These Are Allure Editors’ Favorite New Beauty Products

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At Allure, we get inundated with the latest and greatest beauty offerings every day. Most of it is exciting, some of it confusing, and sometimes it gets overwhelming, especially now that our homes have become our offices. Alas, that is the beauty editor's burden to bear.

When we really like something, you can trust that our opinion has come from vetting it against everything we've seen before, including our longtime favorites. (We've even written love letters to some of the products we hold most dear.) But we're always open to finding — and sharing — new favorites. It's a big beauty playground out there, so we'll gladly do the dirty work to test everything under the sun. And the crème de la crème often graduate to our Best of Beauty trials.

But let's stick to the present for now. Each week, Allure editors select the new hair, makeup, and skin-care products we're currently obsessing over. Trying to narrow down our favorites to just one or two products can be hard, but we manage. Check out what our editors can't get enough of right now.

All products featured on Allure are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our retail links, we may earn an affiliate commission.

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The 23 Best Face Moisturizers We’ve Ever Tried

The Best Facial Moisturizers of 2021

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Some people may cringe when they hear the word moist, but when it comes to moisturizers, we've got nothing but love. For many, it's the final step in a skin-care routine, and whether you're looking for a lighter option to wear during the day, or a souped-up version for an overnight glow-up, we've tested countless formulas in our day-to-day work as beauty editors. Whether you've got dry, oily, or combination skin, odds are the perfect face cream for you has passed through our offices.

"Moisturizers are an essential part of every skin-care routine," Shereene Idriss, a board-certified dermatologist at Union Square Laser Dermatology in New York City, tells Allure. "Just as our bodies require us to hydrate with water, so does our skin. In the short term, moisturizing perks your skin up, giving you a healthy fullness. In the long term, consistent moisturizing helps decrease the appearance and rate at which fine lines and wrinkles emerge."

Calling all opinionated beauty lovers: We want to know which products you can't live without! Take our annual poll to pick the top hair, makeup, nail, and skin-care products that deserve our coveted Readers' Choice seal.

Here, we've rounded up the 23 best face moisturizers (the crème de la cream, if you will), including Allure Best of Beauty Award winners and recommendations from dermatologists.

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The Internet Is Full-On Swooning Over Megan Thee Stallion’s Ombré Locs

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Megan Thee Stallion has been on a fiery streak with the hair content on Instagram recently. On August 5, she shared a rather saucy update on her natural hair growth journey in a Calvin Klein ad, and she recently delivered some long (and I mean very long), ombré-dipped locs.

In the first photo of a six-part carousel that she posted on Friday, August 6, Megan's back is turned to the camera as she's looking towards the cascading waters of Niagara Falls. Even though Megan is obviously giving her fans a look at some of the views from her most recent vacation, it's even more obvious she wanted to show off her gorgeous long locs. Then again, with locs as fabulous as these, who wouldn't want to document them for posterity?  

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We're not sure who the hairstylist behind this protective style is, but we can only imagine Megan spent hours getting these locs in tip-top shape. Of course, fans and fellow celebs are obsessed with her latest 'do and left nothing but sentiments of love in the comments. 

If you thought Meg was going to leave us with only one swoon-worthy beauty moment, then think again. The fourth photo of her six-part Niagara Falls visual diary features her latest nail set with a waterfall in the background. Each of the squarely-rounded nails is painted baby blue with illustrations of purple flowers. She didn't tag a nail tech, but it's fair to say that Meg requested that these nails give off as many floral and fauna vibes as possible. 

Meg never fails to impress when it comes to her hair, and, if you know us, we're already on standby for when she posts her next look. 

How to Create the Perfect Summer Birthday Outfit

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When it comes to dressing for special occasions, holidays seem to get all the attention. Deep, vampy shades and textures come into the limelight every November before Thanksgiving rolls around, and patriotic attire is planned out and discussed at length well before the Fourth of July. But what about birthday outfits?

On one glorious day every year, it’s all about you, and your outfit can stand out, unlike when everyone is collectively dressing for a holiday. Absolutely anything is fair game, and your look should make you feel like your best self—whether it be with that special shirt you only bust out of your closet a couple of times a year or a new pair of shoes that makes you feel like a million bucks.

Trying to decide how to deck yourself out for your summer birthday (hello, fellow Cancers!)? We’re here to save the day. Here’s all the inspiration you need to choose your birthday outfit and stand out from the masses, just like you should.

 

 

1. A top so good it’ll say “it’s my birthday” on its own

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A couple of weeks before my birthday, an ad for a feather-trimmed top came up on my Instagram, and it felt like the targeted ad gods hit me in my absolute weakest spot. I thought at that moment that if I didn’t get the top and wear feathers on my birthday, I simply would never recover.

Spoiler: I did not get the top and absolutely did feel the void of a lack of feathers, but the point is that there are just certain tops that scream “birthday!” The right one paired with your go-to jeans makes the perfect look for any rooftop drinks or patio dinners us lucky summer birthday people get to have.





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Kelis Top

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ELOQUII

Faux Leather Tank

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Daisy-Print Crochet Top

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Ellora Top

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Knitted Cropped Top

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Printed Linen Top

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Satin V-Neck Cami

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Asymmetric Design T2op

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Lovers + Friends

Anya Bodysuit

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Abercrombie & Fitch

Seamless Ribbed Strapless Bodysuit

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ELOQUII

One Shoulder Bodysuit

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ELOQUII

Asym Neckline Tank

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2. A dress that’s a look all by itself

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When the temps are high, a dress is your best bet for a one-and-done outfit, and if your birthday is in the summer, chances are, you get to dress for a hot day and night. 

A slip dress or LWD are perfect options for a fancier place you might be going for your bash—from a rooftop you had to make reservations for three weeks in advance to your favorite special-occasion restaurant. 





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Strappy Mini Rib Dress

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Reformation

Brigitte Floral Sheath Minidress

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Say A Prairie Dress

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Puff Sleeve Button Down Dress

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NAKED WARDROBE

Snatched & Sexy Sleeveless Minidress

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ELOQUII

Cutout Detail Shirtdress

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MANGO

Floral Print Miniskirt

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Abercrombie & Fitch

Side-Draped Slip Mini Dress

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ASTR The Label

Gaia Dress

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ELOQUII

Smocked Bodice Ruffle Day Dress

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BCBGeneration

Crinkle Poly Dress

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Abercrombie & Fitch

High-Slit Midaxi Dress

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Smocked Waist Mini Dress

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Abercrombie & Fitch

Tie-Strap Smocked Midi Dress

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Vent Cotton Dress

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ASTR The Label

Cowl Slip Midi Dress

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3. Special-occasion worthy accessories

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The cherry on top of any outfit is the accessories that get paired with it, and for your birthday look, they should be extra cool. Top off your look with a bag that provides a pop of color or a pair of sunglasses that does all the talking.





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Flowered Heel leather Sandals

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Padded heeled Mule Sandals

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Bubblegum Platform Sandal

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Raffia High-Heeled Sandals

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Heel Leather Sandals

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TOPSHOP

North Sandal

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Straw Crossbody Half Moon Bag

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Cat-Eye Sunglasses

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4. Makeup outside of the “everyday” box

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Glitter eyeshadow and a bright lip—your birthday is the perfect excuse to stray away from your five-minute makeup routine and opt for something bold.





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Spacepaste

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Blitz Astral Quad Eyeshadow Palette

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Super Lustrous Glass Shine Lipstick

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Charlotte Tilbury

Hollywood Flawless Filter

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Skin Glazing

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How to Recreate the Best Movie Interiors in Your Home

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Movie interiors can serve as the perfect, blissful escape every so often—like finding yourself in a hotel or Airbnb with the luxury of trying on another life. Preferably, one that takes place in a charming Spanish bungalow or a historic brownstone on Riverside Drive. Unlike traditional home tours, movie interiors give us a glimpse into how it would truly feel to live in a different place. Oftentimes, one far from our current reality—at least for now. Ahead, I’ve rounded up five drool-worthy movie interiors with a few ideas on how to recreate them in your own space.

 

1. Head Above Water 





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Source: Fine Line Features

Full disclosure: I have never seen this film. After some online sleuthing led me to this Maine beach house though, I’ve added it to my list. Even if only for the perfect, wrap-around windows, and textured lounge chair by the floating fireplace. The balance that this space strikes is perfect—it’s classic and traditional but far from pretentious. The blanket-covered roll armchairs, for instance, add a subtle boho flair, while the color palette remains airy and timeless.

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Rose Chair

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Jute Rug

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Bradford Chair

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White Accent Cabinet

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Table Lamp

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2. It’s Complicated





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Source: Universal Pictures

I’ve already dedicated an entire article to Nancy Meyers interiors, but I still had to give this idyllic kitchen and dining room a shout-out. It’s the epitome of casual elegance with marble, rustic woods, steel-framed windows, and accents of terracotta hues for warmth. The skirted kitchen cabinets, modern pendant lighting, and rustic dining table feels impeccably layered and collected over time.

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French Kitchen Island

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Pendant Light

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Counter Stool

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Pot Rack

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Shay Dining Chair

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Roman Shade

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3. You’ve Got Mail





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Source: Warner Bros

It’s hard to decide which corner of this historic Upper West Side brownstone I covet the most, but I’ve always had a soft spot for Kathleen Kelly’s writing area. Floating the desk off-center in the room adds such a quirky confidence to the space, and a traditional table lamp in place of a task light feels welcoming rather than utilitarian. All in all, the perfect place to write phantom letters to your internet boyfriend.

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Writing Desk

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Brynn Chair

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Floral Pillow

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Botanical Art

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Vintage Lamp

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4. Hanging Up 





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Source: Columbia Pictures

Hanging Up wasn’t Nora Ephron’s biggest hit, but this cozy Spanish bungalow is definitely a winner. For a similar feel, go all in with the cozy clubhouse vibes, featuring plush leather seating, a stack of vintage suitcases and a classic plaid throw. I also love the departure from a typical neutral kitchen to this playful one, thanks to rows of colorful serveware on display.

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Caitlin Chair

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Tartan Blanket

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Vintage Suitcase

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Glassware Set

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Plant Arrangement

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Vintage Globe

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5. The Proposal 





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Source: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Aside from a shirtless Ryan Reynolds and the ever-so-precious Betty White, the rustic charm of this Alaskan guest room was the real star of The Proposal (no disrespect to Sandra Bullock). Layering warm tones with traditional silhouettes gives this space an elevated mountain lodge vibe that makes me want to go skiing in the best way.

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Wingback Headboard

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Birch Lane

Leiva Settee

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Wayfair

Oriental Rug

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Nightstand

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Pine Cabinet

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Charcoal Curtains

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