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Jihan Forbes

Digital Hair Editor

About Me: Love Beyoncé, bouncy curls, moisturizing, and minding my own business.
Hair Texture: Curly Kinky 3C
Hair Color: Natural dark brown hair
Biggest Hair Concern: Frizz and curl retention
Skin Tone: Medium dark with golden undertones
Skin Type: Combination
Greatest Skin Concern: Hyperpigmentation
The Product(s) I Always Run Out Of: Conditioner
Biggest Beauty Regret: Relaxed hair for 10 years; Prom makeup
Beauty Product You Can’t Live Without: Blush, deep conditioner, curl definer, bobby pins, concealer, blush...so basically, everything.
Beauty Product You’ll Never Use: Lip plumper and dry shampoo
Biggest Beauty Indulgence: Hair braiding
If I Could Trade Makeup Bags With Anyone It Would Be: Solange Knowles
Fragrance I’m Currently Wearing: Elizabeth & James Nirvana White because I love the Olsen twins.

TO THE MAX
Jennifer Hudson Swears by These Two Drugstore Skin-Care Items

Her go-to products are super affordable (and also loved by Allure editors).

BMO
Ari Lennox's "Soap, Water, and Shea Butter" Routine Is Working for Her

 "I've noticed my skin doesn't need much to be happy, so I just stick with simple."

SPOOKY SCARY
Vanessa Hudgens’s Scariest Halloween Memory Is Actually Chilling

Plus, the actor and BFF GG Magree's best tips for celebrating even if you can't see your pals in person this year. 

LACE FRONTIER
How Instagram's Favorite Cosplayer Uses Wigs to Create Her Characters

Snitchery details the importance of wigs to her looks.

CUSHION FOR THE PUSHIN'
This New Cushion Is for People Who Hate Wearing Foundation

How Michelle Phan created a cushion compact with a better-than-usual shade range and SPF 50 that doesn’t leave a white cast. 

BEAUTY BOX
The Red Lipstick I've Been Wearing to All My Zoom Meetings

The color works for any skin tone, and it looks great over a webcam.

STAYING ON TOPIC
OK, I Officially Get the Hype Behind Topicals Skin Care Now

I had to know: Is the buzzy new skin-care line as good as everyone says it is?

PRECIOUS LEE
Model Precious Lee Explains the Power of Using Makeup as Self-Care

 "Lipstick has always been something that I've used to express myself and elevate my energy."

GUCCI BLOOM
Why Community Is So Important to New Mom Jodie Turner-Smith

We spoke to the actor soon after the birth of her child... during a pandemic, no less.

TAKE ALL MY MONEY
Exclusive: Issa Rae Is Getting Into the Hair-Care Game

"Hair has always been a part of the conversation for me and it's been such a huge part of my identity."

BEST OF BEAUTY 2020
This is The Detangling Brush Every Natural Needs

Hairstylists, influencers, and shoppers all agree.

BEST OF BEAUTY 2020
Dove Glowing Mango & Almond Butter Body Wash 

It's super affordable, too.

THAT NEW-NEW
Taraji P. Henson's Hair-Care Line Is Finally Here

We tried it on five different hair types.

BEST OF BEAUTY 2020
Here's Why Allure Editors Are Obsessed With This Mineral Sunscreen

We love it so much, we gave it a 2020 Best of Beauty award.

Expen$ive Curls
Oribe's New Collection for Afro-Textured Hair Made My Curls Look Gorgeous

I can't stop touching my own curls.

Get it Straight
GHD's Brand-New Platinum+ Straightener Will Get Your Hair Sleeker Than Ever

Here's why this flatiron is ahead of the curve.

KIM KIMBLE
"Black Is King" Stylist Kim Kimble Just Created the Perfect Curl Cream

The hairstylist, who works with Beyoncé, Brandy, and more, even created something for people without curls and kinks.

2020 VMAs
Bella Hadid Is Ready for the Raddest '90s Prom With This Porcupine Hairstyle

She channeled Kirsten Dunst circa 1997 with this throwback style for the MTV VMAs.

VMAS 2020
Doja Cat Wins for Longest Braid on the VMAs Red Carpet

"Say So" artist had some pretty cool nails and eye makeup, too.

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