Caroline Goldstein


Caroline is a beauty writer for Bustle Digital Group’s commerce vertical and a former Books Fellow at Bustle. Caroline received her MFA in Fiction from NYU, where she taught creative writing to undergraduates and wrote her first novel. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in English and American Literature from NYU. Her freelance writing has appeared in HelloGiggles, Refinery29, and Men's Health, among other publications. When not stockpiling liquid liner and researching clean skin care products, you can find Caroline buying more books than she will ever read, working on her second novel, and playing with her sister’s puppy. A loyal East Villager, you will rarely find her above 14th Street.

From Highlighters To Lip Stains, Here's The Best Korean Makeup You Buy On Amazon

By Caroline Goldstein
I wouldn’t dare challenge your familiarity with Korean skin care products (and if you don’t have a sheet mask, an essence, or a BB cream in your stash, where ya been!?). Korean makeup, however, is a story less often told in the West. But there’s…

5 Frizz-Fighting Serums For Smoother, Shinier, Delicious-Smelling Hair

By Caroline Goldstein
A pump of smoothing hair serum can definitely help you achieve silky, frizz-free hair, if that's a priority for you. But the best serums for frizzy hair don’t need to be used solely for taming flyaways. And even if you don’t have frizz-prone hair,…

The 10 Best Leave-In Conditioners For Every Hair Type & Budget

By Caroline Goldstein
To take a cue from the Backstreet Boys, I don’t care who you are, where you’re from, or what you did to your hair — you can probably benefit from a leave-in conditioner. In addition to melting through knots, these multitasking products do pretty…

These Decadent, Non-Sticky Lip Oils Combine The Best Of A Balm & A Gloss

By Caroline Goldstein
Lip oils are exactly what they sound like they are: They’re oils, but for your lips. But to get a little more granular about it, lip oils combine the shine and tint of a gloss (think less stick, more slip) with the moisture-sealing properties of a…

5 Innovative Korean Primers That Will Revolutionize Your Makeup Routine

By Caroline Goldstein
At this juncture in history, I think beauty consumers are well aware of the magic of Korean makeup and skin care products. But the Korean beauty products that tend to get the most buzz are those that err on the unusual or uber-innovative side (see:…

A Guide To Choosing The Right Primer When You Have Combination Skin

By Caroline Goldstein
If you're reading this, you probably already know that primers deserve a place in your everyday makeup routine. Finding one that works for combination skin isn't as hard as you might think — it just requires a bit of research. Or, you can simply…

These Pore-Filling Primers Work Miracles On Oily, Congested Skin

By Caroline Goldstein
Despite what beauty market might imply, there’s no way to permanently shrink the size of your pores, but there are ways to minimize their appearance while quelling shine. For an immediate solution, applying a light layer of one of the best…

The Best Hair Masks You Can Buy For Under $10 — & They're All On Amazon

By Caroline Goldstein
If you have hair, you could probably benefit from using a hair mask every once in a while. And since the best drugstore hair masks cost less than $10 — and work their magic within minutes — you have no excuse to wait until your next cut or color…