BEAUTY & WELLNESS

17 lighted makeup mirrors for precise application — plus key features to look for

Lighted mirrors are one of those genius inventions that are total game changers for makeup application. Because let’s face it — no pun intended — even if you have the fanciest skin care formulas or the most exquisite foundations, you’ll need to make sure you can see clearly to look your best. Yes, a bathroom mirror can get the job done, but there are advantages to using makeup mirrors, according to celebrity makeup artist Tobi Henney.

5 Nourishing Lip Products to Gift This Holiday Season

Lips can say a lot about a person without them having to speak a single word. The expression on someone’s face can give away their mood, while the color of their pout can express their style. No wonder lipsticks are such popular and thoughtful gifts — as tools, they’re small yet mighty. Recently, I came across a lineup of lip goods by vegan beauty brand e.l.f. Cosmetics, including its just-launched Glow Reviver Lip Oil, and I became so obsessed that I’m also gifting them to my mom, sister, and b

How to Truly Embrace Beauty on Your Own Terms

Allure’s first-ever Best of Beauty: The Live Event in New York City was one for the books. Readers traveled near and far (near: New Jersey, far: Korea) to the Manhattan venue, Chelsea Industrial, to meet with beauty editors who shared insight on their ‘day in the life’ (which, spoiler alert, is more than just manis and facials). Brands were also on site to showcase the products that have won Allure editors’ hearts — and their coveted red Best of Beauty seal.

15 Best Eye Shadow Palettes Allure Editors Have Ever Tried

When it comes to highly coveted makeup drops, nothing tugs at the heartstrings of beauty lovers quite like the best eye shadow palettes on the market. Aesthetically, they're a feast for the eyes, but one could even go so far as to call them pragmatic. Don't @ us — some are very travel-friendly and take up the least amount of space in your carry-on, while still touting a wide variety of shimmery and matte shades.

Recovery Care Emerges as Beauty’s New Niche Category

Made for post-injection treatments, recovery care has always been a vital part of the beauty industry, mainly in the form of ice packs and vials of arnica. But when white space emerges, brands come a-running. According to Grand View Research, the global facial injectable market size was valued at $12.7 billion in 2022. In 2023, it’s projected to exceed $13 billion. And by 2030? Get ready for it — revenue is expected to reach a whopping $27.6 billion. With such high demand, the recovery care cat
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