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.

About InStyle

InStyle is an award-winning destination for fashion, beauty, and pop-culture, with an all-are-welcome ethos that swings open the proverbial velvet ropes. Whether you’re looking for a wardrobe refresh, haircut inspiration, or a story that’ll make sparkling cocktail-party conversation, our expert-connected coverage is where to start. Learn more about our team and editorial guidelines, here.

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Reader's Choice 2021
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Nikki Nelms
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Zoe Kravitz
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The Way Forward
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Venus Williams
Venus Williams on Why You — Yes, You — Need to Wear Sunscreen Every Day
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Pat McGrath on How She Became the "Mother" of Modern Makeup
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Nicole Kidman in a nude slip and fuzzy light red robe blowing on her nails
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Ana de Armas
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Gemma Chan
Gemma Chan's Beauty Routine Includes an "Eyebrator," and We're Listening
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