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Allure December/January 2020

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
brilliant thinking

Like many Latinxs, I love beauty—bright, bold, fragrant beauty—as much as I love dancing. (In other words: a lot.) So while I’m not surprised to see more and more vibrant Latinx-owned beauty brands come across my desk, I’m definitely thrilled. Here are stars from four of my favorites: 1. ALAMAR COSMETICS COLORETE BLUSH TRIO IN DARK/RICH. These silky powders have major color payoff—and we love them on our lids as much as our cheeks. 2. MOMIJI EYE SHINE BRIGHTENING EYE PATCHES. Scoop out one of these serum-soaked patches to depuff (with caffeine) and moisturize (with ceramides) that delicate undereye area for an at-home spa day. 3. VERVAN ALMOND & LAVENDER HAND CREAM. An unlikely pairing, lavender and almond essential oils combine to create a soothing scent that won’t overwhelm. And…

1 min
the next gen of royal warrants?

While the Duchess of Sussex may never officially be a warrant grantor, she’s definitely a potential warrant influencer. And since becoming pregnant with Archie last year, Meghan has been leaning toward clean beauty products, like Ren Clean Skincare Ready Steady Glow Daily AHA Tonic(1), RMS Beauty Living Luminizer(2), and Beuti Skincare Beauty Sleep Elixir(3), also a favorite of sister-in-law Kate. “Apparently [Kate] has three bottles on her vanity,” says founder Leila Aalam. Camilla Parker Bowles is a fan of facialist Deborah Mitchell’s Heaven Black Bee Venom Mask, a $243 marshmallow herb extract and shea butter formula, and recommended that line to Kate. We wonder if, after Meghan tapped hairstylist Serge Normant for her wedding, she recommended his Meta Luxe Hair Spray(4), to Kate and Camilla? Maybe along with one of…

3 min
taking the short cut

Why does short hair always have to mean something? The moment we come across a style that sits somewhere above a woman’s jawline, we squint. Hmm. What’s going on there? We immediately investigate the motivations behind it. It’s as though clipped ends—like the dots and dashes of Morse code—telegraph a hidden message, usually explosive in nature. Is she on the rebound? Did she just lose a job? A boyfriend? An election? Her mind? Considering the prominent place that short hair occupies in our history and imaginations, it’s a fair question. Beloved by activists, aviators, and Jazz Age expatriates, short hair is practically shorthand for impressive displays of freedom and defiance. On a less consequential note, it’s a favorite plot device in pretty much any film starring Audrey Hepburn. How many…

3 min
lose it in austria

Lanserhof Lans rests in the hulking arms of the Alpines, but soon after arrival, I place myself in the capable hands of Caroline Falkensteiner, a slim brunette who recalls a younger, European Mary Steenburgen. I expect her to spread the gospel of the Lans philosophy, grounded in the diet and lifestyle research of the Austrian physician F. X. Mayr. Which makes me slightly uneasy, as Mayr’s vocabulary—detoxify, cure—gives me an acute case of the bullshits. But Falkensteiner provides more of an ear than a sermon. I realize, as I sit with her, that I haven’t spoken out loud about the three pant sizes I’ve gained since becoming a mother. She assures me that everything will be okay: “You are in the right place.” Blood will be drawn, urine will be cupped,…

3 min
eczema: under control. so roll up those sleeves.

RHONDA, REAL PATIENT. Individual results may vary HELP HEAL YOUR SKIN FROM WITHIN DUPIXENT is not a cream or steroid. It’s a biologic that continuously treats eczema over time—even between flare-ups when skin looks clear. See and feel the difference with: Clearer skin • Significantly less itch • In clinical trials at 16 weeks, 37% of adults and 24% of teens (ages 12-17) saw clear or almost clear skin vs 9% and 2% not on DUPIXENT. • And 38% of adults and 37% of teens (ages 12-17) had significantly less itch vs 11% and 5% not on DUPIXENT. TALK TO YOUR ECZEMA SPECIALIST AND VISIT DUPIXENT.COM OR CALL 1-844-DUPIXENT (1-844-387-4936) INDICATION DUPIXENT is a prescription medicine used to treat people 12 years of age and older with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis (eczema) that is not well controlled with…

1 min
this season’s forecast

We’re all in favor of dressing for the weather you want, not the weather you have—or at least matching your makeup to it. These surreal, dreamy looks at Mansur Gavriel’s fall 2019 presentation were created by makeup artist Romy Soleimani, who thinks the looks work because of “the juxtaposition of painterly eyes with fresh, glowing skin.” Once you decide on the weather you want to wear, use a tiny brush with a tiny amount of product on it, says Soleimani. Here, she layered powder shadows and MAC Acrylic Paint. Don’t overthink it, though: It’s fun, inspired, and right as rain (or shine). JOSEPHINE SCHIELE; ADAM KATZ SINDING/COURTESY OF BOBBI BROWN; COURTESY OF BOBBI BROWN…