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Nicola Dall'Asen

Staff Writer

About me: Obsessed with cat-eyes, Red Bull, and Paul Stanley to an unhealthy degree. 
My sign: Virgo sun, Taurus moon, Scorpio rising
Hair Texture: Fine, curly, and uncooperative
Hair Color: Shrek green
Skin Tone: So, so pale
Skin Type: Normal / Sensitive
The Product I Always Run Out Of: Chemical exfoliants
Beauty Product(s) You Can’t Live Without: Brow pencils and mascara
Biggest Beauty Indulgence: Monthly hair dye refills
If I Could Trade Makeup Bags With Anyone It Would Be: Pat McGrath, who else?
Fragrance I’m Currently Wearing: Bitter Peach by Tom Ford

KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS

Kris Jenner Might Be Launching a Beauty Brand

Countless celebrities have created their own products or brands in the past year — but Jenner's potential venture is practically guaranteed to succeed regardless.

RISE AND SHINE

Joah Beauty's Tinted Luminizer Stick Is the Only Thing Making Me Look Awake Anymore

I'm too tired to apply foundation every day, but this affordable, lightweight, and dewy stick formula lets me fake a full makeup look in just a few seconds. 

MAKEUP THAT SLAPS

Halsey's About-Face Shadowsticks Put the Fun Back Into Makeup

The musician’s makeup line has me reverting back to my 2012 Tumblr phase.

NAILING IT

Essie On Hand Is an Augmented Reality Beauty Tool Unlike Any Other

The brand collaborated with the AR experts at ModiFace to create a tool that allows you to virtually try on nail polishes in the most convenient format ever.

SHINY PRETTY THINGS

This Gorgeous Ring Doubles as a Tiny Palette for Your Makeup and Nail Polish

Nail artist Betina Goldstein was sick of throwing away her palettes and tools when they got worn down. Then she created a gorgeous, luxe, and wearable alternative.

THEY'RE REAL

Why Benefit They're Real! Magnet Mascara Instantly Became My All-Time Favorite

It only took me one use to be convinced of its scientific genius.

TikTok Is Obsessed With the Laneige Layering Lip Bar

Why do an elaborate multi-step routine when you can just use this moisturizing alternative to get gradient lips?

SUNNY GIRL

Ashley Graham and St. Tropez Collaborated on the Easiest-to-Use Self-Tanner Ever

The model walks Allure through her best self-tanning tips to use with this lightweight, mousse-like tanning formula.

BLOCKBUSTER BEAUTY (LITERALLY)

Hot Topic's Blockbuster Eye Shadow Palette Has Me Crying Nostalgic Tears

These 12 vibrant matte shades take me back to browsing those blue and yellow aisles for the perfect VHS. 

STUCK ON YOU

A Woman on TikTok Is Going Viral for Using Gorilla Glue as Hairspray

When she ran out of hairspray, Tessica Brown used wood glue as an alternative. Now, her hair is stuck in place, and the experts don't foresee an easy solution.

breakout remedy

Can "Slugging" With Petroleum Jelly Clear Up Cystic Acne? Experts Weigh In

TikTok and Reddit alike are obsessed with this old-school skin-care trick. But does it really work?

A HAIRY SITUATION

Lana Condor Says Lara Jean's Hair Was "the Biggest Drama" of To All the Boys 3

The actor had to wear extensions while filming both of the franchise's sequels — and it was not pretty, as Condor tells Allure.

YIKES, YIKES, YIKES

We Need to Talk About Matt and Katie's Massage Prank on The Bachelor

This moment might have looked all fun and games on the show, but if it were to happen in reality, it could lead to serious harm.

I Think I Like Timothée Chalamet More When He's Dressed Like Edward Scissorhands

In his Super Bowl commercial, Chalamet shows us what this classic Tim Burton character would look like as an insufferable modern-day music snob. And I love it.

BLACK LIVES MATTER

Sharon Chuter's Make It Black Campaign Could Change the Dictionary Definition of "Black"

To this day, the word carries countless outdated and racist connotations. By repackaging nine iconic beauty products, she could change that.

AHEAD OF THE CURVE

Lizzo Talks to Her Own Belly and Blows It Kisses Every Morning

She might be a genius for practicing fat-acceptance as a part of her self-care.

BLACK LIVES MATTER

CVS Created a $5 Million Scholarship Fund for Black and Latinx Students

These scholarships could go a long way in securing more Black and Latinx medical professionals — here's what you need to know about applying if you're eligible.

THE OL' RAZZLE DAZZLE

MAC Sponsored a Music Video to Help Create Opportunities for Black Women in Theater

The brand and nonprofit Women of Color on Broadway host a stunning rendition of "Summertime" from Porgy & Bess.