Michelle Lee, Allure magazine

Michelle Lee

Allure magazine

New York, NY, United States

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Past articles by Michelle:

Letter From the Editor: Michelle Lee Bids Her Final Goodbye

For the Allure September 2021 issue, former editor-in-chief Michelle Lee reflects candidly on all the work the publication has done in the last six years. In this letter from the editor, she greets the Allure reader for the last time. → Read More

How a Lack of Basic Health Care Made Self-Care a Necessity

To open Allure's August 2021 Health issue, editor in chief Michelle Lee reflects on the origins of the modern wellness movement, and questions how the beauty industry became so intertwined with self-care. → Read More

Awkwafina Reveals Favorite Skin-Care and Makeup Products, Routines, and Tips — Interview

Awkwafina reveals her favorite beauty product and tips to Allure for its June/July 2021 cover issue. The actor, comedian, and rapper loves Beautycounter Coutersun Sunscreen, Nars makeup primer, and Sisley eye cream. → Read More

How Postpartum Hair Loss Shifted My Hairline and Perspective

To open the June/July 2021 issue of Allure magazine, editor in chief Michelle Lee shares her experience dealing with a particularly intense batch of postpartum hair loss having after her third child. → Read More

Awkwafina Changes the Rules of the Game — Cover Interview

As a high-spirited kid from an outer borough of the big city, Awkwafina (aka Nora Lum) took a big risk on fame. Several movies, TV shows, and a rap career later, it has paid off spectacularly. Read her cover interview with Allure editor in chief Michelle Lee. → Read More

It's Time to Talk Waste Created by Beauty Products

Editor in chief Michelle Lee opens up the April Allure issue to discuss a pressing issue in the beauty industry: mailer waste. As Allure editors, we shuffle through tons of boxes, bubble wrap, and more to get to the beauty product inside. But should we? → Read More

The 10 Gifts on Allure’s Editor in Chief Michelle Lee’s 2020 Holiday Wish List

Indulge yourself or a friend this holiday season with one of the luxe beauty, fashion, and wellness gifts Allure's editor in chief, Michelle Lee, is hoping to find under her tree, whether it's Pat McGrath's newest eye shadow palette or a brand new camera. → Read More

Editor's Letter: All Dressed Up With Nowhere to Go

Allure editor in chief Michelle Lee shares how she has brought salon services to her home since COVID-19. Here she shares how she feels she mastered the at-home pedicure and more about shopping through our November issue. → Read More

7 Makeup Organizers I Use to Keep Beauty Products Tidy

In the October 2020 edition of Michelle's Most Wanted, Allure's editor in chief Michelle Lee shares the seven beauty product organizers she loves to use to keep her products orderly. They come in all shapes, sizes, and styles — including cases, boxes, bags, and even Japanese bowls. Anything's game when your beauty collection is constantly overflowing and seemingly out of control. → Read More

Editor’s Letter: Cutting Your Own Hair Isn’t Easy

Allure editor in chief Michelle Lee shares how we adapted our testing for the 2020 Best of Beauty Awards when COVID-19 hit. She also recounts how she's adapted her beauty routine since stay-at-home orders first began in March. → Read More

5 Beauty Tools That Give Michelle Lee Spa-Like Results at Home

Including a hot brush that provides Gigi Hadid–level volume. → Read More

7 Beauty Products Allure’s Editor in Chief Shares With Her Daughters

For the June/July 2020 issue, Allure's editor in chief Michelle Lee writes about the seven products that she loves to share with her newborn baby and tween daughter while at home, including a micellar water made for babies and a watermelon-scented lip balm. → Read More

What It's Been Like Raising a Newborn Baby During a Global Pandemic

A few weeks before COVID-19 hit, Allure's editor in chief Michelle Lee gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. Raising a newborn baby in a pandemic is difficult, but she shares how she has found solace in her family and home during this time. → Read More

8 Beauty Products Our Editor in Chief Uses to Brighten Her Day

Working from home can make anyone long for beach days. For the May installment of Michelle's Most Wanted, Allure editor in chief shares some of her favorite products that remind her of warmer days and shoreside lounging. → Read More

We Were About to Publish Our First Global Beauty Issue. Then a Pandemic Hit

While finishing our first Global Beauty Issue, COVID-19 spread further, complicating what it meant for us to produce this issue. Allure editor in chief Michelle Lee addresses how we sought to responsibly do our jobs as the beauty experts during a difficult time. → Read More

10 Products Our Editor in Chief Uses for Her Body Skin-Care Routine

In the April edition of Michelle's Most Wanted, Allure's editor in chief shares some of her favorite products for her body skin-care routine including Dr Brandt's Microdermabrasion Body and the newest products from Drunk Elephant. → Read More

How I Changed My Skin-Care Routine During Pregnancy

For "The Good Issue", Allure editor in chief shares how pregnancy has changed a few things in her life, especially her skin-care routine. Switching out and avoiding certain regimens has led to her to discover other clean alternatives. → Read More

7 Calming Products for Creating an At-Home Spa

We all love coming home to relax and indulge ourselves. For March's installment of Michelle's Most Wanted, Allure editor in chief shares some of her favorite products for self-care after a long day, like Vitruvi's Stone Diffuser which provides calming scents of lavender. → Read More

Letter From the Editor: How to Strategically Build Your Beauty Collection

Allure editor in chief Michelle Lee shares tips on how to cultivate your own stash of products. → Read More

Base Makeup: My Favorite Products for a Flawless Base

For the February edition of "Michelle's Most Wanted," editor in chief Michelle Lee has chosen some of her go-tos for when she is creating a flawless base, including Neutrogena's dewy Hydro Boost Hydrating Tint and the moisturizing Be True Lip Treatment from Tata Harper. → Read More