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Why 2015 Was the Year of Nicki Minaj

People often chuckle when I call Nicki Minaj a historical figure, as I have done, repeatedly, for the past few years. They laughed less in 2015. Though she has been a prominent figure in music since at least 2010, when her frothy pop single “Super Bass” landed her not only on the rap charts but …

Rap & Hip-Hop

The Best Long-Wear Lipsticks (That Won’t Kiss Off at Midnight)

On New Year’s Eve, the stakes are high. The pressure to attend the perfect party, wear an exceptionally glamorous outfit, and snag a midnight kiss, …

7 Fashion And Beauty New Year's Resolutions To Add To Your List

Set some very reachable goals this year.<p>Now is the time to list out those all-important resolutions for the new year.<p>Beyond the usual suspects -- shedding some pounds, saving more money and making time to meditate -- we've got a few style-specific resolutions to add to your list. Whether it's …

Coats

It’s Official—This Was the Year That Models Got Weird

As the fashion industry transforms along a more digital plane, there are more opportunities than ever for models to be heard, not just seen—and 2015 made it clear that the scripted perfection of a well-lit selfie or paid-for brand shout-out won’t cut it anymore, and models took note, sharing the …

You Need to See This Stylist Using Fire and Swords to Cut Hair

Plus, chocolate-chip-cookie hair and why Taylor Swift is the best boss ever, ahead in today's Alluring Links.<p>A real-life Edward Scissorhands uses fire, swords, and claws to cut his clients' hair. [Daily Mail]<p>Chocolate-chip-cookie hair is here, and it's prettier than it sounds. [<i>Glamour</i>]<p>This guide …

The Cut Crease: Kim Kardashian's Makeup Trick for Defined Eyes

If there's one thing Kim Kardashian could probably school a lot of people in, it's makeup. The 35-year-old got makeup lessons for her fourteenth birthday, for goodness sake. And in a new makeup tutorial posted on her app, Kardashian let the world in on the technique she uses to define her eyes: the …

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Get Major Makeovers for Sisters

We're used to seeing Tina Fey in Sarah Palin glasses and Amy Poehler in a Leslie Knope pantsuit. But for their new film <i>Sisters</i>, out December 18, our favorite comedians adopt a far edgier look. The duo play siblings who throw one last rager in their family home before their parents sell it. …

The 8 Best Drugstore Lipsticks for Winter

Craving some color? We raided the drugstore to find you the freshest shades and textures of the season. Here, the creamy nudes, glossy violets, and matte reds that are sure to satisfy your taste—and your budget.<p><b>Covergirl Colorlicious Lipstick in Tempt Berry</b><p>If you're looking for a lipstick that …

The 25 Best Hairstyles of 2015

This year, the red carpet was devoid of the typical celebrity hairstyles, and in their place we saw edgy cuts, cascades of curls, sky-high ponytails, and braids of all shapes, lengths, and sizes. We looked back at the past 12 months to round up the best—and most exciting—celeb hair moments of the …

The Products We're Obsessed With This Week

The ultimate anti-aging essentials, a truly luxe candle, and the perfect dance-party makeup. We love these products so much, we included them in this month's Beauty Box. (Note: the December Beauty Box includes 7 products).<p>This clear gel doesn't just keep makeup looking fresh; it also conceals pores …

13 Holiday Hair and Makeup Ideas to Steal From the Runway

Runway beauty catches a lot of flack for being ridiculously over-the-top. But you know what else is over-the-top? Literally everything about the holidays. That's why some of the most festive hair and makeup inspo comes straight from the runways in New York City, Milan, and Paris. These are our …

Here's How the Victoria's Secret Angels Get Ready for the Show

Imagine you're in your underwear in front of everyone you know, only you know everyone on planet earth and the whole thing is being filmed on a high-def camera. I've either described your recurring nightmare or you're a Victoria's Secret model walking in the annual fashion show. And in that case, …

This One Trick Will Give You The Perfect Brow Arch Every Time

If there's one steadfast beauty trend that's not showing any signs of going away, it's good eyebrows. You know, the ones that are full and groomed, yet natural-looking, with an arch in exactly the right place? And this simple trick is the key to getting them.<p>An awesome tutorial by makeup artist Amy …

Kylie Jenner and 3 Other Celebs Who Have Embraced Their Scars

Yesterday, Kylie Jenner posted a photo to Instagram that was a surprising departure from her typical Facetuned-to-perfection selfies and #ootd shots. In it, she revealed an unretouched glimpse at a scar on her leg, accompanied with the caption, "I love my scar."<p>It's refreshing to see Jenner proudly …

The Amazing Way to Create Beachy Waves Using a T-Shirt

If you have super-long hair, then you know that creating waves means pulling out a curling iron and spending an hour of biceps-burning effort adding texture and curl to your hair.<p>But here's an idea that will spare you all that work. The amazing Huda Beauty Instagram account posted this mind-blowing …

You Are Going to Want to See Taraji P. Henson's Stunning New Braided Hairstyle

Taraji P. Henson may not change up her hairstyle quite as frequently as Cookie does, but she clearly loves to experiment. And we loved the looks she unveiled last night for <i>Taraji and Terrence's White Hot Holidays</i> on Fox.<p>Hairstylist Cesar Ramirez created this unique version of sideswept hair. "The …

9 Things You Didn't Know About Urban Decay

Urban Decay is one of those beauty brands that inspires the kind of foaming-at-the-mouth meltdown reactions whenever a new launch is announced. Started in 1996 from co-founder Wende Zomnir's Laguna Beach bungalow, the brand has come a long way — now a global makeup brand owned by L'Oréal. Started …

The One Insider Trick That Forever Changed My Blowouts

I've given myself a few (hundred) blowouts in my lifetime, and even with my arsenal of volumizing sprays, anti-frizz balms, and fairy-dust-infused round brushes, my blowouts have never come close to Victoria's Secret's level of va-va-voom. So when I watched legendary hairstylist Garren blow out a …

Hair

Singer Halsey Won't Be Defined By Her Hair, Shaves It All Off

Halsey may have had chart-topping sales for her debut album this summer, but the singer-songwriter (who counts both Bieber and Ruby Rose as BFFs) is just as well known for her ever-shifting hairstyles. This year alone she's shown off waist-length turquoise locks, an equally electric bob, and a …

The Simple Beauty Resolutions Allure Editors Are Making This Year

Does anyone actually want to start their new year with daunting tasks, like learning a new language or forgoing gluten? Instead of overwhelming overhauls, our editors are planning simple beauty tweaks and little lifestyle improvements that are a snap to maintain—and are a hell of a lot more …

5 Beauty Picks We're Obsessed With This Week

A shadow that makes us feel all cool and Kate Moss-y; the hair product of our dreams; and one do-it-all oil.<p>This glint-y midnight blue reminds us so much of Kate Moss's 30th-birthday-party look that we can't help but think it might guarantee a very, very good night.<p>Easy, soft, sexy hair—without a …

UPDATE: The Awesome New Digital Face Mask That Could Change Everything About Skin Care Is Now on Kickstarter

The world of masking—once dominated by clay-based products and DIY recipes—has pretty much been turned on its head in recent years: We now have sleeping packs, build-your-own rubber formulas, sheets made of bacteria—and then there's the whole multimasking phenomenon. But a brand-new product …

The 2015 Trends We Never Want to See Again

In honor of the end of the year, we bid farewell to some of our more regrettable fashion, beauty, and, well, life decisions. Prepare to exhale.<p>Once Chrissy Teigen copped to extensions, the thin-haired public breathed an out-of-the-closet sigh of relief. Clip them in, glue them in, weave them in. Or …

This Is How Many Strokes of Mascara It Takes to Get Perfect Lashes

Sometimes it can do you good to take a step back from your rushed everyday makeup routine and consider whether or not you're really doing each step correctly. (Unfortunate truth: Just because you've done something a thousand times doesn't make it right.) Take mascara, for example: Have you ever …

The Drugstore Products Kim Kardashian's Makeup Artist Swears By

At this point, the name Mario Dedivanovic shouldn't just ring a bell: With clients like Kim Kardashian, Chrissy Teigan and Chanel Iman—and a few sold-out Master Classes under his belt—you should be intimately familiar.<p>But just because he works with one of the most famous women in the world doesn't …

This Lash Trick Will Make Your Eyes Appear Much Bigger

If there's one person you can trust when it comes to false lashes, it's Huda Kattan. The founder of Huda Beauty makes lashes that have people all over the world obsessed. And when celebrities like Eva Longoria and just about every single Kardashian rely on you for flawless fringe, you know a thing …

51 New Hair Ideas to Try in 2017

The new year means new beginnings, or better yet, a chance to break out of the inevitable hair rut. We pulled together 51 different hairstyles—updos, down-dos, knots, twists, you name it—to ensure 2017 is your most exciting hair year ever.<p>2015 Getty Images<p>Twists<p><b>Rope Ponytail</b><p>For the spring Public …

The Drugstore Makeup Brushes the Pros Love

Call me nosey, but I can't resist peeking through people's makeup bags. And if that person happens to be a makeup artist? Even better. You're bound to find a cool new product or weird tool to try. Case in point: While sleuthing backstage at Fashion Week and doing my fair share of Instagram …

The Under-$10 Drugstore Mascara Kelly Rowland Is Obsessed With

Kelly Rowland has a lot going on right now. The singer has appeared on Fox's hit show <i>Empire</i>, recently became a holiday spokesperson for the rewards card Plenti, and is working on a new reality series, <i>Chasing Destiny</i>, that will air this spring. In the series, Rowland is on the search for the next …

Are You Using the Wrong Hot Tool for Your Waves?

The day we learned we could use a flatiron to create waves was about as thrilling as the day we discovered dry shampoo. So when you've got both curling and straightening hot tools, how do know which to use to create which bends? It all depends on the hair you have and the look you want. …

Hair