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Allure December 2018-January 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

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“My only fear is that I’ll read the whole thing quickly and feel sad when it’s done.” HOT TIP: THE MODEL HACK CINDY CRAWFORD, MODEL AND MEANINGFUL BEAUTY FOUNDER “Usually, I loosely pin up my hair for overnight flights. When I wake up and take it down, my hair still has some body. Also necessary: sunglasses and a little lip color for when I walk through the airport.” HOT TIP: THE SNACK PACK ANGELA DIMAYUGA, CHEF “I always get freaked about being hungry on long flights, so I bring a stocked snack bag. Typically a Honeycrisp apple, dried mango, or cold pizza from the night before. Plus a CBD tincture so I can chill out.”…

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one week to better skin. 5 products we love.

1 BRIGHTEN UP Rapid Tone Repair Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Moisturizer with active Vitamin C diminishes stubborn dark spots in just one week. 2 GET GLOWING Target fine lines and crow’s feet with Rapid Wrinkle Repair Eye Cream, formulated for the under-eye area. 3 GET MORE R&R The lightweight Rapid Wrinkle Repair Night Moisturizer has the fastest retinol available to work hard while you sleep. 4 KEEP CALM AND MOISTURIZE The best-selling Rapid Wrinkle Repair Regenerating Cream visibly reduces even deep wrinkles. Now also in fragrance-free! 5 PICK A WINNING COMBINATION For twice the wrinkle-fighting power, add Rapid Wrinkle Repair Retinol Oil with Rapid Wrinkle Repair Regenerating Cream. For visible results in one week, visit rapidwrinkle.com…

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{ NEW YORK CITY } AN INTRICATE-BRAID FACTORY Guingui. For neat, winding plaits that stay (and stay), head to Guingui’s chair. As her gentle fingers deftly weave hair into ornate patterns (stars, swirls, Rorschach-like symmetrical designs), or crisp boxer braids, Guingui’s attentive and calming manner makes time pass quickly—and distracts from any discomfort caused by tight styles. The toughest part? Getting on Guingui’s schedule. “You have to jump on it when she’s free,” says one Allure editor. Go to your appointment with a photo of the braids you want and she’ll re-create the look, or she’ll work with you to create a freestyle look of her own invention. Freestyle braids, $45 and up. 66 Rivington St., Manhattan, and 63 E. Tremont Ave., Bronx. Guingui@strandaddict.com. { LOS ANGELES } A CRYSTAL-INFUSED MANICURE Lunula Nails. This spot…

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promised land

I will bet you a lot of dollars that you can’t guess where Botox comes from. A crystal-encrusted vat wreathed in liquid nitrogen and buried underneath the Hollywood Hills? Nice try! But no. A concrete bunker in the Arizona desert encircled by barbed wire and tumbleweed? I see where you’re going, but not even close. I have been to the place that produces the entire planet’s supply of the wrinkle-smoothing, brow-raising drug, and here is how I got there: by flying into Dublin (the one in Ireland) and driving 156 miles, clear across the country, to a village nestled in a craggy, wind-lashed coastline. Westport, Ireland (or Cathair na Mart for our Irish-speaking readers, both of you), has a population of about 5,000. It sits in the shadow of an ancient…

2 min
garden of delights

pomp it up “The softness of rolled hair and the way it rises up off the face makes this look very flattering,” says McKnight, whose skill set as an artist extends beyond hair and into his maximalist 4,000-square-foot garden overflowing with dahlias, asters, and peonies. On Ling Ling: Chloé tops and dress. Makeup colors: Brow Densify Powder-to-Cream in Soft Black and Ombre Hypnôse Stylo Shadow Stick in Onyx by Lancôme. Details, see allure.com/credits. These pages: Fashion stylist, Ellie Grace Cumming. Hair: Sam McKnight. Makeup: Mary Greenwell. Manicure: Adam Slee. Set design: Andy Tomlinson. for all seasons “I wanted the hair to mirror the fading grandeur of a garden [in the fall],” says McKnight, who deconstructed pompadours and bouffants to get the job done. He used Hair by Sam McKnight Easy-Up Do Texture Spray to…

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how tokyo does beauty