Allure, the first and only magazine devoted to beauty, is an insider's guide to a woman's total image. Allure investigates and celebrates beauty and fashion with objectivity and candor, and places appearance in a larger cultural context.
Introducing Our First-Ever Readers’ Council • WE TAPPED FIVE INDUSTRY EXPERTS (AND ALLURE READERS!) TO HELP CELEBRATE OUR ANNUAL READERS’ CHOICE AWARDS. YOU’LL FIND THEM DROPPING KNOWLEDGE—AND INSPIRATION—THROUGHOUT THIS ISSUE.
taking requests • I ASKED AND INSTAGRAM ANSWERED. BY POPULAR DEMAND, HERE ARE THE EIGHT TOP PRODUCT CATEGORIES YOU WANTED ME TO COVER ON THIS PAGE.
going the distance • A tiny wand dipped in iron oxide and raised to eye level shimmies onto lashes, coating each in jet black. They begin to enunciate. They get longer. The simple act of applying mascara opens up the eyes, makeup artists say, and freshens up the face. And you might agree: Allure’s readers told us that nothing makes them feel more confident than long, luscious lashes. But what about the longest, luscious-est lashes? Sadly, they’re hardly found in nature. So keep reading for the next best thing.
color play • Excuse your black eyeliner and neutral nail polishes from their regular duties and make way for a splash of color. You told us you were eager to try these three lively trends, so we took the liberty of pinging two of your (and our) favorite pros to get you started.
EDITORS’ FAVORITES • YOU TOLD US THE BRANDS, TRENDS, AND INGREDIENTS YOU’RE MOST EXCITED ABOUT. WE MADE YOUR SUMMER SHOPPING LIST.
inspector gadget • Inquiring minds (you!) want to know about the buzziest (and brightest and prickliest) treatments. By Paige Stables
SWIPED, SEALED, DELIVERED
10 minutes on the clock…go! • You told us that you spend 10 to 20 minutes getting ready (speedy!) and that you love makeup artist Katie Jane Hughes (above). So, we asked Hughes to create a favorite summery makeup look that’s as efficient as it is flattering. Behold her romantic (and monochromatic) pink creation that you can copy in 10 minutes or less.
readers’ choice awards • While many things were out of our control last year, we were also reminded of the power of each vote. And this year you have done your civic beauty duty by choosing 64 products that help make your world a brighter (and shinier and softer) place. By Liana Schaffner
YOUR FAVE NEW BRAND
readers’ choice: clean • Natural, green, clean…There are so many buzzwords in the beauty aisle it can feel like you’re one step away from getting stung. But rest assured, all these products meet the Allure Clean Standard* — no B.S. By Liana Schaffner
readers’ choice: breakthroughs • You voted on the most revolutionary new beauty products—and we learned that it took hundreds of rounds of trial and error to reach perfection. “Spectacular failure” is no insult when it leads to four of the most exciting launches of the year.
ASK THE BEAUTY EXPERT • THIS MONTH, WE’RE TURNING IT OVER TO THREE BRILLIANT PROS WHO HAVE ALL THE ANSWERS TO YOUR TOP QUESTIONS FROM OUR READERS’ CHOICE SURVEY.
anthony ramos • THE HAMILTON ALUM DOESN’T KNOW MUCH ABOUT SKIN CARE, BUT HE REMEMBERS THE NAME OF EVERYONE WHOSE SALON CHAIR HE’S SAT IN. NOW, AFTER A NETFLIX SERIES AND A STAR IS BORN, BUT JUST BEFORE TAKING THE LEAD IN THIS SUMMER’S IN THE HEIGHTS, HE’S LEARNED A THING OR TWO ABOUT TRANSFORMATION.
nsé ufot • For this activist, voting is a vehicle “to bring about the America that we want to live in.” And as the chief executive officer of the New Georgia Project, a nonpartisan program to engage new voters, Ufot’s goal is to empower everyone to have a hand in just that. But without...