Why Marbles Valdez Is the Most Underrated Nail Artist on the Internet — See Photos

Ever since Marbles Valdez was a kid, she had a creative mind. Her dream was to become a fashion designer with her own streetwear brand, so she was ecstatic to start college at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, where she majored in fashion business management, in 2019. But when the COVID-19 … Read more

Rapper Monaleo’s Self-Care Journey Is Still in Progress — Interview

So, I have to be comfortable with myself and I have to create an environment where I’m comfortable because I can’t rely on everybody else in this world to make sure that I’m comfortable. You get so used to being uncomfortable, especially as a Black woman. You swallow it and don’t say anything about it. … Read more

Scarlett Johansson Had Colin Jost Test Her New Skin-Care Line The Outset — Read Interview

Colin Jost is an eye cream guy. At least, that’s according to Scarlett Johansson. “I’ve never had a partner who used eye cream before,” she tells Allure over a Zoom call. (The actor and Saturday Night Live star married in 2020, and share a six-month-old son, Cosmo.) “I always forget to put eye cream on, … Read more

Finding Gender Euphoria at an Affirming Makeup Class

Bedrick hoped to make their class as accessible as possible — holding it virtually, so anyone could attend from anywhere, using live captions, and offering techniques of varying difficulty. The curriculum would address a few starters: contouring tips, eyeliner basics, and how to paint on facial hair with makeup. “The influx of transphobic legislation we’re … Read more

Julia Roberts’s Hair in “Gaslit” Is Even More Historically Accurate Than We Thought — Interview

After digging up an old segment of The Dinah Shore Show, on which Martha appeared as a guest, on YouTube, Owen learned of Martha’s love — and frequent use — of wigs. It was tidbits like this, actual moments in history, that helped the hairstylist design accurate and detailed designs for the larger-than-life character. Despite … Read more

K-Pop Girl Group (G)I-DLE Reveals Favorite Beauty Moments from 2018 Debut to “Tomboy” | Interview

Speaking of Minnie, budding fashionista that she is, she spotlights the hot-pink outfit she wore in the music video and subsequent live performances. Her long, pin-straight hair, which has been bleached blonde on the bottom half, is worthy of heart emojis as well. I personally think that Minnie’s look suits the “Tomboy” concept to a … Read more

Teen Entrepreneur Boluwatife Ogunniyi Is Making Accessories That Work for 4C Hair — Interview

When Toronto-based Boluwatife Ogunniyi, 19, couldn’t find hair accessories that worked with her coils, she got down to business. Here, the teen entrepreneur shares her story in her own words. I was born in a very densely populated area in Lagos, Nigeria, called Makoko. Growing up [there], I saw firsthand what it was like to … Read more

Natasha Caudill Is Educating TikTok on Colorblindness One Makeup Swatch at a Time — Interview

This is a recurring theme throughout Caudill’s videos. While she’s able to use apps such as ColorAssist and ColorBlindPal to scan the color of items she points her phone at, it can be far more difficult to surmise the color of smaller items — namely, makeup, especially with non-descriptive names such as “Diana” or numbers. … Read more

The Makeup Products Paulina Rubio Is Taking on the Perrisimas Tour — Interview

That much is apparent, especially when you consider that she and her Perrisima tourmate, Guzmán, were pitted against each other in a media-fueled rivalry during the ’90s. Thirty years later, it’s a statement that you can’t make enemies of two powerful women. That’s kind of the spirit of the word, perrisima, which roughly translates to … Read more

Hailey Bieber Knows You’re Sick of Celebrity Beauty Brands | Allure Cover, Interview

Hailey Bieber wants her beauty brand, Rhode, to be “cool and attainable.” Though she intends to lend plenty of her own cool to the business, she hopes people will give the line a try without knowing it has anything to do with her. Darian Symoné HarvinZoey Grossman On an early Monday morning, Venice Beach in … Read more