Colorescience's Total Eye 3-in-1 Renewal Therapy Is the Undereye-Brightening Filter I Need on Zoom — Editor Review

There isn’t a single friend I’ve spoken to (not in person, of course) who hasn’t expressed some grief-like feelings over plans that have been canceled or postponed due to the measures we must take to help prevent the spread of coronavirus and lessen the number of people who get COVID-19. And that’s nothing to feel […]

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11 Small Beauty Businesses to Shop During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Countless businesses throughout the U.S. are struggling deeply right now due to the COVID-19 crisis. Across the hardest-hit industries, like restaurants, bars, and salons, it’s the small businesses that are suffering the most and need ample support. The beauty industry is no exception — larger retailers like Sephora and Ulta are doing their part to limit […]

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The Best Women’s Loungewear Sets That Are Stylish and Cozy

It’s hard to think of anything better than just relaxing — like full sink-into-the-couch, underwire-free, topknot, Law & Order SVU reruns, demon-expelling exhale relaxing. But as much as your sweatpants and favorite family-vacation T-shirt from a decade ago do the job, there’s something about a matching loungewear set that truly enhances the lounging-around experience. The […]

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The Lué by Jean Seo Balance Serum Is Made For Acne-Prone Skin – Review

When you have oily skin, choosing which products to incorporate into your skin-care regimen becomes a science. There’s a mental checklist that every product must live up to: Is it non-comedogenic? Is it lightweight? Does it contain acne-fighting ingredients? Will it still provide moisture despite its light consistency? These non-negotiables set a high standard that […]

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COVID-19's Effects on Freelance Makeup Artists and Hairstylists

Dimant says she’s using social media to “hop on [Instagram] Lives with fellow creatives, [make] entertaining makeup tutorials, and [stay] in touch with all of my followers and clients.” For freelancers who weren’t too into social media before, however, like Philadelphia-based freelance makeup artist Kelsey Kabinoff, it seems the current environment might be changing that. […]

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The 38 Best Sunscreens of 2020 — Editor Reviews

While we’re all practicing social distancing to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, it’s still important to protect ourselves from harmful UV rays. (Yes, that means wearing sunscreen when you leave the house for essential errands and using SPF while indoors because standard glass still leaves you exposed to some of the sun’s harmful rays.) […]

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Actor Taika Waititi Let His Daughters Cut His Hair During Quarantine — Video

Just like us regular people, celebrities are struggling with maintaining their haircuts, manicures, and brows during the quarantine. Salons and barbershops are closed so desperate times call for desperate measures. For Taika Waititi, however, it calls for some father-daughter bonding time. The award-winning actor, director, and screenwriter posted an Instagram Live video of his daughters […]

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What Is Hidradenitis Suppurativa? Symptoms and Treatment Options — Dermatologist Advice

Almost everyone has had run-ins with visible pimples, pustules, or blackheads. These skin blemishes, which tend to start cropping up during puberty, are symptoms of acne vulgaris, the most common skin condition in the United States. But have you ever felt like you were experiencing the symptoms of acne, like itching, redness, inflammation, and swelling, […]

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Johnson & Johnson Expects Human Trials of Its COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate by September

We’ve heard so many amazing stories of companies shifting their focus to help out during the COVID-19 pandemic. So many cosmetics companies are switching their production lines to make hand sanitizer, and even fashion designers are making protective masks for medical workers. But perhaps, out of all of this good news, the companies we’ve been […]

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Selena Gomez Makes Donation to Hospital That Needs COVID-19 Equipment

During this stressful, scary, and unusual time, there’s no wrong way to be generous; whether you’re able to give money, protective materials, or even just your patience, it’s much-needed. And there’s no wrong recipient of your gifts either, whether it’s going directly to a medical facility helping COVID-19 patients, to the charities you’ve always prioritized […]

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30 Best Self-Tanners for Face and Body 2020 — Editor Reviews

Self-tanners have come a long way since their inception, and many of today’s options impart “tans” that are indistinguishable from the real deal. To save you from playing chicken with a million formulas this summer, we compiled the mousses, lotions, towelettes — even face mists — that’ll have your friends asking where you went on […]

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Colorists Offer Virtual Consultations, Send Clients Hair Dye Kits During Coronavirus Quarantine

As states across the country formulate social distancing strategies to combat the novel coronavirus, many hair salons, barbershops, and other close-contact businesses have been forced to close, and salon owners are facing an uncertain future. In the midst of crisis, beauty professionals are getting creative. With salons unable to provide real-life hair-care, some have begun […]

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9 Skin-Care Products for Rosacea Skin Recommended by Dermatologists — Expert Tips

Flushed skin is the most well-known symptom of rosacea, but this incredibly common skin condition — which affects 16 million Americans, according to the American Association of Dermatology — is more than just a blush. “Symptoms of rosacea include facial redness, flushing, patchy dryness, and acne-like bumps,” says board-certified dermatologist Patricia Farris. Rosacea often manifests […]

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Kim Kardashian West Shares How She Uses Her KKW Beauty Highlight Stick to Conceal Dark Circles

This week, Kim Kardashian West took to Instagram to share a makeup skill she’s famous for: contouring. More specifically, the 38-year-old makeup mogul showed off how she uses her KKW Beauty Crème Contour & Highlight Set to achieve a natural-looking contour and highlight look in just five minutes flat. In the tutorial, she also revealed […]

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Clothing Brand Reformation Is Producing Face Masks to Protect Essential California Workers from Coronavirus

As medical professionals across the country work hard to fight the spread of COVID-19, a shortage of face masks threatens their chances of staying safe and healthy themselves. While companies in the beauty industry are converting their manufacturing spaces to create much-needed hand sanitizer, members of the fashion community are doing the same for protective […]

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Sobel Skin RX’s 30% Glycolic Acid Peel At-Home Chemical Face Peel — Editor Review

All products featured on Allure are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our retail links, we may earn an affiliate commission. With widespread social distancing and the temporary closure of salons, spas, and dermatology offices, getting a facial right now is basically impossible. Admittedly, the more time I spend avoiding […]

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10 Muslim-Owned Fashion and Beauty Brands to Know In 2019

Whether they’re flying under the radar or taking the mainstream by storm, Muslim-owned fashion and beauty brands are redefining what it means for modern Muslim women to express themselves creatively, passionately, and authentically. As matters of representation continue to gain the traction they have long needed, Muslim-helmed cosmetics and apparel companies are growing and thriving, […]

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28 Dope Box Braids Hairstyles to Try

Celebrities and real girls alike are obsessed with an iconic ‘90s style: box braids. The traditional African braids rose in popularity stateside nearly three decades ago, defining an era of iconic black television, movies, and music. Think Jada Pinkett (pre-Smith), Poetic Justice-era Janet Jackson, and Brandy as Moesha Mitchell. In 2020, box braids are the […]

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E.L.F. Cosmetics' Created a Viral TikTok Challenge to Remind People to Wash Their Hands — See Video

During quarantine, many of us have been spending quite a few hours of our days scrolling through TikTok. With so many fun videos to scroll through, drugstore brand, E.L.F. Cosmetics decided to jump on the TikTok train with a new jingle called “Eyes.Lips.Face.Safe.” If you have been paying attention to beauty TikTok (and if you’re […]

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