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Sophia Panych

Former Digital Deputy Beauty Director (2010-2019)

About Me: Editor, NPR-enthusiast, former ballerina (who still likes to throw a leotard on now and then). Raised by Ukrainians, but wish I lived in Paris. I hoard mascara and books, but would be happy to never pick up a blow-dryer again.
Hair Texture: Not quite straight, but not quite wavy either, and it’s fine, but there’s a lot of it.
Hair Color: Medium brown with caramel highlights that I get done twice a year by my fairy godfather, Christophe Robin Biggest Hair Concern: Flat roots and fried ends
Skin Tone: Light with neutral undertones
Skin Type: Combination, but my T-Zone is basically an oil spill
Greatest Skin Concern: Hormonal acne and very faint fine lines that I’m trying to ignore
The Product I Always Run Out Of: SkinBetter Alto Defense Serum
Biggest Beauty Regret: Those five or six times I used a tanning bed in high school (I‘m cringing just thinking about it)
Beauty Product You Can’t Live Without: RMS Beauty Un Cover-Up (that is a little jar of magic right there)
Beauty Product You’ll Never Use: Contouring powder
Biggest Beauty Indulgence: 45 minutes in an LED Light Therapy Bed. It’s so extra, but so relaxing.
If I Could Trade Makeup Bags with Anyone It Would Be: Pat McGrath. I’d love to know all her secrets
Fragrance I’m Currently Wearing: Byredo Mojave Ghost (but I switch to Elizabeth & James Nirvana Rose when I’m feeling sassy)

BEST OF BEAUTY 2020
Tweezerman ProCurl Lash Curler

A metal lash curler designed to give your lashes a dramatic curl (psst: It's also rose gold)

CHOP CHOP
All the Telltale Signs You Need to Get a Haircut

Straight from a top stylist.

Brow Power
How to Grow Out, Trim Up, and Shape Your Brows

Top groomers get real about what it takes to make over your eyebrows.

THE BEST TRICKS
13 Colorist-Approved Tips and Tricks to Dyeing Your Hair at Home

Everything you need to know is right here. 

Sephora Collection Pro Light Powder 50

A medium-size, fluffy powder brush with synthetic bristles

Essie nail polish in Wicked

This blackish burgundy nail polish is a bit brighter than the standard black.

Benefit They’re Real Mascara

A lengthening and volumizing mascara

Product Review
Briogeo Farewell Frizz Blow Dry Perfection & Heat Protectant Cream

A silicone-free blow-dry cream that softens hair, tames frizz, enhances shine, and offers thermal protection up to 425 degrees Fahrenheit

Oscars 2019
Priyanka Chopra’s Makeup Artist Matched Her Eyes to Her Earrings

For the Vanity Fair Oscar party, makeup artist Pati Dubroff created a dazzling eye look on Priyanka Chopra. She breaks down how she created the look exclusively for Allure.

Award Shows
Adir Abergel Shares the Inspiration Behind Some of His Most Iconic Red-Carpet Hairstyles

He works with some of the biggest names in Hollywood. Here, Abergel shares how he finds inspiration for the amazing red-carpet hairstyles he creates—a part of the celebrity glam process we often don't get to see.

SAG Awards 2019
Mandy Moore's Ponytail for the SAG Awards Had the Prettiest Little Detail

Hairstylist Ashley Streicher gives Allure an intimate, behind-the-scenes look at getting the This Is Us star ready for the 25th Screen Actors Guild Awards.

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