We love buying products online, but it comes with one caveat: You can't test drive them. So, in order to figure out whether a lipstick or shampoo is worth its salt, you scour the web trying to find the one that's right for you. And, while there are a bevy of places to get information, the most reliable source for honest beauty reviews is one that many pros and experts never saw coming: anonymous Internet commenters.
And, why not? They're real-life people who are giving real-life information. Even we are guilty of snooping the customer reviews sections to do research on products we haven't yet tried. These communities are treasure troves of down-and-dirty reviews about which beauty products actually work and what's just a waste of money.
With that in mind, we got in touch with five of your favorite retailers and asked them to tell us what products have the best ratings and reviews on their site at this very second. That's right: We're presenting you with the holy grail of shopping. And, to help you see why these products are so beloved, we've included some of the most informative customer reviews of these buys, straight from the comments section of those pages.