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Good chocolates make a romantic gift for Valentine’s Day, a sweet token for Mothers’ Day, and a compelling excuse to eat “antioxidants”.
When “yoga” describes pants more often than a Hindu discipline, #namaste gets 9 million hits on Instagram, and there’s an app called Buddhify, it’s pretty safe to declare: Nothing’s sacred. Or rather, everything is.
Where better to find retro beauty tips than at the biggest pin-up pageant in the world, Miss Viva Las Vegas 20? Allure braved the neon lights and slot machines to score vintage beauty secrets from select contestants, and tips from newly-crowned Miss Viva Las Vegas, New Zealand’s Miss Monique Sweet.
In the Venn diagram of modern cannabis culture, the new crop of beauty products has tapped the expanding area of overlap between “stoner” and “skincare enthusiast”.
The first rule of cannaspa? Don't talk about cannaspa.
Introducing Tony Medina a.k.a. His Vintage Touch, the man behind Andra Day and Dita Von Teese's vintage, red carpet hairstyles.
The very first Fredric Brandt, M.D. endowed professorship at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine is... Antonella Tosti, M.D., the Magellan of hair and nails.
It’s so much weirder than you think.
If David Bowie's untimely passing has reawakened a long-simmering passion for intergalactic makeup, meet the Black Moon Cosmetics Cosmic EyeDust collection, a line of astral eye shadows.
By now, you’ve probably heard of—or even considered—the latest semipermanent eyebrow procedures. Here’s what you need to know before you go under the needle. (Or microblade? Don’t worry, we’ll get to all that in a second.)
“Heels and red lipstick will put the fear of God into people,” Dita Von Teese once told The New York Times, and she ought to know. Red lipstick has been a staple of femininity since Cleopatra wore a paste made from crushed carmine beetles and ants, but it has been a wild ride. We rounded up the best moments in red lipstick history and the "It" girls who made them happen.
Scarlett Johansson has whispered to horses on the big screen and whispered hoarsely on an album of Tom Waits songs, has been a blonde bombshell and Black Widow, and has officially earned more money at the box office than any other actress in history.
If we’ve learned one thing from watching a lifetime of movie makeovers, it’s that a dye job and a tube of lipstick can change everything—including your destiny. These are the transformations that we could watch again and again and again (and we have).
Each time I wash my hair, I’m convinced I’ll be bald when I get out of the shower—how can one person have enough hair to sustain all the giant merkins that get caught in the drain?
In the 1980s, everyone inhaled an awful lot of hairspray trying to be the most radical girl at the mall (that’s like Amazon, but IRL). Makeup was applied with a spatula, crimped bangs were frozen in place, and basically everyone went blonde (thanks to a few spritzes of Sun In, of course). These are the looks that gagged us with a spoon.