Sneak Peek: October issue of Allure Magazine


Allure's Best of Beauty Issue, one of our faves!

While Vogue Magazine is often affectionately referred to as the ‘fashion bible’ for the stylish set, Allure Magazine is the altar at which all beauty geeks bow their heads in worship.

Nearly 20 years old, the magazine is known for covering beauty in a thorough, insider-y way that rarely disappoints us (please don’t ever leave, Linda!). Geared towards those who live for everything beauty–from off runway trends to celebrity features to in-depth scientific stories and moving essays (there’s a side serving of fashion, too), there’s always something to love, whether it’s the gorgeous art, inspirational stories or useful information. But this month is especially great because…

The gorgeous opening shot for the "Best of Beauty" story.

The opening shot for the "Best of Beauty" story, featuring model Sasha Pivovarova.

It’s the Best of Beauty issue! This year marks the mag’s 14th time testing a zillion products and naming 190 of the very best shampoos, lipsticks, mascaras, fragrance, nail polish and more. Below, a gorgeous rainbow of the award-winning lipsticks.

The award-winning lipsticks, from classic red to brights.

The award-winning lipsticks, from classic red to brights.

A few others listed in the issue:

Best Mascara (Lengthening): Cover Girl LashBlast Length Mascara.

Best Anti-Aging Treatment for Wrinkles: RoC Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Night Cream.

Best Self-Tanner: St. Tropez Everyday Gradual Tan Mousse.

Below, a cozy smattering of most intriguing scents of the season:

The chosen juices. We spy Jo Malone!

The chosen juices. We spy Jo Malone!

Any one of the most exciting features is the Cheap Thrills. For the price of one luxe skin cream, you can purchase all 31 products of the $9, editor-vetted products listed in the story.


The October issue of Allure hit newsstands Thursday, September 16th.

Photos courtesy Allure.