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Dr Jart Cicapair Tiger Grass Sleepair Intensive Mask Soothes Skin While You Sleep — Review

Allure's commerce editor, Nykia Spradley, put the Best of Beauty-winning Dr. Jart+ Cicapair Tiger Grass Sleepair Intensive Mask to the test. Here's her take on all of its moisturizing and skin-soothing benefits. → Read More

9 New Hair-Care Products to Try in October 2021 — Reviews, Shop

During the month of October 2021, we celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month and prepare our fall routines with a fresh batch of new hair-care products. In the mix of these new launches is a hydrating hair mask from Molton Brown, a color-protection treatment by R+Co, and a decked-out-in-pink version of a beloved GHD flatiron. → Read More

19 Best Nordstrom Makeup Products: Allure Best of Beauty Winners to Shop

Nordstrom has dedicated an entire section of its e-shop to hair products, skin care, and makeup that has won Allure Best of Beauty awards. Shop from a wide variety of familiar brands like Lancôme and MAC — or splurge on high-end items like Créme de La Mer. We've rounded up 19 winners from Allure's 2021 Best of Beauty Awards that are all available at Nordstrom. → Read More

10 Best Color Hair Dyes for Bright & Crazy Hair Colors — Reviews

Easily switch between bright hair colors or soft pastel, right in your bathroom. The process has never been easier or less messy thanks to these vibrant, semi-permanent, and spray-on shades from brands like Hally, Good Dye Young, and Overtone. → Read More

7 Allure Best of Beauty-Winning Relaxing Products for Home — Candles and Hand Soap

For this year's Allure Best of Beauty Awards, we tested a small batch of home goods, including a skin-hydrating humidifier to keep on hand as we creep toward cold and dry weather; an essential oil set to help you unwind or perk up as needed; and a delicious candle to reset your space. These seven products took home top honors. → Read More

21 New Hair-Care Products to Try in September 2021 — Reviews, Shop

The month of September 2021 is filled with lots of launches for new hair-care products, including several scalp-care products from The Inkey List and Wet Brush; bond repair treatments by Amika and Philip Kingsley; and a travel-friendly flat iron for smoothing on-the-go. → Read More

The Best Deep Cleaning Powder and Foam Shampoos for All Hair Types

Save your hair and the environment with these innovative powder and foam shampoos. Formulated with little to no water, brands like Pantene and Batiste have created effective hair cleansers that help cut back on water waste. → Read More

Foreo's TikTok-Famous Tool Completely Changed My Cleansing Routine

The Luna Mini 3 from Foreo is a sonic-powered cleansing brush that pulls dirt and grime from pores in 30 seconds, without irritating skin. Allure's commerce editor, Nykia Spradley shares her thoughts on the device. Plus, you can find the tool in the August Allure Beauty Box. → Read More

The Best Home Gym Essentials to Help Meet Your Fitness Goals

These at-home essentials, which include breathable sports bras, a jump rope, and a pilates reformer machine, will upgrade your workout and move closer to your fitness goals — all without leaving the house. → Read More

All the Best New Hair Products Launching in August

The month of August 2021 is filled with lots of new hair launches, including an at-home hair dye kit from Hally; a new curl definer by Amika; and a travel-friendly hair cleansing bar from Ethique that's made with coily textures in mind. → Read More

13 Allure Award Winners on Sale During The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2021 — Urban Decay, Nars, Kiehl's

This year's Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2021 offers a great mix of discounted beauty products — including several Allure Best of Beauty and Readers' Choice Award-winning products. Shop brands like Benefit Cosmetics, Urban Decay, and Nars from now through August 8. → Read More

Top Dyson Deals at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2021 — Details

It's not often you'll see savings from Dyson but the beloved tech beauty brand is offering bundles on its most popular blow-dryers during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2021. Shop these and all of the deals between July 28 and August 8. → Read More

Score La Mer Skin-Care Products for Under $100 During Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale

It isn't often that luxury brand La Mer is discounted, but as a part of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2021, the brand is offering a four-piece set that includes the iconic Crème de La Mer facial moisturizer. → Read More

The Best MAC Makeup Bundles to Shop During the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2021 is in full swing. Add these limited-edition, deeply discounted MAC lip, eye, and blush sets to your cart before they sell out and before the sale ends on August 8. → Read More

19 Best Deals From the Sephora Summer Sale 2021: Sunday Riley, Foreo, Brigeo

The Sephora summer sale runs between July 2 through July 5, offering up to 50 percent off your favorite hair, skin, and makeup products from brands like Sunday Riley, Briogeo, Foreo, and Amika. See Allure's picks for the best deals here. → Read More

7 New Hair Care Products to Try in July 2021 — Reviews, Shop

The month of July 2021 is filled with lots of new hair launches, including an at-home hair bleaching kit from Clairol; a hair SPF from Kerastase; and a travel-friendly shampoo powder from Drybar for those who are back in the swing of jet setting. → Read More

Allure Best of Beauty Winner Deals to Shop During Amazon Prime Day 2021: Mario Badescu, GHD, Redken

This Amazon Prime Day 2021, stock up on these Allure Best of Beauty and Readers' Choice Award-winning products. With discounts of up to 58 percent on brands like GHD, IT Cosmetics, and La Roche Posay, your skin, hair, and wallet will thank you. → Read More

Crest White Strips Sale for Amazon Prime Day 2021

Of all the Amazon Prime Day 2021 deals to splurge on, we highly recommend going in on a box or two of Crest Whitestrips. Two of the dentist-recommended teeth brightening kits are nearly half off — and frankly, this is one of the best products you'll spend your money on this year. → Read More

How to Get Early Access to Tatcha's Summer Celebration Sale 2021

Every Tatcha product is on sale for 20 percent off, and Allure readers get early access ahead of everyone else. Shop products like the Best of Beauty–winning The Deep Cleanse and Readers' Choice Award–winning The Water Cream. → Read More

9 Best Ilia Makeup Products 2021 — Reviews

In its relatively short existence in the beauty world, Ilia Beauty has earned a well-deserved spot in many of our makeup routines. The Allure award-winner, several times over, offers such beloved products as its Limitless Lash Mascara and Super Serum Skin Tint. Here are just a few of our favorites from the brand. → Read More