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Konjac Sponges: What They Are, How to Use Them, and Helpful Tips

Move over, sonic cleansing brushes, there's a new tool in town, and it doesn't rotate, oscillate, or vibrate. But it <i>does</i> promise more radiant skin — just from washing your face. Meet the konjac sponge, a gentle cleansing exfoliator made from the konjac root, a porous root vegetable that grows in …

Luxe Lacquers

Your shades of summer have arrived.<p>We've all stood at the nail salon, staring at the polish display, overwhelmed by row after row of colors on the wall. You don't know what to pick, so you choose the same safe red or nude—again. While those classics always work, why not update your look with the …

The 8 Most Powerful Beauty DynastiesThe Bettencourts, L'Oréal

#theLIST: Coming Up Roses

Although the flower has been the symbol of beauty for centuries, recently it has become the 'it' ingredientfrom fragrance, to skincare and beyond.<p>Although the flower has been the symbol of beauty for centuries, recently it has become the 'it' ingredient—from fragrance, to skincare and beyond.

Birchbox May 2014: Sneak Peek!

Watermelon Nails

How To: Wear Fancy Pants | OMG With RJS Episode #2

Lesson Learned! Why Sonia Kashuk Now Never Leaves Home Without Makeup

As told by Sonia Kashuk<p>About seven years ago, I was booked to do a job in Washington D.C. with Ashley Judd. She was doing an on-camera interview with …


Cara Delevingne's Hybrid Hairstyle

From the editors of, the top models opts for a very different look<p>Fresh off her reported split from girlfriend Michelle Rodriguez, Cara Delevingne stepped out in London yesterday looking very, very different. The supermodel ditched her usual free-flowing locks in favor of a bun/braid …

Cara Delevingne

Nail Polishes That Make You Look Tan

Spring is sort of a weird time for your skin, right? You’re coming off of a long winter, so you’re super pale and sort of wan. You might even …


Minnie Driver Talks About Posing Nude for Allure, Body Doubles, and Nude Beaches

Minnie Driver's decision to pose nude was, in part, a matter of timing: "I never could have done this when I was 25. No way," she says. "All I saw then were the flaws. I still see the flaws, but I see what's great more—and I've got a banging body."<p>I met the 44-year-old actress after she posed nude …

Mother’s Day Gift Guide! 9 Beauty Picks Any Mom Will Love

Because they’re the best, most moms insist all they want for Mother’s Day is a card (and a handwritten note inside that explains how much you …

View from the Beauty Closet: Friday Funday

The beauty team just spent the last five hours testing every single one of these makeup colors. It's a tough job, but someone's gotta do it.<p><i>Beauty never sleeps, so neither do we. Keep up with Allure 24/7 on Instagram.</i>

House to Home Episode 2: Condo Decor! ♥ MakeupMAYhem Day 2

Easy Tribal Print Nails

Motivate Monday, Because Being Hangry Sucks

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Top 10 Fall 2014 Beauty Trends

Fall is bold but cold season tends to lack colors so you can bring those using your makeup. Gold, dark red, royal blue, and emerald green are just a …


Allure Exclusive: A New Once-a-Day DIY Wrinkle-Lift Lotion

Clark Kent ducked into phone booths to transform himself into Superman. Suppose you could pop into the ladies' room at the office before a dinner date and emerge with a firmer, silkier, less-wrinkled face? If that sounds intriguing, mark your calendar for July. That's when Roloxin Lift, a new …

5 Things to Try this May 2014

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Should you be drinking oil every day?

The Most Bizarre Beauty Tips We've Heard Lately (OK, They're From the 1800s)

Move over, Emily Post, there's a new etiquette book on the scene that has everyone's attention. And by new, we mean old—19th-century France old. And by book, we mean a collection of miniature, pocket-size pamphlets.<p>Blocquel, a printer-bookseller known for his guides and advice books, according to …

Nail Ideas: Madeline Poole's Met Gala Nail-Art Design

Tonight is the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Gala, otherwise known as fashion's biggest fete of the year. The theme this year is designer Charles James. Wait. Charles who? You might have not heard of him, but James (1906–1978) was one of America's first and finest couturiers. So …