Allure is the beauty expert. Every issue is full of celebrity tips and insider secrets from the pros, like what works overnight and what works for a lifetime. Editors pick their favorite new products and reveal what new styles really work for you. Your subscription includes the annual special issues: Makeovers and Best of Beauty.
Alllure This magazine is great. Im still getting them in the mail,and its great...more info
My favorite magazine ! Each month I really look forward to getting my Allure issue.
The magazines focus is on beauty though you will also find some fashion pieces.
What I like most is the magazines unusual look at beauty. For example past issues have included a peek inside at the items in some bathroom cabinets belonging to well knowed women. What strippers at Scores use to take care of their bodies. An article on the man who inspired the movie Shampoo.
And there are many traditional articles on beauty. Allure excells at being on the cutting edge of new technology that will make you even prettier. On these pages you will find out about botox, laser surgery, high tech hair and more.
Allure is refreshing in that it does not have a diet article every month. In fact several years ago Allure made a point to state that it did not want to offer up a diet of the month. But Allure does share tidbits of diet information like the latest on sweeteners or water weight. It will also occasionally run true life stories on dealing with the emotional side of eating problems. And recently has tracked two women and their weight loss efforts over several months.
Fashion articles are limited to a few pages and usually include pictorials on new trends, staking out the look of a star and the latest scoop on accessories.
Definately Allure is the magazine to buy to learn how to keep your look fresh and fun!...more info
allure is awful I do not know what is more repulsive about this rag. The unreadable writing or all the photos of the models that look so thin, they must have gone on crash diets to look that way while dangering their own health in the process....more info
Love it Allure is a magazine I have been getting for years. It has great short articles about everything from makeup to hair. I find this magazine useful with there tips and tricks of the trades. The one downfall to this magazine is I think that there fashion is just a little to trend....more info
My Favorite Beauty Magazine I only subscribe to two magazines now. One is "O" and the other is "Allure". I bought the premiere edition while on a business trip. I subscribed right away. I have had a subscription ever since. It's clearly a magazine for those interested in the latest in make-up, skin care and perfume. It mentions products before they even hit the market. I've had people at department store make up counters ask me how did I know about such and such when it wasn't available yet. There are some articles, but nothing too serious. You don't read this magazine for the articles. It's mostly a fun magazine to have around...more info
A Bible for beauty junkies If you are a beauty junkies, you must have your hand on ALLURE. It is the best. Inside, there is an article written by celeb makeup artist, Kevyn Aucoin, who always has great advice for us on how to makeup in everyday life, as well as tell us about the glamorous world he's in. I like ALLURE October issue most because it's the "best" issue. You can see the most popular products voted in by readers, together with the best products receommended by ALLURE.
Don't miss this magazine, if you have always emptied your purse on makeup and skincare products. Read it and become wiser+more beautiful....more info
Good for beauty tips, poorer for fashion The photos of clothing in this magazine are usually stylishly dark and even blurred in action, never appealing. If you want fashion, get Vogue or In Style. However, for beauty tips, Allure's Subject-101 pullout sheets are a good thing. Everything from pedicures to tweezing eyebrows to avoid the Divine look is here....more info
What's the allure? I canceled my subscription after a few years....the magazine has turned into little more then advertisements....more info
A very good beauty magazine Unlike the other major fashion/beauty magazines which put fashion first and beauty a distant second, the focus of "Allure" is 90% beauty, 10% fashion. In fact, "Allure" could dispense with the fashion section entirely; the clothes aren't interesting and the photo layout for the clothes is just plain dull. And the monthly article on an acting/recording star is a waste of space. But the makeup section and the beauty tips are great. One of my favorite sections is the Directory, which features top beauty salons in major cities around the country. For the past year "Allure" has also run a monthly makeover section featuring two women who underwent a year-long makeover mostly dedicated to losing weight and shaping up; the subjects are women readers can identify with. "Allure" is one of the few fashion/beauty magazines to regularly feature models of all ethnic groups in their editorial pages with makeup shades that look good on women of every shade from ebony to ivory. One of "Allure"'s greatest strengths is that they don't pander to any makeup company or brand; they are upfront about what works and what doesn't. They have also run some serious articles about the pluses and negatives of cosmetic surgery and the risks involved. In the world of fashion/beauty magazines, "Allure" occupies a special niche of its own....more info
Allure is the Bible for Make Up Lovers! I am a huge fan of make up. I spend far too much money on it - and it's all Allure's fault. I was not very heavy into make up as a teen, but i picked up Allure one day and was totally hooked. The articles are very well written, always up to date and sometimes even trendsetting. I love the "How To 101" series they have in the magazine every month, it's so handy and it teaches you everything about whatever that month's article is about. And even though i love fashion, it's wonderful to see a magazine devoted to nothing but beauty....more info
NOT AS GOOD AS IT USED TO BE. I've subscribed to Allure since it first hit the stands in the early 90s. The first 5 years it contained really intelligent and in depth articles as well as all the trends on beauty, skin care, some fashion but mainly focussed on makeup. Since then I've noticed a steady change in the wrong direction. Its main focus seems to be more on the Hollywood crowd and the articles have little or no substance. It has become so predictable I can breeze thru the latest issue in less than 30 minutes and then I toss it. The magazine must not be doing well because they're constantly offering fantastic renewal rates. When my current subscription expires I will NOT be renewing....more info
I have yet to recieve this magazine and I ordered it almost 2 months ago! I have yet to recieve this magazine and I ordered it almost 2 months ago!...more info
By FAR the best beauty magazine around! From the moment I picked up this magazine at a friend's house ten years ago, I was hooked. It has consistently remained one of my favorite magazines over the years, too, while others have come and gone.
The best thing about it is that it's not just about which lipstick the beauty editors have decided to push for fall. They also focus on helping women to feel better about themselves. There are some really amazing articles about the issues that women face, regarding their looks. Whether it's the pain they felt as they watched their younger sister battle obesity, or perhaps the scars that they've come to see as a testament to their strength, and not as an imperfection. It really does inspire those of us who are "regular" women.
They have amazing contributors, as well, such as Garren, Bobbi Brown, and Sally Herschberger. And last, but not least, they have the FABULOUS Kevyn Aucoin...every month! Who could ask for anything more??? Buy it. You'll l!ove it!...more info
PERFECT for cosmetics addicts like me! If you love cosmetics, you'll LOVE Allure! Better yet, you know how magazine subscriptions usually take what seems like forever? I ordered a new subscription from Amazon.com and got my first issue WAY before I expected to--in less than 4 weeks! Of course, now I'll order all subscriptions through Amazon.com knowing that I'll see it quickly and not get bombarded with junk mail as a result of ordering with them....more info
love this magazine I love allure. Great fashion advice and contests. The articles are pretty good. My subscription was suppose to start in September but I was happy to see my first issue in the mailbox last week. KEWL!...more info
My favorite fashion/beauty magazine This is a great magazine. I have subscribed to it for as long as I can remember. It is full of great advice, new product information, etc. I love it and HIGHLY recommend it!!...more info
It's all about makeup and beauty stuff - I love it !! In the early 90's - I remember getting some sort of ad or reading that a new magazine was coming out that was about makeup ONLY. I immediately got a subscription - sight unseen and have been a loyal subscriber since Day 1. This magazine talks about makeup - procedures, and some celeb and not-so-celeb interviews. That's it and I love it. I got turned off of Cosmo - how many ways to trap and screw your man got way old. Allure goes to great lengths to review all sorts of products both expensive and cheap and I love it. My fave is the review of favorite products that are high, medium and low. I will be a subscriber forever!!...more info
Gave Allure as a Christmas gift Since I gave this as a Christmas gift, I can't really give a true review. But, I'm sure my grandaughter will love it throughout the year since it's a gift that comes every month! ...more info
I like how Allure focuses on Beauty I don't currently have a subscription but I did have one for about 2 years when I was first getting into cosmetology. Allure is nice in that it isn't quite as varied on it's topics as the other magazines. They often have more beauty & hair related articles than other magazines and I like that about them. I really like how in just about every issue they have these Beauty 101, or Hair 101 cards that you can save to tell you how to do a manicure or do your hair a certain way. It's a nice little bonus. I did buy a few issues recently (April & May 04) and they were still including them. I do plan on subscribing again when I get the chance. Thank you for your time.
Edited to add: It's now March 2006 and I once again have a 2 year subscription. It's still my favorite....more info
Don't feel guilty... Another reviewer refers to Allure as a "guilty pleasure". Actually in my opinion this is not one to feel guilty about! I might be embarassed about something like Cosmo, but Allure treats its readers as intelligent people who are interested in science and technology as well as cosmetics, et cetera. My mom and I have been subscribing for years now... it's a classy magazine....more info
Style, Hair and Make-up 411 I look forward to receiving my issue of Allure every month. They always research the latest hair and make-up techniques and then give you these portable 3x5 cards that you can use as a reference. For example: If you are confused about what moisturizer really works or are looking for one that is in your price range, they have researched all the skincare lines from the drugstore brands to the highend department store varieties and given you the synopsis of what works and what you should leave on the shelf. If you're a make-up junkie like me, you should definitely have this magazine in your collection!...more info
Allure is annoying Allure has a tendency to portray underweight young models when writing about anti-aging products, has very little makeup advice for non-white women (well, try finding a face in this mag that isn't caucasian and looks 19), and has a predictable cycle of issues. This issue features "starlets" that you've never heard of naked! This issue has our worthless best of lists crammed with products from the brands that gave our editors the most free loot! Don't even get me started on the fluffy features with celebrities who I don't care about or the annoying how-to section. In a world of independant beauty blogs that aren't afraid to trash a product, Youtube channels owned by pro-makeup artists, and skincare sites run by practicing dermatologists, Allure seems like a waste of paper and good money....more info
Something for Women of All Ages As a typical young female, I've read a lot of different magazines geared toward women. Most, in general, feature the same articles month after month, and therefore become repetitive and boring. Let's face it: there is only so much you can take reading about "The Best Bedroom Moves" issue after issue. Allure, however, never seems dull or filled with useless amounts of recycled information.
I began subscribing to the magazine at age 18 (I'm 23 now) and have never been disappointed. Allure has articles for every age, and I find relevant information for my life, body, and health, and then I am able to find information that will interest and benefit my 50+ year old mother. Perhaps that is part of the appeal of the magazine: any age group can enjoy it. Not many magazines can say that.
Unlike many other female-geared magazines, Allure offers more than just underwear pictures and "how to please your man" articles. Each issue, Allure has an entire section dedicated to new health science discoveries, such as new updates about skin cancer and sleep problems. The magazine seems genuinely about women, beauty, and health, whereas other magazines make some feminists role their eyes ("how to please your man," anyone?)
Like anything else, Allure has its downfalls. While I do appreciate the make-up, weightloss, and fashion tips, I still always feel that I can never quite live up to the expectation the magazine presents me. I'm a pretty girl in good physical health, and I still- at times- feel inadequate when reading the many awesome articles of this magazine.
Overall, I recommend Allure highly to women of all ages, shapes, and sizes. It contains more than just the bubbly sextalk of most female magazines, and therefore you get more zest for your money....more info
Ugh!!! Who prints this drivel?! For a magazine that prints "the beauty expert" on every cover,Allure is quite ambitious. With every issue (I got the subscription as a gift) I am more sure of the fact that this is one of the worst fashion magazines out there, as far as looks go. The layouts are so hideous, that alone makes me wary of taking any of their beauty advice. Try flipping through an issue and you'll understand why I find this magazine difficult to read or follow. With a plethora of messy crayon-style arrows, crowded pages, and clashing colors, I never fail to be astounded that some ppl actually find the magazine stylish. For a far better investment, try subscribing to InStyle instead - now there's a magazine worth looking forward to!...more info
The best beauty magazine on the market I've subscribed to this since it came out.
Allure is responsible for the rise of MAC cosmetics, which then led to all the other makeup artist brands. They talked nonstop about these brands and put them on the map. Most other beauty mags don't even mention different brands.
At least once a year they have a survey of beauty products. They tell you their favorite products and readers favorite products. I've learned about a lot of great products from them.
They also write frankly about plastic surgery. They show before and after pictures as well as the risks and failures.
In the March issue, for example, they had a revealing article on doctors who sell addictive drugs to celebrities. It's eye opening when other magazines don't even consider covering that....more info
Guilty Pleasure I look forward to this magazine every month. It is my guilty pleasure and I read every page. Allure concentrates on make-up and cosmetics and always gives you the information on where to find each product. I find it a delicious decadence that I may not be proud of, but I won't give up....more info
it's cool I don't know any other magazine that's almost entirely devoted to makeup. It's got how-tos, what's hot this season, cool giveaways, sometimes samples, etc. This is worth subscribing to if you're a big makeup junkie or if you're anything like me....you like staring at all the pretty colors....more info
Late shipment. The magazine comes very late every month. For example you can see the August issue on sale everywhere in mid-July. But the August issue comes late August to subscribers. I wonder whether that's the deal of subscription. Very disappointed....more info
Hoping to see a change! I used to have a problem with Allure magazine because of the way they featured fur so regularly. Once they had a special "insert" or something that was filled with photos of rap and other music "stars" wearing fur, fur, and more fur. I actually cancelled my subscription back then. I'm hoping now that they seem to be a bit more "grown-up" and may have grown with the times and matured, that I might find more eco-consciousness and a conscience. I understand that the magazines have to pander to cosmetics and fashion companies, but it's not necessary to go overboard. *Update* Just received the latest issue, and again, seeing more fur. I don't think I'll renew my subscription next year. Allure -- GET A CLUE....more info
It has been over two months and I have not received this item. As such, I am unable to review it.
However, I can review the ship time and I am not pleased with it at all....more info