Months ago, the song, "Streets of Laredo"* sprung into my personal soundtrack, and one lyric struck me: I can tell by your outfit that you are a cowboy. And although I believe that judging a person solely on appearance is dangerous and ill-advised, I also believe that we broadcast certain...

How to Know When Your Beauty Products are Expired You wouldn't eat a granola bar six months past the expiration date, so why use beauty products way past their time? See what to throw out — stat It's easy with food, for the most part, to know when it's better in the bin than on your plate,...

, eye creams, shampoos, and more, and the top products will appear in our June issue (which will also be packed full of hair, makeup, and exercise stories that you picked!). To up your chances of scoring a free vacay, you can also vote for the latest beauty breakthrough products here . If a...

They just may Win a spa vacation for 4 girlfriends! Bloom, the new social network for all things beaut, is giving a away a grand prizethat sends the lucky lady and 3 friends to Las Vegas for a weekend of spa pampering, while weekly winners receive $50 towards beauty products to use at...

Spraying, smudging and smearing products (and, now, having a go at our stocking stuffers), we found that some don't live up to their reputations, while others blow us away. And that's not even the sweetest part. One winner will score a four-day, three-night trip for two to the Mokara Hotel...

Not only does this intensely moisturize your lips, but it also gently exfoliates them to reveal a softer surface, allowing smoother, better application for your lip products. Another tip I would recommend when applying lipstick on dry lips is to 'pat' the color on (like how I explained here)...

How to Know When Your Beauty Products are Expired You wouldn't eat a granola bar six months past the expiration date, so why use beauty products way past their time? See what to throw out -- stat It's easy with food, for the most part, to know when it's better in the bin than on your...

get your hair clean. Who would I recommend this product to? Transitioners that are looking for a sulfate-free shampoo to help maintain moisture balance, naturals that are looking for more of a natural alternative to shampoo's containing harsh sulfates. $15.95 - 10.14oz Product...

As beauty junkies, we try, smear, spray and—sometimes—even taste (for lip glosses, of course) every product we can get our hands on. There are those moments when we stumble upon true breakthroughs: the first volumizer that truly doesn't deflate or a cream that fights wrinkles in a brand-new...

Allure's editors love nothing more than chatting about the best new products and our die-hard, tried-and-true favorites. Sound like a conversation you want to join? You can—just fill out our Readers' Choice survey (you'll find it in Allure's February issue or here ). Tell us your trusty...

 

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