Allure November 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

in this issue

1 min.
on the cover

Proenza Schouler suit. La Perla bralette. Tod’s shoes. David Yurman ring. Makeup colors: Telescopic Original Waterproof Lengthening Mascara, Brow Stylist Definer Waterproof Eyebrow Mechanical Pencil in Dark Blonde, and Infallible Pro-Matte Liquid Lipstick in Stirred by L’Oréal Paris. Details, see allure.com/credits. Photographed by Emma Summerton. Fashion stylist: Simon Robins. Hair: Giannandrea. Makeup: Pati Dubroff. Manicure: Marisa Carmichael. Set design: Din Morris. Production: Viewfinders. Location: Villa Carlotta, Hollywood. Allure Regrets In our “Best of Beauty” story in October, we misidentified a winning product in the acne category. The Peace Out Acne Healing Dots won the award for best spot treatment. Allure regrets the error. COURTESY OF VANESSA PRAGER & KRISTIN HJELLEGJERDE GALLERY; ELLIOT & ERICK/THELICENSINGPROJECT.COM…

1 min.
tool time

1. MMSKINCARE MMSPHERE 2.0 This splurge-y LED device (from dermatologist Ellen Marmur) is more powerful than most other at-home models. $795. 2. JILLIAN DEMPSEY GOLD SCULPTING BAR. On weekends, I slather on serum, then treat myself to a massage with this 24k-gold tool to help lift and contour a puffy face. $195. 3. CROC PREMIUM INFRARED FLAT IRON. Perfect for achieving Cher-level sleekness or easy waves. All without frying delicate hair. $240. 4. ENVIRON GOLD ROLL-CIT. The (literal) gold standard for at-home derma-rolling, with 260 ultrafine needles plated in 14k gold. $300. 5. SURRATT ARTISTIQUE SMOKY EYE BRUSH MOYENNE. This expertly crafted brush was made for eyes, but I use it all over my face to apply loose powder on shiny spots or for a kiss of highlighter. $65. 6. BEAUTYBLENDER. The OG egg-shaped sponge has become so essential to my…

2 min.
great expectations

I’ve never thought more about my age than I have in these past few months. As I write this, the new life growing inside me (making me feel seasick every day for the last seven weeks) is the size of a lemon—likely a pomegranate by the time you read this. And I’m reminded how age and pregnancy and society’s judgment of both are all intertwined. “How old are you?” a curious commenter asked when I announced my pregnancy on Instagram. At 44, already blessed with a teen and a tween, I’ll be an unconventional mother of a newborn. (I discovered earlier this year that one of my high school classmates recently became a grandfather.) Friends and family were surprised and happy for us. Some assumed our upcoming little one was a birth…

1 min.
rosy outlook

The year is 2119. It’s sunny outside, which means weather conditions are too harsh for you to leave the temperate subterranean bunker where you live. The supercomputer that governs the United States of America has been unanimously reelected for its seventh consecutive term. Daily dispatches from the Martian colony continue to be encouraging. And beauty magazines (because they’re thriving) are writing about pink eyelashes, which are achieved by splicing the human genome and altering pigment alleles. Side effects include eyelid twitching and compromised immunity. You think nostalgically of a century ago, when your great-grandparents used “mascara” to achieve the same effect. Sigh. Those were the days.…

1 min.
tip off

SLEEK Static Nails Reusable Pop-On Manicure in Peony A quiet, neutral manicure is a welcome upgrade to the very un-French French press-ons. It’s as simple as it looks: Apply glue to nails, press them on, et voilà! MILD Impress Press-on Manicure in Sway This short, demurely rounded nail kicks neutral up a notch with its marble effect and gold flecks. Just peel and press (they’re already sticky). WILD Très She Talons Press On Acrylic Nails in Stripper Heels Coffin-shaped nails (creepy but evocative, no?) are still a thing. Save yourself hours of filing by popping on these shimmering holographic wonders. FLASHY The Nail Shop by SB press-on nails in 24K They may not be made of actual gold, but who cares? They’re as fun and flashy as Swarovski-crystal-encrusted nail forms could possibly be.…

1 min.
beauty box spoiler alert star light

Sometimes you want a subtle glow. Other times you want to outshine the heavens. The difference between the former and the latter is called Anastasia Beverly Hills Moonchild Glow Kit (in December’s Beauty Box). The six-pan palette features finely milled highlighting powders in the most ethereal shades (dusty yellow, indefinable periwinkle, and so on). For a more subdued gleam, a light dusting (on cheeks, lids, or collarbone) will get you there. But we’d love to talk you out of it. Did you catch the part about outshining the heavens? The Anastasia Beverly Hills Moonchild Glow Kit will be available, along with four other products, in the December Allure Beauty Box ($10 for the first month, then $15; allure.com/beautyreporter).…