Maria Del Russo

Bio

Maria Del Russo is a commerce writer for Bustle Digital Group's lifestyle brands. She is also a contributing writer for The Zoe Report, having contributed to the site's Fashion Week content for the past three seasons. Maria is a freelance writer covering sex, relationships, beauty, and other lifestyle topics. Her writing has appeared in publications including Elle Magazine, Glamour, The Cut, The Washington Post, Glamour, InStyle, Gossamer, Man Repeller, Coveteur, Men's Health, Real Simple, and Playboy, where she also served as the magazine's Advisor for the spring 2019 issue. She has a weekly newsletter, called NSFW(ish), which is published by Meredith Publishing. Maria's first book, Simple Acts of Love, was published in 2019 by Adams Media, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. When she isn't writing, Maria loves traveling, cooking, rewatching The Sopranos with her boyfriend, and painting watercolors. She's also currently writing her second book, a memoir about love and layoffs. She lives in Brooklyn, by way of New Jersey.

'Love Is Blind' & 'The Bachelor' Make Us Unhealthily Obsessed With Marriage

By Maria Del Russo
For the past month, my Instagram Stories, Twitter, and Facebook feed have been flooded with one thing. Not opinions about the Democratic primary. Not reposted TikToks from people who look like they’re 14 years old. No — the people I follow on social…

The Best Wedges & Pillows To Make Sex More Comfortable — & They're All On Amazon

By Maria Del Russo
If you've finally given up the idea that sex pillows are just another unnecessary sex-cessory, congratulations! You're about to unlock a whole new world of sex positions. "Sex pillows provide easier, more satisfying sex," explains Annabelle Knight,…

6 Game-Changing Sex Toys You Can Ride — & They're All On Amazon

By Maria Del Russo
Ever find yourself masturbating with a typical handheld toy (or, you know, with your hand) and thought to yourself, "Man, it would be so much easier if I could just ride this thing?" Yeah — me too. But the idea of a sex toy you can ride was more…

The Best Tinted Moisturizers You Can Buy Under $20

By Maria Del Russo
In the beauty industry, there are a handful of tinted moisturizers that are almost unanimously considered the best (NARS' and Laura Mercier's formulas are the two that immediately come to mind). But these prestige tubes aren't exactly cheap,…

8 Of The Most Discreet Vibrators You Can Buy On Amazon

By Maria Del Russo
The word "discreet" means different things to different people — especially when you're talking about sex toys. For some folks, an oversized, penis-shaped toy is no big deal, so long as it's whisper quiet. Others like their toys shaped like lipstick…

3 Affordable Dupes For Too Faced's Better Than Sex Mascara

By Maria Del Russo
While there are dozens upon dozens of incredible beauty products on the market, only in rare cases do they achieve cult status. Usually when this happens, it's a chemical exfoliant or face mask that fans claim gives them the best skin of their life.…

These Are The Best Pro-Quality Makeup Brushes You Can Buy On Amazon

By Maria Del Russo
Makeup brushes are an essential part of any makeup kit. Whether you're filling in your brows, bronzing your cheeks, or applying eyeshadow, using the right brush makes all the difference. And as any pro knows, makeup brushes definitely aren't created…

From Lasers To Epilators, These Are The Best Hair Removal Devices On Amazon

By Maria Del Russo
If you choose to remove hair on your face and/or body, you're probably already aware of the many different methods of doing so: waxing, shaving, plucking, threading, lasering, et cetera. But we're well into the 21st century now, and you no longer…

These Blackhead-Removing Tools Allow You To Live Out Your Dr. Pimple Popper Fantasies

By Maria Del Russo
Doing your own extractions is one of the most widely debated topics in the beauty industry. While some dermatologists and aestheticians advise against it, others give at-home extracting the go-ahead as long as you're doing it in a safe and hygienic…

These Are The Best Conditioners For Dry Hair — & They All Share One Key Ingredient

By Maria Del Russo
Whether your hair is naturally dry, lacking shine, or damaged from a chemical treatment, there's an ingredient that can help it bounce back from the brink of total brittleness: argan oil. But since applying the oil in its pure form can leave your…

Fight Dry Hair & Frizz With These 5 Deeply-Moisturizing Hair Masks

By Maria Del Russo
If you have dry hair that's prone to frizz, you've probably done your fair share of experimenting with leave-in sprays and oil serums. But handling frizz isn't just about the styling products you use; it all starts with what you put on your hair…

3 No-Fuss Hair Removal Creams That *Actually* Work

By Maria Del Russo
If you're someone who typically removes the hair on your face or body — whether by shaving, waxing, or some other means of depilating — you shouldn't sleep on hair removal creams. Less high maintenance than shaving and much less painful than waxing,…

A Simple Guide To The Best Dildos For Beginners

By Maria Del Russo
If you're trying to figure out what you like when it comes to penetrative sex, experimenting with a dildo is a good place to start. But finding the best beginner dildos isn't as easy as picking up the first one you come across at your local sex toy…

Attention Beach Bums: This Summer, Have Safe Sun With These SPF-Infused Tanning Oils

By Maria Del Russo
It's a well-known fact by now that tanning is bad for you, and that you should apply SPF every time you step out of the house. But even so, I, like so many others, can't help but desire a little bronze glow when summer or vacation comes around.…

It's Official: These Are The 5 Best Vibrators For Women — & They're All On Amazon

By Maria Del Russo
Whether you're buying your first vibrator or looking to expand your existing collection, for plenty of women, the prospect of purchasing a new sex toy can be a daunting task. After all, there are so many options out there: different shapes,…

These Self-Tanners On Amazon Will Give You A Sun-Free Glow

By Maria Del Russo
While pale skin is never something you should be insecure amount, there are occasions when you might want a hint of glow on your legs. But some self-tanning products are better for certain areas than others, so if you're wondering what the best…

This Is The Easiest (& Most Enjoyable) Way To Do Your Kegel Exercises

By Maria Del Russo
If you're reading this article, you're probably already familiar with the benefits of kegel exercises. They primarily work to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles, which are responsible for keeping your organs in place. Not only can doing your kegel…

These Sex Toys Are Up To 60% Off For Amazon Prime Day ( Deals End Tonight)

By Maria Del Russo
Prime Day isn't just for stocking up on kitchen and beauty basics — although there are plenty of those deals to be had. Some of the best discounts on Prime Day are discounts on sex toys for you and your partner. From vibrators to lube, the tools to…

Protect Your Skin The Korean Way With These Game-Changing Sunscreens For Dry Skin

By Maria Del Russo
In the world of Korean beauty, the quest for hydrated, glowing skin never ends — and the skin-care products reflect that. From a very young age, Korean girls are taught to moisturize their skin daily and shield it from the sun, since this, of…

These Innovative Korean Lip Balms Will Put Your Basic Old Tube To Shame

By Maria Del Russo
The genius of Korean beauty isn't just limited to skin care — it applies to lip care, too. From overnight lip masks to two-tone tints and some adorably packaged balms, Korean lip care products put our basic old tubes of Chapstick to shame. Ahead,…