Cardi B Just Used a Frozen Margarita as a Prop to Show Off Her Swirly Blue Manicure

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Cardi B is known for her music, first and foremost, but she's also become renowned for her incredible (and ever-changing) manicures — as well as what she can do with them. Just last month, she blessed us with a tutorial on changing diapers with super-long nails, and this weekend, she's blending up homemade frozen margaritas and using them as props for her latest nail art: a swirly blue abstract manicure.

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In a video posted to the singer's Instagram stories, fans are given Cardi's POV while she holds what she describes as a "homemade frozen margarita" as she turns it from side to side. This allows us to not only admire the frosty beverage and the fruit on the rim, but her dagger-shaped nails, as well (we also get a peek at her hand tattoo). Sharpened to a dramatic point, this looping, abstract stiletto manicure is just begging to be taken to the beach (does make anyone else think of waves, or is it just me?). At least three different shades of blue can be spotted, highlighted with a bright neon green.

And if you want to take nail art inspiration from her without committing to something super long, remember, she's worn shorter nails before — just check out the square white manicure she's sporting in this video. The options are truly endless, and it's always a safe bet she'll throw us another look to recreate any minute now. 


These Are Allure Editors’ Favorite New Beauty Products

Allure Beauty Editors' Favorite Products This Week — Reviews

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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.

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19 Full-Coverage Foundations That Can Cover Up Anything

19 Best FullCoverage Foundations 2022 That Can Conceal and Cover Anything

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Of all the beauty products in the world, full-coverage foundation is, without a doubt, the hardest for makeup brands to get right. There, we said it. But it's only because it's the truth. Too often, coverage is valued over texture or finish (not to mention an inclusive shade range), resulting in a final product that conceals everything, but ends up looking like a cakey, dried-out mask. 

That being said, there are myriad of brands — such as Huda Beauty and Make Up For Ever, to name just a few — that have managed to strike the perfect balance between a high-coverage, yet still hydrating and natural-looking formulas that are great for all skin types, including oily skin and dry skin. 

So we've compiled a list of editor-approved full-coverage foundations that not only get the job done but do it beautifully. But enough chit-chat. Ahead, find 19 foundations you can shop on Amazon, Sephora, Ulta, and more than cover up blemishes, hyperpigmentation, acne scars — you name it.

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Ciara’s New Blue Hair Has Cookie Monster Shaking in His Fur

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Just when we thought Ciara was sticking to found-in-nature hair colors, it seems she's making the switch to found-on-Muppets shades. And it looks so good.

On the afternoon of Friday, June 17, Ciara posted a quick video to her Instagram grid in which she's doing one of the many things she does best: dancing. She appears to be in a dance studio full enveloped in mirrors. "Ready to JUMP into the Wknd like 😎," she wrote in the caption. We'd normally say it's hard to take our eyes off her moves, or her clear platform heels, or her camo cargo pants, or her iridescent sunglasses, but nothing can upstage her new hair color.

Nearly black just yesterday, Ciara's hair is now Cookie Monster blue. Still super long, she wears it mostly loose with two cute knots atop her head and slightly shorter tendrils framing her face. 

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For more than a year, Ciara's hair has fallen within the range of shades that naturally grow out of human heads — rich brunettes, sandy blondes, stunning auburns, and a fair share of caramel highlights. This is the first time we've seen her with a fantasy color since the last photos she posted with pink hair in February 2021. 

This is by no means the first time Ciara has tried out a blue hue, though. We nearly lost our damn minds when she switched to an icy blue in November 2020. But this is the first time we can remember seeing her with vibrant cobalt hair, and hopefully, it won't be the last.


15 Black Liquid Eyeliners for Perfectly-Sharp Wings Every Time

15 Best Black Liquid Eyeliners 2022 for DaggerSharp Wings All Day Long

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Trends come and go, but winged liner has withstood the tests of time — I mean, who doesn't enjoy a great cat-eye. The quickest way to get the sharpest wings, of course, is with one of the best black liquid eyeliners around. The thin, inky liquid is the best formula, and the best part is that you have plenty of options to choose from, according to New York City-based makeup artist Jamie Dorman. "You can either go with a pen eyeliner where the formula flows through a brush tip or the inkwell style where you dip an applicator into the product," she says.

For beginners, Dorman says using a pen eyeliner may be easier to create precise lines and designs. When using a pen, Dorman suggests pressing and bending the tip on the back of your hand if you find the flow of product is interrupted to get it going again. One thing to note about eyeliner pens is that if you use too much pressure, expect some smudging and smearing.

If liquid eyeliner pens aren't your jam, don't fret, because Dorman says inkwell liners are an easier option when it comes to controlling the amount of product to use. "If there is too much product on the applicator, simply wipe the applicator on a tissue or a palette to get the exact amount desired," she says.

No matter which type of liner you use for your eye makeup look, Dorman says that slow and steady application is key for sharp, perfect wings. "Line the eye slowly and in thin lines to build thickness gradually," she says. If you do need to clean up your lines, Dorman says to dip a cotton swab in moisturizer and remove the excess product to make your lines thinner and sharper.

Ready to put all of these tips to good use? We rounded up the favorite formulas of professional makeup artists and Allure beauty editors alike. Both groups have tried, tested, and worn many an eyeliner and can truthfully say the below are the best liquid eyeliners around — which is good news since cat-eyes certainly aren't going anywhere anytime soon.

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UPDATED: Cosmetics Giant Revlon Is Reportedly Preparing to File for Bankruptcy

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UPDATE (JUNE 16, 2022, 6 a.m. EST): Revlon announces it has voluntarily filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The brand hopes that this development will help solidify its ability to produce "the iconic products we have delivered for decades while providing a clearer path for our future growth," as President and CEO Debra Perelman says in a press release sent to Allure. 

The company is set to receive $575 million in debtor-in-possession financing from its existing lenders, "which in addition to its existing working capital facility, will provide liquidity to support day-to-day operations," the release reads. The brand cites "constraints brought on by continued global challenges, including supply chain disruption and rising inflation, as well as obligations to its lenders," as the reason for its filing, and hopes that this reorganization and injection of capital will remedy the issues they've been experiencing over the past few years.

"By addressing these complex legacy debt constraints, we expect to be able to simplify our capital structure and significantly reduce our debt, enabling us to unlock the full potential of our globally-recognized brands," Perelman explains.

A widespread dilemma has found American-made cosmetics company Revlon in turmoil. Reports state the brand is set to file for chapter 11 bankruptcy due to a long decline in sales, unfulfilled supply chain demands, and more. It has now become a near reality for the company, which also houses brands including Almay, Elizabeth Arden New York, Mitchum, and CND, to name a few.

Reuters recorded a record-breaking drop as Revlon's stock plummeted by 46 percent on Friday, June 10. The company's stock now stands at $1.17 per share. According to Women's Wear Daily, Ronald Perelman, the largest shareholder of the brand, began to liquidate his assets in 2020, illustrating the company's decline. 

Business of Fashion then confirmed that "its annual interest expense was nearly $248 million last year, and it reported $132 million of liquidity as of March 31." The publication also made note of a call back in May with chief executive officer Debra Perelman, where she acknowledged the company's decline and expressed the inability to meet product demand with inflation at an all-time high. 

Revlon's potential bankruptcy is also partially brought on by more than 3 billion dollars of long-term debt. In hopes of steering the company away from bankruptcy back in 2020, Revlon sought out several potential lenders to aid the debt accumulated, as reported by the Business of Fashion. Although it was not able to meet its intended funding goal, it did gain refinancing of $1.8 billion dollars of debt. 

Allure reached out to representatives at Revlon, who declined to comment at this time.


15 Body Sunscreens That’ll Protect Your Skin Without Clogging Pores

15 Best Sunscreens for Body of 2022 to Protect Every Inch of Your Skin Against UV Rays

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No matter what the season or how much time is spent outdoors, protecting ourselves from harmful UV rays with one of the best sunscreens for your body is non-negotiable. Just a reminder, practicing proper sun protection techniques, like head-to-toe SPF protection on a year-round basis, prevents UV-related skin issues in the long run. In case you need a refresher, ditching your sunscreen could lead to skin concerns like hyperpigmentation, inflammation, fine lines, and — worst-case scenario — skin cancer. Therefore, finding a good sunscreen is a must — and there are several factors that go into what makes a good sunscreen.

First, you'll want it to be at least SPF 30. New York City-based board-certified dermatologist David Colbert, MD, previously told Allure that this is what the American Academy of Dermatology recommends because it is clinically proven to be a sufficient amount of protection to reduce the adverse effects of sunlight.

You'll also want to consider a mineral or "physical" sunscreen. Elizabeth Tanzi, MD, board-certified dermatologist and founder and director of Capital Laser & Skin Care in Chevy Chase, Maryland, has previously told Allure that these sit on the surface of the skin to deflect the sun's harmful rays. Regardless of whether the formula is physical- or chemical-based, Tanzi recommends applying about a shot glass's worth of sunscreen for the entire body and a dime-sized dollop for the face, which should be reapplied every two hours.

Yes, we're aware of the issues some sunscreens come cause, like leaving behind a white cast, greasy feel, or clogged pores. With that being said, the days of subpar sun-protection products are long gone. The next generation of sunscreens not only solves these common annoyances, but some next-level formulas even impart additional benefits: luminosity, moisture, and a faux glow, to name a few.

So whether you choose a formula with bells and whistles or stick to an improvement on the classics, one thing is for certain: There's no excuse not to give your skin the protection it needs. Read on for our tried-and-true, favorite body sunscreens. (We'd go so far as to say that these could actually make you look forward to applying SPF.)

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This Is How Ariana Grande Does Curtain Bangs

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In November 2021, singer Ariana Grande added a new title — makeup brand founder — to her resume with the launch of her company r.e.m. Beauty. When she first teased the launch on her Instagram grid, she used a promo image that pictured her without her usual high ponytail. Instead, the singer sported a bouncy blowout, flourished with curls cascading down her back.

We're now up to the third drop for Grande's brand, and in the visuals for that, the singer appears to have again strayed a bit from her signature pony. In a teaser image for the drop Grande shared to Instagram on June 16, her hair is styled into a half-up, half-down look with long curtain bangs. 

The Allure October 2021 cover star is seen in a taupe strappy gown and matching gloves. Her stylist pulled back a section of her rich brunette mane into a pony with a slight pouf at the base to add volume. Longer tendrils of hair frame either side of her face, blending in seamlessly with her curtain bangs, which are parted just off-center. Her fringe is kept relatively long, which is characteristic of the style — they fall just above her eyes in the middle and get longer at the sides, blending in with the rest of the length. 

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As for the makeup, Grande's lips were painted with a brown-pink gloss. The eyes have a mod feel  — her artist gave her powdery beige lids, framing them with buffed-out black shadow to create that graphic eye shape so signature to the decade. 

Curtain bangs have been practically everywhere over the last three years with celebrities like Kendall Jenner, Sydney Sweeney, and Megan Fox trying out the style, so it isn't too shocking to spot Grande with the fringe. Grande's let her ponytail rest a little more lately, but seeing her with her hair down like this is still a rare moment worth savoring. 


Lizzo’s Graphic Manicure Is a Stunning Ode to Black Liberation

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Lizzo wore shades of green, yellow, red, and black in commemoration of a holiday that celebrates the freedom and heritage of African Americans' emancipation from slavery. She displayed her Juneteenth pride on Instagram on June 20 with photos of the pan-African colors above painted all over her nails and figure. She sang her heart out to her Instagram feed to honor the holiday as the sun beamed onto her face. 

Laid against a cherry-red backdrop, Lizzo posed for photographer Bonnie Nichoalds. In the third of four photos posted to the singer-songwriter's Instagram feed, a close-up of her geometric manicure is seen with distinct shapes drawn on each finger. The designs were created by nail artist Eri Ishizu with one goal in mind: to feature the colors that represent pan-African pride and culture. The ring finger featured a red heart outlined in black, drawn atop a green base. With her nails touching the corners of her red lips, we see alternating triangles leading up from the base to the tips of her short, almond-shaped nails. 

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She chose to caption her latest thread of photos with the URL of her fundraising website, Her fans deeply appreciated the singer's ode to Black liberation. One commented, "Do something with passion or not at all." Another wrote, "love and blessings right back at you sister." 

Lizzo celebrated Juneteenth with sincerity, love, and awareness of Black businesses and organizations that she stands with today. In her third annual Juneteenth fundraiser to date, she was able to raise nearly half a million dollars for Black-owned businesses and organizations while bringing awareness to the Black community through her platform. Now, how's that for a Juneteenth weekend celebration? 


Maybelline’s Ultimatte Slim Lipstick Is the Most Comfortable Matte Lipstick I’ve Ever Used

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Ever since I got lip filler, I've been obsessed with trying new lip products. With all the new real estate I have acquired, there's plenty of space. As some may know having lip filler means my lips feel dry all the time, making the search for the perfect matte lip difficult and time-consuming. That is, until I stumbled across the Maybelline New York Color Sensational Ultimatte Slim Lipstick.

We all know Maybelline New York as one of the leaders in the drugstore beauty scene so when they launch basically anything, I'm always excited to try it. Keep in mind the Maybelline New York Color Sensational Ultimatte Slim Lipstick isn't a new product. It actually launched in 2021, the year in which it earned an Allure Best of Beauty award — I'm just a tad late to the party this time. I was searching through my ever-growing stash of lipsticks and randomly pulled the Ultimatte Lipstick to wear for the day, not thinking I would love it as much as I did, but boy, was I wrong. 

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This product comes in slim bullet-shaped packaging and the formula basically feels like a stick of butter (in the best way possible). The pigment just glides onto my lips, leaving them with a matte, but never dry finish. It's as moisturizing as a balm but as matte as a liquid lipstick. 

So, how do they do it? According to cosmetic chemist Ginger King, the formula uses a combination of dimetheicone, a silicone polymer, dis-diglyceryl polyacylafipate-2, a lanolin alternative, and jojoba oil to moisturize lips, giving that "butter" like effect. "For the mattifying ingredients, the formula features a grouping of kaolin, silva, and nylon-12, all of which absorb excess oil and provide that no-shine look," she says. 

This lipstick is lightweight, and truly feels like nothing is on my lips, which is pretty hard to find in a matte product. The transfer is also minimal — after wearing it on the subway with a mask on top, I was surprised to see little to no transfer. The tip of the product is also shaped to contour your cupid's bow, so you don't even need to use a lip liner with this. 

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Not to mention, the Ultimatte Slim Lipstick is available in 20 shades, ten of which are in the Neo Neutral collection, a beautiful array of nudes that work across all skin tones. My personal favorite is the hue More Sepia (pictured on me above), a lighter brown with orange undertones that's ideal for my olive skin. 

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Maybelline Color Sensational Ultimatte Slim Lipstick

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Personally, I give this product a 10 on a scale of one to 10 and it quite honestly may be one of my favorite lip products, dare I say, ever? If you're on the hunt for a new matte lipstick, look no further. The Maybelline Color Sensational Ultimatte Slim Lipstick retails for only $9 and is available now on and