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BODY LANGUAGE

Bridgerton's Nicola Coughlan Has a Message for People With Opinions on Her Body

"I am just one real-life human being."
It's Giving Thanks

Therapists Say Gratitude Journals May Live Up to the TikTok Hype

The self-care practice isn't a golden ticket to serenity, but it can be as game-changing as TikTok suggests.
Under the (K)nife

Plastic Surgeons Are Using Ketamine to Make Nose Jobs More Pleasant

The drug has been shown to be an especially useful sedative for cosmetic procedures, and it's having a resurgance.
Flu Season

What "Flurona" Means for This Year's Mid-Pandemic Flu Season

With the latest COVID-19 variant proving especially contagious during this flu season, there's a lot we should be doing to help stop the spread of both.
Social Creatures

Here's Why You Can't Log Off Social Media — Even When It Makes You Miserable

Your feed is a fun-house mirror, and it's messing up your brain.
HAIRY SITUATION

I Took TikTok's Advice and Started Shaving Down There With a Beard Trimmer

My sensitive skin and depression-fueled laziness are truly thanking me right now. 
LEARNING CURVE

My Hair Loss Took the Most Unexpected Toll on My Body Image

My body's been through a lot this year, but none of it mattered until I started losing my hair. 
TO-DO LIST

How Often Should I Go to the Ob-Gyn? Here’s What Experts Say

If the pandemic has you behind on your visits, you should probably book one as soon as possible. 

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BLACK LIVES MATTER

Louisiana Now Requires Textured Hair Training for All Cosmetologists

Will Lousiana's new textured hair training resolution pave the way for a nationwide mandate? 
BLACK LIVES MATTER

National Crown Day Marks the 1-Year Anniversary of the Signing of the Crown Act

It's still legal to discriminate based on hairstyles in the majority of U.S. states. The Crown Coalition hopes this new national holiday will help change that.
BLACK LIVES MATTER

Sephora’s Racial Bias Report Shows Just How Traumatic Shopping Can Be for People of Color

The retailer commissioned a study on racial bias in retail and is rolling out a slew of new action items to combat the results.

Garnier’s One Green Step Report Proves People Want More Sustainability

The massive global survey shows recycling and plastic waste are top concerns for beauty consumers in 2021. 
YOUR CIVIC DUTY

Lipslut Is Donating Proceeds From Its F*ck Trump Lipstick to the Causes Trump Hates

From now through Election Day, all earnings from Lipslut's famous anti-Trump lipstick collection will go toward civil and voting rights organizations.
VOTE, VOTE, VOTE

Can Someone Please Explain Biden Beauty to Me?

A brand backed by anonymous industry leaders is raising money for the DNC. But who the hell created it?
BLACK LIVES MATTER

The CROWN Act Was Approved by the House, but It Still Needs Your Help

Here's how to contact your state's representative to urge them to pass it as well.
BLACK LIVES MATTER

Here's How You Can Support the Black Lives Matter Movement, Even If You Can't Donate Money

Dismantling racism isn't a short-term project. These are 12 low-cost ways you can support Black Lives Matter in the long run.

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In the Stars

What February's Aries Horoscope Predictions Mean for You

February brings a new level of romance, Aries, but only if you take steps to communicate your needs.
In the Stars

What February's Virgo Horoscope Predictions Mean for You

The only date to watch out for: February 24, when Mercury squares the eccentric planet Uranus.
In the Stars

What February's Gemini Horoscope Predictions Mean for You

Try not to come off too aloof this Valentine's Day, you heartbreaker. 
In the Stars

What February's Cancer Horoscope Predictions Mean for You

The first half of February asks you to advocate for your romantic needs, but the second half is all about money, honey.
In the Stars

What February's Libra Horoscope Predictions Mean for You

Plenty of crushes are coming your way. Just watch out for a gossip-hungry full moon.
In the Stars

What February's Scorpio Horoscope Predictions Mean for You

Valentine's Day is probably right around the time you were conceived, Scorpio — so what does this romantic holiday mean for you?
In the Stars

What February's Sagittarius Horoscope Predictions Mean for You

Major conversations are going down on Valentine's Day, Sag. But can you manage to listen to the other person?
In the Stars

What February's Leo Horoscope Predictions Mean for You

February is here to level up your love life, Leo, but there's a catch: You have to grow up.

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SEPHORA'S SEXY NOW

Sephora Now Sells Sexual Intimacy Products

Vibrators, lubricants, massage candles, oh my!
Dreamy

The Meanings of 13 Common Sex Dreams, According to 3 Experts

No, your sex dream about a coworker doesn't mean you should leave your partner.
It's A Vibe

The Best Cyber Monday Sex Toy Deals to Bookmark

Buzzy brands like Maude, Lelo, and MysteryVibe won't be on sale for much longer.
SAFE SEX

28 Sexual Fetishes That Are Way More Common Than You'd Think

Plus tips on how to have safe, kinky sex.
GOING VIRAL

The Dangerous Rise of Sexual Health Myths on Social Media

And how to tell which "experts" are actually giving good advice. 

How to Talk About Boundaries When You're Ready to Date Again

The DEAR MAN method is about to become a crucial part of your dating toolkit. 

How Vella Enhanced My Orgasm — and Relationship

Make pleasure a priority.
In the Stars

What February's Aquarius Horoscope Predictions Mean for You

It's still your season, and this month is filled with more birthday presents — for your career and your personal life.
In the Stars

What February's Pisces Horoscope Predictions Mean for You

Your season begins this month, Pisces, so prepare yourself for lots of attention.
In the Stars

What February's Capricorn Horoscope Predictions Mean for You

This month is bound to be flushed with romance and orgasms, Capricorn. Just try not to work through Valentine's Day.
In the Stars

Your February Horoscope Is Here, and Love Is in the Air

February offers a surprisingly rational Valentine's Day, but Pisces season brings psychic dreams.

Meet the Most Exciting New Wellness Products of 2022

Join three Allure editors to learn all the latest and greatest gifts and personal picks in the home, fitness, and wellness spaces — plus, they'll be answering your questions live.
INVESTIGATION

Inside the Rise of Misleading Plastic Surgery Before-and-After Photos

"I've had a lot of people come forward saying, 'That's me [on the provider’s social media], but that’s not what I look like.'"
MASK UP

Where to Buy KN95 Masks to Protect Against New Covid-19 Variants

Plus, what to know about the new CDC guidelines for vaccinated people.
MARY POPPINS OF WELLNESS

Birth Doula Carson Meyer Shares the Self-Care Products She Relies on Most

Including a $64 body scrub and $24 "clean" mascara.
ASK THE BEAUTY EXPERT

Can Beauty Products Actually Boost Your Mood?

Science says: maybe!
Cutting-edge

The 7 Biggest Plastic Surgery Trends of 2022

Procedures are on the rise — here are the treatments keeping surgeons busy. 
All About Aquarius

The Personality of an Aquarius, Explained

Never try to keep this sign from flying their freak flag high.
Retrograde Rescue

Your Mercury Retrograde Survival Guide for 2022

The dates for every retrograde cycle this year and what you need to know to get through them.
ALL THE FEELS

There Is No Such Thing as Flawless Skin

Four models with scars, acne, and wrinkles spoke to us about embracing texture.
COMFORT AND JOY

This Is the Red Lipstick I Wear to My Most Important Meetings

Editor in chief Jessica Cruel explains how she conquers her imposter syndrome through beauty.

Are All These Diverse Dolls Actually Making a Difference for Kids' Self-Esteem?

The doll aisle is more inclusive than it’s ever been, but can we actually pull that narrative off the shelf and into real life?
it's a sign

How to Find Your Rising Sign in Astrology

Here's why knowing your exact birth time is crucial.
In the Stars

What January's Gemini Horoscope Predictions Mean for You

January sees you getting more involved in humanitarian efforts and exploring your secret kinks, charismatic Gemini.
In the Stars

What January's Capricorn Horoscope Predictions Mean for You

This month is all about taking control, Capricorn.  
In the Stars

What January's Leo Horoscope Predictions Mean for You

This month, a full moon brings you meaningful dreams — but hold off on having major relationship talks, Leo.
In the Stars

What January's Cancer Horoscope Predictions Mean for You

January asks you to stop doing too much emotional labor in relationships, Cancer, or risk paying the price.
In the Stars

What January's Aries Horoscope Predictions Mean for You

January brings money moves, Aries, and rad career news. Try not to neglect your personal life. 
In the Stars

Your January 2022 Horoscope Is Here

January brings the end of Venus and Uranus retrograde, along with blessings to your love life. Just watch out for the first Mercury retrograde of the year. 
In the Stars

What January's Libra Horoscope Predictions Mean for You

Venus is retrograde, and you feel frustrated in love, Libra. But don't let Mercury retrograde trick you back into old habits.
In the Stars

What January's Pisces Horoscope Predictions Mean for You

Focus on self-care, work, and friends this month, Pisces. When Venus retrograde ends at the end of January, you'll be too busy getting it on to do anything else.
In the Stars

What January's Virgo Horoscope Predictions Mean for You

Yes, sex is great, Virgo, but January wants you to focus on your friends. 
In the Stars

What January's Aquarius Horoscope Predictions Mean for You

Your season begins this month, Aquarius! You find yourself taking on a mentor role, but January ends with fireworks in the bedroom.
In the Stars

What January's Taurus Horoscope Predictions Mean for You

You're frustrated at work and in love, Taurus, thanks to Venus retrograde. After a few bumps in January, your ruling planet finally goes direct.
In the Stars

What January's Scorpio Horoscope Predictions Mean for You

This month asks you to choose your battles and only use your signature stinger when necessary. 
In the Stars

What January's Sagittarius Horoscope Predictions Mean for You

Life is too short to play it cool, Sag. January insists that you relay your true desires, especially to romantic partners. 
Find Your Destiny

Everything You Need to Know About Angel Numbers

Here's how to interpret these perceived messages from the universe. 
In the Stars

Virgo Horoscope 2022: What the Stars Predict for You This Year

2022 brings blessings in love and a desire to help others. But remember, Virgo, don't forget to take care of yourself. 
In the Stars

Sagittarius Horoscope 2022: What the Stars Predict for You This Year

Your ruling planet, Jupiter, goes retrograde, but 2022 is the perfect year to meet the love of your life. 
In the Stars

Cancer Horoscope 2022: What the Stars Predict for You This Year

2022 asks you to step up as a caretaker, Cancer, but it also brings abundance in your career and love life. 
In the Stars

Capricorn Horoscope 2022: What the Stars Predict for You This Year

When your ruling planet, Saturn, goes retrograde, you're asked to expand your world to welcome new riches. Are you up for the task?
In the Stars

Pisces Horoscope 2022: What the Stars Predict for You This Year

Did last year leave you feeling frustrated in love? Fear not, Pisces. 2022 is your year. 
Back in Black

Billie Eilish Cut Baby Bangs and Dyed Her Hair Black

We are loving the tiered take on her short fringe.
ART CLASS

I Tried the Abstract Concealer Hack That's All Over TikTok

It's like arts and crafts time, but for your face. 
FOR YOUR FEED

11 Non-Binary Beauty Influencers You Should Be Following

These talented artists will instantly brighten up your feed. 
WRITTEN IN THE STARS

The Best Tattoo Ideas for Every Zodiac Sign

Inspiration for paying permanent tribute to your birth chart. 
One Condition

The Mask I Rely on for a Softer, Hydrated Head of Curls

Briogeo Don't Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask is a two-time Allure Readers’ Choice Award winner
THAT HIGHLIGHT THO

Bella Hadid Started a TikTok-Viral Jaw Highlighting Trend

Leave it up to TikTok to find an easy way to recreate the model's snatched jaw. 
CLASSIC RED

Beyoncé's Bare Face/Red Lip Combo Is Giving Me an Existential Makeup Crisis

I might never pair a bright lip with a full beat ever again. 
#HACKED

The Most Useful Beauty Hacks TikTok Has Come Up With This Year

We filtered out the real deals from the bullshit so you don't have to.
AFTERCARE

How to Change Up Your Skin-Care Routine After a Rhinoplasty

Experts share how to wash your face and moisturize while your nose heals.

Women's Wellness News & Advice

Get the latest about health news, sex & relationship advice, fitness trends, and body positive movements.
What a Relief

Chapped Knuckles, Meet Crabtree & Evelyn The Gardeners Harvest Hand Cream

It rescues dry, cracked hands with sunflower, chia, and borage oils.
OUT WITH THE OLD

I'm Officially Over Nostalgic Beauty Trends

So I went on a search for something — anything! — truly new. 
MELT AWAY

Crabtree & Evelyn Evelyn Rose Velvet Body Melt is a Cream-to-Oil Body Moisturizer with a Rose Scent

It soothes and hydrates dry, rough patches, like dry elbows and heels, with murumuru butter and botanical oils such as rosehip seed oil.
MARTHA KNOWS BEST

Martha Stewart Has the Best Tip for Taking Thirst Trap Photos

The queen of selfies has spoken.
Bright Idea

Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion Age Defying Exfoliator Brightens with Physical and Chemical Exfoliators

Its powerhouse exfoliators are cushioned in soothing ingredients.
TERRACOTTA BLISS

Mented Cosmetics Liquid Lipstick in Blood Orange Is The Perfect Terracotta Lipstick

The deep orange lipstick is a fun way to mix things up when you want something other than berries and reds.
Like Butter

Topicals Like Butter Hydrating Mask Made My Skin Smooth as Butter

It’s a boost of hydration (for face and body) that I love wearing overnight for even more moisture.