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June 2019

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.

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11 Issues


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MICHELLE LEE Editor in ChiefCreative Director NATHALIE KIRSHEH | Executive Beauty Director JENNY BAILLY | Director of Editorial Operations AMANDA MEIGHER | Digital Editorial Director KELLY BALESBEAUTYDeputy Beauty Director ELIZABETH SIEGELExecutive Beauty Editor JESSICA CHIASenior Beauty Features Editor COTTON CODINHASenior Writer BRENNAN KILBANEAssistant Editor KATHLEEN SUICOEditorial Assistant GABRIELA THORNEFASHIONFashion Director RAJNI JACQUESCREATIVEVisuals Director LINDA DENAHANArt Director SARAH OLINDigital Art Director AIMEE SYJunior Designer ALEXA DE PAULISDeputy Visuals Editor KATHRYNE HALLAssociate Visuals Editors JOELLE HYMAN, PAIGE VITISenior Account and Bookings Director EDWARD KIMEntertainment Editor EUGENE SHEVERTALOVCasting Assistant KELSEY LAFFERTYPRODUCTION/COPY/RESEARCHDeputy Managing Editor NICOLE STUARTProduction Manager BRENT BURKETCopy Director CATHERINE GAMBRELLCopy Managers LESLIE LIPTON, DAWN REBECKYResearch Director LORI SEGALResearch Managers AMBER ANGELLE, CRISTINA RIVERAAssistant Business Manager TAYLOR SHEAALLURE.COMDigital Deputy Director SAM ESCOBARDirector of Content Development TRACEY ZANEAssociate Digital Beauty Director SARAH KINONENDigital Makeup Editor…

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the thick of it

I have ’90s brows. My mom warned me not to over-pluck. But the look back then was more inchworm than fuzzy caterpillar. I tweezed with impunity. Over time, the hair on the underside of my brows essentially gave up—permanently. I was left with sparse, thin, misshapen arches.I let them run rogue for many years, not knowing how to properly fill them in. Thankfully, today, there are a wealth of great pencils, pots, and powders. And I’ve experimented enough that I can work some magic with a skinny Sigma brow pencil or Anastasia Beverly Hills pomade. But it takes time and effort every morning.So when Piret Aava, aka the Eyebrow Doctor, reached out recently, I was already teetering on the edge of wanting to try something more extreme. For years, I’ve…

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small package

Our new obsession: itsy-bitsy bags for (a very select few of) our favorite beauty things. The Jacquemus Le Petit Vanity bag (right) is 2.75 inches in diameter and 2.75 inches tall, forcing you to edit your daily essentials down to the absolute essentials—and then edit a lot more. Down to, for example: one lipstick, a singlepan eye shadow, and four loose Tic Tacs. Or: three tissues, a lip balm, and a grain of rice. And (with origami skills): a wad of dollar bills. Your phone won’t fit, but that’s OK, because: pockets.…

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golden hour

Bondi Sands Aero Aerated Self Tanning FoamThis gives me the warm Aussie glow I crave (I’m a Sydney native) when I’m in NYC and dries lightning-fast, so my white sofa is unscathed. Six hours later, I am sun-kissed, streak-free, and slaying!—Francesca ParisonM-61 PowerGlow Peel Gradual Tan PadA bronze glow and smoother skin—name a better duo. These palm-size pads exfoliate away the rough, dull patches on your face (you’ll get a slight tingle from the glycolic acid) while building streak-free color with no orange or yellow tinge.—Madisen TheobaldSt. Tropez Tan Remover MousseBefore this gem, I had to scrub away the stubborn spots from my old faux tan (so painful). But this rinse-off foam is like a Magic Eraser. It eliminates leftover color with exfoliating urea and the help of a mitt,…

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ahc real eye cream for face

(COREY MAYWALT (4))No, that’s not an off-base translation. One of Korea’s cultiest moisturizers, available Stateside starting next month, is an eye cream designed to use all over your face. Because of course. What’s more luxurious than using an eye cream (packed with concentrated treatment ingredients but gentle enough for the most delicate skin) from forehead to chin? This particular formula (with peptides and retinol) is an ace in humid climates. But for drier or colder air, I found the ultralight cream best for layering—I was able to glide it on over a serum or two without an overly shiny finish.…

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the bright stuff

If Korean beauty bosses hold the title for leading skin-care innovators, Nigerian-born entrepreneurs take home honors for some of the best new makeup. First there were Chichi Eburu 's vibrant Juvia's Place eye shadow palettes. Now a round of applause for Omolewa Cosmeticsits rainbow-bright Pro Pigment Palettes are its best in show- and Uoma Beauty, with lipsticks, glosses, and shadows so densely pigmented that even the most dark-skinned woman won't need to prep with primer or concealer. Plus: Founder Sharon Chuter formulated Uoma's 51 foundation shades based on the Fitzpatrick scale, a scientific schema for human skin color- so they address skin tone and skin type.“Uoma” means “beautiful” in Nigeria’s lgbo language. From left (and on the model): Uoma Beauty's eye shadows in Oya and Warrior, Stay Woke Concealer, and…