10 Editor-Loved Products from the Shape Beauty Lab Box

Shape Beauty Lab Box

Choosing your favorite beauty product is kind of like choosing a between pizza and tacos — they are both so good, how could you possibly pick a favorite? And with so many items on the market, figuring out which are truly worth buying can be a daunting task. But that's where the Shape Beauty Lab Box — a $560 value for less than $50! — comes in: This kit is stocked with a dozen full-sized products that have been tried and tested by Shape edit team. Ahead, find out which products have stolen editors' hearts — and will surely steal yours, too. That is, of course, as long you score the Shape Beauty Lab Box, stat.

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Shape Beauty Lab Box

If there's a buzzy beauty product you've seen trending on TikTok or YouTube lately, chances are, our editors have tried — and gushed about — it.

But not every perfectly-packaged eyeshadow palette or sweet-smelling serum that looks incredible on an influencer is going to work wonders for everyone. For the majority, sorting through several products to find the right fit is the reality of the game.

One cost-effective way to expedite that trial-and-error process? Getting your hands on the Shape Beauty Lab Box (Buy It, $46 + $6 shipping and handling, magazines.com), which contains 17 full-sized beauty products handpicked by our editorial staff. And, NBD or anything, but it's valued at over $560.

Here are some of our editors' favorite picks from the box. (

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Grande Cosmetics GrandeMASCARA Conditioning Peptide Mascara

Grande Cosmetics Mascara

"This Grande Cosmetics Conditioning Peptide Mascara (Buy It, $46, magazines.com) is one of my favorites; not only does it give my lashes enviable volume and length, but it also helps to reduce breakage thanks to peptides and natural waxes. The formula doesn't feel heavy or sticky like some mascaras, and stays light, fluttery, and smudge-free all day." —Hayley Mason, associate general manager

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Epionce Luminous Eye Serum


"The cool, smooth texture of the Epionce Luminous Eye Serum (Buy It, $46, magazines.com) felt soothing to my tired, puffy eyes that are also feeling sticky as of late thanks to seasonal allergies. I loved how hydrating the serum is as well — I'm always after solutions to quench my parched skin barrier. I'm ready to add this to my brightening toolbox for good." —Alyssa Sparacino, editorial director

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Total Glow Charcoal Sheet Mask for Detox & Brightening Sheet Mask

Total Glow Masks

"This charcoal sheet mask is my new favorite beauty tool. After spending 28 humid — but lovely!— hours in Austin and two flights with recycled air, my beat-up face was in need of a serious detox. Enter: The Total Glow Charcoal Face Sheet Mask (Buy It, $46, magazines.com), which addressed my tired, stressed-out skin practically overnight. It's perfect for people (such as me) who have a sensitive complexion because it's infused with a ton of soothing, anti-inflammatory compounds. After a single use, my skin was clean and brighter. It's also cleansing without being too drying. It's magic. I seriously can't wait to stock up come summer to help fight off any impurities that come with more days outside." —Marietta Alessi, social media director

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Nativa Spa Quinoa Firming Body Lotion

Nativa Spa

"As a beauty writer, I've tried plenty of body lotions, and yet, very few have a scent as captivating as the Nativa Spa Quinoa Firming Body Lotion (Buy It, $46, magazines.com). The floral aroma combines notes of peony and vanilla to create a warm and inviting smell that isn't overwhelmingly sweet. In addition to smelling good, it's also super moisturizing thanks to the quinoa oil, argan oil, and omega fatty acids in the formula, which help nourish the skin and improve firmness and elasticity. Another major plus? The creamy texture is very easy to blend and lightweight enough to quickly absorb into the skin without feeling too greasy or slimy. Applying this lotion has become my favorite part of my post-shower routine." Genesis Rivas, beauty and lifestyle writer

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Hawaiian Tropic Mineral Skin Nourishing Milk Spray SPF 30

Hawaiian Tropic Sunscreen

"Mineral sunscreens are notoriously difficult (or even impossible) to rub in — but that's not the case with the Hawaiian Tropic Mineral Skin Nourishing Milk Spray SPF 30 (Buy It, $46, magazines.com), which has a liquid-y 'milk' consistency that sinks in immediately rather than leaving a noticeable residue. It has a coconut scent that's more pleasant than that of a traditional sunscreen but still evocative of tropical vacations. Finally, I love that the sunscreen comes in a compact, non-aerosol spray bottle, so I can easily tote it around for touch-ups throughout the day." —Renee Cherry, staff writer

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Swash Free & Clear Laundry Detergent

Swash Laundry Detergent

"My skin has become particularly sensitive in recent years, which not only affects my skin-care routine — it means I have to change the way I care for my clothing, too. The Swash Free & Clear Laundry Detergent (Buy It, $46, magazines.com) leaves both my clothes and skin feeling soft, sans any irritation (especially from my skintight workout gear!). Plus, I've had my Swash detergent bottle for what seems like forever — a little goes a long, long way!" —Julia Sullivan, sponsored content editor

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Hero Cosmetics Force Sheild's Superlight Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30

Hero Cosmetics

"When it claims to be light

Hero Cosmetics Force Shield Superlight Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30 (Buy It, $46, magazines.com) doesn't just claim to be lightweight — it really is IRL. Just minutes after applying the product to my face, it felt as if nothing is on. With other sunscreens, I usually have to wait a while for my skin to absorb the product, but this one instantly gave me a soft, barely-there finish. As a woman with a darker skin tone, the green tint left me a bit skeptical at first, but once you finish rubbing it in, it disappears and does not leave a cast." —Akeesha Williams, social media coordinator

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Schick Hydro Silk Dermaplaning Wand

Schick Dermaplaning Wand

"I've been at-home dermaplaning for a couple years now, but I'll never go back to plastic razors after trying the Schick Hydro Silk Dermaplaning Wand (Buy It, $46, magazines.com). ICYDK, dermaplaning gently removes peach fuzz and dead skin which helps skin care products absorb better and makeup go on smoother. I love that the Schick wand comes with a metal handle; the weight of it made me feel more in control and kept me from putting too much pressure on the exfoliating edge. I'm also happy to report the tool didn't irritate my sensitive skin at all. Bottom line: It's what my skin-care routine has been missing. (Oh and after more than two years of dermaplaning, no, my hair has not grown back thicker!)"—Riley Dunbar, audience retention manager

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Obagi Clinical Environmental Defense Radiance Boosting Serum

Obagi Radiance Defence

"Last winter was pretty brutal and made my skin dry and lackluster. Enter: the Obagi Clinical Environmental Defense Radiance Boosting Serum (Buy It, $46, magazines.com) to save the day. 'Radiance' isn't just a buzzword here — after one use, I noticed an instant glow. Plus, it's packed with antioxidants to protect my skin barrier. It's definitely a serum that I'll be using year-round." —Williams

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TatBrow Ultra Hold Brow Gel

Tati Brow

"Not to brag, but I've been doing the skimamilism trend long before Pinterest made it a thing. That's because I have no idea how to put on makeup — I'm always rushing and I love natural looks. I recently had the chance to try the TatBrow Ultra Hold Brow Gel (Buy It, $46, magazines.com) and have become obsessed with how it shapes my brows and hydrates them! The application tool is similar to a mascara brush and the formula is lightweight and long-lasting (12+ hours), which takes me from Zoom meetings to errands and the occasional outing. I actually have fun brushing my brows up in the a.m. and feel like it's just that extra touch to make me feel put together." —Alessi

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