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Goop x JINsoon Launch Chic Nail Polish Sets

The limited edition trios go on sale tomorrow.<p>Just in time for those of us who haven't quite finished our holiday shopping comes news of a chic new collaboration launching on goop tomorrow: Two trio sets of JINsoon nail polishes. The Classics 1 set includes a universal nude, a deep tan and a black …

Lips & Boys: Tom Ford Lipsticks

I love clutch-size anything given the always-overstuffed status of my bags, but don’t love toting around sample size products. Leave it <b>Tom Ford</b> to …

12 Gold Beauty Gifts That Were Made to Shine

The only thing better than a thick and lavish body oil? A thick and lavish body oil that makes you appear as if you've been dipped in gold. Because everyone loves a brush with the decorative metal—no matter if it’s a flash of 24K pigment on the lids or a gilded manicure. And, really, what better …

Try Amy Adams’ Lipstick Trick At The ‘Big Eyes’ Premiere To Make Eyes Bluer

Love this look on Amy Adams for the “Big Eyes” premiere, created by makeup maestro Stephen Sollitto. Here’s how he achieved this look, in his …

2014 Was the Year of the Braid

There's no denying that this has been the year of the braid. It's always been an essential hairstyle, of course, but we've seen a ton of cool/interesting/weird/inventive ones in 2014. And hairstylists aren't slowing down just because the year's coming to an end. In fact, it seems that they've saved …

GIF Nail Art How-To: Ball Drop Confetti

We asked nail artist Jessica Washick of U Need a Manicure to design three nail looks perfect for New Year's Eve. This week's pick: ball drop confetti!<p><b>Step one:</b> Paint two coats of holographic silver polish. Washick used <b>ColorClub Nail Polish in Harp On It</b> ($10, colorclub.com). While waiting on your …

Nate Berkus Reveals His Favorite Grooming Products (and a Target Giveaway!)

It probably won't come as a surprise that Nate Berkus is a man who knows his products. Or that he has a fairly killer boudoir. But did you know it's painted black—and that wasn't his idea? In this <i>Allure</i> Insiders' video, makeup artist Jamie Greenberg gets a private tour of Berkus's L.A. bedroom from …

Givenchy Le Vernis in Parure Scintillante

<i>Welcome (or if you’ve been here before, welcome back), to</i> The One Thing <i>: a review of the one product I ventured out into the wide world of beauty</i> …

Score the December Beauty Box for Free!

If you're not already a member of <i>Allure</i>'s Beauty Box, you might want to reconsider a last minute add-on to your holiday wish list (sign up here). But for those of you who are, you know that the holidays came early this month, when the shiny red December box landed at your doorstep. And this month's …

The 10 Best Beauty Trends of 2014

From slick hair to statement lips, the beauty trends that shaped 2014 may have originated on the runways—but it was fashion’s favorite It Brits, exquisitely low-key <i>Parisiennes,</i> and off-duty Victoria’s Secret models who took them for a street-ready spin (and the occasional stroll down the red …

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The Best Holiday Gift Idea Yet

There's something in the air that makes December my favorite month of the year. I mean, who doesn't love unlimited champagne, hors d'oeuvres, and the chance to wear as much sparkle as possible? But with all the holiday parties on my calendar, I've had to be clever about coming up with affordable …

A Genius Way to Buy Fragrance

Even as a beauty editor, I feel awkward about buying people fragrance. Who knows if they're going to like it? What if it makes them gag? What if they already own it? I have one friend whose husband is allergic to most fragrances, so now I have two people to worry about. Pinrose, a new online …

10 Steps To A New Year, New You

Revamp your routine and update your look—stat.<p>1) GET FIT FAST<p>Stick to your resolution by signing up for in-demand trainer Adam Rosante's 21-Day Reset Challenge, which includes a food plan plus quickie workouts and a daily e-mail from the fitness guru himself ($29.97, reset21.com). After three …

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Has a Short New Cut

The model joined the lob club yesterday.<p>Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is heading into the new year with gorgeous new hair. The model showed off a short cut—and major blowout—on Instagram yesterday in a photo with her London-based hairstylist George Northwood (his sister, Sally Northwood, does her …

Rejoice! Now You, Too, Can Get Claudia Schiffer's Supermodel Hair

Claudia Schiffer releases a new hair-care line for Walmart, Behati Prinsloo scores the coveted Victoria's Secret swimsuit-catalogue cover, and Victoria Beckham proves all her fashion haters wrong in today's Alluring Links.<p>Beauty icon Claudia Schiffer has launched a very German hair-care line that …

How to Actually Deal With Annoying Winter Hair

In winter, you may be relieved to be frizz-free, but with less moisture in the air, your hair is probably limp and staticky. We asked Matt Fugate, a hairstylist at the Sally Hershberger Downtown salon in New York City, for tips on how to bring your do back to life.<p>__Hydrate.__Don't add heavy …

Facial Oils You Should Be Using But Probably Aren't

When temperatures drop, one of the first things we reach for to repair wind-whipped skin is facial oil. Unfortunately, despite their amazing skin-quenching benefits, we can't help but hate the crazy shine they leave behind. Which is exactly why two new solid oils, <b>Nars Skin Restorative Night</b> …

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A Guide to NYE Makeup That Lasts All Night

Party into the new year without stopping for touch-ups.<p>New Year's Eve means crowded (read: hot) parties, lots of photos and long lines just to reach the bathroom mirror. Luckily, you won't need to. Makeup artist Kayleen McAdams, whose clients include Sofia Vergara, Jessica Biel and Rachel McAdams, …

Color Wars: Blonde vs Brunette Celebrity Hair Poll

Do blondes really have more fun? See some of our favorite celebrities who've experimented with both sides of the argument. Vote on your favorite looks below, plus weigh in on celebrity haircuts here.<p><b>Jennifer Lawrence</b><p>Jennifer Lawrence: Which hair color do you prefer?<p><b>Rihanna</b><p>Rihanna: Which hair color …

Tom Ford Lips & Boys + More In This Month’s December Favorites Video

After a couple months’ hiatus from favorite videos (did you miss them, or WHAT?) HERE is the short list of must-haves for December.<p><b>1-Day Acuvue</b> …

The Art of Party Dressing: 4 Beauty Insiders Share Their Tips for How to Glow All Over

The testament of any great party dress is that you feel amazing in it, the minute you slip it on. Part of that confidence comes from knowing that the sweep of a bare shoulder or the stretch of an exposed leg looks perfect. This requires a strategy that doesn’t leave much to chance—and who better to …

Singer Kandace Springs on Curls, Cars, and Fast Food

When she was ten years old, she started playing tunes on old upright piano her father had inherited; now, she's writing her own soulful songs and cutting a debut album that's set to drop in 2015: Kandace Springs is officially on our rising-star radar. We caught up with her to talk music, hair, and …

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Hide Your New Year's Eve Hangover With These Beauty Products

I know I'm getting a little ahead of myself here, but a hangover on New Year's Day is as inevitable as the ball dropping in Times Square. You may spend January 1 hiding in your bedroom, cuddling up with your Netflix account, or binge-listening to <i>Serial.</i> And if you're lucky, you actually might get …

The Best Drugstore Mascara

No clumping, flaking or drying out. Plus, see all of the past beauty must-haves.<p>Mascara should be easy. It should require no thought to apply, deliver reliable results each time, hold up all day and wash off without too much effort; no need for a fancy package or colorful shade or innovative, …

Packing the Perfect New Year’s Eve Clutch: 8 Beauty Staples to Carry You Through the Night

Now that your New Year’s Eve party look has been settled on, it’s time to pack your clutch with a well-edited collection of beauty essentials. A quick, transportable lip scrub preps mouths for bright lipstick—and also comes to your aid in the event of an unforeseen wine-stained mouth. Sweep away …