I Tried Over 100 Beauty Products This Month—These 17 Are Coming With Me Memorial Day Weekend

May’s new launches are the real deal.

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On a normal month, I test roughly 50 products. My desk is a disaster zone of makeup, skincare, and fragrances at all times, and my at-home situation resembles that of Sephora’s storage closet. But this month I tested well over 100 beauty products. It’s been a swatching, skincare reviewing, fragrance spritzing marathon of a month, making me more prepared than ever for whatever Memorial Day Weekend throws at me.

Intense humidity? There’s a lightweight moisturizer for that. Going to the beach? SkinCeuticals’ new SPF will be in my beach bag. Flying somewhere? Olay’s new liquid-free cleansing patches are TSA-approved.

I have my squad of new May beauty launches assembled and at-the-ready, but the rest of the MC team has acquired some new favorite too. To hear about every item that got our attention, read ahead.

The Best May Beauty Launches

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Beauty Editor

Samantha Holender is the Beauty Editor at Marie Claire, where she reports on the best new launches, dives into the science behind skincare, and shares the breakdown on the latest and greatest trends in the beauty space. She's studied up on every ingredient you'll find on INCI list and is constantly in search of the world's glowiest makeup products. Prior to joining the team, she worked as Us Weekly’s Beauty and Style Editor, where she stayed on the pulse of pop culture and broke down celebrity beauty routines, hair transformations, and red carpet looks. Her words have also appeared on Popsugar, Makeup.com, Skincare.com, Delish.com, and Philadelphia Wedding. Samantha also serves as a board member for the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME). She first joined the organization in 2018, when she worked as an editorial intern at Food Network Magazine and Pioneer Woman Magazine. Samantha has a degree in Journalism and Mass Communications from The George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs. While at GWU, she was a founding member of the school’s HerCampus chapter and served as its President for four years. When she’s not deep in the beauty closet or swatching eyeshadows, you can find her obsessing over Real Housewives and all things Bravo. Keep up with her on Instagram @samholender.