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Allure September 2018

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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hearts unknown

I’m pretty sure I’ve watched every episode of every Anthony Bourdain series ever made. Anyone who knows me knows that I’m absolutely obsessed with food. But the late chef also had a major impact on the way I view the world. I’ve often talked about how I admire the way he used food as a lens to explore culture. And I’ve strived for that at Allure when it comes to beauty. He once said, “Food is everything we are. It’s an extension of nationalist feeling, ethnic feeling, your personal history, your province, your region, your tribe, your grandma. It’s inseparable from those from the get-go.” Parts Unknown wasn’t a show about cooking. It was a show about culture. It opened us up to places and people that we might have written…

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how to get help

Crisis Text Line Text 741741 from anywhere in the U.S. at any time to talk with a trained crisis counselor. After the death of Kate Spade, the Kate Spade New York Foundation Campaign donated $250,000 to this organization. It plans to donate over $1 million to mental health awareness causes. Dr. Brandt Foundation Dedicated to destigmatizing the conversation about mental health issues. Services focus on art and art therapy, reflecting the late Fredric Brandt’s passions. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline This service provides 24/7 free and confidential support to people in crisis. 800-273-8255; The Trevor Project National 24/7 suicide hotline for LGBTQ+ youth. They offer TrevorChat, which is a free instant-messenger service, and TrevorSpace, a social-networking site for those under 25. 866-488-7386 to talk to someone; 202-304-1200 to text with someone.…

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pucker up

74 Percentage of people who turn their heads to the right when they kiss—typically, the hand you write with predicts which way your head will tilt. 59 Percentage of men who have ended a budding relationship because of bad kissing, according to a study conducted by the University at Albany. (Women aren’t as generous—66 percent have quickly called it quits with subpar kissers.) 2 Approximate duration, in seconds, of the first-ever onscreen smooch, in Thomas Edison’s 1896 (very) short film The Kiss. It was highly scandalous and denounced by the Roman Catholic Church. (The papal jury is out on rose smooches, though.) 22 The number of men the average woman will kiss before finding “the one,” according to a pre-royal-wedding study conducted in the U.K. 80 MILLION Number of bacteria that can pass between…

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the sweet spot

Black Honey started in the ’70s disco era, when the look was super glossy, wet makeup—very Halston. But it wasn’t Black Honey as we know it. The original wasn’t a stick; it was a shiny, potted black lip gloss that our founder, Carol Phillips, thought looked like a honey pot because it was so gooey. It was one of several potted glosses with Honey names, but Black Honey was Carol’s baby—there was nothing else like it at a time when everyone was wearing bright disco colors. It’s like she had a crystal ball. Fast-forward to the late ’80s, and potted glosses had gone out of fashion. Carol decided to convert just one of the Honeys, Black Honey, into a stick. She wanted everyone to be able to wear it, so—like she’d…

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look we love finer liners

As you read through the most comprehensive lips-themed issue any magazine has offered to date, take a moment to forget everything you know about lipstick. That’s what we asked of makeup artist Yuki Hayashi when we gave him a handful of Dior’s marker-like Rouge Dior Ink Lip Liners, out this month. All 12 shades (a mix of reds, pinks, and nudes with a few standouts, such as near-black and peachy orange) stain your lips (instead of sitting on top of them and feeling waxy), and their felt tips come to a fine point, so they’re easy to draw with precisely. Hayashi used them to create lip art inspired by Picasso’s Cubist period, contrasting shadows with shocks of color and light. If you’re more minimalist, Hayashi suggests starting simple: Run a…

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success story

When I was six years old, I took my first passport photo—with red lipstick on. My grandmother had given it to me. She was the one who let me put red lipstick on for the first time. My hair had been lightened by the sun because we lived in Brazil, so I had short blonde hair and red lips. In high school, my family and I moved from my Brazilian hometown, Virginópolis, to Scranton, Pennsylvania. I was an honor roll student, but instead of going to college after I graduated, I got a job at the Macy’s Dior counter selling makeup. My mother was upset, but I told her not to worry, that I would make her proud. Then I found YouTube. It started as a hobby, of course—making beauty…