Lauren Swanson, Allure magazine

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Past articles by Lauren:

34 Best Amazon Fathers Day Gifts 2021: Last-Minute Gifts That Ship Overnight

Whether you're shopping early or right up to the day before, these Father's Day gifts from Amazon are sure to impress the dad on the receiving end. This year, the options include a practical and sleek electric toothbrush set from Brüush, a summery scent from Burberry, and Theragun's massager to work away body aches. Best of all — these all ship quickly via Amazon. → Read More

Rebecca Minkoff's First Perfume Helps Me Reset

Rebecca Minkoff Eau de Parfum is a subtle, but warm scent that can be worn every day. Its notes of jasmine, coriander, bergamot, cardamom, and tobacco are a unique blend, and that reminds me that today doesn't have to be the same as yesterday. → Read More

32 Gifts at Nordstrom to Give for Holidays 2020

Doing some holiday shopping at Nordstrom this season? See what beauty products you can buy at every price point for everyone on your list. We've got makeup sets, hair tools, skin-care collections, from La Mer, Kiehl's, and more, so we're ready to cover absolutely all your gifting bases. → Read More

Oprah's Favorite Things 2020 on Amazon: 9 Black-Owned Beauty Products to Buy

The annual list of Oprah Winfrey's favorite beauty products celebrates Black-owned small businesses including nail polishes from Pear Nova, luxurious and easy to apply false lashes, and a collection of universally flattering nude lipsticks. Best of all, it's available now on Amazon. → Read More

26 Useful Gifts to Buy for Practical People in 2020

The holiday season is officially nigh, which means it's time to start thinking about who's on your gift list and what to get them. Here, check out some amazing practical gifts that anyone will appreciate and put to good use. → Read More

27 Best Luxury Beauty Products on Amazon in 2020 — Allure Best of Beauty Winners

Believe it or not, Amazon has an extensive luxury beauty section that you shouldn't be sleeping on. In the makeup, skin-care, and hair categories, you'll find popular, Allure Best of Beauty–winning brands like SkinMedica, GHD, and NuFace shipped and sold from Amazon — so you know it's legitimate — and ready to land at your doorstep with just a few clicks. → Read More

14 Cute Headbands to Wear All Year

Headbands are one of the hottest hair accessories of summer 2020, with celebrities, influencers, and editors alike all on-board with the trend. Here, check out some of our favorites, including a statement accessory decked out in daisies and another adorned with pearls, here. → Read More

23 Best Silk Pillowcases for Smooth Hair in 2020 — Expert Reviews, Shop Now

More and more beauty and home brands are coming out with some of the best silk pillowcases we've seen yet, specifically designed to target beauty concerns like frizzy hair. We picked out some of our friction-busting favorites, from brands like Slip, Brooklinen, and Shhh Silk. → Read More

55 Quarantine Gifts For Mom in 2020: Gift Ideas For Any Type of Mom

Moms are notoriously hard to shop for, especially if they're a little on the picky side. This Mother's Day 2020, find her a gift idea that taps into her personality. Shop for presents like a coffee table travel book, a premium cocktail maker from Bartesian, a subscription beauty box, and more. → Read More

28 Best Makeup and Beauty Products at Target

Short of a brand-new car, you can buy pretty much anything at Target, and the retailer's beauty offerings are especially extensive. Here, we round up its best hair, makeup, and skin-care products. → Read More

The 13 Best Gifts That Ship Overnight From Verishop

The newly-launched luxury online shopping destination will ship your holiday gifts in time if you order by December 22. The retailer's carefully curated collection of beloved beauty brands, big-name fashion staples, and emerging home decor lines is already making quite the impact as a reliable and stylish retailer. → Read More

Best Gifts for Hard-to-Shop-For Moms

Whether your mother is a matriarch who claims she doesn't want anything, returns any item she's gifted, or you're just plain stumped on what to get the woman who has everything, we've got your back. We put together a list of unique, thoughtful gifts that even the choosiest moms will love, so you'll be heading into the holiday season well armed for success. → Read More

Best Gift Ideas From Ulta Beauty to Shop in 2019

Whether you're shopping for a skin-care enthusiast, building out the cosmetics cabinet of a makeup lover, or splurging on a rose gold styler for a hot tool wizard, there's a pretty good chance that Ulta has exactly what you need. But knowing that the beauty retailer's vast inventory can be overwhelming, we went ahead and picked out all our favorites, so that ticking items off your to-buy list… → Read More

Crest's Professional Effects Whitestrips Live Up to the Name? Here Are My Results

These strips from Crest 3D White Professional Effects brighten teeth in a matter of days and keep teeth whiter for up to 12 months, easy to apply, and they leave behind zero mess. Use for 30 minutes at a time for up to 20 days for full effects. → Read More

Foreo Luna 3 for Sensitive Skin Is the Solution to Over-Exfoliation

We tried the high-tech skin-care device that delivers thousands of pulsations to your face during washing. The results? Soft and exfoliated skin without the harshness of chemical or typical physical exfoliators. → Read More

A Makeup Artist Just Launched a Collection That Lets You Create a Full Look in Under 5 Minutes

The makeup artist just launched the first propriety beauty brand with QVC appropriately named Carmindy Beauty after its founder. The collection features 16 products including a foundation, concealer, eye shadow trio, mascara, highlighter, and more. → Read More

What Editors Are Shopping for Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale 2019

The mega retailer's biggest sale event of the year, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, officially opens up to the public July 19 at 12:30 p.m. ET. Our editors shopped the sale and picked out their favorites from brands like La Mer, Charlotte Tilbury, Adidas, and more. → Read More

Fourth of July Sales 2019: Best Beauty Deals to Shop Online

The Fourth of July weekend is upon us, which means that the major beauty and fashion sales have already started. Shop our favorite and best deals of 2019 before the long holiday is over and the prices jump back up in full. We rounded up brands like Benefit Cosmetics, Tatcha, Biossance, and more that are running promotions to celebrate the summer season. → Read More

8 Best White Noise and Sound Machines of 2019

The best white noise and sound machines that help you achieve the deepest and most restful beauty sleep of your life, all available on Amazon. We tried out these handy little devices in babies' rooms, noisy apartments, and more to find the best ones out there. → Read More

The Best Makeup, Hair-Care, and Skin-Care Sales This Week

Each week, we scour the Internet to curate a list of the best makeup, hair-care, and skin-care deals, and our faves on sale, including discounted products from Ulta, Nugg, Sigma, and more retailers. → Read More