Raven Armstrong

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The Best Foundations For Oily Skin

Asian Ginger-Soy Sauce Chicken

452<p>15<p>Whenever I visit a foreign country, I go to the supermarket. I’ve found myself pushing carts through supermarkets in countries, from Mexico and …

Decoding China's Cult Beauty Obsessions: The Country's Best-Selling Serums, Masks, and Foundations

If you’ve found yourself spending extra time on your skin in recent years—investing in masks, adding a serum (or three) to your beauty routine, or personally contributing to the ascendant global rise of BB cream, you may have China to thank. Starting as early as their teenage years, Chinese women …

The Best Drugstore Concealers

We’ve recently tested a popular economic rule that states that what one saves by buying drugstore mascara, one must then spend $70 on concealer. …

The Best Way to Care for Hair Extensions

Amoy Pitters, a New York City hairstylist who works regularly with celebrities like Joan Smalls and Alfre Woodard, got her start with one fearless client and a set of pink sponge rollers: "I started doing my mom's hair when I was eight years old," she says. Pitters has personally experimented with …

How Do You Deal With Anxiety?

The funny thing about promising your editor that you'll write something—anything—about anxiety is that with enough time between pitch and publication …

This Amazing Chart Will Make You a Makeup Pro

Sure, there are tons of ways to get creative with your makeup. But sometimes—even at <i>Allure</i>—we like to go back to the basics. After all, you can't really rock the newest lip shade if you don't know how to apply lipstick properly.<p>That's where this superhandy chart comes in. Titled "9 Unbelievably …

Exploring The Face Map

Every couple of months, without a fail, my life has one explaining factor: Mercury retrograde. During that small but disruptive window, friends and I …

How to Turn Your Salad Into a Meal

Just add bread—and lamb belly.<p>When it comes to spring cooking, everything is in play: The market is unpredictable, the weather is temperamental, and you need a dish that accommodates both. Serve this salad slightly warm to straddle the seasons, starting with delicate spring-market finds and then …

Your Favorite Fish and Shellfish Dishes

<i>There are so many great conversations on the Hotline</i>—<i>it's hard to choose a favorite. But we'll be doing it, once a week, to spread the wealth of our community's knowledge</i>—<i>and to keep the conversation going.</i><p><i>Today: Your favorite, crowd-pleasing seafood dishes.</i><p>Now that it's finally warm out, there's …

Seafood

8 Awesome Salads to Bring to a BBQ

Don't know what to bring to that Memorial Day BBQ? These crowd-pleasing salads have been tested and perfected, and are bound to be the most talked-about dishes at the party.<p>Don't know what to bring to that Memorial Day BBQ? These crowd-pleasing salads have been tested and perfected, and are bound …

Recipes

Bye Bye Birdie: 18 Grilled Chicken Recipes to Devour This Memorial Day

If I show up at a barbecue and don't trust the chef, I steer clear of any chicken I see—more often than not it's going to be mediocre. But grilled chicken doesn't have to be stringy and flavorless—use the right technique and it'll be perfectly juicy and still have shatteringly crispy skin. And, of …

Cooking

How To Make A Gallon Of Iced Coffee In Just 15 Minutes

Photo credit: Foodess<p>There are a few different ways to get your hands on a glass of iced coffee, the official caffeinated beverage of summer. You can go out and buy one, but everyone knows it's priced way too high. Another option is to have the foresight to make a batch of cold brew at home, but …

Coffee