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Thank You Notes

The Beauty and Pain of a Family Album

Thank you, Dad, for teaching me these lessons.

BLACK BEAUTY CREATORS

I'm Blown Away by This Blue Butterfly-Themed Makeup Look

Black beauty creator Yaddi tells *Allure* about its deeper meaning. 

We Tried the New Juvia’s Place Nude Lip Collection in Search of the Perfect Shade

Juvia's Place just launched a 25-shade Nude Lip Collection containing lip liners, lipsticks, and lip glosses, striving to deliver the perfect nude for medium to dark complexions. Here’s what happened when three beauty editors with different skin tones put the brand’s nudes to the test.

GEN Z BEAUTY

This 16-Year-Old Makeup Artist Creates Her Own Glasses Out of Paper Clips, and We Want a Pair

Teen beauty creator Tiaynna McClyde shared what inspired her to make the rhinestone-studded readers. 

BET AWARDS

Chloe and Halle Performed at the BET Awards In the Prettiest Soft Glam Makeup

Their cameo delivered the trendiest makeup of the night.

BLACK LIVES MATTER

Hairstylist Lacy Redway Cofounded a Nonprofit to Support Black Beauty Creatives

Redway reveals to Allure how the project came to be and why Black creatives need your support.

AT HOME HAIR

How Black Beauty Creator Nikki Calloway Dyed Her Wig At Home for the First Time

And using a $14 dye no less. 

BLACK LIVES MATTER

Sephora Pledges to Give 15 Percent of Its Shelf Space to Black-Owned Brands

The beauty retailer will reserve 15 percent of its shelf space for Black-owned companies — here's what we know.

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.

BLACK LIVES MATTER

Why Following Black Beauty Professionals Is Important Now and Always

Here are 34 of our favorite makeup artists, hairstylists, and nail artists to follow and help expand your worldview.

BLACK LIVES MATTER

Lashify's Founder Is Starting an Incubator Program for Black-Owned Beauty Businesses

Sahara Lotti tells Allure why it's more important than ever to contribute to Black-owned businesses.

IT'S CARNIVAL

Uoma Beauty Wants You to Feel the Spirit of Carnival

Get the limited-edition Black Magic collection before it sells out.

BACK AND BETTER THAN EVER

Afro Sheen Is Back and We Got to Try the Whole Line

The iconic brand of the 60s is back with a new look and products. 

BLACK EXCELLENCE

One TikToker Is Using Makeup to Give Black History Lessons

One more excuse to spend hours on TikTok. 

Letters to Ourselves

Dear Tracee: No One Knows Your Hair Better Than You Do

Black-ish's Tracee Ellis Ross writes a letter to her younger self about accepting how unique and beautiful her natural hair truly is.

legends only

Why Makeup Artist Pat McGrath Grew Up Using Cocoa Powder as Foundation

The beauty legend reflects on her earliest makeup memories.