It’s always nice to start off the new year with some new makeup. Even nicer? Getting great stuff for (way) under 20 bucks. Here, the seven drugstore finds Allure is dying over right now: L’Oréal Paris Infallible Eye Shadow With a supremely soft, velvety texture, these powder shadows blend easily over lids. And, while they […]

If your goal is flawless makeup from a party’s start to finish, this is the list you should check twice. Follow these tips from Allure to avoid the year’s biggest holiday makeup mishaps. OVERDOSING ON GLITTER Don’t use any large-fleck glitter—it reflects too much light and tends to look childish. If you want some shine, […]

Lipstick is the one staple that every woman has in her makeup bag. With the fall season upon us, you may think it’s time to put away the lighter palettes you rocked this summer and bring out the bold shades for fall, but this is where you’re wrong. This Fall season seems to be all […]

Every girl wants longer lashes, and many of us don’t want to be bothered with perfecting the process of putting on false ones. So, Cosmo compiled a list of 7 steps and tips to getting the longest, fullest, sexiest lashes possible. Prep Before You Paint This double-sided wand has a conditioning primer on one end […]

Bright makeup can be scary at first. It can make you look like clown, or even worse a kid. But you don’t have to shy away from wearing the bold hues on your face. No matter the skin tone, there are colors that look good on everybody. Glamour dishes on the top 8: Swipe on […]

The smokey cat-eye. Whenever we attempt this we, more often than not, end up with smudgy raccoon eyes. So Allure asked Estée Lauder’s creative makeup director Tom Pecheux what the trick is to getting precise lines and a clean shape. Turns out you can go about it one of two ways: FILL IN THE BLANK: This […]

Tia & Tamera Mowry are glamorous now, as a new wife, a new mother, and the stars of their own reality show. But considering that they’ve been in the industry for almost 20 years and grew up in front of us, we can assume that they had some of their most awkward moments caught on […]

Celebrity skin secrets have been revealed! Sure, celebs always look like they’re blemish-free, radiant and glowing on the red carpet, but that’s never without the help of a makeup artist. Allure asked top celebrity artists how they help their clients from head to toe. ADD GLEAMING POWDER For Beyoncé‘s Heat fragrance ad, makeup artist Francesca […]

The little black dress has staked its claim in just about everyone’s wardrobe for good reason – it transcends time therefore making it a classic. But while we’ve come to appreciate what the little black dress has represented to us over the years, the anything “nude” trend has jetted to the forefront of everyone’s consciousness as […]

Wondering what trends Fall 2011 will bring? From retro bombshell hair to metallic lids and lips, this season beautifully blends classic and modern. Elle teaches you how to master the season’s hottest hair and makeup. Metallic Touches with Matte Skin Dab cream shadow onto the inner corner of eyes for a brightening effect, or pat […]