The Best Beauty Buys

The one-stop beauty shopping guide for products tested—and loved—by readers and Real Simple editors alike.

Pretty Practical

The Best Conditioner Brands From the Drugstore

A lot of products promise you gorgeously smooth hair, but many come at a price. These great finds, all under $10, can be picked up at your local drugstore or online.

The Best New Hair-Care Products

Our editors have combed the market for smart hair products that will make your life easier.

The Best Multipurpose Beauty Products

These MVPs tackle two (or more) things at once―so you don’t have to.

9 Top Mascaras

Magic wand or smoke and mirrors? The staff at Real Simple tried out more than 100 of the latest and greatest lash enhancers. These nine did the trick.

6 Smart Buys for Your Makeup Bag

Out of the thousands of makeup products on the market, these six items—from beauty balms to mascara—are guaranteed winners.

6 Drugstore Beauty Products Every Woman Should Own

The best beauty products in the aisles, handpicked by Los Angeles-based celebrity hairstylist and founder of OUAI Haircare and, Jen Atkin.

The Best Manicure Tools

After cutting, filing, buffing, and clipping with more than 50 different implements, testers deemed these five the handiest.



Skin Smart

The Best Shampoo Brands From the Drugstore

Get smooth, silky hair with these inexpensive finds, available at your local drugstore.

Trendy Nail Polish Colors for Spring 2014

From pretty pastels to mesmerizing metallics, spring’s latest lacquers will pretty up your digits.