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Allure April 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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United States
Conde Nast US
11 Issues

in this issue

1 min
beauty bible meets carli bybel

The April box features: Vita Liberata Phenomenal Tan Infused Towels (2 pack), Luxie 231 Small Tapered Blending Eyeshadow Brush (full size), Natasha Denona Eye Shadow (full size), Anastasia Liquid Lipstick in Pure Hollywood (full size), Briogeo Farewell Frizz™ Rosarco Milk Leave-In Conditioning Spray or Farewell Frizz™ Blow Dry Perfection & Heat Protectant Creme, Laura Geller INKcredible Gel Liner (full size, shades may vary). Additional products may vary. Plus, all new members will receive a Mally Eyeshadow Stick (full size) valued at $25. allure BEAUTY BOX…

1 min
ellen marmur

“I put my makeup on in basically two minutes in very low lighting because inevitably one of my four kids is sleeping in my bed. For work, I’ll do a daytime smoky eye. I put the L’Oréal Telescopic eyeliner [2] on first, then finish with Chanel eye shadow, lip liner [7], and gloss [3].” “I don’t have a lot of time to do my hair before work either, but I’m a cosmetic dermatologist in New York—I can’t show up with bed head. It takes me 1.5 minutes to do curls all over my head using the Dyson Airwrap [1], my Drybar clip [9], and an Yves Durif brush [11]. When I work out in the morning and leave the house with damp hair, I can even do it in the office.” “I’ve…

1 min
come away with me

1. DIPTYQUE X PIERRE FREY. These limited-edition candle duos elicit lovely travel memories of a flower festival in the South of France. $130. 2. JOANNA VARGAS EXFOLIATING MASK. It’s a scrub. It’s a mask. It’s glorious whenever you want soft, just-sloughed skin. $75. 3. BROTHER VELLIES SLIDES. I see myself shuffling in these onto a white stone walkway in Mykonos. $285. 4. SOPHIE RATNER RING. A delicate yet interesting evocation of a shooting star that won’t upstage my nail art. $390. 5. ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS LIQUID LIPSTICK IN VERONICA. Coffee-cup-proof—and frankly, completely budgeproof. This bold taupe-mauve shade feels like spring. $20. 6. ALTUZARRA SUNGLASSES. Metal frames can reflect sunlight onto cheeks, causing burns. These are chic and more skin-friendly. $345. 7. ONE OCEAN BEAUTY REPLENISHING DEEP SEA MOISTURIZER. This lightweight cream is packed with marine elements,…

2 min
out of line

1 min
point taken

A good eyeliner, like a four-wheel-drive car, is built to handle tough surfaces (glitter eye shadow, false-lash bands) and oil slicks (your lids at 4 p.m.), all while leaving the crispest, blackest line. You get all of the above in Too Faced’s new Better Than Sex eyeliner—founder Jerrod Blandino thought it the only product worthy of bearing the name of the brand’s best-selling mascara. It was crafted in the same way as pens used in animation (think inky paintbrush tips with a pen’s control), and its tip combines superabsorbent, color-depositing bristles with longer, ultraflexible ones. In other words, you’re in for a smooth ride.…

4 min
the photo that almost wasn’t

Paul Cavaco, stylist and former creative director of Allure: “Every year we did a story about topical treatments to take care of aging skin. One of the ideas was moisturizing your body. The challenge was how do we show this in a provocative way? So it’s not just about, you know, greasing your elbows—putting cream on your skin is a picture we’ve seen a million times. So what’s the picture? You have to draw in the reader. If a writer writes a great story but the photo isn’t drawing in the reader visually, you’re not helping. So the story was assigned, and then Cindy was booked for the shoot. Usually I like to go over some of the text with the photographer while we figure out the shot, but we…