lips: Exfoliator + Plumper
A plump-looking pout starts with a smooth, hydrated surface. Slather on Sara Happ’s sugar-based lip scrub that exfoliates, moisturizes, and repairs lips with rich jojoba and grape-seed oils. For a natural shine, add a glossy coat of this collagen-infused lip plumper.
The Lip Scrub in Sparkling Peach, $24; nordstrom.com
Dior Addict Lip Maximizer, $33; sephora.com
For Body and Bounce: Protective Spray + Curling Wand
Trade in your clamp-armed curling iron for a slimmer 1-inch barrel wand for a looser look. Prevent damage by using a protective spray each time you apply heat to your hair. This Birchbox-exclusive spray is packed with argan oil, which also quenches dryness and tames frizz.
For Maximum Volume: Thickening Spray + Round Brush
Start by spritzing damp hair with a thickening product. When hair is 80% dry, put your round brush to work by blow-drying sections in the opposite direction of how they naturally fall. Start at the crown where the lift factor is most important, and work your way down.
Full Potential Hair Preserving Booster Spray, $60; sephora.com
EcoTools Quick Volume Styler Brush, $9.99; drugstore.com
For Serious Luster: Nourishing Mask + Shine Spray
To restore damaged and dehydrated hair, start with a moisturizing treatment. We like Amika’s Triple Rx Mask with raw shea butter—the scent is divine. On the days that follow, spray your hair with Redken’s Diamond Oil High Shine Mist, which also works to revive the shine lost due to the dulling effects of dry shampoo.
Amika Triple Rx Mask in Sea Buckthorn Berry, $38; amazon.com
Redken Diamond Oil High Shine Airy Mist, $22; ulta.com
For An Acne-Free Complexion: Pore Cleanser + Spot Treatment
To prevent breakouts, work activated charcoal, which acts like a magnet for dirt and oil, into your cleansing routine. If you do encounter a blemish, apply a spot treatment like saw palmetto (which reduces acne-inducing hormones) and salicylic acid (which helps unclog pores).
Active Charcoal & Tea Tree Cleansing Pad, 3 for $8.99; puranaturalsproducts.com
Super Spot Remover Acne Treatment Gel, $16; origins.com
For Baby-soft Skin: Gentle Cleanser + Refreshing Mask
Incorporate a mild yet effective cleansing oil into your daily routine to lift dirt. Once a week, revitalize skin and minimize pores with a soothing mask that’s infused with natural cucumber extract, plant collagen, and vitamin E.
Oil Obsessed Total Cleansing Oil, $30; nordstrom.com
Cucumber Breeze Soothing Sheet Mask, $4.99; biorepublic.com
For Fewer Wrinkles: SPF + Retinol
Aging is best fought on two fronts: protecting against UV rays by day and refreshing skin by night. Amp up the sunblock in your daytime moisturizer with this lightweight SPF 50 formula. At bedtime, slather skin with a gentle cream that contains retinol to speed up cell turnover without irritating sensitive skin.
Healthy Defense Daily Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 50, $13.99; drugstore.com
RoC Retinol Correxion Sensitive Night Cream, $24.99; target.com