Best of Beauty 2021: Sensitive Types

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Photographer: Jacq Harriet; Fashion stylist: Herin Choi; Hair: Eric R. Williams; Makeup: Mariko Herano; Models: Laura at Elite, Cory at New Pandemics, Aalyah at IMG

Love the skin you're in… even when it's finicky and reactive as hell. Whether eczema, air pollution, or stinging skin-care products are the cause of your irritated skin woes, our board-certified dermatologist friends have indulged us with countless tips and products over the years that will keep your skin looking healthy and happy.

Keep some general no-nos in mind, like fragrances, dyes, sulfates, and alcohol. (When in doubt, patch test.) Instead, douse skin in moisture-attracting buddies like glycerin, hyaluronic acid, and shea butter, as well as lipid-replenishing ceramides and fatty acids. (Do you hear that? Your skin is breathing a deep sigh of relief.) This year's sensitive-skin-friendly Best of Beauty winners might not be the sexiest offerings on the market but that's entirely the point. Dependable and "boring" is the goal if it means you won't experience painful, angry flare-ups all over — trust us.

Lather yourself in Olay's Eczema Soothing Body Wash and let a soothing blend of oat extract and niacin nourish and soften your body while you rock out to Olivia Rodrigo in the shower. Itchiness? We don’t know her. And waterproof mascara doesn't stand a chance when it's up against Simple's Kind to Skin Micellar Cleansing Water, which breaks down the toughest formulas without leaving skin feeling stripped or raw. We love this aptly-named product so much that this is the second year in a row (and third year overall) that we've awarded it a Best of Beauty honor. That's amore.

As always, consult your dermatologist for your specific skin-care concerns — you're a unique being, after all — but check out our favorite, carefully tested products below that'll appease sensitive skin day and night. And for the rest of your beauty needs and curiosities, read our full list of Best of Beauty 2021 winners. —Sarah Han

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The Best TikTok Makeup Hacks That Artists Actually Use

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TikTok is filled with hacks for every kind of makeup woe you could ever think of, but some aren’t exactly the way a makeup artist would tell you how to do it; some of the biggest TikTok trends a makeup artist wouldn’t be caught dead using on a client (for example, this trend of applying your foundation in a bunch of little squares… like what?). But there are quite a few that come straight from the pros themselves and that can absolutely change your makeup routine for the better. We researched all the best TikTok makeup hacks that experts actually swear by:

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1. Tightlining for Eyeliner

@yoyoiziahEyeliner hacks require more steps, so practice, practice, practice! #beautyhacks #tiktokpartner #eyelinerhacks @tiktok♬ original sound – Jay Iziah

Tightlining is an old trick in the book to make your lashes look thicker and darker, and it only uses a little bit of eyeliner on your upper lash line. But this trick takes it to a whole new level, making it so much easier to apply your eyeliner in a straight line. 

Apply a little bit of eyeliner to the top rim of your eyelash curler, and when you curl your lashes, it’ll leave you with a perfect tightline (which is already a genius hack in itself!). Then, grab your eyeliner and make a line following the one your lash curler just created. You’ll get the perfect winged liner look every single time.





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2. Applying Mascara on the Tips of Your Lashes

@mirellabelleHow to make your lashes look like falsies without falsies 👀✨ #beautyhacks #beautytips #fyp #foryou #makeup♬ original sound – Mirella Bernal

Listen up: you’re likely applying your mascara wrong. We’ve been told to apply mascara from base to tip since we first started wearing it, but for the best lashes of your life, you should actually do the opposite. With this hack, you apply three coats:

  1. The tips of the lashes
  2. The middle to tip
  3. Base to tip

You’ll get the fluffiest, false lash look without fussing with glue or fake lashes. This one is always used by makeup artists because it makes applying mascara on someone else much easier. 





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3. Bat Liner for Hooded Eyes

@gwmakeupLashes & Liner from @swaticosmetics Use code: GWMAKEUP for 💰 OFF #eyelinertutorial #batwingliner #hoodedeyes #eyelinerhack #makeuptips #beautyhacks♬ presleywalker – PresleyWalker

This is the best eyeliner hack for anyone with hooded eyes whose eyeliner gets lost whenever they try it. Because your eyelid is hooded, you need to over-line a little bit to make the perfect wing shape when your eye is open. Instead of following a straight line and connecting it the way we were always taught to do winged liner, you’ll make a line and then bring it over just a bit, creating a little batwing at the end. Not only does it look extra cool when your eyes are closed, but it makes your eyeliner look perfect every single time when they’re open too.





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4. Adding eyeshadow to your hairline

@chrisellelimHow I fix my receding hairline (forehead) with makeup! My trick when I pull back my hair! #makeuphacks #getthelook #makeup #beauty #asmr #beautyhacks♬ BDASH Breathe – BDash

Want to make your hairline look fuller? This makeup hack is it. In this video, Chriselle uses eyeliner, but makeup artists (including Blake Lively’s!) use eyeshadow or eyebrow powder to fill in the sparse areas of their hairline and make their hair appear thicker, especially when you have it pulled back. Pull your hair back a bit and fill in your hairline with a hair-colored eyeshadow and a brush, using light strokes. To make it even more believable, you can use an eyeliner pencil or pen to create hairlike strokes the same way you’d make them to fill in your brows. This certainly isn’t something you need to do every single day, but it amps up your hair and face for a special occasion big time. 





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5. ‘80s Blush

@scortezzbeautyHate blush? Try this! #SelfImprovement #holidaymusic #makeup #beauty #protips #promua #mua #beauty #beautyhacks #xyzbca #fyp♬ original sound – Scortezz Beauty

The ‘80s blush look is back and better than ever. We’ve been taught to wear our blush right on the apples of the cheeks where we smile, but to make your face look more lifted and oval-shaped, apply your blush at your temples and around your eyes. To add a sunkissed glow, bring your blush across the bridge of your nose and right at the center of the forehead. It oddly looks more natural than a cheeky blush and makes your eyes pop and stand out even more too.





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6. Applying Setting Spray Over Your Powder

@kay.yarmswait for the secret #fyp #foryoupage #foryou #beautyhacks #makeup♬ original sound – kay.yarms

Whether you have dry or oily skin, it’s pretty easy for powder to look dry and cakey over foundation. Insert this hack. Before setting sprays were made for longevity, they helped set down powder and add an extra glow to your face. Makeup artists have sworn by MAC’s Fix+ for decades because of it. 

This trick is beyond simple: if your makeup looks heavy, mist your favorite setting spray over it a few times to bring some extra moisture and life to your skin. 





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Mario Badescu

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7. The Reverse Makeup Technique

@jarida99I SWEAR BY THIS #xyzcba #xyzbca #fypchallenge #makeuptutorial #makeup #nyc #fup #fy #smirk #makeuphacks #lifehack♬ original sound – Jarida🖤

This trick went completely viral last year and for good reason. But it’s a hack makeup artists and drag queens have been using for decades to help makeup stay on for very long periods of time under really sweaty circumstances. You essentially do your makeup routine in reverse order: 

  1. Moisturizer/primer
  2. Setting powder
  3. Foundation
  4. Concealer
  5. Blush/Bronzer/Highlight
  6. Powder over any oily areas to set

Starting your routine with powder gives the cream products something to stick to and creates a layer between your foundation and the primer. This increases your wear time extremely and gives a blurred effect, all by just changing the order of how you apply your products.





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Maybelline

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8. Applying Blush Under Foundation

@lenkalulvideo ib: @sellmakasumoviq @helin.dxski looked better than i expected haha #makeup #makeupvideos #makeuphacks #fyp♬ Ski Mask The Slump God – Foot Fungus – Kiersten

This is the hack to try if you want a natural blush look that simply looks like you’re glowing from within. Makeup artists swear by hacks like this because it’s pretty foolproof and takes no extra time. Plus, it actually might save you time later because you’ll never have to do the dreaded “go over blush with foundation because I applied too much” scenario that all of us have been in. 

With this hack, you’ll apply your entire base routine except for foundation. You’ll see in this video, she goes quite heavy-handed with the blush. Then, you’ll apply a light layer of foundation over everything, and it blends seamlessly, creating a look that you’re basically just glowing from within. There are no lines of where the blush or bronzer starts or stops, and it looks really natural and radiant too because you’re using only cream products. This trick is ideal for anyone with dry skin who worries their makeup will look cakey. 





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9. Using concealer and contour instead of foundation

@cydneeraeUp close & personal ☺️ #foryou #fyp #makeuphacks♬ original sound – vintage

 

If you want your makeup to look ultra-natural, this is the hack for you. Instead of applying a full face of foundation—all to cover it up with concealer, highlighter, and contour—just apply concealer on any blemishes and under the eyes, and add contour in the hollow areas of the face. Blend this all together using a brush or sponge, and you won’t even miss the foundation. It makes your base look so natural but still flawless. The added contour adds some shape and color to your face, while the concealer lifts and brightens where you need it. 





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10. The “Brow Lift” Technique

@browsbyshayDIY browlift 🤩🤍#browtutorial #browtips #browstylist #browstyling #concealer #tweezers #tweezerman #browshaping #browlift #browlamination

♬ Come Thru – Jacquees

You don’t have to go under the knife to get the lifted brow looks sported by Kendall and Bella. With this trick, you’ll brush your brows up into place, then fill in sparse areas with a pencil, and then go over it with a wax or gel (soap brows were practically made for this). Then, to really seal the deal, apply your concealer in an upward motion from the outer corner of your eye to the brow. 





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The Morning Show Makes Apple TV+ Worth It






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We all know the shows that everyone can’t stop talking about. Did the husband do it (The Undoing)? Who dies at the end (The White Lotus)? Is this really what working in higher education is like (The Chair)? And this fall, there will be another show on everyone’s minds—because The Morning Show is back for a second season.

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Whether you missed the first season of The Morning Show when it premiered in 2019 or were an early fan, now is your chance to binge. And here’s exactly why you should finally cave in and get that Apple TV+ subscription to do just that:

 

The Premise Couldn’t Be More Timely

The Morning Show gets its name from the fictionalized news and talk show that America wakes up with every morning, so it’s not surprising that the premise of the series is ripped from the headlines: Mitch Kessler (Steve Carell), who has anchored the show with Alex Levy (Jennifer Aniston) for 15 years, is fired amid allegations of sexual harassment.

When the show premiered in 2019, it had been over two years since word that dozens of women had accused Harvey Weinstein of rape, sexual assault, and sexual abuse was first reported. These reports led to the founding of Time’s Up, an organization dedicated to supporting individuals who have experienced workplace sexual discrimination. After the Weinstein case and the foundation of Time’s Up, more and more accusations of sexual misconduct have been reported, including the 2020 lawsuit filed against Fox News, in which anchor Ed Henry was fired amid allegations of rape and three other network stars were accused of sexual harassment. If that sounds similar to the premise of The Morning Show, that’s because it is. The Morning Show couldn’t be more relevant.

But of course, the allegations against Mitch are only the beginning of the series. Mitch’s actions put the entire series in motion, from co-anchor Alex Levy’s battle to keep her role to the network’s fight to maintain high ratings in the wake of an investigation. And in case that wasn’t enough, small-town field reporter Bradley Jackson (Reese Witherspoon) is about to have her life completely upended as she lands in the anchor chair next to Alex.

 

 

The Cast Is Star-Studded

You probably know that Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston, and Steve Carell are the stars of The Morning Show. But you probably don’t know that almost every other actor in the show is someone you have seen before too. Meteorologist Yanko Flores is played by Nestor Carbonell, who starred as Alex Romero in Bates Motel. Joe Tippett from Mare of Easttown plays Bradley Jackson’s brother. Even a man who is briefly interviewed for a segment on the show is played by Mike O’Malley, who played Jimmy Hughes in the early-2000s comedy Yes, Dear.

No matter what an actor has starred in before, they all bring everything they have to the characters of The Morning Show. There wasn’t a single moment when I felt taken out of the story.

 

Bradley Jackson Is the Woman We All Wish We Could Be

Our introduction to Bradley Jackson (played by the ever-vibrant Reese Witherspoon) comes when she is covering protests at a coal mine as a field reporter for a local news station. As Bradley is about to start her segment, one of the protestors pushes her cameraman to the ground. Instead of helping the cameraman up and moving on, Bradley goes for the protester, grilling him on why he’s there and educating him on the issue at hand. A video of the interaction goes viral, serving as the catalyst that gets Bradley involved with The Morning Show.

Throughout the series, Bradley continues to speak her mind with little thought or fear of the consequences. She walks out of meetings with network executive Cory Ellison (Billy Crudup), refuses to let Alex Levy run the show without her input, and goes off script whenever she feels the story needs her to. And as one of the only people who wasn’t part of the show when Mitch was co-anchor, Bradley provides a non-biased lens into the inner workings of the network. Whereas Alex must weigh her desire to keep her job and her personal feelings for Mitch against the allegations, Bradley is in shock that she landed the co-anchor spot in the first place and still holds her duty as a reporter to share the truth above everything else. Bradley’s refusal to do exactly what everyone wants her to do is something we can all take inspiration from.

 

 

Every Scene Is Just as Engaging as the Last

The Morning Show mostly focuses on Alex Levy, Bradley Jackson, and the people they work with, including executive producer Chip Black (Mark Duplass) and network executive Cory Ellison. But it takes a lot more than four people to make a news program, and The Morning Show doesn’t shy away from that. The studio is always shown bustling with people, and we get insight into the roles of everyone from talent bookers to producers and assistants to network presidents.

One of the most notable subplots is with meteorologist Yanko Flores and production assistant Claire Conway (Bel Powley). Yanko and Claire are in a consensual relationship that is thrown into question amidst the accusations against Mitch and the investigation into the network. Claire’s confidence in her ability to make her own choices and Yanko’s concern for any harm his superiority may have caused demonstrates a stark contrast to the way Mitch sees his accusers. Every character shown plays a key role in the show, and every subplot enhances the main storyline and messages.

 

The Second Season Promises To Take Things Even Further

Without spoiling anything from the first season, I can assure you that the second season of The Morning Show is going to be just as worth the watch. The season one finale left us reeling, shocked, and desperate to know more. Our questions about the fallout of the sexual harassment investigation will be answered, and the show will also focus more on other issues that plague the modern workforce, including racism. New characters—Greta Lee as a tech-world wunderkind, Hasan Minhaj and Julianna Margulies as new employees of The Morning Show, and Holland Taylor as chairwoman of the network’s board—will help bring these new storylines to life.

 

 

Final Thoughts

More often than not, when we talk about the shows we watch, we address them like they exist separate from our lives. We always question what a character did in a situation instead of what we would do in the situation. But The Morning Show flips that on its head. We don’t have to wonder about Mitch Kessler’s actions, network president Fred Micklen’s (Tom Irwin) motivations, or Alex Levy’s involvement because it’s all right there in front of us. With questions we would normally ask characters already answered, we can only turn to questions about ourselves. And it’s in those conversations that we can start to bring about the change that is desperately needed in work environments like the one depicted on The Morning Show.

Watch The Morning Show with your partners, with your parents, and with your friends, because it’s the kind of show we need to be talking about. We promise you’ll have something to say.

 

Please be aware that The Morning Show includes disturbing scenes of a violent and sexual nature and disturbing content involving drug abuse and self-harm. If you have experienced trauma, sexual violence, or assault or struggle with addiction, depression, or suicidal thoughts, there is help. Seek medical assistance and contact local resources for ongoing support.

 

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Best of Beauty Awards 2021: Hair

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Photographer: Elliot & Erick Jimenez; Stylist: Rachael Wang; Hair: Nikki Nelms; Makeup: Frankie Boyd; Manicure: Eri Handa; Set designer: Jenny Correa; Producer: Marcos Fecchino

In 2020, we let our hair grow out, learned how to do our own dye jobs, gave ourselves bangs, or decided to say eff it and buzz it all off. This year? Oh yeah, we still did all that. But this time we had a little bit more access to our hairstylists — and, thankfully, more opportunities to let others bask in the glory of how damn good we look.

And just because outside is open doesn't mean that we're abandoning the products that got us through all this time. No sir, we're doubling down and giving gold stars to the hair-care products that were our ride or dies. The shampoos that got our scalps in check, the volumizers that plumped our strands up to high heaven, and the dry shampoos that helped us oil-train our hair all deserve recognition — and we are pleased to give it. 

Below, get into the hair-care products that stayed by our sides through another year of lockdowns, reopenings, and weird, "Is-this-really-safe?" gatherings. We truly have nothing but gratitude for these products. 

And while you're at it, check out the rest of our 2021 Best of Beauty-winning products.

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Best of Beauty Awards 2021: Clean

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Photographer: Jacq Harriet; Fashion stylist: Herin Choi; Hair: Eric R. Williams; Makeup: Mariko Herano; Models: Laura at Elite, Cory at New Pandemics, Aalyah at IMG

Cleanliness is subjective. Just ask any kid under 10 who pronounces their room tidy after leaving their dirty socks next to the hamper or shoving a years' worth of homework into a single desk drawer.

And "clean" beauty is no exception. Though the buzzword has been floating around the industry for years, there's still no universally agreed-upon criteria for what makes a product "clean," "green," "natural," or "eco-friendly." (And yes, the quotation marks around all those terms are very much intentional.)

For us at Allure, it's about what's not on the ingredient list: Products that meet our definition of "clean" do not contain parabens, phthalates, sodium lauryl sulfate or sodium laureth sulfate, cyclic silicones, polyethylene or polypropylene (microbeads), aluminum salts, formaldehyde, hydroquinone, PEGs, triclosan, talc, mineral oil, petrolatum, formaldehyde, or toluene. (If you're curious, you can always read more about how we landed on the Allure Clean Standard.)

Sure, scanning ingredient lists until your eyes bug out isn't exactly the sexiest part of the job, but it was worth it to yield this list of high-performing products you, dear reader, can feel extra good about. This year, our Best of Beauty "Clean" winners include a tinted balm that looks equally ethereal on cheeks, lips, and lids, a no-budge mascara, and a body scrub that will turn your shower into a spa.

Thanks to months upon months of testing, we know there's not a dud among the 22 products you're about to scroll through. And we think you'll be just as impressed with each and every one of our 2021 Best of Beauty winners — so be sure to check out the full list when you're done. —Dianna Mazzone

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How to Style a Blazer With Any Outfit

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There are reasons fall is universally considered the most beloved of the seasons. From pumpkin everything to the feeling of those crisp days you just can’t replicate, it’s a once-in-a-year time that has to be enjoyed—especially when it comes to the fashion.

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Fall trends come and go like any season’s fashion, but there are a select few pieces that are always in style, and at the top of that list is the blazer. By now, you probably have a blazer or two in your closet ready to be pulled out again, but the key to making it feel new and fresh all comes down to the nitty gritty of how you actually style your blazer.

While blazers used to be strictly reserved for the office, with new takes on them and a little bit of mixing and matching what you pair it with, cool girls have mastered how to rock a blazer in every which way. Ready to make your blazer work for fall 2021? We’ve got you covered with these seven ways to style your blazer this season.

 

1. With pastel shades

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Who says pastel can only be worn in the spring? Break the rules and pair a pastel blazer with a cute graphic tee, tailored pants, and your favorite sneakers. Don’t worry, if you’re not completely on board with the whole pastel-colors-in-the-fall thing, you can opt for more fall-inspired colors, like a brown blazer with orange pants instead. 





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Linen Suit Blazer

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2. With leather

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Leather is running rampant in the fashion world, so why not invest in a leather blazer? The result is an effortlessly cool look that is worth stepping out of your comfort zone for. 

What we love most about the leather blazer trend is the versatility it has: You can pair it with high tops and a ball cap for a casual look, or you can dress it up with heels and a dress—the possibilities are endless. Don’t know where to start? Replicate this look with a camel colored top and a pair of plaid pants for the ultimate fall vibes. 

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3. With a crop top and jeans

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This look is a simple one that anyone can pull off and packs a punch every time. The best part? Chances are, you already own all of these pieces.

To make your black blazer a bit more old, wear it with a black crop top and a pair of high-waisted, relaxed jeans. It’ll capture the model-off-duty aesthetic that’s always an accomplishment to achieve.

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4. With a LBD

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When in doubt, the answer is always to throw on a dress. For this look, we’re really feeling the semi-casual vibes of the dress paired with the bold, knee-high boots. This is also a great transitioning outfit for the beginning of fall, as the dress providing some coolness, but the blazer provides additional warmth for a chilly night.





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5. Cool-girl business casual

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This is an OG office look but made chic by pairing a blazer and button-up with a pair of baggier slacks. Completed with a pair of sneakers, it’s a versatile twist on something you’ve probably worn to job interviews countless times. 

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6. As a matching set

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Not only are matching sets super stylish, but they also provide an easy outfit idea that makes you look like you put effort into planning an outfit when, in reality, you really didn’t. Matching blazer-and-trouser sets are here in abundance this year, so you can opt for one in the color of your choosing (but we’re partial to this hot pink set). Wear it with heels if you’re headed to the office or sneakers if you want to make it casual.

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Pinstripe Blazer and Pants

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7. Cropped

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If you’re investing in a new blazer this year, make it an ultra-trendy cropped one. This new silhouette of blazer should hit just about at your waist and gives a new take on an otherwise completely classic piece. Pair yours with your favorite high-waisted jeans and a tucked-in top for a seamless look.





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8. As a monochrome look

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A monochrome outfit always looks impossibly chic and isn’t all that hard to nail. To master it, start with your blazer, then build the rest of your outfit around the shade it’s in. They don’t need to be exact matches (in fact, it’s better when they’re not)—just stick to a similar color palette from head to toe, and you’ll be good to go.

 

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Celebrating Mexican Independence Day 211 Years Later






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Sept. 16, 2021 marks 211 years of Mexico’s independence from Spain and commemorates the beginning of Mexico’s more than decade-long fight for freedom from 1810 to 1821. Before receiving its independence, Mexico was known as New Spain and operated under Spanish rule for 300 years. After years of class systems, political struggles, and conflicts over territory, the people of New Spain wanted their independence and were prepared to fight until it was won.

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History of Día de la Independencia de México

In the early morning hours of Sept. 16, 1810, a Catholic priest named Miguel Hidalgo went to his church near Guanajuato, Mexico and rang the bells for his congregation to join him. Once everyone gathered, he gave an impassioned speech called the Cry of Dolores, imploring the congregation to support a battle for freedom. That speech was the catalyst that sparked a brutal 11-year war between Spain and Mexico. In February 1821, the Mexican military captured Mexico City, and in August, Spain officially recognized Mexico as an independent country. 

 

Mexican Independence Day Traditions

Even though independence wasn’t officially won until August 1821, Mexico recognizes Sept. 16—the day the war began—because of its cultural significance. Celebrations for Mexican Independence Day are massive in cities across Mexico. The party starts in Mexico City the night before, on Sept. 15, with the Mexican president on the balcony of the National Palace reciting the Cry of Dolores and ringing the same bell that Miguel Hidalgo rang the night he gave his war cry. Music, dancing, food, parades, fireworks, and street parties start from there and do not stop until Sept. 17.

 

 

El Grito de Dolores

One of the most sacred traditions of Mexican Independence Day is the reenactment of the Cry of Dolores, or “El Grito,” as it’s called in Mexico. The speech is not only an homage to Miguel Hidalgo, but it is also a reminder of Mexico’s history and long-fought mission to be free. In addition to the Mexican president’s yearly recitation of El Grito, local leaders sometimes recite their own renditions, too.

 

Good Eats, Strong Tequila

What’s a celebration without food? Another highlight of Mexican Independence Day is the traditional Mexican dishes like pozole, tacos, tamales, and Chiles en Nogada. And of course, the yearly festivities call for spirits! Tequila is the go-to liquor, with palomas and Dolores cocktails abounding.

 

Celebrating Mexican Independence Day in the U.S.

In the U.S., most people associate Cinco de Mayo with Mexico’s independence day, but May 5 is actually the day the Mexican military defeated the French at the Battle of Puebla during the French-Mexican War. Although not as widely celebrated, Mexican Americans in U.S. cities celebrate Mexican Independence Day and honor the heritage of their history and culture as well. It is a time of widespread celebration for many Hispanic and Latinx communities as mid-September ushers in Fiestas Patrias, or “national holidays.” Between Sept. 15 and Sept. 19, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico, and Chile each celebrate their independence days, spurring days of reflection, pride, and festivities in those countries as well as the U.S.

On a large scale, some U.S. cities host parades and festivals for Mexican Independence Day. Houston, Los Angeles, and Chicago are each hosting celebrations all weekend long this year. Pitbull, Enrique Iglesias, and Ricky Martin are among the performers for the El Grito festivities, Las Vegas’ Mexican Independence Day celebration happening all September. Beyond the parades and festivals, smaller celebrations within the Mexican American community look much like those in Mexico—lots of traditional food, music, family, and fun. 

 

The Best Etsy Home Decor for Fall and Halloween

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Some of us are already on the move, grabbing a PSL on our mid-day coffee break, closing our summer clothing box, and bringing out all those fall sweaters. Let’s be real, who isn’t ready for this fall? When I think of this time of the year, it brings a smile to my face as I think of those warm apple cider donuts, cuddling up in some cozy blankets, bonfires, and feeling that fresh brisk air gliding through my face as I take a walk. But here at The Everygirl, our homes are already getting fall-appropriate makeovers—and we’re looking to Etsy for the best home decor for the season.

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Whether you’re a subtle decorator or love to go all out this time of year (that’s me) we have all the options for you. From garlands to cozy pillows to doormats to wreaths, we’ve got you covered. Get your shopping carts ready and prepare for your homes—you’re going to want these.

 

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Ecru Buffalo Check Pillow

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The Everygirl’s Fall 2021 Capsule Wardrobe

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If you’ve been around here for a while, you already know how keen we are on the concept of a capsule wardrobe: a closet full of items that can be mixed and matched with one another for an infinite amount of combinations and a permanent fix to your “I don’t know what to wear today” conundrum.

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Labor Day weekend has come and gone, which means that summer 2021 is officially in our rearview mirror, and we’re looking autumn in its glorious face. Crisp, dreamy morning walks; pumpkin coffee, cozy nights in—fall activities are the creme de la creme of yearly activities, which means that our clothes need to be ready to take us anywhere. Luckily, looking good and being ready for anything doesn’t have to be rocket science; instead, you can just rely on a classic set of pieces that can be dressed up or down to make them appropriate for any occasion.

No matter what your fall entails, rich tones, luxe textures, and all the layering your heart desires should be a part of it. Ready to dive in? Our fall 2021 capsule wardrobe will help get you there in style.

 

 





sweater vest / sweater vest (plus-size)
white button-up / white button-up (plus-size)
seamless tank / tank (plus-size)
cozy turtleneck / cozy turtleneck (plus-size)
polo sweatshirt / polo sweatshirt (plus-size)
crewneck sweater / crewneck sweater (plus-size)
oversized blazer / oversized blazer (plus-size)
shirt jacket / shirt jacket (plus-size)
plaid puffer / plaid jacket (plus-size)
’90s jeans / ’90s jeans (plus-size)
leather pants / leather pants (plus-size)
cozy joggers / joggers (plus-size)
ribbed dress /ribbed dress (plus-size) 
ruched dress / ruched dress (plus-size)
midi skirt / midi skirt (plus-size)
black booties
white sneakers
loafers
rectangle sunnies
baguette bag
mini tote

 

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sweater vest / sweater vest (plus-size) / rectangle sunnies / white button-up / white button-up (plus-size) / ’90s jeans / ’90s jeans (plus-size) / mini tote / black booties

 

 





white button-up / white button-up (plus-size) / oversized blazer / oversized blazer (plus-size) / rectangle sunnies / ’90s jeans / ’90s jeans (plus-size) / leather pants / leather pants (plus-size) / baguette bag / white sneakers / loafers

 

 





seamless tank / tank (plus-size) / shirt jacket / shirt jacket (plus-size) / leather pants / leather pants (plus-size) / baguette bag / white sneakers

 

 





crewneck sweater / crewneck sweater (plus-size) / rectangle sunnies / ’90s jeans / ’90s jeans (plus-size) / plaid puffer / plaid jacket (plus-size) / black booties / white sneakers

 

 





polo sweatshirt / polo sweatshirt (plus-size) / rectangle sunnies / cozy joggers / joggers (plus-size) / white sneakers

 

 





crewneck sweater / crewneck sweater (plus-size) / ’90s jeans / ’90s jeans (plus-size) / shirt jacket / shirt jacket (plus-size) / mini tote / black booties

 

 

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Best of Beauty Awards 2021: Body

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With so much attention focused on finding the best face serum to fade hyperpigmentation or a rich moisturizer that packs a punch of hydration, our body care can be left to fend for itself. But skin care is a full-body agenda.

That's why we took testing the Allure Best of Beauty: Body category very seriously. Our editors were tasked with testing the latest body washes, scrubs, razors, and bath products, giving us an excuse to upgrade our normal bathing routine — and handpick this year's winners.

The standouts from this year's Best of Beauty Award-winning body products cover all the bases, from head to toe, including body washes that will leave you feeling cleansed and refreshed, sunscreens to apply all day, every day, and a full-body bronzer that gives off an oh-so-supple glow.

Below are the beauty products that came through and delivered a total reset to our body-care routines. Once you've taken a look through, be sure to check out our full list of 2021 Best of Beauty winners here. —Michella Ore

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