Maya Allen

Maya Allen is the Beauty Director for InStyle, where she oversees all beauty coverage in the magazine. She has a thing for red lipstick (her collection is 200 strong) and an elaborate skincare routine. Embracing beauty, in all of its diverse glory, is her form of activism and she’s committed to amplifying representation through storytelling. Brooklyn is where she resides. At home she’s often dancing to the latest Drake album, masking, or FaceTiming with family and friends.

With his colorful, exuberant approach to beauty, Raoúl Alejandre is creating a world of glamour that’s all his own. Here, he lets us step inside it.
The four-time Grand Slam tennis champ shares her favorite beauty products, the importance of speaking up, and what drove her to create a suncare line for all skin tones.
We asked our readers’ to decide the best products of 2021 and the results are in! Meet the 61 winners of our annual Readers’ Choice Awards.
The highly-anticipated 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards is here. Inside, 61 products that won over everyone’s hearts this year. 
It wouldn’t be right for us not to share the game-changing products that stayed on our top shelves this year. 
The supreme skincare products InStyle readers obsessed over this year are just a scroll away.
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Daniel Martin, celebrity-beloved makeup artist and Tatcha's Global Director of Artistry & Education; Tina Craig, Founder of the skincare brand U Beauty; and nail artist Mei Kawajiri share their experiences in the industry — the good, the bad, and the beautiful — and how AAPI representation can improve.
Plus share the beauty products she swears by to look this good.
Our experts reveal their top picks.
"I thought because I have darker skin, the sun would never affect me, which isn't true."
After a 25-year career, makeup mastermind Pat McGrath’s artistry remains unparalleled. In this essay, she says she owes it all to her own mother.
From recovery time to side effects, everything to expect from these dermatologist-approved procedures.
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A less-is-more approach and a buzzy tool are all the actress needs to put her best face forward.
When a megastar like Jennifer Lopez decides to launch a signature beauty line, you better believe she’s going to own it.
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