Editors favourite magnificence & grooming merchandise

Shopping for magnificence merchandise generally is a gamble, and that’s why the Underscored workforce assessments tons of of them annually. Alongside the best way, we’ve discovered loads of merchandise — from viral hair therapies to the very best magnificence instruments to celebrity-approved skincare and make-up — that stand above the […]

Shopping for magnificence merchandise generally is a gamble, and that’s why the Underscored workforce assessments tons of of them annually. Alongside the best way, we’ve discovered loads of merchandise — from viral hair therapies to the very best magnificence instruments to celebrity-approved skincare and make-up — that stand above the remainder and have grow to be our all-time favorites.

Forward, uncover 50 merchandise which have made an influence in our skincare, make-up, hair care and grooming routines.

Kiehl’s Extremely Facial Cream

From $16.50 at Kiehl’s or from $22 at Sephora

Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream

I’ve been utilizing this moisturizer on and off since I used to be 14 years outdated (that’s over 10 years now), and it’s the one I at all times return to for my nighttime routine. It’s the proper medium-weight moisturizer that’s mild sufficient for summertime skincare, however wealthy sufficient to maintain me hydrated in the course of the winter. My pores and skin actually drinks within the squalane and glycerin, which helps maintain it plump and hydrated. — Sophie Shaw, affiliate magnificence editor

Zit Sticka Megashade Breakout-Proof SPF 50 Serum

I began utilizing this in June of 2021, and I known as it one in every of my favourite new merchandise at the moment. I’ve remained a fan all 12 months lengthy, and that is nonetheless my go-to face SPF. I like the serum texture and the simple dropper applicator, and the truth that it absorbs rapidly and simply onto my face, and I’m impressed with the best way it layers completely with different skincare or make-up. I make certain to make use of at the very least two coats to get the complete SPF 50 impact, and regardless of how a lot I appear to make use of, it tends to soak up simply and depart my pores and skin trying barely dewy. — Haley Saltzman, head of social

Harry’s Freshening Face Toner

I actually like Harry’s line of males’s facial care merchandise, however my favourite has received to be this face toner. After utilizing your favourite face wash, simply splash a couple of drops of this onto your face and also you’ll really feel extra refreshed and hydrated. I particularly like this toner as a result of it’s solely $8, which makes it a small funding to actually improve your skincare routine. — Kai Burkhardt, affiliate editor

$65 at Tata Harper and Sephora

Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask

That is the kind of product that I deal with like gold, as a result of it truly is skincare magic. I scoop out tiny scoops of this masks and apply absolutely the thinnest layer to my face, all in an effort to make the jar final so long as potential. If you’re in search of a masks to make your total face look youthful, tighter, glowier, brighter and customarily simply all-around higher, that is that masks. I exploit it earlier than any occasion and it’s light sufficient that it received’t trigger irritation, however efficient sufficient that it seems to be such as you simply received a facial with out truly having to spend the cash. — Haley Saltzman, head of social

Dr. Barbara Sturm Hyaluronic Serum

This hyaluronic acid serum is a skincare funding for positive, nevertheless it’s one which I’ve fortunately restocked due to its capacity to hydrate the pores and skin. Dehydration results in wrinkles, and this serum accommodates a mixture of excessive and low molecularly weighted hyaluronic acid so it’s absorbed into the deeper layers of the pores and skin. It additionally performs effectively with different skincare, so once I’m testing extra reactive merchandise, like retinoids or vitamin C, I can proceed utilizing this and getting its moisture-boosting advantages. — Sophie Shaw, affiliate magnificence editor

Vita Liberata Fabulous Gradual Tanning Lotion

As a Florida native, I’ve spent greater than sufficient time within the solar. Now that I’m older and wiser and conscious of the dangerous results of the solar, I like a superb pretend tan. I’ve many favorites however proper now, I’m in love with the Vita Liberata gradual lotion. It’s not pungent or streaky and is tremendous simple to make use of. — Lindsey Smith, affiliate editor

The Skinny Confidential The Hot Mess Ice Roller

There is no such thing as a magnificence routine with out an ice curler, particularly being the puffy-face-prone individual I’m! I completely use this cult-favorite sizzling pink, all-aluminum curler from one in every of my favourite manufacturers, The Skinny Confidential. It’s so good that I even ditched what was my holy grail ice curler from Amazon! Not solely is it a complete vibe, nevertheless it actually does work to depuff, tighten and contour my face. — Stephanie Griffin, senior digital content material strategist

Sahajan Nourish Creme Riche

Sahajan’s moisturizer is the product I want extra individuals have been speaking about. I am going by way of spurts of zits at any time when it will get too muggy outdoors (which is principally proper now in New York Metropolis) and one product I do know will at all times assist calm my pores and skin down is that this moisturizer. I’ve used it on and off for about 4 years now and have seen a real distinction in my pores and skin’s texture at any time when I begin to use it constantly. That is actually all I’ve to placed on as a base earlier than concealer and it leaves my pores and skin glowy and so extremely moisturized. I don’t even must put on basis! I had a patch of psoriasis on my face earlier this 12 months and this cleared it up in actually 24 hours. It’s unimaginable. — Rachel Lubitz, senior way of life editor

Summer season Fridays Summer season Silk Nourishing Physique Lotion

Summer Fridays Body Lotion

As soon as I began utilizing this lotion I by no means checked out one other physique lotion once more. Merely put, the scent is the very best factor I’ve ever smelled. It’s mild and refined, however with a vanilla/almond scent, and it immediately makes me really feel like I’m on trip. The lotion itself is deeply moisturizing (and it’s so good that I exploit it all through the winter), nevertheless it absorbs rapidly and simply into my pores and skin. My pores and skin can generally be actually dry, however since I’ve been utilizing this physique lotion, I’ve observed that it feels comfortable and hydrated all day lengthy. — Haley Saltzman, head of social

Goshi Exfoliating Towel

I completely adore the Goshi Exfoliating Bathe Towel. It lathers up simply in addition to any loofah, however its size makes washing your again and different hard-to-reach locations a breeze. Plus, its cloth is specifically woven to exfoliate your pores and skin whilst you scrub, which may actually take your bathe to the following degree. I exploit it each time I bathe and really feel a lot cleaner than once I use a loofah or regular towel. — Kai Burkhardt, affiliate editor

Sunday Riley Pink Drink

This may seem like a typical face mist that does nothing greater than refresh, nevertheless it’s a lot greater than that. I spritz it on morning and evening, and I’ve observed such an enchancment in my general pores and skin tone since I began utilizing it. The mist comes out in a single good, even layer and the product dries rapidly on the pores and skin. It’s meant to assist battle untimely ageing, and I’ve observed that my pores and skin seems to be brighter and barely extra even (making the high quality strains much less noticeable). Since I’ve began utilizing this product, I’ve had a number of individuals inform me that my pores and skin seems to be superb or that I look youthful, so I’ll take that as a win. — Haley Saltzman, head of social

Necessaire The Physique Lotion

$25 at Nordstrom and Sephora

Necessaire The Body Lotion

I wrestle with dry pores and skin and psoriasis, and so I at all times attempt to search for nourishing lotions that don’t really feel too goopy and in addition are unscented because of my more-sensitive pores and skin. This one is absolute perfection. I’ve used it for greater than three years now constantly and have felt a distinction in how easy and agency my pores and skin is. I additionally love how rapidly it dries after the bathe. — Rachel Lubitz, senior way of life editor

Wander Magnificence Baggage Declare Eye Masks

$26 at Wander Magnificence

Wander Beauty Baggage Claim Eye Masks

For those who repeatedly learn CNN Underscored’s editors’ picks items, you’ve most likely seen me rave about these gold foil eye masks earlier than. I religiously use them on the aircraft, once I’m training self-care on a Sunday and earlier than I apply my make-up for an evening out. They’re actually simply as fairly as they’re efficient; after use, my under-eyes look visibly brightened, hydrated, de-puffed and any lingering high quality strains are magically gone. Belief me, when you strive them, you’ll by no means ever return! — Stephanie Griffin, senior digital content material strategist

RevitaLash Advanced Eyelash Conditioner

I get so many compliments on the size of my eyelashes (bizarre, I do know!) due to this product. I’ve used it on and off for years, and it genuinely gives dramatic outcomes. With common use, I discover an enormous distinction in my lash size. I don’t discover any unusual unwanted side effects, and it’s far simpler (and much much less time-consuming) than lash extensions. One small tube lasts for months, so although it’s expensive, you don’t want to purchase a brand new one for a very long time. — Haley Saltzman, head of social

Nuxe Paris Huile Prodigieuse

Slathering on physique lotion within the sizzling summer season months can really feel completely disgusting generally. So, I’m going to allow you to in on my best-kept magnificence secret: dry physique oil. It seems like an oxymoron however imagine me, it’s the very best. The French model Nuxe is my holy grail. It absorbs rapidly into the pores and skin and the scent is heavenly. For those who’re going to splurge on something, let it’s this. — Lindsey Smith, affiliate editor

Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare DRx SpectraLite Faceware Pro

I’ve legitimately tried each single skincare software and gadget that claims to decrease and stop breakouts, however this one is by far the best and my favourite of all of them! The gadget, which is expensive however value it, options three settings — blue mild to focus on zits, crimson mild to focus on wrinkles or a mixture of each — and also you solely want to make use of it for simply three minutes every evening on recent, clear pores and skin to see outcomes. Over time, I’ve skilled fewer breakouts and general a more-even pores and skin tone, which is why this gadget has earned a everlasting spot in my coveted evening skincare ritual. — Stephanie Griffin, senior digital content material strategist

Starface Hydro-Stars

Not solely do these star-shaped pimple patches carry me pleasure, however in addition they assist me handle breakouts. The hydrocolloid stickers take in the gunk within pimples, serving to cut back their measurement and redness inside hours. I additionally love that they arrive with a refillable yellow compact that’s cute and handy. — Sophie Shaw, affiliate magnificence editor

Goldfaden MD Bright Eyes

I don’t even know the way this product wound up in my drugs cupboard, to be trustworthy, however I’m so glad it did. I’ve under-eye circles which can be each puffy and darkish within the morning, and this product targets each of these points like no different product will. I exploit this along side a couple of different merchandise, however I’ve discovered that, once I get up with notably puffy eyes, this cream does the trick. I discover nearly rapid outcomes, and my undereyes are left tighter and brighter after every use. — Haley Saltzman, head of social

Eminence Stone Crop Hydrating Mist

My esthetician first launched me to this ultra-refreshing, hydrating mist and since then, I haven’t been in a position to dwell with out it being part of my skincare routine. I like that it’s formulated with clear elements and at all times leaves my pores and skin trying plump and even-toned. To not point out, it smells completely superb! I will probably be spritzing this throughout my face at the very least a couple of occasions a day this summer season. — Stephanie Griffin, senior digital content material strategist

Kimiko Master Your Brows Set

If you understand me, you understand that I refuse to go away the home with out doing my brows, and this pencil and gel duo are the forehead merchandise I attain for every time. The espresso coloration pairs completely with my soiled blonde hair and every high quality stroke may truly go as actual forehead hair. The gel retains my brows in place for hours (it even stays on once I sweat or swim), nevertheless it additionally provides me that laminated look the web loves proper now. Better of all, it’s formulated with a number of peptides and plant extracts to assist nourish and strengthen my forehead hairs directly. I’ve seen severe forehead progress since utilizing this gel and I’ll by no means use every other forehead merchandise once more! — Stephanie Griffin, senior digital content material strategist

Pat McGrath Mothership V: Bronze Seduction

$128 at Pat McGrath and Sephora

Pat McGrath Mothership V: Bronze Seduction

At any time when I’m in want of a enjoyable eyeshadow, this palette is what I attain for. I’ve had it for greater than two years now and regardless of heavy use it nonetheless principally seems to be model new. The bronzes are simply beautiful, and the extra pearlescent shades are so enjoyable for an evening out. The pink and browns combined collectively are unbelievable for fall shades, too. It’s a splurge for positive, however one thing you may have for a really very long time earlier than making a dent. — Rachel Lubitz, senior way of life editor

Stila Stay All Day Liquid Eyeliner

This liquid eyeliner has been in my make-up rotation for at the very least seven years. It’s exact and straightforward to make use of, dries matte and lasts all day and evening. I’ve tried loads of different liquid eyeliners, however that is by far my favourite for doing cat eye flicks and winged liner. Plus, it comes off simply with a cleaning balm or oil-based cleanser. — Sophie Shaw, affiliate magnificence editor

Tower 28 Beach Please Lip + Cheek Cream Blush

I’ve been obsessive about Tower 28 ever since I attempted their cult-favorite illuminating bronzer, so it makes good sense that I can’t get sufficient of their lip and cream blush, which I exploit within the shade Pleased Hour. Although it’s a multi-purpose product, I completely place it on and round my cheekbones and it leaves them trying further illuminated and sun-kissed, like I simply spent the entire day on the seaside. I’ve tried a TON of cream blushes, however this one is my absolute favourite. — Stephanie Griffin, senior digital content material strategist

$26 at Saie and Sephora

Saie Hydrabeam Concealer

As a result of I’ve drier pores and skin round my eyes I’m at all times looking out for a concealer that helps moisturize my pores and skin, all whereas successfully protecting up my darkish circles. This one, which I’ve been utilizing for the previous few months now, has been a game-changer. Really the very best concealer I’ve tried — whether or not I’m specializing in my undereyes or protecting up a couple of pimples — I’ve instructed everybody I do know to go purchase this instantly. — Rachel Lubitz, senior way of life editor

Joey Healy Brow Architect Stylo

Joey Healy is the king of brows, and his forehead architect stylo makes it really easy to get the proper, full forehead with out trying such as you caked on an excessive amount of make-up. I’ve been utilizing this forehead pencil for over a 12 months, and it has lasted that total time. The pencil itself is thick sufficient to make utility fast and straightforward, and I like that I by no means should sharpen this pencil as a result of I’m extraordinarily lazy. — Haley Saltzman, head of social

$56 at Kilian and Saks Fifth Avenue

Kilian Le Rouge Parfum Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick

That is the longest-lasting lipstick that I’ve ever tried. It stays on by way of ingesting, consuming and, sure, even kissing. It seems to be and feels velvety, nevertheless it doesn’t switch, and the pointed applicator makes it simple to be exact. Whereas many matte liquid lipsticks are drying, this one is completely snug so long as you apply some lip balm a couple of minutes earlier than swiping on the lipstick. I like the true crimson of the Prohibited Rouge shade, and the Rose Cruelle is one other nice possibility for extra of a mauve-berry look. — Sophie Shaw, affiliate magnificence editor

$34 at Charlotte Tilbury and Sephora

Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Pillow Talk

Ah sure, the cult-favorite lipstick to finish all cult-favorite lipsticks. However actually, Pillow Discuss is so good. It’s the proper mixture of mauve and lightweight pink, and is a very common shade for thus many alternative pores and skin tones. It’s that my-lips-but-better coloration that I really feel like so many people are at all times after. I already know I’ll be shopping for a number of tubes of this all through my lifetime. — Rachel Lubitz, senior way of life editor

BareMinerals Gen Nude Under Over Lip Liner

The BareMinerals Gen Nude Below Over Lip Liner is hands-down my favourite lip product in the mean time. My go-to shades are On Level and Borderline. The colour stays on for hours, even after consuming and ingesting. For those who’ve been dying to check out the TikTok well-known “Fitness center Lips” development, these are a must have to good the look. — Lindsey Smith, affiliate editor

Merit Brow 1980 Volumizing Pomade

I’ve talked about how a lot I like Advantage’s merchandise (specifically the Flush Balm) earlier than, and its forehead pomade is simply as rave-worthy. With the proper little spoolie brush that will get simply the correct amount of product on each time, and glossy gold packaging that feels costly, I get a little bit thrill each time I attain for the tube. You possibly can construct the components in your brows as effectively, and I truthfully haven’t skilled a single smudge or messy gloop of product but. — Rachel Lubitz, senior way of life editor

Beautycounter Beyond Gloss

I’m choosy about lip merchandise — normally choosing none in any respect — however this product satisfied me to start out sporting lip gloss extra typically. It accommodates jojoba seed oil and vitamin E, so it actually does really feel prefer it situations the lips, and it doesn’t really feel sticky or goopy within the slightest. — Sophie Shaw, affiliate magnificence editor

Charlotte Tilbury Magnificence Gentle Wand

$40 at Charlotte Tilbury and Sephora

Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Light Wand

I first found this highlighter wand on TikTok, and I can verify it’s completely definitely worth the hype — and the wait. (I used to be actually on the waitlist for six months earlier than I lastly received my arms on one.) I apply the product to my cheekbones and on the tip of my nostril utilizing the sponge-tipped wand, and the rose gold components immediately blends into my make-up (which consists of largely Charlotte Tilbury merchandise), leaving me with an illuminated, glowy look that’s good for summer season. — Stephanie Griffin, senior digital content material strategist

Odele Air Dry Styler

I’ve been utilizing this product because it first got here out, and I don’t even wish to bear in mind what my hair used to seem like with out it. I air dry my hair day by day, so this product is a good first step (even when I wind up styling my hair after letting it air dry). I apply it after hair serum, and it provides a light-weight layer of maintain, management and shine with out being noticeably heavy or weighing my hair down. I’ve high quality, wavy hair and this product has allowed me to embrace its pure texture. I additionally love how reasonably priced it’s — as quickly as I end a bottle, I attain for a brand new one. — Haley Saltzman, head of social

$46 at Oribe and Amazon

$48 at Oribe and Amazon

Oribe Bright Blonde Shampoo and Conditioner

As soon as I began incorporating this purple shampoo and conditioner into my hair care routine, my coloured strands have by no means seemed higher, brighter or blonder. I exploit it each different few washes to revive my uninteresting hair in between my coloration appointments and the bottles have lasted me for what looks like eternally. The outcomes, together with the exceptional scent, are salon-worthy. — Stephanie Griffin, senior digital content material strategist

$27 at Ceremonia and Revolve

Ceremonia Pequi Curl Activator

Ceremonia has grow to be my absolute favourite hair care model, and I can’t cease raving concerning the model’s curl activator specifically. I put on my naturally wavy hair air dried most days, and I exploit this curl activator after the Odele Air Dry Styler for the very best outcomes. A little bit product goes a good distance, and I like the way it provides maintain to my waves with none stiffness or unusual texture. — Haley Saltzman, head of social

Overtone Ginger Healthy Color Duo

Hair coloration maintenance can value a ton and I used to be cringing on the tons of of {dollars} I used to be spending each few weeks when my orange hair was beginning to fade. To avoid wasting money, I began utilizing Overtone hair coloration between visits. You don’t want any earlier expertise to make use of the merchandise and the colour outcomes are superb. You additionally get a ton of product in every container and $47 is a a lot simpler value to pay for repeat use. — Lindsey Smith, affiliate editor

$49 at Oribe and Amazon

Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray

I’ve included so many hair merchandise right here as a result of I genuinely use about 5 to 6 merchandise on my hair once I let it air dry every day. This texturizing spray gives a superb quantity of maintain on my skinny, high quality hair, nevertheless it doesn’t add any stiffness or pointless weight. It provides me the very best quantity and texture potential, plus it provides an exquisite scent. I exploit this as the ultimate step when styling my hair, whether or not I’m air drying it, blow drying it or curling it, and it gives the crowning glory to maintain my hair trying nice all day (or all evening) lengthy. I do use quite a lot of this product every time I apply it as a result of I like it a lot — I are likely to refill on these bottles throughout Prime Day. — Haley Saltzman, head of social

R+Co Moon Touchdown Anti-Humidity Spray

$33 at R+Co and Amazon

R+Co Moon Landing Anti-Humidity Spray

Humidity is the worst for a lot of causes. For those who’re like me and your hair frizzes on the slightest little bit of moisture, it is advisable check out R+Co’s Moon Touchdown Anti-Humidity spray. Use it as the ultimate step in your hair routine to tame frizz and repel humidity. If you will get previous the sticker shock, I promise you’ll be in for a deal with. — Lindsey Smith, affiliate editor

K18 Hair Mask

I’ve been utilizing this product since I dyed my hair lighter a couple of months in the past, and it’s a brand new favourite. I’ve discovered that a little bit product goes a good distance, and now that I understand how to correctly apply it (enable it to sit down for 4 minutes with out combing or styling!), I actually see outcomes. Any time my hair is trying dry, brittle or parched, I apply this after shampooing (however with out conditioning!) and I discover that my hair appears more healthy and softer. — Haley Saltzman, head of social

Olaplex No. 7 Bonding Oil

Olaplex talks a giant recreation on the earth of premium hair care, providing an entire 9-product system designed to restore your locks and maintain them trying wholesome. I exploit their shampoo and conditioner, plus this hair oil when my hair is damp out of the bathe. It’s actually made a distinction within the shine of my hair after air drying, holding my waves comfortable with out frizz, stringy-ness or oily residue. The oil additionally reduces the time it takes to blow dry my hair, minimizing warmth harm. This oil is on the costly aspect, however I feel it’s value it — a little bit bit goes a good distance. Caroline Curran, affiliate editor

$18 at Ceremonia and Credo

Ceremonia Guava Rescue Spray

That is one other product that has vastly improved the appear and feel of my hair general, and I genuinely suppose my hair seems to be wholesome regardless of the truth that I simply lightened it. I exploit this spray earlier than warmth styling, and infrequently once I air dry too, just because it provides a pleasant shine and the scent is superb. — Haley Saltzman, head of social

Bevel Safety Razor

I like the simplicity of this security razor from Bevel. With just one blade, I can get a easy, light shave with none razor bumps. I additionally love the truth that its refill blades are grime low cost, particularly in comparison with the usual multi-blade packs you’re most likely shopping for now. And, since each part is made out of stainless-steel, this razor means I’m reducing down on my single-use plastic too! — Kai Burkhardt, affiliate editor

Billie Razor and Whipped Shave Cream

My grooming routine merely isn’t full with out Billie. I’ve been utilizing each their razor and shaving cream for years, and it leaves my legs and underarms feeling smoother and searching shinier than ever earlier than, minus the irritation many different razors trigger! Want I say extra?! — Stephanie Griffin, senior digital content material strategist

OPI Nail Lacquer in Coca-Cola Red

My nails are my wearable artwork and I like making an attempt out new colours and designs every week. Pinks, reds and yellows are my go-to summer season colours, which is why OPI’s Coca-Cola Pink has grow to be one in every of my favorites. The colour is vibrant for summer season and the polish stays shiny with simply two coats. — Katelyn Gendron, search engine marketing supervisor

Sally Hansen Instant Cuticle Remover

My nails are at the moment of their primary character section after too many months of neglect. Since I’m not a nail salon individual, I’ve been making an attempt to present my nails some much-needed TLC at dwelling. The Sally Hansen Instantaneous Cuticle Remover is a game-changer. It additionally works fantastically in your toes. — Lindsey Smith, affiliate editor

Seche Clear and Seche Vite Base and High Coat

$9.66 at Amazon

Seche Clear and Seche Vite Base and Top Coat

There isn’t one other base or prime coat that competes with Seche Clear and Seche Vite. The highest coat particularly helps lengthen my at-home manicures. It takes about 5 minutes to dry my nails, and as soon as they’re fully dry, they keep shiny and chip-free for at the very least every week. — Sophie Shaw, affiliate magnificence editor

Sally Hansen Vitamin E Nail and Cuticle Oil

Sally Hansen Vitamin E Nail and Cuticle Oil

My cuticles are at all times cracking and Sally Hansen’s cuticle oil is the one one which retains my cuticles comfortable and wholesome. I’ve tried many cuticle oils, lots of which have some kind of scent infused within the oil that irritates my delicate pores and skin, however this product is mild and applies easy with out irritating my arms. — Katelyn Gendron, search engine marketing supervisor

Chillhouse Chill Tips

I began making an attempt press-ons in the course of the pandemic, and I’ve caught with them! The Chillhouse Chill Ideas are by far my favourite due to the superb designs and the sturdiness. The nails are likely to final at the very least two weeks, and I’m tough on my arms, in order that they’re far more cost-effective than manicures. They’re tremendous simple to use, and so they are available in so many enjoyable colours and designs. — Haley Saltzman, head of social

Maison Francis Kurkdjian Gentle Fluidity Silver Eau de Parfum

Whereas I completely get the enchantment of Maison Francis Kurkdjian’s Baccarat Rouge 540, I’m extra a fan of this recent and clear scent from the model. Made deliberately as a genderless perfume, it’s grow to be my day by day fragrance of selection. It has notes of juniper berries, coriander and vanilla which can be vibrant and crisp. — Sophie Shaw, affiliate magnificence editor

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