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The Inimitable, Occasionally Awkward

Lip Glosses, Eye Creams, Bronzers, Hair Masks More!

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20th Anniversary!

+ The Hall of Fame: Wild Stories That Led to Genius


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IN THIS ISSUE BEAUTY REPORTER 57 Look We Love: GoldEmbroidered Hair 58 Editors’ Favorites 62 Victoria Beckham’s Makeup Line • How Bee Venom Is Taking the Sting Out of Acne

66 A First-Class Scent Journey by Louis Vuitton

68 The Secret to Your Most Flattering Hair Color • Charge It: Magnet-Powered Face Masks • A Tribute to Selena in Makeup

72 Lancôme’s Power Pearls • Debut Designer Fragrances

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BEST OF BEAUTY The prettiest bluegreen shadow out there (it’s by Gucci) and all the other products that win our seal of approval

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74 A Celebration of Real-World Beauty • 5 Beauty Products That Give Back

FASHION 79 Case en Pointe. Boxy, iridescent silver, and crazy cool. Meet your new day bag.

80 Studying the Classics. Allure fashion director Rachael Wang’s latest favorites have timeless appeal.

FROM LEFT: SØLVE SUNDSBØ; JOSEPHINE SCHIELE

70 Christophe Robin, Farm Boy Turned Hair Guru • Skin-Care Booster Shots


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122 Beauty Passport. Lessons Learned. A New Yorker committed to high-end salons recalls the beauty tenets of her Indian childhood (hint: coconut oil is key). 128 Investigation. Eye Witness. Iris implants, eyeball charms, whitening treatments: We go inside the surreal world of ocular makeovers. 137 The Hottest Hair on Instagram. Want to try something new? Check out the #hairinspo that’s making waves (and braids, and flower crowns), plus our tips for making the most of the styles.

BEST OF BEAUTY 110 Flash Points. The badass beauty trends of 2016 we can’t get enough of: Lemonade braids, black lipstick (it’s not that crazy!), Taylor Swift’s high-fashion transformation, and more.

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151 Behind the Scenes. What happens when beauty editors stop being polite and start getting real with thousands of products? Our testing process for our annual Best of Beauty Awards, revealed. By Lexi Novak

84 Boogie Nights. Sexy daytime pieces on Allure accessories director Nicole Chapoteau’s list.

86 Elements of Style. Singer Tinashe takes a Coach leather skirt for a joyride, pairing it with stripes, florals, fringe, and more. 92 Accessories Guide. Fall’s fashion haul includes a tigerprinted hobo bag, hot-pink specs, and color-blocked lug boots.

NEWS & TRENDS 36 My Look. Talking Beauty With Sophia Amoruso. The chic tech boss gives us the specs on her approach to beauty and fashion.

42 Hair Inspiration. Tie One On. Schoolgirl style grows up with these fresh ways to wear a ribbon. 50 The Hair Pro. Brushes With Greatness. Chris McMillan on the hair tools you need for the look you want.

52 Beauty 101. The Ultimate Skin Cleanse. This is the easiest detox ever: Presenting the creams, masks, and cleansers that will purify your skin (no ashram required). 104 Health. The Survival Gap. When black women have breast cancer, their risk of dying from the disease is 42 percent higher than white women’s. Now the scientific community is taking the first steps toward saving a lot more women.

120 Anti-Aging Report. The Eye Notes. Here’s how to brighten them and banish puffiness, crow’s-feet, sagging, the works. 10 ALLURE OCTOBER 2016

163 Best Steals. Everyone loves a bargain, but these products go above and beyond that label, getting you gorgeous and glowing for $10 or less. By Liana Schaffner 170 Hall of Fame. The origin stories of the superhero products that are seemingly unstoppable, winning awards year after year. By Hannah Morrill 179 The Big Breakthroughs. When is a beauty product not just a beauty product? When it’s also a game-changing innovation that will transform the way you use mascara, dry your hair, or put on perfume. By Brooke Le Poer Trench 190 Directory. Where to get the best no-frills-but-no-joke massage in L.A., the best cool-girl lob in New York City, and more of the country’s best services.

KEVIN CREMENS (PROP STYLIST: NICOLE SOFER FOR CORNELIA ADAMS)

BASE CAMP Start here for the most luminous foundation, the perfect rosy blush, and the most flattering bronzer.


OCTOBER 218 Best of Beauty. The 270 products that get our highest honor—and get you the most radiant skin, the smokiest eye, the shiniest hair.... By Liana Schaffner 252 Workbook. How to use the Best of Beauty winners to get bold lips that last, solve all your brow problems, up your braid game, and more.

FEATURES 212 The Rise and Rise of Kendall Jenner. From shy, awkward realityshow supporting player to insanely successful high-fashion model: Jancee Dunn traces the ascent of the most mysterious member of the Kardashian-Jenner clan.

238 Real Men Exfoliate. One man bravely dips a toe (OK, both feet, literally, and a face) into the world of beauty-product testing for Allure and emerges downright Chastain-y. By Andrew Franklin

244 Song of the Siren. The story

244 RED ALERT Action plan for fall: Cozy knits, fiery hair. Joseph dress, Fleet Ilya belt, and Plutonia Blue earrings. Details, see Shopping Guide.

of fall: Body-hugging knits, a panoply of prints and textures, and the kinetic power of fiery red hair.

REGULARS 21 Contributors 24 Cover Look 30 Editor’s Letter 40 Beauty by Numbers 270 Shopping Guide 272 Autobiography. Kerry

ON THE COVER Kendall Jenner’s look can be re-created with the following: Double Wear Nude Cushion Stick Radiant Makeup in Sand, Pure Color Envy Defining Eyeshadow in Cheeky Pink, Pure Color Lip and Cheek Multistick in Rose Exposed, and Pure Color Envy Hi-Lustre Lipstick in Nude Reveal by Estée Lauder. Embroidered tulle dress by Simone Rocha. Photographed by Patrick Demarchelier. Hair: Jimmy Paul of Bumble and Bumble. Makeup: Romy Soleimani. Manicure: Yuko Tsuchihashi. Fashion editor: Rachael Wang. Details, see Shopping Guide. 12 ALLURE OCTOBER 2016

FROM TOP: YELENA YEMCHUK; PATRICK DEMARCHELIER

Washington fills in the blanks.


ALLURE .COM THE OTHER ANTI-AGING

PARTY TRICKS Whether you favor smoky eyes or neon lips, we’ve gathered the best after-hours looks to light up the night. Get primping at allure.com/ nighttime-beauty.

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Supermodel Diaries Allure’s bookings director championed some of the biggest models of the ’90s—and she’s still at it. Follow us on Snapchat to watch as she meets fresh faces and catches up with old friends.

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: JOSEPHINE SCHIELE; COURTESY OF RO PENULIAR; ELI SCHMIDT

The right products can make you look younger—and the right attitude can make you feel it. Allure’s executive editor tackles both in “Me, My Black Eyeliner, and My Midlife Crisis.” Read her column at allure.com/my-eyeliner.


EDITOR IN CHIEF

MICHELLE LEE D E S I G N D I R E C TO R

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RENEE RUPCICH

DANIELLE PERGAMENT

AMANDA MEIGHER

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JENNY BAILLY D E P U T Y E D I TO R

PATTY ADAMS MARTINEZ D E P U T Y B E AU T Y D I R E C TO R

ELIZABETH SIEGEL S E N I O R B E AU T Y E D I TO R

JESSICA CHIA B E AU T Y E D I TO R

LEXI NOVAK A S S O C I AT E E D I TO R

CHLOE METZGER FA SH ION D I R E C TO R

RACHAEL WANG

WHY ISN’T THERE A BEST OF BEAUTY AWARD FOR ?

AC C E S S O R I E S D I R E C TO R

NICOLE CHAPOTEAU A S S O C I AT E FA S H I O N E D I TO R

JENNA WOJCIECHOWSKI

Husbands who stay away from your Oribe? (Thank you, Stephen.)

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RHIANNA RULE B O O K I N G S D I R E C TO R

RO PENULIAR E X E C U T I V E P H OTO E D I TO R

BETH GARRABRANT S E N I O R P H OTO E D I TO R

HOLLY WATSON A S S O C I AT E P H OTO E D I TO R

HANNAH CHOI S E N I O R A R T D I R E C TO R

NICOLE ARGENTO A S S I S TA N T A R T D I R E C TO R

MEGAN MAQUERA JUNIOR DESIGNER

BRIANA MARSHALL COPY CHIEF

CATHERINE GAMBRELL

Inner beauty. I love products, but nothing is better than an inner glow.

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LORI SEGAL

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AURA DAVIES

AMBER ANGELLE

A S S O C I AT E R E S E A R C H E D I TO R

CRISTINA RIVERA P R O D U C T I O N D I R E C TO R

HEATHER TUMA NAPOLITANO P R O D U C T I O N M A N AG E R

VALERIE THOMAS P R O D U C T I O N A S S I S TA N T

EMMA LOUISE JOSLYN D I G I TA L D I R E C TO R

SIMONE OLIVER D E P U T Y D I G I TA L E D I TO R

RACHEL JACOBY ZOLDAN S E N I O R D I G I TA L E D I TO R

DEENA CAMPBELL

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SOPHIA PANYCH S E N I O R S O C I A L M E D I A E D I TO R

GERILYN MANAGO

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ELIZABETH DENTON , SEUNGHEE SUH D I G I TA L P R O D U C T I O N M A N AG E R

MONICA PERRY D I G I TA L B E AU T Y E D I TO R

KRISTIE DASH D I G I TA L A S S O C I AT E E D I TO R

RENEE JACQUES ASSOCIATE DIGITAL RESEARCH AND COPY EDITOR

JANELL HAZELWOOD S E N I O R P RO D U CT M A N AG E R

RANDI EICHENBAUM

VIDEO PRODUCER

MAYA MARGOLINA S O C I A L M E D I A M A N AG E R

DANA BURKE A S S O C I AT E S O C I A L M E D I A P R O D U C E R

ARIBA ALVI ASSOCIATE DIGITAL PRODUCER

LARA ADEKOLA A S S O C I AT E D I R E C TO R , AU D I E N C E D E V E LO P M E N T

LINDSAY SANSONE

A N A LY T I C S M A N AG E R

TULIKA SINGH ERIN KAPLAN B E AU T Y A S S I S TA N T

KATHLEEN SUICO A S S I S TA N T TO T H E E D I TO R I N C H I E F

KRISTEN NICHOLS C O N T R I B U T I N G E D I TO R I A L P R OJ E C T S D I R E C TO R

PATRICIA ALFONSO TORTOLANI C O N T R I B U T I N G P R O D U C T I O N D I R E C TO R

Laundry detergent. Pillowcases and towels make such close contact with your face.

GRETCHEN VITAMVAS C O N T R I B U T I N G E D I TO R S

JILLIAN DEMPSEY, DAVID D E NICOLO, MEIRAV DEVASH, JOLENE EDGAR, FRANCIS KURKDJIAN, BROOKE LE POER TRENCH, CHRIS M C MILLAN, JUDITH NEWMAN, LIANA SCHAFFNER F O U N D I N G E D I TO R

LINDA WELLS

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

ANNA WINTOUR

JOSEPHINE SCHIELE

S E N I O R P U B L I C R E L AT I O N S D I R E C TO R


PUBLISHER, CHIEF REVENUE OFFICER

AGNES BOGDAN CHAPSKI HEAD OF BRAND MARKETING & STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS

JILL STEINBACH FRIEDSON

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, FINANCE & OPERATIONS

KEVIN DONOVAN

A DV E R T I S I N G E X EC U T I V E I N T EG R AT E D D I R ECTO RS

MARIA GARCIA, KIM CONWAY HALEY, LAUREN DECKER LERMAN, SANDRA MAURIELLO EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR–FASHION, JEWELRY, AND WATCH

SARAH YORK RICHARDS I N T EG R AT E D D I R E C TO R

CARLY GRESH I N T EG R AT E D M A N AG E R

ALEXANDRIA HAUGHEY E X EC U T I V E S O U T H W E ST D I R ECTO R

EZRA SEAN ALVAREZ 323-965-3564 E X EC U T I V E M I DW E ST D I R ECTO RS

CHRISTINA KROLOPP 312-649-6731 ANGIE PACKARD PRENDERGAST 312-649-3509

WHY ISN’T THERE A BEST OF BEAUTY AWARD FOR ?

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PAC I F I C N O RT H W E ST D I R ECTO R

NATALIE BANKER TAQUINO 415-955-8280 N E W E N G L A N D/ D E T RO I T

KRISTIN HAVENS 585-255-0207 D I R ECT R E S P O N S E

REBECCA VOLK 800-753-5370 ext. 489 U. K . / F R A N C E

SELIM MATARACI 011-33-1-44-78-00-62

S E N I O R B U S I N E SS D I R ECTO R

SHERRI GINSBERG

DIGITAL H E A D O F D I G I TA L R E V E N U E

NICOLE AMICO SMITH

Running shoes. They have the power to make you feel strong and beautiful.

D I G I TA L AC C O U N T E X EC U T I V E S

HARRIET KADAR, ALISON WOOD D I G I TA L SA L E S D E V E LO P M E N T M A N AG E R

SAMANTHA DANA D I G I TA L C A M PA I G N M A N AG E R

ERICA CHEUNG

D I G I TA L SA L E S P L A N N E R

ELIZABETH MILLER

CONTENT MARKETING AND PARTNERSHIPS E X EC U T I V E D I R ECTO R, ST R AT EG I C PA RT N E RS H I P S

DAVID OLESNEVICH

C O N T E N T M A R K E T I N G D I R ECTO R

ALEXIS WALL

B E AU T Y B OX M A N AG E R

NICOLE SAFIR

INTEGR ATED MARKETING AND CRE ATIVE SERVICES E X EC U T I V E D I R ECTO R

ERIN BRENNAN D E S I G N D I R ECTO R

MARIS BODELL S E N I O R D I R ECTO RS

STEFENI BELLOCK, SHARI SOBINE D I R ECTO R

JUSTIN REIS

Destination spas. I’m happy to do the research.

S E N I O R M A N AG E R

MALLORY MILLER

MARKETING SERVICES E X EC U T I V E D I R ECTO R

GERARD FARRELL S E N I O R D I R ECTO R, M A R K E T I N G I N T E L L I G E N C E

JENNIFER FRIEDMAN PEREZ E X EC U T I V E ASS I STA N T TO T H E P U B L I S H E R

VINCENT KEEGAN S A L E S A S S O C I AT E S

JULIA BROKAW, CAROLINE GRANGER I N T E G R AT E D A S S I S TA N T S

ZUIE BILLINGS, ALEXANDRA KELIKIAN, CARA KURICA, STEPHANIE TILLISON P U B L I S H E D BY C O N D É N A S T Chairman Emeritus Chairman President & Chief Executive Officer Chief Financial Officer Chief Marketing Officer & President–Condé Nast Media Group Chief Administrative Officer Chief Human Resources Officer EVP & Chief Digital Officer EVP–Consumer Marketing EVP–Corporate Communications SVP–B u s i n e s s O p e ra t i o n s SVP–Corporate Controller SVP–Managing Director, 23 Stories SVP–Network Sales & Partnerships, Condé Nast & C h i e f Reve n u e O f f i c e r, C N É SVP–Financial Planning & Analysis SVP–Strategy, 23 Stories SVP–Ad Products & Monetization SVP–Licensing SVP–Re s e a rc h & A n a l y t i c s SVP–D i g i t a l O p e ra t i o n s SVP–Human Resources General Manager–Digital

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Foreign products. The best way to embrace a new culture is face cream.

DAWN OSTROFF JOY MARCUS SAHAR ELHABASHI JEREMY STECKLER JOE L ABRACIO AL EDGINGTON TEAL NEWLAND

C O N D É N A S T I N T E R N AT I O N A L Chairman and Chief Executive JONATHAN NEWHOUSE President NICHOLAS COLERIDGE Condé Nast is a global media company producing premium content for more than 263 million consumers in 30 markets. condenast.com condenastinternational.com

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JOSEPHINE SCHIELE

C O N D É N A S T E N T E R TA I N M E N T President EVP/General Manager, Digital Video EVP & Chief Operating Officer EVP–Motion Pictures EVP–Alternative TV EVP–CNÉ Studios SVP–Marketing & Partner Management


FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS’ CREDITS, SEE CREDITS PAGE.

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AYA JONES Model, “Best of Beauty” To make sure my skin and hair are healthy: “I cleanse with micellar water before moisturizing and do oil treatments to keep my hair strong.” If I weren’t a model, I’d be: “A photographer. I like the ability to capture a subject’s emotions.” My personality in three words: “Smiley, passionate, and generous.”

ROMY SOLEIMANI Makeup artist, “The Rise and Rise of Kendall Jenner” How to wear allover nude makeup: “Choose a pink-y or warm nude lipstick, define the eyes with darker tones, and add a touch of blush—it makes the skin look alive. Also: Stay away from anything too pale.” My advice for my daughters: “Confidence is everything.”

JANCEE DUNN Writer, “The Rise and Rise of Kendall Jenner” Favorite icebreaker for a celebrity interview: “I’ll search eBay so I can say, ‘Did you know a napkin you once touched is going for $50?’ ” Jenner confided in me: “She’s a Scorpio, so she sticks to people, but she’s not very good at giving second chances.”

JENNY BAILLY Editor, “Best of Beauty” Product I love the most, use the least: “Sheet masks. They make my toddler scream.” People might be surprised to know I: “Jumped out of a plane on one of those inflatable slides. Everyone was fine; I still fly.” My 60-second beauty look: “High pony, concealer, mascara, any lip color I can apply without a mirror.”


COVER LOOK

Right: Dress by Simone Rocha. Bra by Alexander McQueen. Underwear by Gucci. Gold rings by Chanel Fine Jewelry and Aurate. Earrings, stylist’s own. Below: Dress by Roberto Cavalli. Shoes by Prada. Details, see Shopping Guide.

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Watch a behind-the-scenes video of Kendall Jenner’s photo shoot with Patrick Demarchelier at allure.com/kendall-bts.

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ne (and possibly the only) thing you won’t find out about Kendall Jenner by Googling her: She has a teenytiny tattoo that reads “meow” on the inside of her lower lip. The 20-yearold model revealed her secret ink to photographer Patrick Demarchelier during her second Allure cover shoot in New York City. In the styling chair, Jenner, who arrived 15 minutes before her call time, munched on a croissant and scrolled through Instagram. “It’s beautiful!” she said when Allure design director Renee Rupcich flashed her a peek of her sister Kylie’s August Allure cover. Music pulsed throughout the studio all day, thanks to DJ Rajni Jacques, who camped out in a corner spinning Rihanna’s “Loveeeeeee Song” and Kanye West’s “30 Hours.” When Jenner glided onto set in a mustardyellow Roberto Cavalli gown, the same dress Beyoncé wore in her “Hold Up” music video, Jacques blasted that song and Jenner mouthed every lyric. After Demarchelier snapped the final picture, Jenner changed back into her black long-sleeved crop top, grabbed her suitcase, and left to catch a flight to Paris, where she would walk in the fall 2016 Givenchy couture show two days later. —PATTY ADAMS MARTINEZ

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: RYAN PAGE (3); JOSEPHINE SCHIELE

The scoop from behind the scenes at Allure’s shoot.


COVER LOOK

Dress and shoes by Gucci. Details, see Shopping Guide.

BEAUTY LESSON

Jenner’s look can be re-created with the following (clockwise from top): Double Wear Nude Cushion Stick Radiant Makeup in Sand, Pure Color Envy Defining Eyeshadow in Cheeky Pink, Pure Color Lip and Cheek Multistick in Rose Exposed, and Pure Color Envy Hi-Lustre Lipstick in Nude Reveal by Estée Lauder.

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: RYAN PAGE; JOSEPHINE SCHIELE (2)

Hair Don’t be fooled: Jenner’s messy #wokeuplikethis waves took a good 40 minutes—and a few clouds of hair spray—to create. Hairstylist Jimmy Paul wrapped sections of the model’s hair around a medium-barrel curling iron, then rolled and pinned each curl against her head before blasting it with lightweight hair spray. When Jenner was ready for the camera, Paul removed the pins and loosened the curls with a paddle brush, twisting random pieces of hair around his fingers to make loose, ropy waves. Makeup To give Jenner a “fresh-faced look” that would contrast with the red lace Simone Rocha gown, makeup artist Romy Soleimani dabbed clear gloss on Jenner’s eyelids, blended a rosy cream blush across her cheeks, and dotted pearly cream highlighter along her cheekbones. On her lips: a matte nude lipstick that matched her natural lip color perfectly.


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Playing with my favorite Best of Beauty Award winners of all time. For the full list, go to allure.com/ michelles-favorites.

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Talking Beauty WITH

Sophia Amoruso The tech mogul on the power of a good concealer, a bracing perfume, and knowing when to indulge. By Patty Adams Martinez

Charlotte Tilbury Kissing lipstick in Penelope Pink (above) is “like my real lip color if the world were perfect,” says Amoruso. Left: Dress, belt, and earrings by Altuzarra. These pages: Hair, Sylvia Wheeler; makeup, Gloria Noto. Fashion stylist: Ashley Furnival. Details, see Shopping Guide.

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ophia Amoruso is in her element in Silicon Valley, which is not to say she would be on Silicon Valley. With cool choppy bangs, matte red lipstick, and a closet full of vintage lace slip dresses, she defies the typical hoodies-and-flip-flops tech-boss look. But the 32-year-old is at the helm of one of the most successful digital fashion companies: Nasty Gal, a website and boutique that sells clothes and accessories and raked in $300 million last year. She’s written two books—the New York Times bestseller #Girlboss (Portfolio/Putnam) and the new Nasty Galaxy (G. P. Putnam’s Sons)—she is one of America’s richest self-made women, according to Forbes, and, oh, Netflix is currently working on a series about her. The California native’s success is based on one fundamental belief: “One must have concealer at all times,” says Amoruso. OK, maybe that’s not the secret to her success, per se…but just wait till you see her vanity. 36 ALLURE OCTOBER 2016

“I would say my makeup is like a sheer turtleneck: It is badass but smart and sophisticated,” says Amoruso.

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On beauty lessons that come with age: “Eight hours of sleep is really, really important. And I no longer go to sleep with my makeup on. Last night’s makeup just doesn’t look as cute when you’re 32.” On the best way to invest half a G: “When you work as much as I do, you need something under your eyes, and Clé de Peau concealer is the best. I have one in my car, in my bag, at the office, at least one at home, and one with my travel toiletries. That’s a lot of $70 concealers!” On a different kind of alcohol problem: “Once in a while I go crazy with Sea Breeze on my face, neck, chest, and back. It’s probably the worst thing I could do because there’s so much alcohol in it, but sometimes you just need to suck everything out of your skin to make it feel 100 percent clean.” On healthy habits—and cheat days: “I’ve found that eating better equals better skin. I eat chicken, quinoa, kale, and salmon or drink smoothies. But I did recently try Shake Shack to find out what all the fuss was about. It was good.”

Dress from Preen by Thornton Bregazzi. Earrings by Annie Costello Brown. Above left: Amoruso’s hair and skin-care essentials include Davines Love Shampoo, Bumble and Bumble Brilliantine, and AmorePacific tinted moisturizer. Below: Dress by Cinq à Sept. Details, see Shopping Guide.

On the scary side of Vitamix: “I cut my own bangs when my first book came out, and it looked like my head got stuck in a Vitamix. When I finally got my brows done by a proper brow person, it was game-changing. Before that, my brows looked like little sperm.”

On what it takes to be a #girlboss: “Someone who wakes up and lives life deliberately and doesn’t just let life happen to her. She knows her strengths and weaknesses and feels comfortable talking about what she is and isn’t good at. She’s the person in the room who raises her hand and says, ‘I don’t know what that word means; can you please explain it?’ ” Nars Monoï Body Glow shimmer oil (far left) is “for my pastier days in L.A.,” says Amoruso.

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On an unpronounceable favorite: “Just spraying a wonderful scent on yourself can change your entire moment. I feel naked without perfume. État Libre d’Orange is one of my go-tos.”


BEAUT Y BY NUMBERS

Wine

We swirl it, sip it, and invite it into our most intimate moments. Small wonder, then, that we have found so many other ways to embrace it.

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AVERAGE NUMBER OF pounds of wine-infused bath salts used to fill the 12-foot-long merlotcolored “wine pool” at Japan’s Yunessun Spa.

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YEAR THE AMERICANS surpassed the French as the biggest consumers of wine in the world.

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Radish

JOSEPHINE SCHIELE (PRODUCTS); GETTY IMAGES (WINE RINGS)

MILLIGRAMS OF THE antioxidant resveratrol found in one tube of Bite Beauty lipstick—that’s the equivalent of about five glasses of wine.


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When you think “ribbon,” you might think “bow.” Don’t. When it’s thin, black, and tied just so, a ribbon isn’t perky or juvenile. It’s endlessly chic—and endlessly versatile. By Chloe Metzger

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THE SIDE VIEW. Temper any potential schoolgirlish-ness by keeping hair texture mussed up. Before rough-drying, spritz a volumizing spray (like L’Oréal Paris Boost It High Lift Creation Spray) from roots to ends. Pull all your hair over one shoulder and secure it about three inches from the ends with a clear elastic. Tie the ribbon around the elastic—and don’t do a good job. You want languid loops and long, uneven ends (a bow in name but not in spirit). IN THE LOOP. It’s an easy chignon alternative: After securing a low ponytail, divide the tail in half and twist the two sections around each other like a rope. Loop the ends through the elastic and pull them partway through so a couple of inches peek out on top. Knot a ribbon around the base, letting it hang loose on each side. Above: Wool top by Jill Stuart. Lipstick in Lady Danger by M.A.C. Left: Silk chiffon top by The Kooples. Hair: Romina Manenti. Makeup: Deanna Melluso. Model: Agnieszka Lauterbach. Fashion stylist: Ye Young Kim. Details, see Shopping Guide. PHOTOGRAPHED BY NADYA WASYLKO

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Winning Ribbons

Mary Katrantzou Spring 2016

Look no further than the runways for 1,000 (give or take) different ways to wear the humble black ribbon. A headband is just the beginning.

Red Valentino Fall 2013

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Chanel Fall 2015

Etro Spring 2013

Nicole Miller Fall 2014

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THE HAIR PRO

Ibiza Hair #B5. This is the perfect size for a round brush: big so you can get volume, not so big that you can’t make waves. Best blowout evah.

BRUSHES

With Greatness

Sheila Stotts Removal Brush. Ideal for detangling extensions—the bristles magically don’t snag at all.

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Mason Pearson Junior Hair Brush. A true, proven classic that can smooth anything. I use it mainly to brush out curls or hot roller sets. I can’t live without it (ditto Elnett).

S Heart S Scalp Brush. This is a Japanese brush for stimulating the scalp—it feels like a head massage—but I use it for every kind of style. The bummer is that everyone keeps stealing it from me. Denman Paddle Brush. It’s plastic. The small version costs less than $20. And it’s the only brush I’ll use when I want the hair to be silky—like, Vidal Sassoon silky. (Kids: Vidal Sassoon was an iconic hairstylist in the ’60s and ’70s.)

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JOSEPHINE SCHIELE (STILL LIFES); MICHAEL BEZJIAN/WIREIMAGE (MCMILLAN)

If you’re styling your hair and for some reason it’s just...meh, pause and look at what you’re holding. More often than you’d think, the brush can make all the difference. Yes, of course, a great blow-dryer and the optimal styling lotion are important, too, but the right brush has the power to kick up the shine, smoothness, and awesomeness of your hair. And that, as everyone knows, is the opposite of meh.


The Ultimate Skin Cleanse Of all the cleanses out there—the ones that promise to detoxify your liver, reboot your energy, or enlighten your consciousness—the one we can really get behind is the one that lets us lounge around in a charcoal mask watching Bravo. Purifying your skin and ridding it of pollution, oil, makeup, and grime is as easy as it is rewarding. A smart routine will get your skin glowing as if you’ve been at an ashram for a month. —HANNAH MORRILL

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BEAUTY 101


BEAUTY 101

Antipollution Laws

Detox Masks

If you’re reading this from the International Space Station, you’re all good. Everyone else:

They make for great selfies, and better yet, they defend against dirt and oil. So use a face mask with one (or more) of these ingredients weekly.

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Studies show that pollution can damage skin, much as the sun does, by creating free radicals. Serums and creams with antioxidants mitigate the effects. Try Olay Regenerist Regenerating Serum with niacinamide or Prevage City Smart SPF 50 with idebenone. “Pollutants can penetrate skin, and dry skin is most vulnerable because its barrier is compromised,” says Whitney Bowe, a dermatologist in New York City. So she likes a powerful moisturizer (try Cetaphil Daily Facial Moisturizer, which contains glycerin). Since pollution collects on your skin during the day, “I’d never touch up my foundation without wiping off my skin first—you’re pressing pollution in,” says Zoe Diana Draelos, a consulting professor of dermatology at Duke University. It’s also a good case for washing your face every night (more on that in a second).

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BEAUTY 101

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BEAUTY 101

Clay. It’s an insanely absorbent material that yanks dirt out of your pores as it dries, says Jeannette Graf, a dermatologist in New York City. Plus, clays contain naturally occurring minerals that soothe redness. First Aid Beauty Skin Rescue Purifying Mask With Red Clay dries quickly, rinses easily, and leaves our skin feeling soft. Charcoal. This acts like a magnet, pulling grime and gunk off your skin. You’ll see it in cleansers, konjac sponges, and even toothbrushes, but because charcoal needs a little bit of time to do its best work, look for it in a face mask. We like Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask to Clear Pores. Acids. They’re really good at removing dead skin cells and—along with them—pollution and dirt. Look for masks or peels with glycolic, lactic, or salicylic acids. We like Bliss Multi-face-eted All-in-One Anti-Aging Clay Mask with glycolic acid in a clay base (double whammy).

BEAUTY 101

Coming Clean

Face Facts

Soap is way less complex than, say, quantum mechanics. But there’s still a science to washing your face.

Clearing up the myths about clearing up your skin.

Double up. Creamy cleansers are less drying than foaming soaps, but they don’t remove nanoparticles of pollution. To get the best of both worlds, use a creamy formula right after an oil cleanser (like Burt’s Bees Cleansing Oil) or along with a cleansing brush (like the Michael Todd SoniClear Elite). Clear out. If you have oily skin, “salicylic acid is one of the best ingredients in cleansers for getting oil out of pores,” says Joshua Zeichner, a dermatologist in New York City. “If you break out around your period, use a salicylic acid face wash the week before for clearer skin.” Try La Roche-Posay Effaclar Medicated Gel Cleanser. Wipe away. Regular cleansing wipes remove dirt and makeup—but not pollution. You need stronger wipes with exfoliating acids for that (try Garnier SkinActive Purifying Cleansing Towelettes). To avoid irritation, use them no more than once a week.

Myth: Juice cleanses and detox diets can solve all your skin problems. Truth: Our bodies are designed to eliminate toxins; eating extra kale isn’t going to clear up acne, says Gina Sam, a gastroenterologist in New York City. But studies suggest that eating antioxidant-rich foods can help mitigate UV damage to the skin. Myth: Drinking your weight in water will flush out toxins and improve your complexion. Truth: A 2010 study found no scientific proof that drinking water made skin more hydrated, less wrinkled, or healthier. But it will quench your thirst! Myth: You can sweat out pollution and booze. Truth: Sweat doesn’t eliminate toxins from your body. Perspiration is 99 percent water, 1 percent minerals and other stuff, and 0 percent tequila and salty bar snacks. That said, exercise does increase circulation in the skin to make it glow-y and lower the cortisol in the blood that can cause wrinkles and laxity.


At Valentino’s haute couture show, hairstylist Guido wound gold wire around sections of models’ hair (like Tami Williams’s, here) before gathering it into a low ponytail.

LOOK WE LOVE

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High-Wire Act

Beauty Reporter

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ule one if you want to look like a superhero, or a supervillain, or, hell, just a supercool model hanging on the streets of Paris: You’re going to need gold wire. A few spools. Rule two: Wind it along your hairline and twist it around your ponytail. Rule three: Bend the wire away from your scalp because ouch. Rule four: mirrored shades (but you knew that). —DANIELLE PERGAMENT

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Benefit They’re Real Big Sexy Lip Kit. These semimatte lipsticks have a waxy liner built into the tip of each bullet, giving you awesomely full, defined lips in one swipe (two if you’re not good at that kind of stuff). $29 for a set of four. Clinique Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector & Optimizer. An even better Even Better serum, thanks to sensitiveskin-coddling green-tea and algae extracts. $79.50.

EDITORS’ FAVORITES THE STUFF WE PLAN TO STEAL FROM THE BEAUTY CLOSET WHEN NO ONE’S WATCHING.

CoverGirl The Super Sizer Fibers by LashBlast Mascara. The wand’s narrow, and the bristles are short, but with the help of 29,000 nylon fibers, they’ll leave lashes thick and long. $6.99.

Sephora Collection Under Wraps Hair Ties. Beaded and wrapped elastics we like to think of as a trip to the sexiest beach in Ibiza—for your hair. $10 for a set of three. Bobbi Brown Nude Library Eye Palette. To celebrate her twenty-fifth anniversary (as a makeup line, not a human), Bobbi Brown has created the mother of all neutral shadow palettes, with 40 love-every-last-one shades. $200.

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OPI Nail Lacquer in Stay Off the Lawn. The chic, mossy green wears more like a whisper than a scream. $10.


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“Bee venom is part of a new generation of treatments that we’ll be using more for chronic skin issues,” says Bowe.

ON TRIAL

Sting Operation Next time you’re stung by a bee, quit your whining—it might be doing good things for your skin. In a new study in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, volunteers who applied a serum with bee venom twice a day showed a 52 percent improvement in acne, on average, after six weeks. “Multiple studies show that bee venom lessens inflammation, which underlies every type of acne,” says dermatologist Whitney Bowe. While deep, hormonally fueled bumps call for oral medications, a venom-laced potion, like Rodial Bee Venom Super Serum or Manuka Doctor Apiclear Skin Serum, can help surfacelevel zits vanish. But if you’re allergic to bee stings, steer clear—this stuff is that authentic. —JESSICA CHIA

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Imagine—if you can—the ever-smoldering, ever stiletto-ed Victoria Beckham trolling eBay. For bootleg makeup. Well, she did, and she was good at it. But that was before Estée Lauder invited the style icon to create a limited-edition makeup collection. Her first order of business: Remake the discontinued Estée Lauder Modern Mercury highlighter she once hunted down. Beckham is clearly a makeup enthusiast. (Some might say extremist. Maybe obsessive?) She will do whatever it takes to get exactly what she wants. “I was specific down to the size of the pigment particles in the eye shadow,” Beckham says. Other nonnegotiables: eyeliner that looks smudgy, not “polite”; a red lipstick identical to the custom shade she wore in a photo shoot with her husband (perhaps you’ve heard of David Beckham?); and a metallic shadow that looks convincingly wet long after it dries. In other words, all things worth trolling for. —J. C. Victoria Beckham Estée Lauder Eye Metals Eyeshadow in Bitter Clove (1), Eye Foil in Burnt Anise (2), Lipstick in Chilean Sunset (3), Highlighter in Modern Mercury (4), Morning Aura Illuminating Creme (5), Eye Metals Eyeshadow in Charred Emerald (6), and Eye Kajal Duo in Black Saffron/Vanille (7)

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Beauty Like BECKHAM


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C U LT O B J E C T

Never have the words “wander” and “lust” been so perfectly, or precisely, linked. Louis Vuitton’s new fragrance collection (its first since 1946) was inspired by the distinct smells, colors, and flavors of the continents. Perfumer Jacques Cavallier Belletrud used a cutting-edge CO2-extraction process to coax the headiness out of flowers such as Chinese jasmine and May rose, producing notes so round and full-bodied, you could almost call them global. A leather accord—distilled from actual Vuitton leather—adds a supple quality that comes alive on skin. The effect is altogether otherworldly. —LIANA SCHAFFNER Clockwise from top left: Les Parfums Louis Vuitton in Matière Noire, Contre Moi, Apogée, Dans la Peau, Rose des Vents, Mille Feux, and Turbulences, $240 each.

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Seven Wonders


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TRICK OF THE TRADE

Match Point Ever wonder whether you could pull off [insert your dream hair color]? Look into your eyes, says colorist Lorri Goddard. If they’re cool-toned (sky blue, black-brown, or green with gray flecks), you’ll make a great icy blonde or ashy brunette. If your irises are warm brown or hazel, try a buttery tone, such as golden blonde, copper, or chocolate. And a note to the violet-eyed: We’re not saying you have to dye your hair lavender. Then again, we’re also not saying you shouldn’t. —KRISTIE DASH

A Stunning TRIBUTE

“Bidi Bidi Bom Bom” and “Como la Flor” are about to be hits again. This time Tejano pop star Selena’s top tracks are names for a pink lip gloss and a red lipstick, part of the new M.A.C. Selena collection. Each shade was inspired by colors of the late singer’s own makeup. “I still have her makeup case, and I open it whenever I’m missing her,” says her sister, Suzette Quintanilla, who shared swatches from the kit with M.A.C. (Como la Flor, at right, is a re-creation of Selena’s signature blue-red lip color). “It’s exciting; it’s emotional,” says Quintanilla. And “it’s a fitting tribute to her because she loved makeup.” —ELIZABETH SIEGEL 68 ALLURE OCTOBER 2016

In the game of face-mask novelty (lace! foil! foam!), the stakes just went way up. The new Lancer Younger Revealing Mask Intense and Dr. Brandt Magnetight Age-Defier Skin Recharging Magnet Mask contain iron oxide and come with handheld magnets (that’s the Lancer above). See where we’re going with this? Yup: You hover the magnet over your face and watch the creamy mask lift right off. You don’t have to follow up by rinsing with water—because all you’re left with is incredibly soft skin. Gimmicky? Sure. But also effective. When the magnet pulls up the mask, it leaves behind the oils, ceramides, and other skin-smoothing ingredients in the formulas. The attraction is clear. —LEXI NOVAK

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: EREZ SABAG/BLAUBLUT-EDITION; JOSEPHINE SCHIELE (2); COURTESY OF M.A.C. COSMETICS

Take Charge


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High-profile clients, like Cindy Crawford and Kylie Minogue, can slip into this private room at Robin’s new salon through a secret back entrance.

BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE

CHRISTOPHE ROBIN

A pocket-size French farming village might not be the obvious place for the hair colorist to Catherine Deneuve and Tilda Swinton to get his start. “My mother was a farm girl who colored her hair from a box, but the transformation was amazing to me,” says Christophe Robin, who picked up his first coloring brush at a local salon when he was 14. By 17, Robin had moved to Paris, where he was called on to color the hair of a model he’d never heard of: Stephanie Seymour. That break led to regular clients like Elle Macpherson and Claudia Schiffer, the opening of his first salon at age 24, his own line (which finally arrived in U.S. Sephoras last year), and now a new salon in Paris’s 2nd arrondissement. That space also has sinks up front where walk-ins can have a complimentary shampoo (before blowing out their own hair) to try out the goods. Standouts include the Cleansing Purifying Scrub With Sea Salt and Instant Volumizing Mist With Rosewater. “I’m so attached to the countryside, to natural ingredients,” says Robin. “I’m still a farm boy inside.” —KATIE BECKER

Clockwise from top right: Christophe Robin Shade Variation Care mask in Golden Blond, Brightening Hair Finish Lotion, and Regenerating Hair Finish Lotion.

Booster Shots The Bummer:

The Bummer:

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IRRITATION

DULLNESS

FINE LINES

BREAKOUTS

The Booster: Dr. Brandt Vitamin C Power Dose. A whopping 20 percent vitamin C (an impossible dose when the unstable ingredient is in a more complex formula) fades dark spots and splotches. The Booster: Clarins Booster Repair. Mimosa tenuiflora bark, a botanical extract, calms inflammation and stimulates collagen growth to mend the weakened skin barrier (which lets in irritants). 70 ALLURE OCTOBER 2016

The Booster: Karuna Spot+ Melting Boost. Place the hydrocellulose dots on top of pimples, then apply a sheet mask to release their antimicrobial (take that, P. acnes!) tea tree oil and glycolic acid. Booste Paula’s Choice The Booster: Resist 10% Niacinamide Booster. The vitamin B derivative—in a level double that in other topicals—helps beef up collagen so skin looks firmer than a barre fanatic’s bum.

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They’re the skin-care equivalent of spiking your smoothie with a scoop of garlic-cayenne invincibility: concentrated formulas that supercharge creams or sheet masks when they’re added to the mix. “They can pack higher doses of active ingredients because there are fewer ingredients in them,” says dermatologist Joshua Zeichner. Now go forth and leap tall buildings in a single bound. —MEGAN DEEM


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TA K I N G N OT E S

Ready to Wear Three of our favorite designers now let you embrace their inimitable style with a spritz.

PEARL POWER

Go fish: Lancôme’s mask goes on creamy and smooth, not chunky like the real roe and caviar pictured here.

Christian Louboutin Fragrance Trouble in Heaven. Louboutin’s shoes are nothing if not attention-getting. Naturally, his fragrance trio is equally assertive—this one with bergamot and heady patchouli.

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ancôme’s new face mask feels so indulgent, you’ll be tempted to scoop it up with a caviar spoon. Oh, wait. It actually comes with one. Dish out the tiny pink pearls and mix them into the moisturizing glycerin-based serum. Three minutes later, the fragile spheres melt into a fragrant pool of rose oil. Stir it all together to create a silky, antioxidant-rich brightening formula that spreads evenly and softens skin instantly. Now that’s our idea of a cocktail party. —LIANA SCHAFFNER

Right: Lancôme Absolue L’Extrait Ultimate Rose Serum Mask.

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Rag & Bone Oddity. No one puts a twist on a classic theme (English tailoring, military touches) like Rag & Bone. Pepper, amber, and vanilla are common threads in its eight-scent lineup. —JESSICA CHIA

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McQueen Parfum. Like her other creations, designer Sarah Burton’s first McQueen fragrance is romantic, surreal, and a little subversive—all of its florals (tuberose, ylang-ylang, jasmine) bloom after sundown.


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Actress Rashida Jones (below), septuagenarian model and activist Bethann Hardison (near right), and model Liu Wen (far right) in Diverse Beauty

FRESH Perspective

The Right Stuff

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One hundred percent. That’s how much of the profits from these products will go to breast-cancer screening, treatment, and research. If you’re looking for a way to feel more charitable, this is a beautiful place to start. —JESA CALAOR

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1 1. Ralph Lauren Tender Romance eau de parfum 2. EOS Berry Blossom Body Lotion 3. Jane Iredale Lemongrass Love Hydration Spray 4. Estée Lauder Pink Perfection Color Collection 5. Studio 10 Brow Lift

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Wow: Not just the profits but the full sale price of this palette goes straight to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

5 For more products that give back, head to allure.com/beauty-haul.

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ashion photographer Alexi Lubomirski is a prince among men. No, really. You can legitimately call him His Serene Highness (of the Polish house of Lubomirski). Plus, look at him. Wouldn’t you make him a prince? But let’s get back to the photographer part: His new book, Diverse Beauty (Damiani), celebrates women of every description—a diversity activist, a model with muscular dystrophy, and some of Lubomirski’s A-list subjects. “I chose to stage them in a fashion setting rather than simply taking portraits, so viewers are struck first by their beauty; all the other labels society has given them fall away,” Lubomirski says. The portfolio is meant to provoke and inspire—and give back. All proceeds from the book’s sales go to the nonprofit group Concern Worldwide, which provides shelter and vocational training in disaster-torn areas around the world. Like we said: a prince among men. —JESSICA CHIA


Case en Pointe

JOSEPHINE SCHIELE

It’s what you get when you mix a hundred-year-old train case with iridescent metallic leather: A showstopper, jaw-dropper, game changer of a bag. —AMBER ANGELLE

Fashion Notes

C U LT O B J E C T

Louis Vuitton leather bag, price available upon request (866-VUITTON).

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NOTES: EDITOR’S OBSESSIONS

“It’s moisturizing and great for slicked-back styles.” Rahua Finishing Treatment, $45 (rahua.com).

“Like a portable mini sculpture.” Faris brooch, $175 (farisfaris .com).

“Love the smart hardware and warm cognac color.” Stella McCartney faux-leather bag, $1,360, at Stella McCartney, N.Y.C. (212-255-1556).

“Just the slightest bit rebellious.” b Alexander Wang Alex earrings, $380 earri (alexander to $460 $4 wang.com). wang Lauren Bacall and her daughter, 1955

Studying the Classics

Plaid, brogues, sharp tailoring: Allure fashion director Rachael Wang has her eye on timeless pieces with a menswear twist.

“The perfect vampy lip stain for fall.” W3LL People Nudist Colorbalm in No. 2, $13.99 (w3llpeople.com).

“The brogue gets a sexy update.” Dior crocodile-lizard-skin-and-leather shoes, $1,500, at Dior stores.

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“Part suit, part screen siren.” Victoria Beckham wool top, $2,480, and skirt, $3,185 (victoriabeckham.com).

“Faux fur adds a softness to the crisp tailoring.” Calvin Klein Collection wool coat, $3,495, at Calvin Klein, N.Y.C. (212-292-9000).


NOTES: EDITOR’S OBSESSIONS “The mix-and-match charms have real meaning to me.” Foundrae golddiamond-and-enamel necklace $8,035 (foundrae.com).

“I’d wear it with a blazer with the lace peeking out.” Fleur du Mal bra, $98 (fleurdumal.com).

“Unexpected and sexy for day.” Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet in La Fascinante, $37 (chanel.com).

Boogie Nights

“Conservative on top, but so racy and leggy on the bottom.” Alessandra Rich velvet-and-lace dress, $2,400, at Opening Ceremony, N.Y.C. (212-219-2688).

“The velvet reminds me of supersoft slippers.” Aquazzura shoes, $850, at Aquazzura, N.Y.C. (347-328-0080).

“A bag shaped like a lingerie sash.” Marc Jacobs viscose polyester bag, $2,900, at Marc Jacobs stores.

Allure accessories director Nicole Chapoteau is grooving on lingerie-inspired eveningwear— for daytime.

“I love that it’s the profile of a black woman.” Jacquie Aiche gold-anddiamond ring, $3,125 (jacquieaiche.com).

Diana Ross, circa 1970

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“These squiggly frames are unique— and very Diana.” Miu Miu sunglasses, $390 (sunglasshut.com).

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“The leopard print speaks to my soul.” Kate Moss for Equipment silk pants, $288 (equipmentfr.com).


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Style

ELEMENTS OF

1 SKIRT, 4 WAYS “My style is sometimes sexy, sometimes tomboy, but it always has to have an edge,” says singer-songwriter Tinashe (whose new album is called Joyride). “I could wear this leather skirt a million different ways.” No kidding. Tinashe experimented with florals, stripes, and a little thing she calls the “modern cowgirl”— let her explain. Leather skirt by Coach 1941, $695 (coach.com). By Patty Adams Martinez

Organza top from Preen by Thornton Bregazzi. Top and tights, stylist’s own. Rings by Luv Aj and Tinashe’s own. Lasting Finish by Kate Lipstick in 42 by Rimmel London. These pages: Hair, Whitney Schield; makeup, Kali Kennedy. Fashion stylist: Ashley Furnival. Details, see Shopping Guide. PHOTOGRAPHED BY HARPER SMITH

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“Leather, sheer sleeves, peekaboo fishnets—I love mixing textures.”


NOTES: ELEMENTS OF STYLE

“The fringe on this shirt makes me feel like a modern cowgirl—and it gives the shirt some movement. It’s fun.”

“Pointy boots can make your legs look longer. And the coat is a real statement piece.”

FAVORITE THINGS

SHOES:

“Jordans and Manolo Blahniks.” BAG: “Louis Vuitton.” BEAUTY ESSENTIALS: “Lash extensions and smoky eyes. I even made an eye-shadow palette with M.A.C. with all of my favorite shades.” SKIN CARE: “I never go out without sunscreen. Aveda’s SPF 30 is my favorite. And I use X Out face wash when I have blemishes.” HAIRSTYLE: “Beachy curls. I’m a SoCal girl.” HAIR CARE: “Mixed Chicks.”

Above: Silk top by Moskov. Earrings by Luv Aj. Left: Wool-blend coat by Kenzo. Silk-blend top by Opening Ceremony. Leather boots by 3.1 Phillip Lim. Details, see Shopping Guide.

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“This outfit is cozy, and it looks effortless—even if I did spend some time getting ready.”

Wool sweater by Emilio Pucci. Leather boots by Coach 1941. Lip Shimmer in Caramel by Burt’s Bees. Details, see Shopping Guide.

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Accessories Guide THE KEY PIECES YOU’LL (REALLY) WANT FOR FALL.

Gucci embroidered leather bag, $3,100, at select Gucci stores.

Céline leather bag, $2,650, at Céline, N.Y.C. (212-535-3703).

Boss leather bag, $2,440 (hugoboss.com).

Hobo

Marni leather bag, $3,590 (modaoperandi .com).

BAGS

It’s the cheeky details— stonework here, brazen color there—that make the difference. STUART TYSON

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NOTES: ACCESSORIES GUIDE

Gucci Fall 2016

Gucci glasses, $470, at New York Optical, N.Y.C. (212-927-4444).

Chanel glasses, $395 (800-550-0005).

Miu Miu glasses, $350 (lenscrafters.com).

Great

SPECS Tom Ford glasses, $430, at Tom Ford, N.Y.C. (212-359-0300). Ray-Ban glasses, $170 (ray-ban.com).

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STUART TYSON (STILL LIFES); JASON LLOYD-EVANS (RUNWAY)

Time to fail the eye exam— the newest frames are all cool-nerdy and come with a slightly retro vibe.


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1. Maison Margiela fall 2016. 2. Prada leather boots, price available upon request, at select Prada stores. 3. Tod’s leather boots, $1,155, at Tod’s stores. 4. Acne Studios leather boots, $650 (acnestudios.com). 5. Louis Vuitton leather boots, price available upon request, at select Louis Vuitton stores. 6. Tabitha Simmons leather boots, $795 (tabithasimmons .com).

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To be fair, you’d never go hiking in them. But killer heels, punchy colors, and unexpected prints invite a whole new terrain.


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SURVIVAL GAP Black women in the U.S. are more likely than white women to be diagnosed with breast cancer at a young age—and their risk of dying from the disease is 42 percent higher. Forty-two percent. The good news: The medical world is putting new focus on bringing that shocking number down. By Kate Sullivan 104 ALLURE OCTOBER 2016

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hay Sharpe’s left breast got incredibly itchy after she wore a new dress. I’m allergic to everything! she thought, back in 2004, as she made a call to see her doctor for an antihistamine shot. Scratching like crazy, she felt a pea-size bump, but she wasn’t worried. Sharpe had no family history of breast cancer, she was only 26 years old, and she didn’t know any young women with the disease. And she definitely didn’t know any black women, like herself, with it: “Not a soul. Not one person,” she says. When her doctor examined the bump, he didn’t seem concerned either. She recalls that he said it was likely nothing to worry about because black women tend to have dense and cystic breasts. He told her, “I’m going to send you for a scan, but they probably won’t do anything beyond that, because it’s nothing.” So Sharpe was shocked when she got the results of the scan and a mammogram: She had stage 3 breast cancer. Immediately after being diagnosed, Sharpe had chemotherapy followed by a bilateral mastectomy, then radiation and finally reconstruction. For nearly nine years, she was cancer-free, and during that time, she founded a nonprofit, Pink Wishes, that helps terminal breastcancer patients under 40 fulfill their dreams. Sadly, despite the earlier surgery, Sharpe was diagnosed with the disease again in 2014. This time, after choosing to have her new breasts removed, she opted not to reconstruct them. Her second experience with the disease was different in other ways as well: By the time she faced round two, thanks to Pink Wishes, she knew a lot of black women with breast cancer—and she’d known women younger than she was who had died from it. The idea that as a young black woman, this was not “her” disease was long gone.


H E A LT H Sharpe’s shifting perspective on who gets breast cancer in some ways mirrors the medical world’s. Until recently, there was a much better understanding of breast cancer in white women than black women. But a 2015 report from the American Cancer Society found that the rate of breast cancer among black females is now equal to that of white females and actually higher in seven states. Some experts say a factor in this jump might be that more black women are getting mammograms, but the report put black women’s breast cancer on the map in a startling new way. It also drew attention to differences in survival rates: When black women have breast cancer, their risk of dying from the disease is 42 percent higher than that of white women—a shockingly high number. A few more staggering stats from other studies: Black women are more likely than white women to be diagnosed with breast cancer before the age of 45, and twice as likely to be diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer, one of the most aggressive forms, which is harder to treat because it’s not responsive to hormonal therapy. “We need to do more to save black women from breast cancer—that’s the kind of momentum that everybody is now paying attention to,” says Funmi Olopade, a professor of medicine and human genetics at the University of Chicago. And attention means funding. In July, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) allocated $12 million to researchers across the country to investigate the genetic and biological reasons for African-American breast-cancer diagnoses and outcomes and pool that data for national use. One of the consortium’s projects will aggregate and analyze data on the

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lack women are getting more-aggressive tumors? At a younger age? “Those are the hallmarks of genetic predisposition,” says Bierut. And confirming a genetic connection can mean saving lives, explains Damali Martin, the program director of the NCI’s division of cancer control and population sciences. “If we are able to definitively say whether genetics plays a role in these aggressive subtypes of breast cancer, we can use the data to guide prevention: We can identify women who are at higher risk and possibly catch it at an earlier stage.” Of course, the reasons for racial disparities may go beyond biology. Some studies suggest that black women have greater delays in getting diagnosed and treated after an abnormal mammogram, which could lower their survival rate. Bierut explains: “Anyone challenged by poverty or a lack of transportation— unfortunately, in this country, AfricanAmericans are more likely to be—is up against barriers to getting early treatment.” And black women may be more likely to face a lack of insurance or timely medical care, which adds up to a “perfect storm,” says Olopade. “If you have breast cancer and sit on it because a hospital won’t take

THE IDEA THAT ‘I’M BLACK, SO MY RISK OF BREAST CANCER IS LOWER’ IS NO LONGER ACCURATE.” genomes of 20,000 black women with breast cancer and see how they differ from those of 20,000 black women who don’t have the disease, then compare them with the genomes of white women who do. There are also critical studies happening outside of the consortium. Laura Bierut, a professor of psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been using genetictesting kits on black female volunteers since June. The results will form a database that will be shared with other groups looking to treat and cure breast cancer in black women.

your insurance, the odds are stacked against you. We have to get academic institutions to partner with hospitals so patients can get access to the best cancer care available, and to clinical trials that could save lives.” One immediate impact of the new findings: Awareness of them among black women could be life-changing. “The idea that ‘I’m black, so my risk of breast cancer is lower’ is no longer accurate,” says Olopade. “If you feel a lump, make sure it’s not something. Research is advancing, but we already know one thing that works— when you have breast cancer treated early, you have the best chance to beat it.” —ADDITIONAL REPORTING BY JILLIAN MACKENZIE

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One Doctor Spreads the Word

Hair salons have earned a rock-solid reputation as places to share health information, especially for women of color. One of the latest movements to play off of the stylist-client bond: the Beauty Shop Initiative, a collaboration between Kicked It in Heels, a support group for breast-cancer survivors, and Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Janna Andrews, the founder of Kicked It in Heels, a radiation oncologist, and an assistant professor at Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine in Hempstead, New York, told us about her mammogram mission: “Women were always telling me that getting a mammogram terrifies them. It’s so clinical—they automatically feel like they’re sick. My colleagues asked, ‘Why can’t breast-cancer initiatives talk to women in a less clinical way?’ We started thinking, Who do women actually talk to? As an African-American woman, if I ask my family whether we have a history of cancer, they’ll say no. But we do. They just don’t discuss it. But women, especially women of color, are receptive to their hairstylist. So starting with eight salons in East Harlem and Harlem in New York City, the Beauty Shop Initiative trains stylists to ask clients whether they’ve had a breast-cancer screening and if they’d like help getting a mammogram. [If so,] we’ll put her in touch with a breast-cancer navigator. It took these salons less than five minutes to commit. That tells me that other people see the void—other people see the need to have this conversation.”


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COLOR SWAPS

Certain personalities are defined by hair color, and certain hair colors are defined by personalities. Think Marilyn and Jackie. Betty and Veronica. Gigi and Kendall. The last pair put that theory to the test at the Balmain fall 2016 show. “Olivier [Rousteing] wanted a surprise on the runway,� said hairstylist Sam McKnight, who used wigs to achieve the fake-out. The runway surprise showed that the supermodels are true originals, shaking off the constraints of bubbly-blonde, sultry-brunette, and famous-last-name stereotypes. 110 ALLURE OCTOBER 2016

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The French call it coup de foudre, a bolt out of the blue that inspires love at first sight. Beauty has its own highvoltage electricity, and this year, these eight looks gave us the biggest charge.


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“I WISH I LOOKED LIKE CINDY CRAWFORD WHEN I WOKE UP EVERY MORNING.” DON’T WE ALL.

Left: Cindy Crawford in 1991. Far left: Kaia Gerber in 2016.

once famously remarked, “I wish I looked like Cindy Crawford when I woke up every morning.” Don’t we all. In fact, several generations of women have aspired to those mile-long legs, that wholesome smile, and the signature beauty mark. But let’s be honest: There will never be another Cindy Crawford. Or will there? Nearly three decades after the modeling legend launched her career, there’s a fresh face poised to take the reins: Crawford’s daughter, 15-year-old Kaia Gerber. This year, the mother-daughter duo even posed together for the cover of French Vogue, making a sensation— as well as a pretty airtight argument that beauty is all in the genes.

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A LOVE LETTER TO A LEGEND

David Bowie’s music transcended genres. And so did his transformative looks, which proved the power of a pot of glitter and a spirit of adventure. In his time, Bowie was arguably the most popular source of inspiration for makeup artists the world over. This past winter, after his death, makeup legend Pat McGrath paid tribute to the Starman by creating an original glam-rock makeup look that evoked Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust phase on models at the Maison Margiela couture show. It certainly wasn’t the first Bowie flashback to make it down the runway, but it was the most powerful, and it touchingly reminded us what true inspiration looks like.

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LEMONADE BRAIDS FOR DAYS Some might argue that

Remember when Taylor Swift wore tight tendrils and lace and pastels? This summer saw the culmination of her decade-long makeover from country-music debutante to high-fashion royalty when Swift revealed a sharp, shocking-blonde bob—on the cover of Vogue, no less. Hairstylist Shay Ashual created the textured, bleached style. And in case we weren’t all paying attention (we were), she followed up the edgy makeover with a very public, very breezy breakup. Two weeks later, she quietly returned to her sandyblonde roots—and good-girl ways.

2016 is on track to be the biggest year of Beyoncé’s life. The star’s album Lemonade isn’t just a huge success; it’s part of the national conversation. But before we could begin to absorb the meaning of the lyrics, memorize the hooks, and investigate every ���Becky with the good hair” theory on the Internet, we had to take a moment to praise those glorious braids. The pop star’s longtime hairstylist Kim Kimble created more than a dozen different looks for the Lemonade videos—styles that reference Nefertiti, the Victorian era, and traditional African cultures. And now legions of fans in Seattle, Stockholm, and Barcelona are attending the Formation World Tour with matching waist-length braids.

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LEMONADE ISN’T JUST A HUGE SUCCESS; IT’S PART OF THE NATIONAL CONVERSATION.


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RIHANNA KICKED OFF ONE OF THE BIGGEST MAKEUP TRENDS OF THE YEAR: ONYX LIPS.

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Curls have been exploding everywhere—springing up, tumbling, and spiraling from the crowns of women from Los Angeles to Milan. There’s a power to their volume and a romance to their curves. And a straight-up coolness to the way no two heads of curls ever look exactly the same. New York City even held its third annual Curlfest this year, celebrating hair that does anything but just hang there.

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THE NEW POWER FEATURE

Thick, dark, and daring. Brushed up and wildly exaggerated. Rainbow-bright. The arches above our eyes can speak volumes about who we are. This year saw the launches of hundreds of new products—stencils, tinted powders, neon-green pencils—designed to help us transform our eyebrows into personal style statements. Perhaps the best example of this: model Irene Kim, whose fans have made her a beauty sensation.

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Rihanna has always been a walking billboard for badass beauty, so it came as no surprise that at her debut Fenty x Puma runway show in February, she kicked off one of the biggest makeup trends of the year: onyx lips. Now Urban Decay, Kylie Cosmetics, and Maybelline New York all have their own inky lipsticks. But we still consider Rihanna the OG founder of the edgy look. OCTOBER 2016 ALLURE 119


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The Eye Notes You could walk around raising your brows (why, hello!) to get a little lift. But there are better—so much better—ways to make the eye area look brighter and fresher. By Elizabeth Siegel PUFFINESS

UNDEREYE WRINKLES

Everyone (we repeat: everyone) has lines under their eyes. And that’s a good thing. “If you tried filling every last wrinkle there, you’d look like a blown-up balloon,” says Doris Day, a dermatologist in New York City. She uses a thin hyaluronic acid filler, like Belotero or Restylane, to plump fine lines judiciously; the results last for several months to a few years. For no-appointment-necessary gratification, get a good moisturizing eye cream (look for hyaluronic acid or glycerin on the ingredient list; we like Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel-Cream Eye, which has both), and go to town with it. “Lines look so much worse when skin is dry,” says Wechsler.

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The thin-skinned eye area is often the first to show signs of age.

CROW’S-FEET

These you can dramatically soften, if you so choose, with Botox. The muscle here is thick enough to relax, and you won’t get the balloon effect. At home, an eye cream with peptides or retinol thickens skin to help smooth crow’s-feet in about a month. (Try Kate Somerville +Retinol Firming Eye Cream.) “And it’s surprisingly easy to prevent new crow’s-feet,” says Wechsler. They’re caused by squinting, so wear sunglasses—always.

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This is where dermatologists break out the big guns—of the laser variety. “To smooth crepey lids, you typically need three to five monthly sessions of a

gentle fractional laser, like Clear + Brilliant,” says Wechsler. Each treatment runs about $300 and can make skin pink for a few hours. Short of that, moisturizing eye creams and light-reflecting liquid shadows (like Maybelline New York Color Tattoo Liquid Eye Chrome) downplay crepiness.

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Wechsler has a holistic fix for this one: “When you’re sleep-deprived, everything droops more.” Less holistic: “A little Botox under the brow can lift the eye a millimeter or two.”

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If yours comes and goes, the fastest fix is a DIY mask: Soak a tissue in iced tea or half-and-half, stat, and hold it against your under-eyes for a minute. Sticky? Maybe. But caffeine and milk fat are quick and effective at shrinking bags. If your puffiness is persistent or pronounced, however, “it’s from fat pads,” says Amy Wechsler, a dermatologist in New York City. It’s time to work a little magic: Tap concealer on the shadow under your bags (never right on top of them) and the skin will appear more even. And for the love of all that is holy, skip liner on your bottom lids—it’s like a gilded frame for bags. For more dramatic improvement, “the only fix is plastic surgery,” says Wechsler.


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LESSONS LEARNED

Growing up in India, one learns the importance of family, tradition, and beauty. By Shivani Vora

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OBSESSIONS FROM ABROAD

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Natural dyes are used in both beauty rituals and religious festivals. Here, pigments at a spring celebration in New Delhi.

Family Recipe

My grandmother— Nani, as I call her— taught me how to make the most amazing face mask. “Use this once a week and your skin will always be radiant,” she told me. I was 16 then; more than 20 years later, I still do my best to follow her advice, and I swear by the results. You’ll need: 1 teaspoon turmeric 3 tablespoons wholemilk plain yogurt Mix the turmeric and yogurt together (I use either a spoon or a spatula) until it’s thick, like a paste. Smooth it over your face and neck for 10 to 30 minutes. Rinse off, and plan a fun night out—you’ll want to show off your glow.

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weekly head massage with sweet-smelling coconut oil is one of my most endearing—and enduring— childhood memories. My family lived in Mahe, India, a small seaside town in the state of Kerala where coconut trees are more common than people. The coconuts—and their oil—were a big part of our lives. We moved to New Delhi when I was seven. If you haven’t been, New Delhi is a city of sensory overload—there are packed bazaars, the occasional loose cow, clogged streets with rickshaws, three-wheeled scooters, and cars all jockeying for space. It took about one second for the chaos and cool winters (and air pollution) to jolt us out of our dreamy oceanfront lives. But coconut was always there for us. My mother, my grandmother, my aunt, and I would heat a generous pour of coconut oil on the stove and then slather it on to warm our skin throughout the night. We’d cleanse our faces with it to get rid of the grit and grime that’s part of the air in New Delhi. Like everyone else, we didn’t buy cleanser, conditioner, body lotion, or lip balm. A giant bottle of coconut oil (for 30 rupees—less than a dollar) from the corner market did it all.

Turmeric paste is believed to heal skin, and it imparts a golden glow.


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brown highlights with actual peroxide. I’ve grown very fond of all things La Mer. And the neem powder is gone—it’s been replaced by an addiction to Marvis Aquatic Mint toothpaste, which they definitely didn’t sell in Mahe when I was three. And now I have two daughters of my own. We pick up jars of coconut oil in Manhattan’s Little India district. (It costs a little more than it did in India, but it’s still $500 less than La Mer.) The rich oil is all we use in the way of body moisturizer and deep conditioner. We slather it on generously, but we’re not sitting on the porch like my mother and I used to. And our view is of the East River, not the Arabian Sea. But the idea, the routine, the tradition—those are all still there. I comb the coconut oil through my daughters’ hair once a week without fail, just as my mother always did for me. And sometimes I feel that I’m not alone with my eight-year-old and my three-yearold, but that there are generations of Indian women in the room with us. They’re there to teach us, through these beautiful traditions, to have respect for the past, to remember where we came from—and, of course, to remind us that coconut oil can cure almost anything. ◆

BEFORE I WAS OLD ENOUGH TO RIDE A BIKE, I ALREADY KNEW THE TENETS OF BEAUTY.

efore I was old enough to ride a bike, I already knew the tenets of beauty: • A mask of turmeric powder and homemade yogurt can brighten any complexion. • Neem oil, pressed from the fruit and seeds of neem trees (they’re also everywhere), is all you need for pimples—and neem powder is great for whitening teeth. • A mix of chickpea flour, rice, and water makes one hell of an exfoliator. • And of course: There is no better highlighter for your hair than henna. Now, having lived in New York City for the past two decades, I’ve admittedly let go of some of these customs and adopted a different set—most of which I can safely assume my grandmother never heard of, let alone indulged in. Every five weeks, I see Gina Gilbert at the Serge Normant at John Frieda salon to brighten up my dark-

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Henna is used to enhance hair color.

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The Sri Satya Giriswarar temple in Tamil Nadu attracts tourists and, occasionally, twirling.


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The eyes are among the most complex organs in the body, and perhaps the most precious. Now decorative lenses, sclerawhitening injections, and iris implants may threaten our visual health. Meirav Devash reports on the peculiar— and potentially dangerous— world of eye makeovers.


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yebrow transplants. Designer vaginas. Knee lifts. Just when we thought there wasn’t an inch of territory left un-nipped, untucked, or unexplored, we glimpse what truly has to be the final frontier: eyeballs. “Years ago, plastic surgery was the only option available to patients for the eye area,” says Kendall E. Donaldson, an associate professor of ophthalmology at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. “Now there are less-invasive options for looking younger.” But Botox, eye lifts, lasers—they all seem quaint in comparison with new options for making eyes look bigger, bluer, and sometimes less human. Take creepy-cool colored contact lenses, like the icy-blue ones Kanye West famously wore to this year’s Met Gala. In fact, a good percentage of the Kardashian-Jenners—and pop stars such as Selena Gomez—have tried on new eye colors for a night. Then there are the more surreal options: circle lenses that make the iris look bigger, so you kinda look like a wide-eyed, possibly terrified anime character. They’ve been popular for years in Asia, where you can buy them at the drugstore (they’re often displayed up front, like gum). Here in the U.S., you’ll need a prescription and a willing eye doctor. But decorative contact lenses are just the gateway. While trying out blue eyes for a night is fun and all, what if someone could make that color change permanent? Strictly speaking, they could. Since 2009, Stroma Medical Corporation of Irvine, California, has been developing a technology that is designed to lighten eyes gradually over the course of three weeks. The first step: A low-energy laser zaps the iris to remove the layer of pigment that gives dark eyes their color. That sets off a reaction in which the eye’s own “scavenger” cells digest and remove the zapped pigment from the eye. (Theoretically, this will turn any eye color some

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shade of gray or blue.) The technology is currently undergoing human trials outside the U.S. Once it’s cleared for international use, Stroma will look into FDA approval. Then there are silicone implants. Unlike other varieties, the ones designed for your irises are teeny-tiny. And colorful. In places like Panama, Tunisia, and India, some musicians and models are getting iris implants in shades like gray or teal. It’s a technology that was originally developed for people with a damaged or poorly pigmented iris (which can be caused by a genetic condition called ocular albinism). To insert them—and we truly apologize if you’re squeamish—doctors cut a slit in the cornea, fold the implant like a taco, slip it in, and position the artificial iris over the natural iris. To be very (very) clear: The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) warns people against the procedure, citing complications such as elevated eye pressure, which can lead to glaucoma, cataracts, infection, inflammation, and even blindness. “I had a patient, a young man, who got blue iris implants in Panama. He had so many visual symptoms— chronic inflammation, glaucoma in one eye—that we had to take them both out,” says Donaldson. By comparison, procedures for making the whites of the eyes permanently clear and bright

“Cosmetic eye whitening started in Korea, but now some doctors here are doing it, too,” says Vo. seem almost breezy. Almost. “Cosmetic eye whitening has become a fad,” says ophthalmologist Rosalind C. Vo, a clinical instructor of cornea, external disease, and refractive surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. “It started in Korea, but now some doctors here are doing it, too.” The small group of ophthalmologists willing to perform the procedure do it by surgically removing blood vessels—so they can’t swell and make eyes look red and tired—along with any discoloration of the conjunctiva, the “skin” that overlays the sclera (the white of the eye). Some whitening treatments can involve an injection of mitomycin-C—a toxic chemotherapy drug—to kill off blood vessels. If the word “toxic” didn’t scare you enough: The eye needs blood vessels to deliver oxygen and infection-fighting white cells. “We start


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“Patients are putting foreign bodies in their eyes intentionally,” says Donaldson. “Many are just not aware of the risk.” seeing problems several months to several years after surgery,” says Vo, who goes on to list potential side effects of using mitomycin-C for the wrong indications or at too high a concentration, including infection, a perforation of the eye, and scleral necrosis (tissue death), a sometimes painful and potentially blinding inflammatory condition.

—ADDITIONAL REPORTING BY LORI SEGAL

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nd in a turn of events that sounds straight out of sci-fi: Some doctors will accessorize eyeballs with charms shaped like hearts or halfmoons for $10,000. Sit with that for a minute. And now read this: Eyeball jewelry is very much discouraged by the AAO, which cites specific risks that range from conjunctivitis (pinkeye) to blindness. But Emil Chynn, an ophthalmologist in New York City, says the platinum charms he implants under the conjunctiva are safe: “It’s an extraocular procedure with limited risks.” And as a demonstration of the procedure’s safety, he says, he implants the charms in a glass operating room facing the sidewalk. So maybe don’t walk by his office on your lunch break or, you know, ever. Maybe one day we’ll all have disco-ball pupils, but for now all this eye shifting is making ophthalmologists scream. “In the emergency rooms at our hospital, we spend our days removing foreign bodies, including metal, wood, glass, and other things that people get in their eyes accidentally,” says Donaldson. “Now patients are putting foreign bodies in their eyes intentionally. And many of them are just not aware of the compounded risk of doing these procedures.” So, please, consider yourself warned.


@le21eme

There is a place where life and art coexist. It’s beautiful and surprising and has a funny way of getting us to try things we may have never imagined—even on our own heads. Welcome to the world of #hairinspo.

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BEACH DAYS

Surfer-girl hair has been co-opted by every model, blogger, and passport holder to set foot on a beach. And while you don’t need a glimmering turquoise backdrop to do cool, ropy, windblown hair, it certainly doesn’t hurt.

@negin_mirsalehi

How to Catch the Wave

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Distribute two handfuls of mousse (we like Dove Style + Care Curls Defining Mousse) through damp hair with a wide-tooth comb, and flip your head over to blow-dry.

Combine one pump each of salt spray and dry-oil spray in your hands (skip the oil if your hair is fine). Rake it through a section of hair that’s about three inches thick, and twist the hair away from your face. Repeat until all your hair is wound into twists of various sizes. The sections will unravel a little on their own, and that’s a good thing—it’s what makes this look easy and relaxed.

© JOHANNESHUEBL (@OLIVIAPALERMO); NEGIN MIRSALEHI/@GISOU_OFFICIAL (@NEGIN_MIRSALEHI)

@angelcandices


W HITE HOT

The hair color of the moment needs no filter—only a small reservoir of peroxide. This silvery white is extreme and maybe even a little haunting. But it also has the chic, tabula rasa appeal of a crisp white button-down.

DREAM WEAVERS

It’s time to admit that braids might be more than just a passing trend. There’s a fishtail, a waterfall, and an inside-out fishtail-waterfall hybrid for every occasion. The only question: How many hands do you have? @amberfillerup

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GINA CELLA (@CKAEDINGCOLOR)

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@vanessahudgens

CHRISTOPHER PETERSON (@TK_WONDER); JESSICA WEISER/THELICENSINGPROJECT.COM (@LOVECLOUDAREXIS)

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PRETTY, DIRTY

Now this is a look we can get behind: It’s sexy. It’s versatile. It’s a magical trend called…not washing your hair. Because you can’t see dirty roots—just cool, piecey volume—through an Instagram filter. And thank God for that.

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@lilyaldridge

IN BLOOM

You know what’s beautiful? Fresh flowers. You know what’s even more beautiful? Fresh flowers woven into a crown and placed atop perfectly tousled hair. These looks prove that you don’t need a wedding dress—or a Disney prince—to wear fairy-tale hair.

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Three Rules for Wearing Flowers That Look Cool (Not Cutesy)

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“Flowers are already precious, so they look much cooler with rough, undone hair,” says hairstylist Guido. You can go for big blossoms or tiny buds, but steer clear of daisies (too flower power).

When you wear flowers in your hair, you aren’t just adopting a trend. You’re adopting an attitude, and that attitude doesn’t jibe with sharp tailoring. A romantic dress is breezy perfection.

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@amberfillerup


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90 T here are big operations— the Juno mission comes to mind. And of course there are small ones— extracting splinters, say, or making croutons. Then there are the operations that are so elaborate, so joyful, so colorful, so fantastically scented, and so deathcage-match competitive that they fall into a category all their own. This is the hidden, often heated, occasionally ugly world of Allure’s Best of Beauty issue. And after 20 years, man, do we have it down to a science. First we get many, many thousands of products sent to the office. Then comes the beast of organization. Lipsticks over there, fragrances on the shelves, salt sprays in that cabinet, and lightweight BB creams—hold on. Wait a minute. Where do the lightweight BB creams go? Who put neutral pink polishes where the lightweight BB creams are supposed to go?! Like we said: gets heated. On the upside, we’ve mastered techniques like split-body testing. We’ve become ambidextrous with nail-polish application. And we’ve archived enough spreadsheets to qualify for a postdoctoral degree in Excel. So you’d think we’d also have learned how to dodge mishaps and read labels properly. You would think. But you’d be so, so wrong. —DANIELLE PERGAMENT 152 ALLURE OCTOBER 2016

NUMBER OF BREAKTHROUGH nominees submitted by beauty companies.

NUMBER OF TIMES Allure staffers reported they “loved” a product in their testing comments. (Side note and real fact: That’s also roughly how many days it takes a man to say that to a new partner.)

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NUMBER OF FRAGRANCES that incorporated so many bows into their packaging that even the six-year-old girl inside us had to wince.

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PRICE OF THE MOST EXPENSIVE winner. Or one sweet Miu Miu sneaker—and we do mean one.

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REACTIONS RECORDED— favorable, unfavorable, one meh—to the smell of products that weren’t actually fragrances.

NUMBER OF NOMINEES keeping the coconut trend alive and well.

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After peeling from an aggressive layer of brightening serum and erupting in blotchiness from trying ten different lip balms in 30 minutes, we learned a very important lesson: When introducing a new product to your routine, begin with a tiny amount and proceed with caution.

“After my two-year-old daughter saw me wearing a rubbery lip mask, she asked for Band-Aids. I told her she wasn’t hurt, but she said, ‘I need to put them on my lips for my maaaask. It’s for work.’ ” —Simone Oliver, digital director “I used a rolling carry-on to transport products from the office to my house. There were enough left over to fill up the suitcase at least two more times.” —Kathleen Suico, beauty assistant “Sometimes I can tell right away if a mask will be too drying for my skin. I put those ones on my fiancé since he’s not as sensitive.” —Elizabeth Siegel, deputy beauty director “I tested cuticle creams at night, and my dog didn’t appreciate the redirection of my attention. After a few nights of pushing his nose out of the way, I decided to just let him participate. Thick, waxy balms were his favorite.” —Aura Davies, copy editor


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The economy was on the upswing, there was a Clinton running for president, and every Cher Horowitz–inspired outfit included a choker and a crop top. Not much has changed in the two decades since we inaugurated the Best of Beauty Awards in 1996. Then again, we have given up dancing the Macarena. So there’s that. THEN: THEN: Charcoal-oil body We weren’t THEN: wash was listed talking about The most unusual as one of the worst superbugs winner was ideas we’d or all-natural Static Guard. ever heard of. products. NOW: NOW: NOW: That distinction Charcoal is a We have an entire goes to a sponge beauty-industry natural section made out of darling and an (and don’t use hand vegetable fibers. ingredient in several sanitizer without products we tested. thinking twice). THEN: Two cellulite creams made the list. NOW: We’ve discovered SoulCycle.

Open Letter To all the experts whose brains we relied on, expertise we counted on, and shoulders we occasionally cried on:

THEN: We gave an award to vanilla lip gloss. NOW: We haven’t worn vanilla lip gloss since.

Ways Best of Beauty Makes You Late Executive beauty director Jenny Bailly didn’t miss her train to work once; she missed it four times. All in the name of research, friends. 1. “A shampoo left my hair so greasy and stringy that I had to get back in the shower and lather up a second time with something else.” 2. “I accidentally used mascara as a brow gel, and remedying the situation got messy. I had to wash my entire face and start my makeup from scratch.” 3. “After waking up with legs streaked from self-tanner, I needed a last-minute outfit involving pants, but all the options were dirty or hideously wrinkled.” 4. “I’m pretty sure I can also attribute at least one missed train to a fight with my husband about the piles of beauty products in every room of the house.”

Thank you, Ni’Kita Wilson, Jim Hammer, and Mort Westman, for always pronouncing the unpronounceable. And teaching us that polyquaternium... does something important to the hair. Matt Fugate, you rock star you, for confirming that a cool spacey design is way more than a cool spacey design. Elle and Holly Falcone, you sacrificed a manicure (or two) in the search for a truly innovative nail polish. Big ups to Ranella Hirsch, Amy Forman Taub, and Ellen Marmur for explaining when those new, patented, alphanumeric skin-care ingredients are legit game changers—and when they’re just a load of silicone. When we investigated a unique approach to makeup, we thought it sounded exactly like a breakthrough. But was it? Susan Giordano, you set us straight. Sharon Profis, you made us want to moonlight as technology reporters when we talked smart mirrors. And testing all those retinols, sunscreens, acne treatments, and serums always ends up leading to some form of dermatitis and generous amounts of hydrocortisone. Leslie Baumann, Doris Day, Francesca Fusco, Jeannette Graf, Amy Wechsler, and Joshua Zeichner: We’re grateful to have had your guidance and (occasionally) your numbers on speed dial.

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Wet n Wild 1 Step WonderGel nail polish. For those who love to phone it in, this polish provides the intense shine and endurance of a salon gel treatment, minus all the hang-ups. It goes on in one easy step—no topcoat or light cure necessary—and comes off with regular polish remover.

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E.L.F. Cream Contour Palette. Contouring you can’t mess up: The trio of bronzers (taupe, fawn, caramel) goes on sheer for subtle definition, while a brightening shade creates a clean, natural, sculpted effect.

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Nuance Salma Hayek True Color Plumping Liquid Lipstick. This pigment-rich formula saturates lips in color and shine. And its blend of natural oils is so hydrating, you may retire your balm.

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Almay Intense I-Color Gel Smooth Liner. It’s a pencil! It’s a liquid! Actually, it’s a concentrated gel that combines the best of both! The creamy tip deposits shiny color that’s soft enough to smudge.

L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Butterfly Waterproof Mascara. The tapered bristles give lashes a full and fluttery look, while the glossy formula can endure all manner of moisture.

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Milani Conceal + Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation + Concealer. This multitasker is magical. Oh yes, we did. Apply a thin layer for allover coverage or tap it on strategic spots to make imperfections disappear.

$8.99 Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor in HD Seduction. This liquid formula delivers a sexy matte finish that feels astonishingly silky. And the tawny-pink hue is so soft and demure, it’s like swiping on innocence. Just in case you ever need to.

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Maybelline New York Brow Drama Pomade Crayon. Consider it one-stop arch support: The polymers in this tinted pomade sculpt and tame rogue hairs, while the precise tip fills in sparse areas.

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H&M Beauty Pure Radiance Pressed Powder Blush. The sheer pigments yield a light wash of color that lands somewhere between a glow and a flush. From top: E.L.F. contouring cream, Nuance Salma Hayek lipstick in Toasted Honey, Revlon lip color in HD Seduction, and H&M Beauty blush in Hot Pink.

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Pantene Pro-V Style Series Airspray. This alcohol-free mist delivers hold that you can comb your fingers through (we tried) without hitting a single snag (we tallied).

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Tresemmé Beauty-Full Volume Pre-Wash Conditioner and Shampoo. Volumizing formulas often deliver pumped-up… promises. But this duo follows through by flipping your routine on its head: You condition first, then wash away the extra weight (but not the smoothing molecules).

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L’Oréal Paris Advanced Haircare Total Repair 5 Restoring Shampoo and Conditioner. When hair looks fuzzy and dull, tiny breaks in the cuticles are to blame. This pair seals up those microscopic fissures with ceramides and adds shine from root to tip.

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Schwarzkopf Essence Ultime Omega Repair 60 Second Treatment. A buttery, omegarich mask that transforms brittle strands and imparts shine in just one minute.

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OGX Quenching + Coconut Curls Frizz-Defying Curl Styling Milk. When curls have all the sexiness of a coconut husk, one pump of this milky lotion restores bounce and shine.

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Suave Professionals Luxe Style Infusion Volumizing Weightless Blow Dry Spray. Spritz liberally on damp hair to create the kind of full, God-youlook-great blowout you thought you could only get from a pro.

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Bioré Baking Soda Cleansing Scrub. Who knew baking soda could feel luxurious? Mixed with water, this loose powder transforms into a silky foam that dissolves flakes and degunks pores.

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Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes. Steeped in glycerin, these tissue-soft wipes clean and coddle in one refreshing pass.

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Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water All-in-1 Makeup Remover & Cleanser. It may look (and feel) as innocuous as water, but this stuff makes quick work of removing dirt, oil, and even stubborn eye makeup.

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Yes to Coconut Ultra Hydrating Melting Cleanser. This dense emulsion goes on dry skin and melts away as you massage it in, lifting grime while turning skin supple.

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Nügg Soothing, Hydrating, and Deep Cleansing Face Masks. We can’t decide which of these masks is our favorite, so good thing we don’t have to choose. Each container holds a single treatment—stock up and scoop out a new formula every night.

From top: EOS lotion, Freeman mask, Coppertone sunscreen, Yes to Coconut cleanser, and St. Ives body scrub.

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Coppertone ClearlySheer Faces SPF 30 sunscreen. Forgetting to wear sunscreen is not an option. Forgetting that you’re already wearing it? Totally allowed. This lotion sinks in fast and doesn’t mess with makeup.

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Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Moisturizer Pink Grapefruit. Why go easy on pimples the moment you step away from the sink? The salicylic acid in this lightweight moisturizer fights breakouts all day long.

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Freeman Feeling Beautiful Apple Cider Vinegar 4-in-1 Foaming Clay mask. We love everything about this oldschool all-in-one mask. The gloppy pink formula tightens and brightens with kaolin clay and apple cider vinegar.

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Caress Pure Embrace Body Wash. The gentle white-flower scent lingers on your skin; so does the softening almond oil.

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Vaseline Intensive Care Advanced Relief Healing Serum. This velvety serum sinks right in, while the subtle rose-and-amber scent reminds us of a fine fragrance.

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Skinfix Lip Repair Balm. Straight from the cured lips of one Allure editor: “My lips were painfully cracked this winter. This balm was the only product that healed them instead of just masking the problem.”

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Hawaiian Tropic Island Sport Ultra Light Lotion Sunscreen. This lotion smells like summer and feels like nothing. It absorbs in seconds, leaving a near-matte finish that won’t turn slimy in the heat.

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Curél Rough Skin Rescue. Rich in ceramides and fruit extracts, this lotion gently loosens flakes and smooths rough patches.

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EOS Hand Lotion. This nifty oval tube stands out—and throws down. Shea butter cushions skin, and the tidy case snaps shut (no greasy screw top).

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Dial Coconut Water Body Wash. The refreshing gel clings to skin and delivers a boost of moisture.

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St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Body Scrub. Walnut-shell powder (no microbeads here!) buffs away dry patches to leave skin slippery smooth.

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The stories behind some of the most famous beauty products in the world—years before they were. By Hannah Morrill

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Coco Chanel in 1938

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Maybelline invented mascara when Tom Lyle Williams, the founder of the company, saw his sister Mabel dab her lashes with a mixture of Vaseline, burned cork, and coal dust in the early 1900s. The word ‘Maybelline’ is actually a blend of her name, Mabel, and the ‘-ine’ from Vaseline. In the early ’60s, Maybelline was the first to combine mascara and the brush in one tube with a formula called Ultra Lash. Ultra Lash was solvent-based and repelled water, so it was hard to take off, and women complained. In 1971, we had the idea to make something that was easy to remove. The water-based formula of

Great Lash was groundbreaking, and it hasn’t changed one bit since the original blend. The brush—which mimicked the shape of the eye by tapering at both ends and staying bulkier in the middle to capture every lash—was also major. At the time, the makeup landscape was all about color and drama. Fashion designer Lilly Pulitzer, from Palm Beach, was hugely popular for her bright and preppy prints. The iconic pink and green was inspired by her patterns as a nod to the decor and fashion of the time. We could never have known that 45 years later it would still be iconic.

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Today we revere a really great selftanner, not actual rays. Slim Aarons, Sun Worship, 1958.

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In the late ’90s, I was in charge of lotions R&D and spent time talking to women about their desires. We had a photographer make ten versions of one woman, changing her skin color in each. Women then picked the image that described their ideal skin color; more than 70 percent said they’d like to be a shade or two darker than they were. But at the time, all the ways of getting skin darker had downsides: orange skin, patchiness. This project took seven years. We went down many wrong paths. One day, we were talking about painting a wall, which takes multiple coats. So we started diluting the ingredient that darkens the skin, DHA. There was a standard concentration in sunless tanners. We used about

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an eighth of that. It was territory nobody had explored. DHA also has this tendency to go orangey red, so we used other ingredients to change the character of the color to a more natural-looking brown. Naming the product was a difficult dance—to articulate gradual natural color without using the words ‘sunless tanning.’ ‘Glow’ was a magical word. When Natural Glow launched, in 2005, it was a rocket ship. We had a television ad for one week, and then we had to tell the marketing people, ‘Turn it off! We don’t have any more product to ship.’ There was a 38,000-person waitlist on our website. In the end, the scarcity added to the story.

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I joined BareEscentuals to run the company in 1994. It was a bath and body brand with six stores in the Bay Area. Coming from Neutrogena and Max Factor, bath and body wasn’t my thing. I was way more into makeup. And BareEscentuals just happened to have this one mineral foundation from the ’70s. I don’t even know whether people were buying it, but it was in the store. I’d struggled with my skin my whole life. I’d break out and pack on makeup. It would crack, and my skin never got better. So when I saw the foundation, I was mesmerized by the idea of five ingredients I could feel good about. I thought, OK, this is really interesting. But the product was basically handmade, it didn’t match skin tones well, and it needed refining. We had these little blenders, and we’d add different ingredients, test it on our arms, try it in the sunlight, and wear it around. Making foundation is like a meatball recipe from an Italian grandmother: You could have the same ingredients, but she does it best. Once we had the formula down, we turned to the packaging. We went with a matte gray lid. I wanted that Zen river-rock feeling—a subliminal message of meditation. I don’t think anyone got that, but it doesn’t matter. We launched in 1995. And: nothing. Then, on August 30, 1997, I went on QVC for the first time. If it weren’t for QVC, there’s no way this product would have taken off. There was no social media then. On TV, I could ask women, ‘Do you know what you’re putting on your skin? Can you imagine a foundation so good for you that you can sleep in it?’ We sold out instantly. I don’t think QVC ever had anything that sold out so fast.


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The first product I sold was called the Splinter Remover. The idea came to me after an amorous adventure, sunbathing on a roof deck in 1969, that left my butt covered with splinters. My brother’s girlfriend was a manicurist, and when she saw the Splinter Remover, she said, ‘If it were less sharp, I could sell it to my clients as a brow tweezer.’ So I found a diamond tweezer, which was not so sharp but precise. I packed it in a clear tube, and my brother’s girlfriend sold it to clients in a nail salon. I figured if she was selling them, I could, too. My brand was called Dal LaMagna Grooming and Carryon. But one day I went back to a salon I’d sold to, and the receptionist yelled out, ‘The tweezer man is here.’ I changed my name on the spot.

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Nars Blush in Orgasm François Nars, founder

We launched Orgasm in 1999 with no real expectations. I actually first created the name, then the shade—I wanted something shocking. At the time, I was naming blushes after sensations and feelings; we had Desire and Amour, so I thought, Why not Orgasm? I wanted people to remember the names. But the shade of Orgasm is also special: It suits all skin tones. You never know which color will be a best-seller. I never anticipated Orgasm to become so successful. I designed it the way I design all my colors, and it just happened that fans fell in love. It didn’t seem all that daring at the time. Looking back, I think the combination of the name and the shade made it so popular. Without such an audacious name, I don’t know if it would have become so iconic.

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In August 1967, Carol Phillips interviewed dermatologist Norman Orentreich for a Vogue article, ‘Can Great Skin Be Created?’ She asked a lot of questions about exfoliation when no one really knew what that meant. But it was top of mind for Dr. Orentreich. He had a pharmacy in his practice and made a scrub that was gentle. It had little beads, and it would suds up a bit. ‘We do what we call exfoliation,’ he told Carol. ‘We go “scurfing,” you might say, taking away the scaly scurf that everybody has and nobody needs.’ Everybody read that article, including Estée Lauder’s son Leonard, who was so struck that he asked Carol and Dr. Orentreich to start a line. His wife, Evelyn, came up with the name Clinique after a trip to Paris—she kept noticing signs for spas called Clinique Aesthétiques and loved the way the word sounded clinical but French. Clinique launched at Saks with 117 products, seven of which were straight from Dr. Orentreich’s office; 7 Day Scrub Cream was one of those original formulas. The original name, 7th Day Scrub Cream, was a reference to the Book of Genesis: ‘On the seventh day God rested.’ You use your regular cleanser every day, but on the seventh day, you use this product to get in there and scrub. As the years went on, we understood how gentle the formula was, and there was no reason why it couldn’t be used every day, so we changed the name to 7 Day Scrub Cream. To this day, the formula has been Dr. Orentreich’s.

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Philosophy Purity Giorgio Armani Made Simple Acqua di Giò Alberto Morillas, perfumer One-Step Facial Cleanser Cristina Carlino, founder

I’m not an easy person to formulate for. I always had 30 more questions than the scientists had answers for. My skin is acne-prone, hyperpigmented, and sensitive, and I have a sensitive nose. I could smell cookies baking from 50 miles away. So when I made this facial cleanser, I wanted it to dissolve all makeup and debris, rinse completely clean, and have a soft smell you want to go back to over and over. And all of this without drying out your face. The R&D team would come to me, and I’d put the heaviest red matte lipstick all over my hands, or waterproof mascara, and just watch it dissolve. We found the final formula when I patted my skin dry and the towels were white. They weren’t smeared with junk. That was a big deal to me. I came up with the name because it was about purification, not cleaning the skin. I wrote all the copy on the bottle—I wanted to have a conversation with the person using it. At that time, it was like you had to be beautiful to be invited into the beauty conversation. I wanted to tell women that they didn’t need anything from Philosophy, or any other company, to be beautiful. They already are beautiful. They just need to trust us. This product is going to work.

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Twenty years ago, Mr. Armani asked me, ‘Can you make a nice composition and make me happy?’ He had a house on Pantelleria, an Italian island, where I’d visited. To make a creation, I need a dream. And when I closed my eyes, I saw this place: the rocks, the warm sun, the water. When you smell the cologne, you smell water. It’s very luminous, very citrusy, with a different musk. You see the sun. We made almost 2,000 modifications—Mr. Armani, he’s exacting, and he wanted perfection.

Acqua di Giò captures the pure joy of water and sun.

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I launched my line in the U.K. in 1990, and my partner at the time, Gail Federici, said, ‘You know what’s missing? A product for frizz. There are hundreds of products for volume but not one for frizz.’ She had very frizzy hair that was the bane of her life, so she had a vested interest in finding a solution. Back then, people used gels on frizz, but they didn’t work well. We were aware of a few products that used silicone for shine. Gail’s thinking was: Who cares about shine? Maybe we could [consider] silicone as an antidote for frizz. The first formula the chemist gave us was spot-on. We put it on Gail’s wet hair and blow-dried. She said, ‘It’s like I have a different head of hair.’ She had the silky hair she’d always dreamed [of]. And it didn’t feel like there was anything in there. It was unbelievable. We divvied one half-gallon jar into smaller bottles. I went to my salon in London and gave it to stylists without making a big deal—I had to work hard to contain my excitement—and told them to try it on their clients with frizz. Soon my office manager called and said, ‘Something weird is going on here.’ In the last 24 hours, she’d been inundated with stylists calling the office asking for more serum immediately. The clients were trying to bribe the stylists to sell them their sample bottles! It wasn’t normal. That’s when we realized it was going to be huge.


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Lancôme Le Teint Particulier Custom Made Makeup Imagine a machine that can create an infinite number of customized foundations. Actually, you don’t have to—Lancôme’s already made it happen. The method to the magic: It knows your skin tone better than you do. A color-matching tool scans your skin and sends the data to a tablet with software containing over 20,000 skin tones to find your exact shade. It spits out a personal recipe. An algorithm determines how many pumps of white, yellow, red, and black pigments your foundation needs. The machine mixes those shades with a moisturizing base—the amount varies depending on the coverage you want. It works with medical precision. Your blend squirts into a bottle (that’s it above) through peristaltic pumps (the kind used in artificial hearts). They dispense just the right amount of pigment without any air, which can oxidize color or cause bacteria to grow. The bottle is shaken and labeled with an ID so you can bring it to a Lancôme counter for a refill (the machine is currently at 11 Nordstrom locations). The natural-finish foundation is longwearing, fragrance-free, and—most important of all—it matched all our testers’ skin tones exactly.

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FragranceLock FragranceLock Even after more than 20 years as an executive in the beauty world, Francine Gingras had never asked herself a very simple question: “Why can’t fragrance last longer?” But when her then 21-year-old daughter posed it to her one day in the kitchen, Gingras had a lightbulb moment. She quit her job to team up with her daughter, Josephine Sullivan, and a fragrance house. Their mission: develop a perfumesetting spray that would make a scent last on the skin for longer than the average (four hours, give or take). But they had to admit that none of the ingredients in perfumery would get the job done. “We needed to change direction and look for a new way in,” says Gingras. She and her daughter went back to the drawing board and—working with chemists familiar with skin care—found inspiration in part from the way deodorant forms a film on the skin. They created a sprayable, fragrance-free mesh (made of oils and acrylate copolymers) that acts like netting over fragrance, trapping it against the skin and slowing its evaporation rate. In companysponsored clinical trials, the spray made eau de parfum last for at least 12 hours. “This film anchors fragrance molecules to the skin without disturbing the perfume’s chemistry,” says cosmetic chemist Ni’Kita Wilson. “That’s very impressive.”

Essie Gel Couture Until our nail polish can hail a cab and order tacos, we’ll consider this the smartphone of gel manicures—a nextgeneration design that’s easier to use than anything that came before it. “It’s got a wider brush than most other polishes, so it covers your whole nail in two strokes,” says manicurist Holly Falcone. “And it’s curved to fit the cuticle line, so you don’t have to pivot the brush.” But that’s not even the breakthrough part: Because the brush’s stem is twisted (like a spiral staircase), just the right amount of polish travels onto your nail. “You won’t get a big sloppy drop, just an even and smooth application,” says Falcone. “It makes it so much easier to paint with your nondominant hand.” Even our least-coordinated editors got flawless, shiny results at home.

“It makes it so much easier to paint with your nondominant hand.” JOSEPHINE SCHIELE

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Thermistor. Other than sounding fancy, it measures the air temperature 20 times per second to make sure it never exceeds 302 degrees. “Dryers that get hotter than that— and most do—dull and damage hair quickly,” says cosmetic chemist Jim Hammer.

Motor. It’s three times lighter, six times faster (on average), and one third the size of a regular blow-dryer motor—and it’s in the handle instead of the head. “Other dryers are top-heavy,” says hairstylist Matt Fugate. “You can flip, shake, and blast this one with more freedom.”

Nozzle. It’s magnetic, so it pops on and off easily. And if you touch your blow-dryer to your brush (a common mistake), your hair won’t fry—the hot air coming out is sandwiched between sheets of cold air.

Impeller. The thing that helps create airflow was designed by acoustic engineers—it’s faster than the speed of sound, so you hear only the softest whooshing. It pushes out 13 liters of air per second—and dried one tester’s thick hair in four minutes, 17 seconds flat.

It’s faster than the speed of sound, so you hear only the the softest whooshing.

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Skin Better Science AlphaRet Overnight Cream Every dermatologist will tell you: Retinoids and alpha hydroxy acids (like lactic acid) are two of the best anti-agers. What they’ll also share: “They can be irritating, so you can’t use them together,” says Ellen Marmur, a dermatologist in New York City. But it’s a shame to have to choose just one because they do different things: “Retinoids reduce sun spots and wrinkles,” says Marmur. “Lactic acid improves skin tone and texture.” If you could combine them, you could create a superhero wrinklebusting, glow-making ingredient. Skin Better Science researchers devoted several years to finding a way. They put retinoids and lactic acid in their own protective bubbles and strapped them together to create a molecule they called ethyl lactyl retinoate. The ingredients inside are released only upon contact with the water in your skin. In companysponsored clinical trials, the formula was just as effective at smoothing lines and fading discoloration as prescription tretinoin without causing irritation. “Lactic acid, a humectant and mild chemical peel, enhances the wrinkle reduction that comes from retinol,” says Hammer. “You get a synergistic effect.”

John Frieda In-Shower Lightening Treatment Coloring your hair at home used to involve canceling your plans, crossing your fingers, and making a big ol’ mess. Now you can use peroxide to change your color in the shower—in five minutes. John Frieda’s new dyes go on just like shampoo. They won’t give you the drastic change you can get with a traditional kit, but they’re a whole lot easier to use. Pop the top off the dual-chambered tube (the ingredients need to be kept separate until you use them or they oxidize and become less effective), and low-pH peroxide and a high-pH activator combine to bleach your hair; smooth it through and rinse after five minutes. “The peroxide is gentler than what you find in typical dyes, but you’ll still go a full shade lighter,” says Hammer. Right now the lightening formula comes in only two tones: one for ashy brunettes (Brilliant Brunette Visibly Brighter) and one for blondes (Sheer Blonde Go Blonder). If your hair is dark brown, the brunette shade isn’t concentrated enough to make a difference, says Wilson. If you have light-brown or blonde highlights, though, they’ll look fresher. “Dirty blondes and light brunettes will be very happy,” she says. And all of our testers most definitely were.

Rimmel London Wonder’Lash Volume Colourist Mascara This mascara tints lashes even after you take it off and uses—wait for it— food coloring. “It’s kind of like dyeing your hair with Kool-Aid as a kid. You get a temporary stain,” says Hammer. Only this time around, the dye comes out black, not radioactive pink. The tint builds gradually over the course of two weeks, fades after a few days (if you stop wearing the mascara), and shows up best on blondes. “It’s a cool idea since food-grade dyes are safe to use around the eyes,” says Hammer. (Regular hair color, for the record, is absolutely not.)

It’s a superhero wrinkle-busting, glow-making ingredient.

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Simplehuman Sensor Mirror Pro The lighted mirror has gotten a longoverdue upgrade. LED bulbs: They show exactly how you (and your foundation, and your neglected brows) will look in daylight. It sounds simple, but mimicking daylight is a big deal. “Other lighted mirrors—even most lightbulbs—don’t project the full spectrum of natural light that makes up daylight, so they can wash you out,” says CNET executive editor Sharon Profis. And you’ll go too heavy on the bronzer and blush to compensate. Smart technology: Say you always go to the same bar. And you like sitting in a particular candlelit corner. And you take a picture of that corner. This mirror can pick up that image from your phone and then transform itself into a mini version of that romantic, dark bar. So you’ll see exactly how your smudgy liner will look in the candlelight. Crystal-clear glass: The glass on this mirror is also used in solar panels, which have to be pristine in their transparency. You’ll see the most accurate possible image of yourself staring back at you. —LEXI NOVAK

Once they’re in place, the magnetic lashes look fluttery until you slide them off.

One Two Lash False lashes haven’t evolved much since the 1920s—they still require a steady hand and a tube of glue. That’s finally changing: These strips are magnetized. Put one above your lashes, one below, and, well, you’re familiar with the concept of magnets. You can use these on only the outer corners of your top lashes (they come in half strips and range from wispy to dramatic). Once they’re in place, the magnetic lashes look fluttery until you slide them off. A steady hand is still required, but the strips never yank out your lashes or leave you plucking dried glue off your lids. —L. N.

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SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2 Technically, yes, this is a moisturizer. But confusing it with any old cream? That’s like mistaking Dom Perignon for motor oil. Unlike every moisturizer before it, this formula has the exact same lipid ratio as young skin. Lipids are the good fats in your skin that make it luminous and plump; we lose them with age, causing dryness, dullness, and even wrinkles. So SkinCeuticals researchers devoted nearly three years to finding the magical balance of youth: 4 percent cholesterol to 2 percent each ceramides and fatty acids. “We’ve seen these particular lipids in formulas before, but with this ratio, the moisturizer mimics normal, young skin as accurately as possible,” says Wilson. “That optimizes the amount of barrier repair you can get.” In other words, skin acts younger—participants in company-sponsored studies had a significant improvement in skin clarity, radiance, and laxity after eight weeks—and looks lit. Cheers to that.

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Living Proof Full Dry Volume Blast Insulating foam—which has got to be the least sexy of all the foams—was an inspiration behind this volumizer. “We wanted the hair equivalent,” says Lauren Trahan, a senior chemist at Living Proof. “Something that’s light and starts small but gets huge.” (If you didn’t just giggle, congrats! You’re a grown-up!) Since you’re not insulating your hair anytime soon, Trahan found Expandable Textured Aero Spheres, hollow balls made of polymers. Before they go into the formula, the balls are heated and puff up to become bigger than standard volumizing ingredients—and lighter, too. In fact, they’re lighter than air. (They’d float away if they weren’t bound to the hair with a polymer.) “Other volumizers are much heavier, so they work for only a few hours and can make hair crunchy,” says Wilson. But spray this volumizer all over dry hair and it lasts. “You won’t feel it in your hair, but you’ll definitely see a difference. The ingredients create space between each strand of hair, so you’ll look like you have twice as much.”

Your lips are matte instantly—and actually softer than they started out.

Smashbox InstaMatte Lipstick Transformer We’ve probably told you three or four (or, fine, 40) times about makeup artists’ favorite trick for mattifying lipstick. It involves loose powder, frequent touch-ups, and inevitably parched lips. Now we can finally tell you about a better way: Chemists at Smashbox created a clear gel that you tap over any lipstick, creating a filter of silicone polymers. “They reflect light and absorb oils from the lipstick underneath to take away its shine,” says Wilson. Your lips are matte instantly—and actually softer than they started out. “The silicones bind to the lipstick and make it wear longer without any feathering or cracking,” says Wilson.

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Flawless cuts, perfect polish, rich hair color, spotless pores, and massages so indulgent you might fall asleep on the table—the best beauty treatments from New York City to Los Angeles. For more reviews of salons and spas across the country, check out allure.com/salons.

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NEW YORK CITY HAIR

Best Long, Swingy Layers: Bumble and Bumble Downtown, Bronwen Robinson. Price: $225. Address: 415 W. 13th St. Phone: 212-521-6500. Best Cut for Curls: Foster Glorioso, Yessenia Reyes. Price: $105. Address: 5 E. 19th St. Phone: 212-929-2938. Best Lingerie-Model Soft, Sexy Hair: Serge Normant at John Frieda, DJ Quintero. Price: $250. Address: 336 W. 23rd St. Phone: 212-870-1000. Best Low-Maintenance Cut: Licari Cutler, Arsen Gurgov. Price: $250 and up. Address: 693 Fifth Ave. Phone: 212-758-2090. Best Total Hair Makeover: Eva Scrivo Salon, Eva Scrivo (cut) and Meri Kate O’Connor (color). Price: Cut, $400; color, $130 and up; extensions, $300 and up. Address: 139 Fifth Ave. Phone: 212-677-7315. Best Beachy Highlights: Salon Ruggeri, Gregorio Ruggeri. Price: $300 and up. Address: 254 Fifth Ave. Phone: 212-229-2094. Best Edgy Blonde: Sally Hershberger Tim Rogers Salon, Aura Friedman. Price: $200 and up. Address: 25 W. 26th St. Phone: 212-206-8700. Best Glossy Brunette: Bumble and Bumble Downtown, Mai Awano. Price: $145 and up. Address: 415 W. 13th St. Phone: 212-521-6500. Best Whoa! Sexy Blowout, Period: James Corbett Studio, Emi Maus. Price: $60. Address: 25 W. 19th St. Phone: 212-388-1296.

NAILS Best Classic Manicure: Van Court Studio. Price: $25 and up. Address: 90 Water St. Phone: 212-509-2222. Best Nail Art to Show Off on Instagram: Vanity Projects. Price: $50 and up. Address: 99 Chrystie St. Phone: 646-410-2928. Best Superspeedy Mani-Pedi Combo: Tenoverten. Price: $65 and up. Address: 112 Reade St. Phone: 212-406-1010.

MASSAGE Best Indulgent Massage: The Peninsula Spa New York, Bamboo Harmonizer massage. Price: $225 for 60 minutes. Address: 700 Fifth Ave. Phone: 212-903-3910. Best Reason to Believe in Aromatherapy: Naturopathica Chelsea, Nirvana Stress Relief Massage. Price: $170 for 60 minutes. Address: 127 W. 26th St. Phone: 646-979-3960.

FACIAL Best Extractions That Are Actually Painless: CompleteSkinMD, Jordana Mattioli. Price: $325. Address: 225 E. 64th St. Phone: 212-759-4900.

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Best Lifting and Tightening Facial: Tracie Martyn Skin Care Salon, Tracie Martyn. Red Carpet Facial. Price: $585. Address: 101 Fifth Ave. Phone: 212-206-9333. Best Sensitive-Skin Facial: Georgia Louise Atelier. Price: $500. Address: 114 E. 71st St. Phone: 212-472-1400.

WAXING Best Gentle Wax: Cecilia Wong Skincare, Adrienne Ortiz. Price: $45 and up. Address: 224 Fifth Ave. Phone: 212-213-8520. Best Swift and Precise Wax: Uni K Wax Center, Adriana Garcia. Price: $25. Address: 13 W. 18th St. Phone: 212-255-5561.

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Best Cool-Girl Shag, Lob, and Pixie Cut: Blackstones, Joey Silvestera. Price: $250. Address: 2 Sixth Ave. Phone: 646-666-0574.


BOSTON BROWS Best Tweezing That Actually Makes Brows Look Fuller: Sharon Dorram Color at Sally Hershberger, Maribeth Madron. Price: $125. Address: 17 E. 71st St. Phone: 212-535-3519. Best Threading: Eve Salon, Yasmin Ibrahim. Price: $26. Address: 55 W. 8th St. Phone: 212-807-8054.

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Best Flirty Blowout After Brunch on Newbury: Hairo Color Cut & Blowdry Bar, Shannon Hanafin. Price: $35. Address: 163 Newbury St. Phone: 617-266-1199.

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Best Transcendent Massage: Body Restoration Spa. Price: $90 and up. Address: 1611 Walnut St. Phone: 215-569-9599. Best Radiant-Skin Facial: Rescue Spa, Danuta Mieloch. Price: $200 and up. Address: 1601 Walnut St. Phone: 215-772-2766. Best (Nearly) Painless Brazilian: Mi Cumbia Organica. Price: $68 and up. Address: 328 S. 17th St. Phone: 215-735-7980.

WASHINGTON, D.C. Best Power-Hair Makeover: Luigi Parasmo Salon and Spa, Luigi Parasmo. Price: $110 and up. Address: 1510 Wisconsin Ave., NW. Phone: 202-333-2244. Best Textured Haircut: Parlour, Ginger Farnham. Price: $90 and up. Address: 1522 U St., NW. Phone: 202-986-0080. Best Waterless (and Long-Lasting) Mani-Pedi: Varnish Lane. Price: Mani, $28 and up; pedi, $44 and up. Address: 5236 44th St., NW. Phone: 202-506-5308. Best Prep for a State (or Birthday) Dinner: Semra. Price: Makeup, $150; brows, $35 and up; false lashes, $50 per strip. Address: 1070 Jefferson St., NW. Phone: 202-944-5080.

ATLANTA Best Sparkling Blonde: Vis-a-Vis The Salon, Shawn Warner. Price: $110 and up. Address: 327 Buckhead Ave. Phone: 404-266-3320.

BRONZING Best Natural-Looking Tan: Louise O’Connor Salon, Anna Stankiewicz. Price: $88. Address: 33 E. 61st St. Phone: 212-935-6261. Best Ab-Sculpting Tan: Kristyn Pradas. Price: $100 and up. House calls only. Phone: 347-504-4391.

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Best Brow Shaping: Mondi’s Brow Studio, Mondi Hodgdon. Price: $60. Address: 45 Newbury St. Email: Mondibrows@gmail.com.

PHILADELPHIA Best Fresh Layers, Shimmering Blonde, and Never-Brassy Brunette: Salon Vanity by Edmondo Blando, Janine Antonini (cut) and Edmondo Blando (color). Price: Cut, $70 and up; color, $90 and up. Address: 1701 Walnut St. Phone: 215-925-2211.

Best Goddess-Hair Blowout: Breathe Beauty Bar, Bethany Marston. Price: $35. Address: 1205 Johnson Ferry Rd., Marietta, GA. Phone: 678-217-5433. Best Spotless Paint Job: Lark & Sparrow. Price: $20 and up. Address: 760 Confederate Ave., SE. Phone: 404-343-4122.

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Best Precise Cut and Glossy Color— With a View of the Waterfront: Salon Mario Russo. Price: Cut, $65 and up; color, $100 and up. Address: 22 Liberty Dr. Phone: 857-350-3139.


Best Hair Color to Make You Look Five Years Younger: Mixed Co. Salon, Patrick Ryan. Price: $87 and up. Address: 223 W. Erie St. Phone: 312929-2627.

Best Face-Slimming Brows: Channing’s Studio and Spa, Cheryl Renella. Price: $100; subsequent visits, $75. Address: 67 E. Oak St. Phone: 312-280-1994.

DALLAS Best Cut That Complements Your Hair Texture: L.A.R.C. Salon, Kirsten Patterson. Price: $120. Address: 4441 McKinney Ave. Phone: 214-526-2226. Best Multifaceted Brunette: The Songbird Society, J. T. Osgood. Price: $300 and up. Address: 4631 Insurance

MIAMI Best Sandy Blonde and Glimmering Brunette: Sean Donaldson Hair, Sean Donaldson. Price: $115 and up. Address: 1674 Meridian Ave., Miami Beach. Phone: 305-397-8460. Best Humidity-Proof Cut and BotchedColor Repair: Hair Healers, Dania Galarce. Price: Cut, $70 and up. Address: 2626 S.W. 9th St. Phone: 305-643-2252. Best Art Basel Party Prep: Elle Air Blow Dry + Make Up Bar. Price: Makeup, $50; blowout, $40. Address: 9480 Harding Ave., Surfside, FL. Phone: 305-763-8385. Best Massage to Precede a Damien Hirst Viewing: Tierra Santa Healing House. Price: $185 and up. Address: 3201 Collins Ave. Phone: 786-655-5570. Best Tension-Melting, Skin-Smoothing Facial: Flawless Skin by Melissa Fox, Melissa Fox. Price: $100 and up. Address: 155 Majorca Ave., Coral Gables, FL. Phone: 419-349-7282.

HOUSTON Best Bright, Look-at-Me Blonde: Maison Luisant, James Fojt. Price: $130 and up. Address: 4059 Westheimer Rd. Phone: 713-505-1560.

CHICAGO

Best Minimalist Nail Art: Dripped. Price: $20 and up. Address: 1403 Westheimer Rd. Phone: 832-962-7841.

Best Obsessively Perfect Layers and Impeccable Service: Lumination Salon, Adam Bogucki. Price: $70 and up. Address: 3355 N. Lincoln Ave. Phone: 312-401-9519.

Best Body-Makeover Massage: Milk + Honey Spa, Ultimate Massage. Price: $205 for 120 minutes. Address: 2800 Kirby Dr. Phone: 713-231-0250. Best Brow Tweezing and Tinting: Arched Beauty Architechs, Edward Sanchez. Price: Shaping, $55 and up; tinting, $25 and up. Address: 9219 Katy Fwy. Phone: 832-763-7234.

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Ln. Phone: 214-361-2070. Best Facial for Skin That’s Radiant, Never Ruddy: Joanna Czech Dallas, Joanna Czech. Price: $350 and up. Address: 2410 Victory Park Ln. Phone: 214-812-9488. Best Vacation-Quality Tan Without Leaving Home: Simply Glowing. Price: $45. House calls only. Phone: 817-993-9688.

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Best Shapely Brows That Are Never Too Thin: Brows by Milly at Sweet Peach Wax & Sugaring Studio, Milly Marques. Price: $380; subsequent visits, $150. Address: 3077 E. Shadowlawn Ave., NE. Phone: 678-887-1066.

Best Practically Chip-Proof Manicure: Juko Nail & Skin Rescue. Price: $17 and up. Address: 2130 W. Division St. Phone: 773-772-2990.


Address: 152 N. Wetherly Dr., West Hollywood, CA. Phone: 424-274-3479.

NAILS Best Glossy Manicure in an Oasis of Calm: Olive & June. Price: $20 and up. Address: 430 N. Canon Dr., Beverly Hills. Phone: 310-247-0500.

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Best Complete Pampering Experience: Tomoko Spa, Tomoko Massage. Price: $210 for 60 minutes. Address: 141 S. Beverly Hills Dr., Beverly Hills. Phone: 310-205-7300.

FACIAL Best Red Carpet–, Screen-, or Paparazzi-Ready Skin: Yolanda Mata. By appointment only. Email: Yomata9@yahoo.com. Best Coddling for Finicky Complexions: Shani Darden. Price: $300. Email: Booking@shanidarden.com. Best Skin Smoothing: Studio Beau Visage, Mila Morgan. Price: $350. Phone: 310-228-8372.

WAXING

SAN FRANCISCO Best Cut That Doesn’t Require a Blowdryer: Laurel Beauty Lab, Laurel Berg. Price: $95. Address: 660 Market St. Email: Laurelbeautylab@gmail.com. Best-Smelling Mani-Pedi: Ten Zen Nail Spa. Price: $96 and up. Address: 207 Powell St. Phone: 415-306-8868. Best Rubdown to Relieve Kinks and Improve Posture: Anjalee Traditional Thai Massage. Price: $70 for 60 minutes. Address: 1617 Polk St. Phone: 415-351-1900. Best Sugar-Wax Hair Removal: Sugar Society, Nycole. Price: $70. Address: 1504 Vallejo St. Phone: 415-763-7607.

LOS ANGELES HAIR Best Bombshell Waves as Seen on Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Sofia Vergara: Andy Lecompte Salon, Jen Atkin. Price: $600. Address: 616 N. Almont Dr. Phone: 310-273-4100. Best Cut to Make Hair Look Thicker: Sally Hershberger Los Angeles, Mark Townsend. Price: $500. Address: 760 N. La Cienega Blvd. Phone: 310-854-4922. Best Trendsetting, Career-Making Cut: Chris McMillan (The Salon), Chris McMillan. Price: $750 and up. Address: 8944 Burton Way, Beverly Hills. Phone: 310-285-0088. Best Textured Bob: Nine Zero One, Riawna Capri. Price: $425 and up. Address: 8469 Melrose Pl., West Hollywood, CA. Phone: 310-855-9099. Best A-List Color: Mèche Salon, Tracey Cunningham. Price: $525 and up. Address: 8820 Burton Way, Beverly Hills. Phone: 310-278-8930. Best Natural-Looking Blowout: Mare Salon, Alex Polillo. Price: $100.

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Best Gentle Yet Thorough Wax: Stark Waxing Studio. Price: $40 and up. Address: 3335 Sunset Blvd. Phone: 323-666-3335.

BROWS Best Rescue for Overplucked Brows: Striiike, Kristie Streicher. Price: $200. Address: 9278 Civic Center Dr., Beverly Hills. Phone: 310-205-2600.

BRONZING Best Body-Slimming Tan: Heather Airbrush Tanning. Price: $65. Address: 8969 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA. Phone: 818-568-2071. Additional reporting by: Nicole Boudreau, Boston; Jolene Hart and Ashley Rastor, Philadelphia; Caroline Cullen, Washington, D.C.; Emily L. Foley, Atlanta; Maria Tettamanti, Miami; Melanie Chadwick, Chicago; Holly Crawford, Houston; Kristi and Scot Redman, Dallas; Renee Trilivas, San Francisco; Kelly Atterton, Los Angeles.

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Silk dress by Chloé. Earrings by Maya Brenner and stylist’s own. Makeup colors: Pure Color Envy Defining Eyeshadow in Cheeky Pink, Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush in Rebel Rose, and Pure Color Envy Matte Sculpting Lipstick in Brazen by Estée Lauder. Opposite page: Silk polyester dress and leather shoes by Marc Jacobs. These pages: Hair, Jimmy Paul of the Bumble and Bumble salon; makeup, Romy Soleimani; manicure, Yuko Tsuchihashi. Fashion editor: Rachael Wang. Details, see Shopping Guide.


Wool corset, embroidered organza dress, and leather shoes by Prada. Details, see Shopping Guide.


W hen you’re having lunch with Kendall Jenner, whose presence tends to draw rabid mobs of fans and photographers, it’s best to secure the perimeter first. That is why I arrive well before our meeting at Untitled, in New York City’s Whitney Museum of American Art: so I can stake out a private corner table and arrange the chairs to face away from the door. As I’m fussing with my tape recorder, I count eight teenage girls streaming into the museum wearing black chokers—a look lifted directly from Jenner. Then a lithe brunette—in tiny denim cutoffs, an equally tiny cropped white T-shirt, and a fringed suede vintage jacket—is coming my way. Her glossy hair is swept into a half-up topknot. She’s here? Jenner is known for being punctual, but isn’t 20 minutes early a tad extreme? I haven’t had a chance to go over my questions—or maybe even get in a quick meditation.

Rattled that she’s so early—and so tall—I hit the edge of a plate. It shatters, loudly, on the floor. The entire restaurant goes silent. All heads snap in our direction. There goes discretion. Jenner sits and looks expectantly at me. She’s not one, it seems, for small talk. Even for a 20-year-old, she looks very dewy and fresh despite having gone out with Hailey Baldwin the night before. (It’s almost possible, through paparazzi shots, to track her movements in real time.) As she tucks her phone into her bag, I ask to see her screen saver. “It’s really obnoxious,” she says, gleefully showing me a text bubble that reads “I gave you a boner, don’t ignore me.” Jenner is polite and measured, friendly but watchful. Her speech is sprinkled with “like,” “literally,” and California-isms such as “gnarly.” Once the Shy One of the famous Kardashian clan, she could never last the night at a sleepover because she would grow too homesick. “After everyone fell asleep, I’d call my dad, bawling, and he’d say, ‘All right, all right, I’m on my way,’ ” she says. But this year in particular, Jenner has grown notably more confident. (Maybe you saw a picture of her nipple piercing when she flashed it on the

BEAUTY CORNER According to Jenner, the best advice she has ever gotten came from her sisters: “There’s so many of us. It’s like having 12 moms.” From Kourtney: “When I was 15, she said, ‘You should start using eye cream now.’ So I did. And she told me never to touch my face: ‘Don’t pick at anything on your face; don’t pick at your zits.’ That stuck with me.” From Kylie: “Kylie’s very glamazon; she loves the hair and the nails and the glam, so ‘more is more’ is definitely her tip. She always wants to do my makeup.”

From Khloé: “When I was 15, I plucked all of my eyebrows off. There was this little pencil line left. It was so awful, and Khloé freaked out and yelled at me. She made me not touch them until they fully grew out, and then she took me to an eyebrow lady. Ever since then, I’ve been getting my eyebrows done [at Anastasia Beverly Hills].” From Kim: “Kim likes Finesse shampoo, and now so do I. I’ve tried all the expensive things, too. It just works for my hair and makes it so silky. My hair has held up so much that every hairstylist has been like, ‘Why is your hair still so amazing?’ And I’m like, ‘I literally don’t do anything. I just use Finesse.’ And everyone’s like, ‘What?’ ”

streets of New York City in a sheer black top? “Who cares? Everyone’s seen a boob before.”) Perhaps it’s because her ascent from reality-TV stardom to the pinnacle of the fashion world is now complete. It started at Marc Jacobs’s fall 2014 show, when photos of her with edgy bleached brows and a sheer top exploded on the Internet, a move that was strategically planned. (“This is my big kickoff to start and grow my career,” she told a reporter afterward.) Later that year, she landed a coveted contract as a face of Estée Lauder; her status was cemented in 2015, when she closed a Chanel show in Paris, walking the runway alone. Throughout her rise, Jenner’s deft handling of social media has made her arguably the world’s most influential model at the moment (she has 18 million followers on Twitter, 61 million on Instagram). Which raises the question: Why are we all so obsessed? For starters, viewers of Keeping Up With the Kardashians have invested nine years in watching her grow up. Despite the public scrutiny, she maintains a crucial bit of mystery and never comes off like she is trying too hard. “I want my Instagram to look good. You go through people’s pages and it’s all, like, selfies or their butts. I love a good belfie—don’t get me wrong,” she says. “I post those every once in a while.” (Yes, a belfie is a selfie of your butt.) And of course, she wears clothes beautifully—it’s her job. You believe they fit her style, that she’s not playing a role, whether or not she is. It also helps to have an inner circle of glamorous, social-media-savvy friends, including models Gigi Hadid, Cara Delevingne, and Baldwin, with whom Jenner got matching brokenheart tattoos. “This is going to sound really, really lame, but we all call ourselves the Super Natural Friend Group because we all have such cool individual lives and we’ve been dreaming about them since we were so

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young,” says Jenner, who’s fiercely loyal to her coterie. “I’m a Scorpio, so I stick to people. If I love you, I love you. If I don’t like you, you’re screwed.” Jenner controls her social media, but, significantly, it does not control her. On Twitter, she recently wrote, “Put that away and talk to me”—lyrics to a James Blake song but also her mantra. “I find it offensive if you’re with someone at a dinner and they’re just sitting on their phone the whole time,” she says, leaning forward intently. “I take that personally. Like, am I not interesting enough for you to talk to me? It’s so crazy because even though we talk about trying to be present, everyone wants to be in the future now.” She sighs. “I definitely have close friends, and even some family members, who are so connected to their phone and can’t get off of it.” She recalls a vacation she took with her little sister, Kylie, two years ago. “It was the first time we had ever been to this beautiful place, and we were sitting in a car,” she says. “I was just zoning out, taking it all in. And Kylie wouldn’t put her phone down. I’m like, ‘That’s so crazy to me that you’re not experiencing this.’ That was the moment it kind of clicked for me. And I didn’t like it. So sometimes I delete Instagram or Twitter or Snapchat off my phone for a couple days.” Yet another key to Jenner’s appeal is that she’s not alienatingly cool. She doesn’t really drink alcohol (unless she’s “in Europe and it’s legal”). She likes to bake cupcakes, cookies, and “insane maple scones from scratch.” She prizes neatness. “Oh, I’m ridiculously OCD,” she says. “Order gives me a complete feeling, like everything is good.”

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Watch Jenner test the Facial-Flex, hug a sloth, and try more crazy tasks at allure.com/kendall.

life—according to reports, she is seeing rapper A$AP Rocky. Her faltering response resembles any 20-year-old explaining that it’s, you know, complicated. “I just—my personal life, I’m so young,” she says, fiddling with her hair. “Whoever I’m dating, or going to be dating, is young, too. So I don’t think it’s figured out. Do you know what I mean? So if I don’t know what it is, I’d rather not let everyone else know.” A text pings. This is one she has to get—it’s from her agent. Jenner is due at an Allure video shoot, and as I now know, she will not want to be tardy. Lately she has been working nonstop; she recently found her first gray hair and attributed it to stress. “I’m off all next month, though,” she adds, heading off any impression that she is complaining. She gives me a firm handshake and heads for the door. The paparazzi are amassing outside the museum as Jenner slips expertly through the crowd and quickly ducks into a waiting car. By the time most onlookers try for a glimpse of her, she is gone. Fortunately for them, photos of her dash to the curb appear online within the hour.


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With her parents at the Mulan premiere in Los Angeles “This is so cute! I remember doing this stuff all the time: Finding Nemo, The Emperor’s New Groove, all these different movies.”

2011 With Kylie Jenner at the premiere of Prom in Los Angeles “Awkward! I love it. Gnarly. I think I did my own makeup here.”

With Fergie at Coachella in Indio, California “I was with Fergie earlier that day, and she said she was going to the festival, and we ended up going together. We just went into the crowd, going around to everyone, saying, ‘You look amazing!’ Just putting positive energy out into the crowd.”

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At Madame Tussauds in London “This was so freaky. I almost couldn’t look at myself because the details were so crazy. It’s eerie.”

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At KIIS-FM’s Wango Tango concert in Irvine, California “Oh, no. Nooooo. When you say someone has an awkward stage, this is it. This was when I started to get acne. And I had braces, so I was that acne-andbraces kid. I remember wanting to be a model, and my sisters were like, ‘OK, Kendall! Sure.’ ”

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With Cara Delevingne at a party in London “There you go: I came out of my awkward stage. It kept me humble. This was the day Cara and I met. I was a huge fan, like, ‘Shit, I want to do what you’re doing.’ I’m usually nervous around people that I don’t know. But she was superwelcoming.”

2015 At a Victoria’s Secret show in New York City “I was planning on going out and not smiling and trying to be cool about it, but I couldn’t help myself. This was one of the biggest dreams of mine.”

2016 At the Met Gala “[This dress] was so sick. It almost looks like I’m wearing nothing, like it’s just painted on.”

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Velvet top by Emilio Pucci. Makeup colors: Magnetic Color Shadow Mono in Iconic Ottanio and Sensuous DeepMatte Lipstick in Intriguing Nude by Gucci. These pages: Hair, Rudi Lewis; makeup, Val Garland; manicure, Marian Newman. Still-life stylist: Nicole Sofer for Cornelia Adams. Model: Aya Jones. Fashion stylist: Beat Bolliger. Details, see Shopping Guide.


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LIPSTICK RED. In case you need a reminder, Smashbox Be Legendary Matte Lipstick in Bing is what a true red really looks like. The powerfully vibrant cherry glides on and stays put. PINK. We give up. Words fail. There’s no way to accurately describe the rosy gorgeousness that is Dior Rouge Dior Lipstick in Rose Baiser. It’s inexplicably lovely. Just trust. NUDE, LIGHT SKIN. Gucci Audacious Color Intense Lipstick in Rose Dragée has nabbed this title two years in a row. The fleshy pink makes lips appear that sexy and that full. NUDE, MEDIUM SKIN. An earthy and opaque caramel, Rimmel London Lasting Finish Lipstick by Kate Moss in Boho Nude looks unassuming in the tube and extravagant on lips. NUDE, DARK SKIN. BareMinerals Gen Nude Radiant Lipstick in Notorious combines rich brown with a touch of mauve for unprecedented depth and intrigue. SHEER. Black-rose oil is the magic ingredient in Givenchy Rouge Interdit Vinyl Lipstick in Noir Révélateur. The onyx bullet produces an invisible sheen that develops into the perfect plummy tint. BRIGHT. With a smooth matte finish and zero shimmer, Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture lipstick in 19 is as refined as a high-wattage raspberry can get. DARK. Kevyn Aucoin The Matte Lip Color in Bloodroses has the look of a deep-wine stain—and the soul of a lip treatment. The velvety matte formula cushions lips and even softens lines. EDGY. A nervy, unflinching navy, Maybelline New York The Loaded Bolds lipstick in Midnight Blue lets you nail the runway’s most fearless look in one defiant swipe.

LIQUID LIPSTICK The gel-like genius of Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro positively rolls over lips, depositing opaque coverage that won’t fade, feather, or travel.

LIP STAIN Because sucking on a peach all day wouldn’t be practical, there’s Yves Saint Laurent Volupté Tint-in-Oil in Love Me Nude. It bathes lips in essential oils and a delicate apricot sheen that hangs around for hours. (And the other ten shades are just as mouthwatering.)

LIP CRAYON Packed with mango-seed butter and jojoba-seed oil, every Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm is sheer enough to scribble on without a mirror. You will find either Chunky Cherry or Whole Lotta Honey (or both) in the bag of pretty much every Allure editor.

LIP GLOSS Choices, choices. Marc Jacobs Beauty Hi-Shine Gloss Lip Lacquer Lipgloss offers a range of fresh nudes (try Moon Glow), moody plums (Boom is the bomb), and feisty pinks (we love Some Girls), all with a sexy—and never sticky—latex finish.

LIP BALM Algenist Lip Renewal Balm SPF 15 quenches lips as effectively as the thickest, goopiest balm—but with a texture that’s as sheer as chiffon. When you want more serious sun protection, Fresh Sugar Sport Treatment Sunscreen SPF 30 PA++ plumps and shields lips. (Go ahead and swipe it on your cheeks and nose while you’re at it.)


Earrings by Laruicci. Makeup colors: Brow Precise Micro in Deep Brown and The Loaded Bolds lipstick in Midnight Blue by Maybelline New York. Details, see Shopping Guide.


HIGHLIGHTER Not to wax poetic, but L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Liquid Glow Illuminator delivers the gentle gleam of candlelight. Worn alone or mixed with foundation, it gently sculpts the high points of the face.

FACIAL SELF-TANNER St. Tropez Gradual Tan Plus AntiAging Multi-Action Face doesn’t merely warm up your complexion: High levels of peptides and hydrators make you look as radiant as you would after a trip to Tulum (or, you know, St.-Tropez).

BRONZER With zero shimmer, Urban Decay Beached Bronzer in Sun-Kissed delivers one flattering and versatile bronze. Skim it over cheekbones for a quiet glow or build it up for deep just-been-yachting warmth. Makeup colors: Colour Riche Pocket Palette Eye Shadow in Avenue des Roses, True Match Lumi Liquid Glow Illuminator in Rose, and Colour Riche La Palette/Lip in Nude by L’Oréal Paris.


PRIMER We applied a thin layer of CoverGirl + Olay Simply Ageless Anti-Aging Foundation Primer, went to answer a text, and then couldn’t recall whether we had put on foundation or not. This stuff is that good at erasing all memory of pores and fine lines.

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POWDER LOOSE. Colorless and petal-soft, Flower Miracle Matte Translucent Finishing Powder vanishes on contact—and takes all T-zone shine along with it. PRESSED. Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Pressed Powder is so incredibly fine and smooth, you could almost apply it with your fingers (which we did, in a pinch, in the back of an Uber).

These primers, concealers, and foundations are the most self-effacing of all our winners: They do their job beautifully—and stay entirely invisible.

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Christophe Robin Cleansing Mask With Lemon gives hair a do-over: Lemon zest reinvigorates the scalp, while chamomile restores softness from roots to ends. Surratt Surreal Skin Foundation Wand is serious about that “surreal” part. The built-in brush buffs on undetectable coverage. Restorsea Pro Intensive Hand Treatment 10X evens skin tone with salmon roe—for real. EB Florals by Eric Buterbaugh Regal Tuberose transforms perfumery’s most precious flower. A splash of grapefruit and a jab of pepper make the heady bouquet stunningly spare. Lancôme Absolue Precious Cells Nourishing Lip Balm is beyond indulgent. Honey, rose-hipseed oil, and beeswax make lips look moist and bee-stung. 3Lab Super “H” Serum brightens and tightens with a brew of plant stem cells and antioxidants. La Prairie Skin Caviar Essence-in-Lotion is water-thin and emollient-rich. Steam-distilled caviar restores moisture before you can say “blini.” Tom Ford Shade and Illuminate seamlessly contours with light and dark creams, revealing cheekbones we never knew we had. Clé de Peau Beauté La Crème comes in a jar that looks like a gem—and that’s not even the fancy part. Exotic ingredients (white peony, citrus unshiu) deliver over-the-top radiance. Sisley Express Flower Gel Mask puts the petal to the metal, using flower extracts to plump and soothe dry, stressed-out skin. La Mer The Lifting Eye Serum instantly deflates bags and puffs (we swear it) with the help of a natural polymer. Worn alone or mixed with foundation, Burberry Fresh Glow Luminous Fluid Base gives skin an uncanny incandescence.

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NAIL POLISH RED. Chanel Longwear Nail Colour in Gitane is a triumphant firecracker of a red with a near-matte finish. The effect is so classic and sporty, we wish we had tennis whites to go with it. BRIGHT. Unlike some corals, Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Kook a Mango has zero traffic-cone undertones. The vivid pink is feisty but also clears the way to a chic look, if that’s where you’re headed. DARK. If you mixed brick red with raisin (brazen?), Jinsoon Nail Lacquer in Audacity is what you’d get. Depending on the light, the deepbrown-and-purple hybrid wavers between decadent and daring.

NUDE. With a sheer whisper of peach, Smith & Cult nail polish in Ghost Edit gives nails the healthy shine of a vigorous buffing. Essie nail polish in Topless & Barefoot has the beigy-pink appeal of warm sand. Its creamy texture delivers instant opacity. PASTEL. The palest lilac, OPI Infinite Shine Lacquer in Lavendurable makes nails look clean and emphatically pretty. Paired with denim or fall’s bold prints, all that milky demureness takes on unexpected edge. BLUE. As its name suggests, Essie Gel Couture in Caviar Bar makes us feel a touch entitled. The fathomless navy goes on smooth as glass and dries to a brilliant, dingproof finish. PURPLE. Only in the hands of Oribe does purple take on remarkable dimension. Oribe The Lacquer High Shine Nail Polish in The Violet infuses velvety plum with a vibrant gleam. The result is hauntingly lovely.

What are these “chips” that people speak of? Sally Hansen Miracle Gel kept our glossy color intact until we decided to wipe it off. And unlike with salon gel treatments, regular remover does the trick—no scraping required.

BASECOAT The sheer pink of Julep Oxygen Smoothing Base Coat makes nails look so smooth and plush, you may not want to put anything on top.

TOPCOAT Pointing at things is our new favorite pastime. Essie Gel Setter Top Coat dries in a snap, locks in shine, and gives nails a fuller, rounder silhouette.

CUTICLE CREAM With shea butter and hyaluronic acid, Deborah Lippmann The Cure Ultra Nourishing Cuticle Repair Cream is richly satisfying. The custardy formula transforms ragged cuticles and turns a typical chore into a bona fide luxury.

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FACIAL CLEANSER NORMAL SKIN. Brimming with antioxidants, Aveeno Absolutely Ageless Nourishing Cleanser removes grime while guarding against free radicals. OILY SKIN. As it evolves from a thin red putty into a creamy white paste, BareMinerals Clay Chameleon Transforming Purifying Cleanser pulls gunk right out of pores. DRY SKIN. Flaky types have been taught to avoid anything in a cake. Dove Dry Oil Beauty Bar undoes the brainwashing. Its lather reprograms skin, turning it supple and pliant. CLEANSING WIPES. Moist but never drippy, Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes lift away every last speck of makeup.

ESSENCE Replete with moisturizers and peptides, Estée Lauder Micro Essence Skin Activating Treatment Lotion polishes and refines like a toner, without the sting.

FACIAL OIL A moisturizer, brightener, and primer, Physicians Formula Argan Wear Ultra Nourishing Argan Oil truly does it all. Or at least all we want it to do.

FACIAL MOISTURIZER NORMAL SKIN. With nonstop hydration and potent antioxidants, Clarins Multi-Active Jour keeps skin in constant repair mode. OILY SKIN. It’s a cruel irony that we ended up with pimples and wrinkles. Perricone MD Pre:Empt Series Oil-Free Hydrating Cream plumps without clogging pores. DRY SKIN. Some rich formulas sit on the surface, but Laneige Water Bank Moisture Cream dives right in and locks moisture in place.

FACIAL SCRUB FACIAL MIST Any spray delivers a mist of moisture...for a minute. SK-II Mid-Day Essence actually penetrates skin to deliver major hydration that won’t evaporate—or upset makeup.

ANTI-AGER ANTIOXIDANT. Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate serum is clear and weightless—but no lightweight. Antioxidants fortify cells, guarding skin from the inside out. LINE-SMOOTHING. Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Night Moisturizer uses a fast-acting, highly stable form of retinol to diminish lines with amazing speed. SPOT-FADING. SkinCeuticals Advanced Pigment Corrector breaks up dark spots as effectively as a prescription-strength brightener.

EYE CREAM LINE-SMOOTHING. The retinol in Philosophy Anti-Wrinkle Miracle Worker Eye Repair works quickly to prevent irritation; soothing chamomile and hyaluronic acid don’t exactly hurt, either. MOISTURIZING. DAY. Olay Eyes Ultimate Eye Cream uses peptides to smooth lines, and the peach tint does enough circle-camouflaging that you might skip concealer. NIGHT. Eight hours of sleep did the trick… eight years ago. Now we need Chanel Le Lift Crème Yeux to look refreshed and reverse crepiness.

FACIAL SUNSCREEN UNTINTED. Neutrogena Pure & Free Liquid Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50 has a milky-thin texture that belies its powerful UV blockers. TINTED. Dermatologists love the broad-spectrum protection of SkinCeuticals Physical Fusion UV Defense Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50; we’re obsessed with the matte finish and tone-perfecting tint.

Any humble washcloth can buff skin. Acure Brightening Facial Scrub elevates exfoliation to an art. Lemon peel loosens flakes; green clay decongests pores.

MASK OILY SKIN. Estée Lauder NightWear Plus 3-Minute Detox Mask draws out dirt and oil, turning skin taut and pores microscopic. DRY SKIN. Packed with hydrating shea butter and honey, Fresh Crème Ancienne Ultimate Nourishing Honey Mask melts into skin, then rinses clean. OVERNIGHT. Shiseido Ibuki Beauty Sleeping Mask contains tiny vitamininfused capsules that release a steady stream of moisture and nutrients as you sleep. SHEET MASK. Crack all the Hannibal Lecter jokes you want. The Lancer Lift & Plump Sheet Mask will leave your face so absurdly soft and glowing, you won’t care that it made you look like a psychopath for ten minutes.

PEEL Formulated at the perfect pH, the AHAs in Olay ProX Anti-Aging Nightly Purifying Micro-Peel produce glowing skin (never redness or flakes) overnight.

ZIT CREAM Because you can’t bully pimples into submission, Clinique Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel takes the high road. A whopping dose of salicylic acid shrinks them, while sea-whip extract calms inflammation.

ACNE TREATMENT In the fight against acne, La RochePosay Effaclar Dermatological 3-Step Acne System leaves no stone unturned and no pore unclogged. The cleanser, toner, and benzoyl peroxide treatment obliterate breakouts—present and future.

The road to glowing skin is paved with good intentions— and disappointing jars. These formulas get your skin where you want it to go: Radiancetown.


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SENSITIVE SKIN Seven standouts with a gentle touch. Burt’s Bees Sensitive Facial Cleanser softens with cotton extract, making it the cozy white T-shirt of face washes. Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Sheer Hydration Lotion calms prickly skin while delivering a clean, powdery finish. Chanel La Solution 10 de Chanel hydrates touchy complexions with only ten ingredients. Skinfix Soothing Wash for eczema lifts away impurities and quiets inflammation with colloidal oatmeal and natural oils. The lipids and amino acids in Eau Thermale Avène XeraCalm A.D. Cream reduce chronic dryness. It’s gentle enough for every skin type (even the baby kind). First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream is sort of like a cold cream but not greasy— and not just for faces. The plain white emulsion heals and protects with ceramides and antioxidants. Cetaphil In-Shower Moisturizing Oil leaves skin indecently silky but not at all slick. RoC Retinol Correxion Sensitive Night Cream slowly releases retinol to prevent irritation and peeling.

Earrings by Loewe. Makeup colors: TruNaked Shadow Palette in Goldens and Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss in Seared Bronze by CoverGirl. Details, see Shopping Guide.

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THE NATURALS What constitutes a “natural” beauty product? There’s still no universally accepted standard, even though the market is growing at the rate of microalgae. We spoke with experts to determine what ingredients a natural product should not contain. These winners are free of: parabens, phthalates, sodium lauryl sulfate, metallic aluminum, triclosan, talc, mineral oil, petrolatum, formaldehyde, toluene, and chemical sunscreens (such as oxybenzone, avobenzone, and octinoxate).

Fragrance has undeniable power: To inspire, to seduce, to calm. We found the perfumes that harness it in the most sublime way. FRUITY. Named for a flower with no discernible smell, Givenchy Dahlia Divin Le Nectar de Parfum is more discreet than sweet. The lucid blend of jasmine and plum is clean— never cloying. FLORAL. With frangipani and tuberose, Prada La Femme Prada deconstructs and redefines a classic floral bouquet. The notes are unafraid and impressively sheer. This is how you power-dress, perfume style. CITRUS. Some citrus scents are so bright and splashy, we’d rather squirt them on a Niçoise salad than our skin. But Ralph Lauren Collection Lime has a soft, shadowy lavender note that’s fresh and unexpected. No tourist fare here. GREEN. Dolce & Gabbana Velvet Bergamot is faceted, not fussy. Spiky sage and moody vetiver add depth, while citrus keeps things bright. SEXY. Imagine the world’s sexiest, most sophisticated sunscreen on the world’s sexiest, most sophisticated (and likely naked) woman. That’s Tom Ford Soleil Blanc. But there’s no one-sexy-fits-all, so we’re also lauding the classic musky seduction of Bulgari Goldea. Its orange blossom, ylang-ylang, and patchouli sparkle like water on warm skin.

SPICY. Elizabeth and James Nirvana Rose captures the rich, illicit quality of the rose—not the romantic cliché we’ve smelled a few dozen times before. MEN’S. With notes of citrus, pepper, and raw wood, Dior Sauvage conjures pure sky and rugged vistas. CANDLE. With its mild green-tea scent and simple white votive, Annick Goutal Candle in L’Ile au Thé has the stark elegance of a porcelain teacup. HAIR FRAGRANCE. Miu Miu Hair Mist gives us a lovely halo of lily of the valley. This is what an Italian countess—on holiday in France— must feel like. NEW. For a scent inspired by an icon, Chanel No. 5 L’Eau is remarkably breezy. The blend of rose, jasmine, and cedar is so fresh, it borders on fragile. CLASSIC. We’ve sprayed Narciso Rodriguez For Her on our pulse points more times than we can count, but this sexy, urban musk is still a revelation. The compliments never get old, either.

W3LL People Bio Bronzer Powder creates a healthy glow that’s believable even in the dead of winter. Burt’s Bees Lipstick drenches lips in essential oils and a lustrous tint. The antioxidant-rich Onomie Bright Concealing Elixir blots out even the undereye shadows so inky they border on blue. The gossamer RMS Beauty Tinted “Un” Powder veils pores and eliminates shine (and we can count the ingredients on one hand). Laced with argan oil, Josie Maran Vibrancy Foundation Fluid goes on like silk and tempers redness. Goop by Juice Beauty Luminous Melting Cleanser cushions skin with natural oils, making moisturizer an option—but not a necessity. We love the petals floating in Korres Wild Rose Oil, but this bottle contains more than pure romance. Potent vitamin C fends off free radicals. The ingredient list of the Tata Harper Purifying Mask reads like the lunch menu at a spa: Yogurt probiotics cleanse, while turmeric and fennel control oil. Ever Reveal Biomimetic Peel Pads tackle discoloration with azelaic acid and hydrate with magnolia water. Rake the decadent SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Style Milk through damp strands for silky spirals. Beautycounter Lengthening Mascara creates volume without irritating your eyes. Drunk Elephant Lala Retro Whipped Cream turns lackluster skin luminous with a creamy blend of oils. Thinkbaby SPF 50+ Sunscreen goes on white, then fades into a sheer, protective sheen. The Honest Beauty Truly Kissable Lip Crayon delivers hydrating botanicals plus pigments that don’t go MIA.

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EYE SHADOW BLACK. An opaque cream with zero sparkle, Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour in Tuxedo looks chic, even when smudged. BEIGE. Clinique Lid Pop in Cream Pop takes the boring out of beige. The silky, tawny powder delivers gorgeous definition. BROWN. The sponge tip on L’Oréal Paris Infallible Smokissime in Brown Smoke produces a rich espresso haze, no matter how quickly you scribble it on. GRAY. For ethereal evening eyes, Dior Diorshow Fusion Mono in Hypnotique drapes lids in a smoky, dreamy, mauvy veil of light. METALLIC. Kat Von D Metal Crush Eyeshadow in Thrasher is the ultimate tease. The sheer gold wash winks and shimmers but doesn’t come on too strong. COLOR. The stunning blue-green sheen of Gucci Magnetic Shadow Mono in Iconic Ottanio brightens dark eyes and makes light ones sparkle. EDGY. “A frostbitten cranberry” is how one tester described Butter London Glazen Eye Gloss in Oil Slick. Glinting with silver, this deepgarnet hue imparts an allover glow—and an indefinable cool factor. PALETTE. The eight shades in the CoverGirl TruNaked Shadow Palette in Nudes (below) inch seamlessly from pale champagne to smoky chestnut. Wear them individually to create subdued smoky eyes or blend together for an ultrasooty effect.

These are the only liners, shadows, and mascaras you need to make your eyes look bigger and brighter and beautiful-er.

MASCARA EVERYDAY. The tiny hooks on Benefit Roller Lash Curling & Lifting Mascara sculpt lashes into full-figured curves. LENGTHENING. Touch in Sol Stretchex elongates our tips to a surreal extent, while the skinny brush reaches even wimpy corner lashes. WATERPROOF. M.A.C. In Extreme Dimension Waterproof Lash combines stay-put prowess with a soft and fluttery finish. DRAMATIC. “Whoa.” That’s one editor’s reaction to a single coat of Elizabeth Arden Grand Entrance Mascara in Stunning Black. We could go on about the way the glossy formula also curls our lashes, but that syllable pretty much sums it up.

EYELINER BLACK. With its supersaturated color and remarkably fine tip, Maybelline New York Master Precise Skinny in Defining Black lets you tightline like an ancient Egyptian. BROWN. Too Cool for School Dinoplatz Highline Eyeliner in Dark Chocolate is a real overachiever. The budgeproof cocoa is soft enough to diffuse, while the built-in sharpener and smudging tip score bonus points. COLOR. An opaque amethyst, Nars Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner in Bourbon Street brightens eyes in an artful, unexpected way. LIQUID/FELT TIP. The laser-like accuracy of L’Oréal Paris Infallible The Super Slim Liner creates sharp cat eyes in one try—we were shocked, too. DUAL-ENDED. Tarte Tarteist Double Take Eyeliner offers the smudgy,

smutty glory of a crayon and the shiny, slinky appeal of a liquid. GEL/CREAM. Revlon ColorStay Crème Gel Eye Liner is so dense and creamy, it comes in a pot. The fullsize brush lets you create the boldest strokes outside of a beauty ad. WATERPROOF. Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Eye Pencil won’t run— no matter how high the humidity or weepy the Netflix selection.

BROWS CLEAR GEL. If all you need is taming, Rimmel London Brow This Way fluffs up brows and sets rogue hairs. TINTED GEL. With its tiny spooley, Glossier Boy Brow combs in the ideal amount of color without making arches look obviously filled. PENCIL. The soft, slanted nib on Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil wedges right into sparse areas. POWDER. The light and dark shades in the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo create extra dimension and the most natural-looking effect. GROWTH. The peptides in RevitaBrow Advanced Eyebrow Conditioner strengthen existing hairs and help restore fullness over time.

MAKEUP REMOVER We shouldn’t have a single lash left after testing hundreds of liners and mascaras. But Simple Skincare Dual Effect Eye Make-Up Remover dissolves even waterproof formulas without stinging or yanking. The only thing it nabbed (besides this title) is our gratitude.


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Fingers will only get you so far. These are the brushes and sponges and irons that take your look to the next level. BRONZER. With its fluffy, slightly tapered tips, the Revlon Contour Brush breezes over the high points of the face, making bronzer impossible to botch. CONTOURING. The rounded bristles of the NYX Cosmetics Pro Contour Brush hug curves for seamless, no-stripes sculpting. EYE SHADOW. We love the Sonia Kashuk Tools Small Eye Shadow Brush for sweeping powder on the lids and angling it into the creases. Extra props for the ergonomic handle. BROW. The sturdy Anastasia Beverly Hills Duo Brush #12 picks up just enough powder (or gel) to define arches delicately. LIP. The slanted nib of the Chanel Angled Lip Brush #33 sharpens peaks, spreads saturated color, and makes matte finishes look luscious.

EYELASH CURLER MAKEUP BRUSHES FOUNDATION. The Sigma F80 Flat Kabuki Brush is so dense and blunt, it can stand on its head. But its coolest trick: making streaks disappear. CONCEALER. Slender and pliant, the Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage Brush allows for total control, even when targeting the teeniest blemish. EYELINER. We’ve never seen a narrower brush (and we’ve seen brushes). The Smith Cosmetics 202 Microliner Brush nestles right into your lash line, filling in the smallest gaps for the biggest results. POWDER. The compact bristles on the Sephora Collection Pro Featherweight Complexion Brush #90 deposit a veil of flawless coverage. BLUSH. You know a brush is soft when calling it “feathery” doesn’t cut it. The It Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe French Boutique Blush Brush #4 diffuses pigment for the most delicate flush.

The Tweezerman ProCurl Lash Curler has an extra-wide opening to produce an extra-wide bend. Lashes look fuller and curvier—even without mascara.

MAKEUP SPONGE We’ve tried dead ringers and doppelgängers, but none can match the Beautyblender Original. It seamlessly buffs away imperfections and never gets crumbly.

TWEEZERS Kind of like Twinkies, the Tweezerman Slant Tweezer is made to last an eternity. The precise tip grabs imperceptible regrowth—and comes with free sharpening for life. Whatever, apocalypse.

HOT TOOLS BLOW-DRYER. The Harry Josh Pro Tools Pro Dryer 2000 delivers lightning-fast blowouts, and its ionic setting makes quick work of frizz on even the thickest strands. FLATIRON. With its wishbone shape, the GHD White Platinum Styler flatiron brings more than just sleekness to the table. The slender plates hold the ideal temperature (365 degrees) and create wide bends with ease. CURLING IRON. The ultimate triple threat, the T3 Whirl Trio Interchangeable Styling Wand has three interchangeable barrels that lock into place, producing loose waves, tight spirals, and everything in between. CURLERS. Our favorite set has gotten an upgrade: The new T3 Volumizing Hot Rollers Luxe still produce optimal bounce but now have two temperature settings so the fine- and fragile-haired can dial down the heat.

HAIRBRUSHES ROUND. The boar bristles of the Ibiza Hair G4 form a swirling pattern that creates extra volume as you work. And thanks to its weightless cork handle, you barely have to work at all. PADDLE. A few passes with the Sonia Kashuk Tools Hair Brush bestows such shine and volume, you may swear off air-drying and fingertousling for good. DETANGLER. Tangle Teezer The Original Styler unsnags like no other. The spiky, bendy plastic bristles glide through wet or dry hair without snapping it.

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Patent-leather coat by Lanvin. Makeup colors: Grandiôse Extrême Mascara and Lip Lover in Rose d’Eau by Lancôme. Details, see Shopping Guide.


BODY WASH MOISTURIZING. The upside of feeling tight and prickly? You get to use Aveeno Skin Relief Gentle Scent Body Wash Nourishing Coconut. The creamy, coconut-scented lather has been proven to be just as mild as a fragrance-free formula; skin glows like a silver lining. ACNE-FIGHTING. Meet the most luxurious way to abolish bacne, buttne, and every other “-ne” word. The date-seed powder and licoriceroot extract in Murad Acne Body Wash polish and soothe skin, while salicylic acid nixes breakouts.

BODY SCRUB Origins Warm Down Warming Lava Scrub heats up on contact—which only sounds like a gimmick. The high temperature relaxes tense muscles, while sulfur-rich volcanic ash gives a thorough buffing.

BODY BRONZER TRADITIONAL SELF-TANNER. St. Tropez Self Tan Express Bronzing Mousse delivers an instant warm sheen that continues to deepen until you shower. GRADUAL SELF-TANNER. Jergens Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer has now won this title seven times— and that’s no mere lucky number. With subtle color that never streaks, the formula has earned our devotion. BRONZER. When you can’t travel to Tahiti, Nars Monoï Body Glow is the next best thing—and without the sun damage! The slightly tinted, shimmer-flecked coconut oil bathes our skin in color and light, and possibly even joy and fulfillment.

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BODY LOTION LIGHT. With its sheer tint and tiny light reflectors, Jergens BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream veils every inch in dewy, airbrushed perfection. RICH. The name may smack of a recipe for homemade croissants, but just try to find a single flake after smoothing on H2O+ Milk Body Butter. Spoiler alert: You won’t.

BATH PRODUCT Diptyque Precious Oils for Body and Bath turns our skin into silk and our stress into vapor.

DEODORANT For peace of mind on every front, Lavanila Laboratories The Healthy Sport Luxe Deodorant banishes odor without aluminum or harsh chemicals.

ANTIPERSPIRANT With its sweat-fighting ingredients and budgeproof formula, Secret Clinical Strength Invisible Solid is tough on wetness, easy on dry cleaning.

HAND CREAM FOR DAY. Like an impressive sleight of hand, Supergoop Forever Young Hand Cream SPF 40 lavishes skin with moisture and UV protection but won’t leave a single fingerprint on your iPad screen. It’s that lightweight. FOR NIGHT. When cold weather and zealous washing suck our hands dry, we reach for Yes to Coconut Protecting Hand & Cuticle Cream. The rich emulsion heals cracked skin with fatty acids and natural butters.

BODY SUNSCREEN The oil-free Aveeno Protect + Hydrate Lotion Sunscreen SPF 50 deposits a powdery, almost matte finish that won’t turn slick in the heat, no matter how much you heap on (and you should be heaping on a lot).

RAZOR. Gillette Venus Swirl has a pivoting head that steers around contours, getting all those tricky angled spots that we sometimes overlook (looking at you, ankle knobs). SHAVING CREAM. With its ribbon of moisturizing glycerin and shea butter, Gillette Venus With a Touch of Olay Shave Gel practically gift-wraps legs, leaving them shockingly smooth and ready to present.

TOOTH WHITENER Crest 3D White Professional Effects Whitestrips can eliminate 14 years of stains. That takes us back before the millennials in the office got all of their molars, and before the rest of us got friendly with pinot noir.

GUYS’ STUFF It’s not beauty; it’s “grooming.” The Clarisonic Alpha Fit has two settings: One scrubs clean-shaven skin; the other powers through beards and stubble. Martial Vivot Creme provides light hold and a subtle gleam (we often steal it for ourselves). Dove Men + Care Deep Clean Body and Face Wash has a grainy lather and a bracing, irresistible scent. Marshmallow and jojoba oil in Weleda Moisture Cream for Men hydrate and temper redness. Malin + Goetz Grapefruit Face Cleanser has natural fruit extracts to exfoliate skin without stripping it. Kiehl’s CloseShavers Squadron Smooth Glider Precision Shave Lotion produces a cushy lather for razors to glide over. You may never see a toilet-paper patch again. Clinique For Men 2 in 1 Skin Hydrator + Beard Conditioner is thin enough to penetrate stubble, calming everything underneath. Julep Konjac Sponge buffs skin with konjac root and bamboo charcoal powder.

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These shampoos, conditioners, and styling products nurture what nature gave you—and make every texture thrive. SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER FINE HAIR. The zinc in Redken Cerafill Thickening System Defy Shampoo and Conditioner controls oil to boost roots, while ceramides fatten all over. DRY HAIR. Alterna Caviar AntiAging Moisture Intense Oil Crème Shampoo and Deep Conditioner quench strands with a cushy cocktail of oils and caviar extracts. COLOR-TREATED HAIR. Clear Color & Heat Conqueror Shampoo and Conditioner keep our color as glossy as the day we left the salon—and buy us an extra week before our next visit. FRIZZY HAIR. Like the world’s most sophisticated magnet, the keratin complex in Ouai Smooth Shampoo and Conditioner bonds to rough patches, delivering sleekness exactly where we need it. And that gorgeous floral scent attracts praise wherever we go. CURLY HAIR. Dove Quench Absolute Shampoo and Conditioner eliminate fuzz while preserving springiness. COARSE/KINKY HAIR. The thick moisturizers in SheaMoisture Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil Intensive Hydration Shampoo and Conditioner distribute evenly, gliding through every twist and turn. DAMAGED HAIR. We know our way around a hot iron. And we never met a highlight we didn’t like. But thanks to Kevin Murphy Repair Me Wash Shampoo and Rinse Conditioner, our hair has a virginal gleam. DANDRUFF. Although Head & Shoulders Nourishing Hair & Scalp Care Shampoo and Conditioner minimize flakes after one wash, the creamy, lavender-infused formulas feel luxurious, not medicinal.

TREATMENT MASK. You can look through a microscope to see how Pantene Pro-V Moisture Renewal 3 Minute Miracle Deep Conditioner transforms tattered cuticles. But it delivers softness that has to be touched to be believed. OIL. No time to indulge in a shower treatment? Dove Regenerative Nourishment Serum-in-Oil goes on like a regular styling product, doing its thing while you do yours. SCALP. With its narrow nozzle, Carol’s Daughter Mimosa Hair Honey Clarifying Scalp Treatment can even navigate around braids and weaves, depositing a cooling leave-on gel that cleanses and soothes the scalp without disrupting any style. THINNING. Rogaine Women’s 5% Minoxidil Foam contains the highest possible dose of the only topical ingredient proven to grow hair. Sounds hard-core, but the airy whip couldn’t be lighter—it dissolves and dries in seconds.

STYLING PRODUCT VOLUMIZER. Some volumizers seem to inflate fine hair by sticking strands together (a cheap trick). Philip Kingsley PK Prep Plumping Cream imparts body without clumps, stiffness—or funny business. Prefer foam? Scrunch a mound of John Frieda Luxurious Volume Perfectly Full Mousse into damp hair for allover fullness. And like a midday espresso, David Mallett Volume Powder gives an instant boost when dry roots wilt. DEFRIZZER, FINE/MEDIUM HAIR. The name is not hyperbole: Living Proof No Frizz Nourishing Oil locks out humidity for zero fuzz or flyaways. DEFRIZZER, COARSE/KINKY HAIR. Garnier Fructis Style Curl Stretch Loosening Pudding has a soufflé texture that turns poufy spirals into languid bends.

CURL DEFINER, FINE/MEDIUM HAIR. Bumble and Bumble Curl Defining Creme contains plenty of moisture to smooth frizz but is light enough to buoy wispy ringlets. CURL DEFINER, COARSE/KINKY HAIR. The aloe and chamomile in Kinky-Curly Curling Custard add exceptional luster; springy marshmallow encourages bounce. WAVE ENHANCER. Infused with aloe, Not Your Mother’s Beach Babe Soft Waves Sea Salt Spray produces airy waves with a glossy feel. STRAIGHTENING CREAM. Aveda Smooth Infusion Naturally Straight starts to unwind curls before you even reach for the round brush. HAIR SPRAY. A hair spray as commitment-phobic as we are: Nexxus Comb Thru Finishing Mist gives impressive hold and brushes out with the ease of a swipe-right. Actually, make that a left. HEAT-PROTECTING SPRAY. Part multitasker, part miracle worker, Paul Mitchell Hot Off the Press guards against high heat, repels humidity, adds shine, and holds styles in place. SHINE BOOSTER. Vibrant Sexy Hair Rose Elixir evaporates the second it hits dry hair. The only thing you’ll notice is a healthy gloss. And a silky feel. And a floral scent. Other than that, it’s totally undetectable. POMADE. Sally Hershberger 24K Vanity Hair Shaping Balm has zero tackiness and lets you go to town creating body and piecey texture. TEXTURIZER. Garnier Fructis Style De-Constructed Texture Tease is the lightest mist we’ve tried, but it still endows hair with tons of fullness. DRY SHAMPOO. Klorane Dry Shampoo With Oat Milk breathes fresh life into day-old blowouts.


Necklace by Harrison Morgan. Makeup colors: Healthy Skin Blends Bronzer in Sunkissed and Revitalizing Lip Balm in Soft Caramel by Neutrogena. Details, see Shopping Guide.

HOME COLOR SINGLE PROCESS. If you think flawless hair color is just going to show up on your doorstep...you’re right. With eSalon Made for You Custom Hair Color, you fill out a questionnaire, upload a photo, and receive a box of dye formulated specifically for you. ROOT COVERAGE. The tiny zinc particles in Color Wow Root Cover Up attach to dark regrowth and wiry grays, holding color in place—even in a downpour. GLAZE. Your step-by-step plan for shinier hair and more vivid color: 1) Apply John Frieda Colour Refreshing Gloss in the shower. 2) Three minutes later, rinse. 3) Actually, that’s it.


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Men Exfoliate Ever wonder what would happen if you shut a man in a room with 50 pounds of women’s beauty products and made him try everything? Andrew Franklin discovers how to Baby Foot and chill.

An Introduction to Baby Feet

It’s called Baby Foot. It sells itself, right? Who doesn’t want a baby foot? Who doesn’t look at the tiny, stubby flesh cubes attached to an infant and think, Life is just a cruel joke—here I am, a grown man, wishing I had soft little wrinkled block feet that look like they’ve never taken a single step upon this earth, and here’s this dumb baby who can’t even appreciate having them! If only I could, you know, take that baby’s feet and attach them to my legs! But of course there are impediments to that—social, legal, etc. Well, now I know there’s this easier way: Baby Foot comes in a box! It comes in a box that Patricia

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Alfonso Tortolani, a beauty editor at the official national magazine of skin softness, sends you. Part of a dump truck’s worth of the most varsity-level equipment and paraphernalia and ointments that are delivered to your office in a series of giant shopping bags. So the only things standing between you and some baby-ass feet are a box, a free evening, and a set of instructions. That and a desire to have baby feet. I don’t want baby feet. Hi, my name is Andrew Franklin, and I am a 37-year-old married man who has been commissioned by Allure magazine to try a bunch of beauty products that may or may not be intended for men. Would I try them? See if they work? Sure. Why not. But I also wanted to have the experience, to understand all

the weird stuff you do that I’m only glancingly aware of. What is it like to be you, the people with nice skin who take so much time in the bathroom? Well, here’s what I thought right off the bat: The idea of having baby feet sounded bad. It sounded like something for men who are into plushies, or cuddle parties, or cake-sitting. (Those are all real things. Thank you, Internet, for making me feel normal!) Because here’s one thing to know about men: Even in 2016, we are still afraid that people walk around thinking we have baby feet. We hide our tenderness behind a shell. Like armor forged in the fires of Valhalla. Or calluses. But I tried it anyway.

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How to Scare the Shit Out of Your Seven-Year-Old Daughter This is a fun project, but you’re going to need a few things. Make a list: one seven-year-old daughter. Maybe about 50 inches tall is a good size. Sixteen to 32 fluid ounces of cheap white wine plus large plastic tumbler (if you have one that says “Citi Field,” use that one) and plenty of ice. Add one Spa Splurge Gold Collagen Under Eye Mask and mix with one album by hip-hop artist Future (the one with “Low Life” on it). Finish with one Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair PowerFoil Mask. So what you’re going to want to do is put the daughter to bed. Then fill up the tumbler with your pinot grigio. Substitute a crappy chardonnay in a pinch—it doesn’t matter because you’re putting it over ice here and you’ll hardly taste anything anyway. Then bust out your Gold Collagen Under Eye Mask. Which is two cold, glittery gold splooges of elastin bathed in ectoplasm that seem to have been delivered, stillborn, from the womb of a cold-blooded alien. When you glom those cold things under your eyes to shrink your puffiness and imbue your skin with plasticity, you’re going to want to really pump up the Future because otherwise your daughter won’t be awakened by the noise, come wandering downstairs to find out what’s happening, and find you dancing while wearing what looks like the eye-black football players use, only in glittery gold. At this point you’re basically one pair of short-shorts away from being Beyoncé performing at halftime at the Super Bowl. Your daughter will be a little spooked by your appearance, but not truly terrified. She can still see your face and know it’s you. She’s going to want to touch the slimy things under your eyes, though, and she’s going to tell you they smell like underpants. Then she will ask if she can bite one before going back to bed. Don’t let her do that, because of not

wanting her to eat collagen. When you peel off the Beyoncé ectoplasm, your eyes will feel awesome and taut. Now it’s time for the second tumbler of wine and the PowerFoil. Listen, I don’t know whether you’ve ever had the chance to PowerFoil. But do yourself a favor and do it if you can. First of all, it makes your face feel good. I can’t tell you that it changed the nature of my skin. But after I used it, my face felt like a beautiful actress’s face. Later that night when I went to bed, I couldn’t stop touching it, thinking, I have the skin of Jessica Chastain. I imagined coquettishly flashing a cheekbone at the slightest flirtation at work the next day. I could get addicted to this—whenever my face is feeling less than Chastain-y, all I have to do is PowerFoil! The other reason you should try it is that you look like a terrifying robot when you have it on. Which brings us to our next step: Release the PowerFoil from its packaging. Now you’re going to be a little drunk from the white wine, and those instructions are going to be a little confusing. But concentrate because you want this thing to fit perfectly. Because when you affix it to your face by force of the hyaluronic acid it’s bathed in, you’ll look like you have a dead robot’s face. An expressionless, featureless metal face behind which two terrified eyeballs are peering out. That’s when your daughter will come downstairs again and this time scream, her little fists releasing her pink owl Beanie Boo, which falls as if shot to the floor as she realizes that all of the terrible things she lies in bed at night trying to convince herself aren’t true—well, they’re all very, very true, and her father has been replaced by a deathly robot ghost who is wearing her father’s dirty chinos. But really: It’ll give you Chastain skin. It’s pretty dope.

Things I Think I Really, Really Like Now there’s plenty of stuff that didn’t do anything for me. Some of the masks made me feel claustrophobic. One of them was called Lace Your Face Hydrating Rose Water, and it looked like something you’d wear in that movie where one night a year you get to go out and kill people. There was one thing called Snail Repair Cream, which was funny to me. I mean, maybe you should think about what you’re doing to your snails in the first place if you’re always having to repair them. (It turns out Snail Repair is a serum that is 92 percent snail extract, which is pretty gross. But I tried it. Not bad. It was no PowerFoil, but my skin did feel super gastropod-y.) And the names. The names just didn’t represent

a fantasy a man could get into. Spa Splurge? Sounds like someplace you can kill 45 minutes while waiting for your flight at the Tokyo airport. “Oh, my God, I spent $345 at Spa Splurge and Cold Stone Creamery because I couldn’t do the currency conversion right!” All that I expected. The superior-feeling male rolling of eyes—that is what this experience was supposed to be about. But there are some things I think I need in my everyday life. I like the Bioré Deep Cleansing Charcoal Pore Strips. I know, I know—everyone likes those things. But I also like Orly makeup for nails. It makes my nails look good, but it’s not glossy. But you know what I really like?


My face felt like a beautiful actress’s face.... I couldn’t stop touching it, thinking, I have the skin of Jessica Chastain. I’m just going to come out and say it: I like things that buff the skin on my face. Jesus, it feels good to just be honest. I’m tempted to say that I like stuff that exfoliates, but I don’t dig a sandy body scrub. Like the Fig + Yarrow Body Scrub with real coffee and cardamom in it that Allure gave me. That stuff gets embedded in my chest hair and makes me feel like I’ve been wrestling a sand monster at a scented candle store. But the face? I like pretty much everything that exfoliates the face. Like the Clarisonic Mia Fit face-buffer machine. Its tagline should be “Because your face is like an office-building terrazzo floor, and we’re going to be your night custodian.”

There’s this one thing that I got a little addicted to. The Konjac Sponge by Julep. See, it’s a sponge with detoxifying bamboo charcoal powder. Like so many of these items, it’s a slimy thing that comes sealed in a plastic pouch. Like those Sea-Monkeys you order from the back of magazines if you live in the 1970s. But when you scrub your face with it? Well, it’s a damn Chastain-y experience. Again, I can’t stop touching my face afterward. I want to exfoliate with bamboo charcoal powder until I’m just a neck with a polished nub of nose bone. This is what Burt Reynolds must have felt like after his first face-lift: the taste of addiction. 241


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The Funnest Product to Give Your Husband or Boyfriend Just to Entertain Glossier Boy Brow grooming pomade. Get it. OK, so it sounds pretty cool. Groom your eyebrows? That’s crazy—who knew that’s something people do? I want to try that. But they don’t tell you how awesome it’s going to be. They severely undersell this thing. OK. Because I thought, How fun could it be? I would love to use Glossier Boy Brow to give

myself handlebar eyebrows (or faux-hawk eyebrows that come right at ya from the face?), but I just won’t have enough brow to work with until I’m 74. But it’s tinted. It’s freaking mascara for the eyebrows. You can turn yourself into either a supervillain or, like, a really virile-looking Greek waiter. Just like that. Monsieur, some spanakopita?

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This I learned the hard way. You can’t do a chemical peel and then follow it up with apricot-seed exfoliating face wash. I mean, who would do that? (I did that. Tender.) There are some contradictions here. You don’t want to repair your snail while your skin is still absorbing marine collagen, feel me? I tried to teach this principle to my five-year-old son, who really loves the Clarisonic and often asks if he can buff my face with it. Like the other day, I was trying the Murad Rapid Collagen Infusion and he said, “After that, let’s do the Clarisonic.” “You can’t do the Clarisonic after the collagen treatment,” I said. “You’re basically undoing everything you’ve accomplished if you just buff all that stuff off of your face right away.” “But I want to buff your face, Daddy,” my son said. “I don’t care if it’s healthy or not.” “Dude, there’s got to be some order to this stuff. You can’t just do whatever feels good.” It’s tough love. But it’s love. (It gets less tough after several applications.)


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There Are So Many Things I Would Imagine Being Hidden in a Sock Drawer There are so many electronic beauty devices out there! So many pink blobs of plug-in plastic that operate at various frequencies! I personally tried out the Foreo Iris Illuminating Eye Massager, which is like a vibrating pink silicone-coated Möbius strip. The Intelligent Skin Sense Tri-Dermislide, which looks like a little mitt. For masturbating. Like a baby oven mitt for tiny mouse masturbation. And the Clarisonic Mia Fit face buffer. Not to mention the Tweezerman Pink Eyelash Curler and Baby-Getter-Outer. That last part isn’t really part of the name, but the thing looks extremely medical. The devices all look so feminine, so ergonomically designed to be gripped in the hand without slipping even in moments of ecstatic release. I kind of wondered whether

they were supposed to resemble devices for onanism, whether that was like a subliminal reference that works. But I also worried about the dangers. Like, say you’re feeling frisky one evening after a few Tom Collinses and that orgy episode of Game of Thrones, and you reach for your pleasure maker only to end up exfoliating your genitals? It’s something to think about. Class-action lawyer people: Slide into my DMs. So I tried an experiment on my wife. I just took out her vibrator, put some lotion on it, and walked around vibrating my under-eyes. And you know what happened? My wife said, “Dude, what the hell are you doing with my vibrator?” Not a successful experiment. My point here is really: The Clarisonic Mia Fit is a great face buffer.

Baby Foot Happens So, Baby Foot. At first I didn’t know what it was. Maybe, I thought, Baby Foot is a dietary supplement made of baby feet. Like a kind of Chinese tea that also has ground rhino horn, Kryptonite, and strangled sea turtle that Elon Musk drinks so he doesn’t die before he gets to colonize Mars in 2098. But when I found out what it was, I put it off. I wasn’t sure I wanted to do it. It is a system for stripping an entire layer of skin off your feet; you shed it the way a snake sheds its skin. That sounds like something you can’t undo. I told myself it wouldn’t be so bad. Look at the woman on the cover of the box. Just a faceless lady in white yoga pants napping the crap out of a sunny afternoon. That’s not so bad. Ahhh, now that I have baby feet I just do yoga and nap. Inside the Baby Foot box are two cellophane booties “each containing 1.2 fl. oz.”—fluid ounces of what it doesn’t say. You are supposed to put these booties on your feet and wait for an hour. As with most things in life, my inability to get my grooming game on point is because who has the time? OK, so let’s say I like baby feet. Let’s say—though I kept thinking about all the chemicals that cause whatever it is that happens to my feet leaching into my bloodstream and making my kidney shed its skin, unbeknownst to me—maybe I want to do Baby Foot again someday. But, like, when am I taking a night to do this? Besides faceless people who spend all day napping on white sofas in yoga pants, who has the leisure hours? Ha ha ha, good for you, napping lady, some of us have to work. And there are so many instructions! Oh, God, the instructions. So many circular motions! So many creative verbs! Fig + Yarrow doesn’t want me to scoop

out their stuff and rub it in my hands, they want me to “extract a modest amount from jar & emulsify between wet hands.” St. Tropez In Shower Gradual Tan even tells me that I have to get dressed at the end. The Snail Repair directions are, of course, translated from the original ancient Greek or something: “At your first skin care step, apply proper amount of it to over face and let it be absorbed into the deep skin.” If you want to have Chastain skin and baby feet and curled eyelashes/hand-delivered babies, you need to either be very, very disciplined or, like, really have nothing going on in your life. Like, you know whose skin care is probably super on point? People under house arrest. So you’re supposed to just sit there with your feet in plastic. Don’t walk or anything. But then the doorbell rings. Because, duh, you ordered pizza. And you have to walk to the door with Baby Foot booties on. I look through the peephole, and I see a man with a lot of neck ink and one of those teardrop tattoos I once heard you get only when you kill someone. And I realize I am going to have to open the door and face the delivery guy with little lavender-scented Baby Foot booties on. But when I open the door, and the guy checks out my gear, he seems to look kind of scared of me. Like I might be the badass. Like it’s the kind of thing billionaire mob bosses do with their free time—they Baby Foot while people are being tortured in the basement. He hands over my pizza and leaves quickly. Dude, I think. You should check me out when I’m PowerFoiling. 243


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SONG OF THE SIREN It’s a tale as old as time—the provocative silhouette, the shock of color, and the untamable heroine as seductive as a mane of flowing red hair. This is the storied world of fall.

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LONG FORM Wool cashmere top and skirt, scarf, and belt by Hermès. Vice Lipstick in Liar by Urban Decay. Details, see Shopping Guide.


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We’ve found six reasons to wear bright color—and three steps to make sure it stays put.

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Dry lips don’t look very attractive—or hold pigment. Let a layer of balm sink in before applying lipstick as you normally would, straight from the tube.

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Place a piece of tissue over your lips. Sweep a small brush over translucent powder, and tap it over the tissue to absorb oil and set your lipstick.

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Dab another coat of color onto your lips with your finger in a press-androll motion. “The color will stick to your lips more,” says makeup artist Deanna Melluso.

SHOPPING LIST A bright lipstick (six gorgeous options at left) Algenist Lip Renewal Balm SPF 15

From top: Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro in 500, Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture lipstick in 19, Dior Rouge Dior Lipstick in Rose Baiser, Smashbox Be Legendary Matte Lipstick in Bing, Kevyn Aucoin The Matte Lip Color in Bloodroses, Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro in 400, and Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture lipstick in 19.

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Bronze smoky eyes at Diane von Furstenberg’s fall 2016 show

When the tones are warm and the finish is sheer, smoky eyes look light and pretty— not left over from the night before. ADD SUBTLE DEFINITION. Line the upper waterline with brown pencil, and blink a few times to transfer some color to your lower lash line. SMUDGE THINGS UP. Using a soft brush, sweep a bronze powder over the lid in a curved windshield-wiper motion, and keep going until the color is diffused. Lightly blend the same shade along the lower lash line. CATCH SOME SHINE. A flash of gold looks sexy in the sun; tap it on the center of the lid. Finish with a swipe of lengthening mascara.

SHOPPING LIST DAY Too Cool for School Dinoplatz Highline Eyeliner in Dark Chocolate CoverGirl TruNaked Shadow Palette in Nudes Touch in Sol Stretchex mascara

NIGHT Butter London Glazen Eye Gloss in Oil Slick Smith Cosmetics 202 Microliner Brush Elizabeth Arden Grand Entrance Mascara in Stunning Black

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GO ALL OUT FOR EVENING An iridescent cream shadow is like a smoky eye in a pot. It has glint, it has dimension, and it practically blends itself. Smudge it over your lid with your finger and use a small, fine brush to line your lower lashes. Finish with tons of volumizing mascara.

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Complexion Perfection How to achieve glowing, even, flawless skin—without looking all made up. 1 Start fresh. Exfoliate in the morning and massage on a few drops of face oil.

2 Even out. But don’t move on to foundation just yet. You’ll need less coverage if you begin with a thin layer of primer.

3 Build a base. Grab a liquid foundation and a damp sponge and apply a light layer of foundation over your face. Remember: Foundation is meant to even tone, not actually conceal anything.

4 Spot-treat. “If you apply concealer first, you see so many flaws and think you have to put it everywhere,” says makeup artist Hung Vanngo. “That’s when it becomes thick.”

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5 Now powder—but don’t just splash it around with a giant brush. Use a little pressed powder on only the T-zone (or wherever you tend to get oily) to create a velvety finish that lasts all day.

SHOPPING LIST Physicians Formula Argan Wear Ultra Nourishing Argan Oil CoverGirl + Olay Simply Ageless Anti-Aging Foundation Primer Beautyblender Original

BROW PROBLEM PATCHY BROWS Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo

+ Anastasia Beverly Hills Duo Brush #12 + Glossier Boy Brow

“Apply powder with short, feathery strokes of an angled brush,” says brow stylist Kristie Streicher. “Blend and define the shape with a matching tinted brow gel.”

ARCHLESS BROWS Tweezerman Slant Tweezer

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Pluck a few hairs under the brow to create the illusion of lift, trace a line of powder along the top of the tail, and blend. Then dab concealer that’s slightly paler than your skin tone just below the tail, and brush on a clear gel in upward strokes.

SPARSE, FINE BROWS RevitaBrow Advanced Eyebrow Conditioner

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Fill out the shape with powder and set brows with clear gel. Apply a growth serum nightly to encourage new hairs. And seriously: Lay off the tweezers.

FAIR BROWS Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil

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Becca Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation Cover FX Perfect Pencil Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Pressed Powder

Choose a brow pencil that matches the hair on your head, says Streicher. Then add a coat of tinted gel to darken the brows even more and thicken them up.


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Spritz a wave-enhancing salt spray through dry hair until it feels slightly damp, then blow-dry on low heat, scrunching the hair upward with your fingers. For a little extra volume on top, use a medium-size round brush to lift chunks of hair, and blast the roots with the dryer.

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Once your hair is dry, spray your crown with dry shampoo to add a bit of grit and hold, then take a three-inch section of hair near the temple and make a tight, even braid, securing the ends with a clear elastic.

Rake the hair (and braid) into a ponytail a few inches above the nape of the neck, secure with an elastic, then cover the elastic by wrapping a one-inch strip of hair around it and pinning it in place.

Separate a two-inch section of hair from the rest of the ponytail and braid it to the ends, securing it with an elastic. Repeat with a one-inch piece of hair, this time stopping halfway before tying it off. Tug gently on the edges of the braids to fatten them up.

Give the ponytail a messy, relaxed vibe by liberally spraying sections with texturizer and ruffling the hair with your fingers to build volume. A little too messy? Mist your hands with dry oil to smooth rogue pieces and add shine to the ends.

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Building volume at the roots gives the illusion of fuller hair.

To make the look extra textured, curl hair before braiding. Nothing should be too precise— including your part.

SHOPPING LIST Not Your Mother’s Beach Babe Soft Waves Sea Salt Spray Harry Josh Pro Tools Pro Dryer 2000 Ibiza Hair G4 brush Klorane Dry Shampoo With Oat Milk Garnier Fructis Style De-Constructed Texture Tease Vibrant Sexy Hair Rose Elixir Clear elastics Bobby pins

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IN THE SHOWER After shampooing, wait until your bathroom is hot and foggy to comb in your usual conditioner. The heat and steam give the conditioner a better shot at penetrating each wet strand. And make sure you choose the formula that’s right for your hair texture: A volumizing one hydrates fine hair without smothering it, while a conditioner packed with smoothing dimethicone and keratin flattens and softens frizzy hair. If you’re on the curly spectrum, look for a glycerin-based formula or one with rich butters.

SHOPPING LIST Tangle Teezer The Original Styler Pantene Pro-V Moisture Renewal 3 Minute Miracle Deep Conditioner Schwarzkopf Essence Ultime Omega Repair 60 Second Treatment

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SheaMoisture Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil Intensive Hydration Conditioner

Dove Quench Absolute Conditioner

Dove Regenerative Nourishment Serum-in-Oil

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Living Proof No Frizz Nourishing Oil

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that flops, mix a nickel-size squirt of curl-defining cream and a few drops of oil between your hands, and comb them through sopping-wet hair, scrunching until it’s damp. “A cream penetrates your curls like a moisturizer, while the oil acts like a shield and protects it from the humidity,” says hairstylist Chuck Amos, who’s worked with Tracee Ellis Ross and Alicia Keys. If you have tight coils, reach for an aloe vera– and vitamin E–based moisturizer instead, then section hair into Bantu knots (small twisted buns) before bed so the roots can dry overnight.

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Because as much as we love a good blowout, there is something truly gratifying about embracing what nature gave you.


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In the pursuit of luminous skin, all you need are a few tricks, a little bronzer, and bam! You’re golden.


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PILE ON THE SELF-TANNER. Yep, really. A formula’s DHA concentration— not the amount you apply—determines how dark you’ll get. The more you put on, the more even the results will look. Rub a palmful of self-tanner over each limb and another over your chest, then gently wipe your nails, wrists, and ankles with a makeup-remover wipe. SLOW DOWN. Are you a patient type? Gradual self-tanner is basically impossible to overdo. Boost your glow by patting bronzer along your shoulders, collarbones, arms, and shins.

SHOPPING LIST Dial Coconut Water Body Wash St. Tropez Self Tan Express Bronzing Mousse Jergens Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer St. Tropez Gradual Tan Plus Anti-Aging Multi-Action Face Urban Decay Beached Bronzer Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes

FACE IT. Smooth a dime-size drop of facial self-tanner over your nose, forehead, and cheekbones, and blend it toward the perimeter of your face. Once it’s dry, swirl powder bronzer along your hairline, under your cheekbones, and on the tip of your chin.

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Four products that take your skin from so-so to “So, who’s your facialist?”

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MOISTURIZER

One of the quickest ways to get luminous is by using a sheet mask, which seals more moisture into your skin than a regular mask can, says dermatologist Jeannette Graf. Translation: You’ll look glowier, longer.

Hydration is key to radiant skin. If you want to look like you just woke up from a 12-hour nap, choose a moisturizer and an eye cream spiked with powerful humectants, like butylene glycol, glycerin, and hyaluronic acid.

OIL

Oils can make your moisturizer work even better since their main talent is holding in water. Massage two drops of a face oil over your moisturizer—use circular motions for a minute to rev circulation and boost rosiness while you’re at it.

MIST

Sure, anytime you mist water onto your skin, you’re going to look dewy. But the best facial mists also contain glycerin and amino acids to hydrate skin. Spritz, add foundation ten minutes later, and get ready for the compliments to roll in.

SHOPPING LIST

Lancer Lift & Plump Sheet Mask Clarins MultiActive Jour

Olay Eyes Ultimate Eye Cream Korres Wild Rose Oil SK-II Mid-Day Essence

FROM TOP: NADIA WASYLKO; KEVIN CREMENS (PROP STYLIST: NICOLE SOFER FOR CORNELIA ADAMS)

Skin

PREP YOUR SKIN. If it’s flaky, your faux tan is going to wind up patchy. Traditional scrubs, however, “are loaded with oils, which stick to the skin and prevent tanners from evenly penetrating,” says tanning expert Fiona Locke. Buff your skin the old-fashioned way, with a washcloth and water.


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sweater, $1,220. Emilio Pucci stores. Coach 1941 leather boots, $575 for similar styles. Select Coach stores. The Rise and Rise of Kendall Jenner, page 213: Chloé silk dress, $7,995. Neiman Marcus stores. Maya Brenner gold earring, $198. Mayabrenner.com. Marc Jacobs silk polyester dress, $3,600, and leather shoes, $1,495. Marc Jacobs stores. Page 214: Prada wool corset, $1,070; embroidered organza dress, $5,980; and leather shoes, price available upon request. Select Prada stores. Best of Beauty, page 218: Emilio Pucci velvet top, $1,580. Emilio Pucci stores. Page 221: Laruicci earrings, $98. Laruicci.com. Page 224: Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci silk top, $3,950. Givenchy, N.Y.C. 212-650-0180. Page 227: Loewe earrings, $650. Barneys.com. Page 231: Loewe necklace, $850. Barneys.com. Page 234: Lanvin patent-leather coat, $8,320. Lanvin, N.Y.C. 646-439-0380. Page 237: Harrison Morgan necklace, $550. Harrisonmorgan-nyc .com. Song of the Siren, page 244: Loewe linen viscose dress, $1,390. Loewe.com. Faris earrings, $125. Farisfaris.com. Page 245: Louis Vuitton technical knit dress, price available upon request, and leather boots, $1,677. Select Louis Vuitton stores. Page 247: Proenza Schouler knit dress, $2,450. Proenza Schouler, N.Y.C. 212-420-7300. Sequin bracelet, $120. Sequin-nyc .com. Page 248: Sacai Jacquard top and skirt with belt, prices available upon request. Sacai, Tokyo. 81-3-6418-5977. Barragan earrings, $80. Barragannnn .com. Page 249: Hermès wool cashmere top, $5,700; wool cashmere skirt, $3,200; scarf, $1,150; and belt, $1,625. Hermès stores. Workbook, page 252: No. 6 Tencel-blend bodysuit, $245. No6store.com. Jennifer Fisher earrings, $485. Jenniferfisherjewelry .com. Page 259: Cinq à Sept cotton top, $245. Saks Fifth Avenue, N.Y.C. 212-7534000. Nashelle earrings,

$130. Nashelle.com. Autobiography, page 272: OPI Nail Lacquer in We the Female, Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel-Cream, OPI Nail Lacquer in Inside the Isabelletway, and OPI Nail Lacquer in “Liv” in the Gray.

PHOTOGRAPHERS’ CREDITS Contributors, page 21: Courtesy of subject (Jones, Soleimani); David Factor (Bailly); Kate Burton (Dunn); Josephine Schiele (makeup). Tie One On, page 46, clockwise from top left: Kevin Tachman/ Trunk Archive; courtesy of Red Valentino; Jason Lloyd-Evans (2); Imaxtree; Jason Lloyd-Evans; Liam Goodman (black ribbon). Studying the Classics, page 80: Courtesy of subject (Wang); Bettmann/ Getty Images (Bacall); Josephine Schiele (prop stylist: Trina Ong for Halley Resources) (still lifes). Boogie Nights, page 84: Jeremy Allen (Chapoteau); Michael Ochs Archives/ Getty Images (Ross); Josephine Schiele (prop stylist: Trina Ong for Halley Resources) (still lifes). Flash Points, page 118, clockwise from top left: Monika Motor; Tommy Ton/Trunk Archive; Marcy

Swingle/Gastro Chic; Leslie Kirchhoff; Christopher Polk/Getty Images. Hall of Fame, page 170, from top: Cecil Beaton/Condé Nast/Getty Images; Josephine Schiele; Liam Goodman. All paper backgrounds: Josephine Schiele. All curled paper: Getty Images. The Rise and Rise of Kendall Jenner, page 217, top row, from left: Ron Galella, Ltd./ WireImage; Jason LaVeris/ FilmMagic. Second row, from left: Michael Tran/ FilmMagic; David M. Benett/Getty Images. Third row, from left: Light Brigade/Bauer-Griffin/Getty Images; Kevin Mazur/ WireImage. Fourth row, from left: Karwai Tang/ WireImage; Venturelli/ FilmMagic. Song of the Siren, page 246, clockwise from top left: Jason Lloyd-Evans; Stefania D’Alessandro/WireImage; Jessica Lucassi; Karwai Tang/WireImage. Page 247, clockwise from top left: Yelena Yemchuk; Smallz & Raskind/Contour by Getty Images; Jen Carey; Emma Summerton/Trunk Archive. Workbook, page 260, from top: Mike Coppola/ Getty Images; Bryan Bedder/Getty Images; Imaxtree; Jason LloydEvans; Roger Cabello.

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AUTOBIOGRAPHY

KERRY WASHINGTON

JOSEPHINE SCHIELE (STILL LIFE); JOHN SHEARER/GETTY IMAGES (WASHINGTON)

FILLS IN THE BLANKS.

Washington is a spokeswoman for OPI and Neutrogena. For details on a few of her favorite products (shown here), see Shopping Guide.



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