• Shopping

    Black Friday shopping in stores drops 28% from pre-pandemic levels

    Shoppers with bags from various stores stand next to each other as Black Friday sales begin at The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass in Simpsonville, Kentucky, November 26, 2021. Jon Cherry | Reuters Traffic at retail stores on Black Friday dropped 28.3% compared with 2019 levels, as Americans shifted more of their spending online and kicked off their shopping earlier in the year, according to preliminary data from Sensormatic Solutions. Traffic was up 47.5% compared with year-ago levels, Sensormatic said. This time in 2020, many shoppers stayed at home due to fears around the coronavirus pandemic and as retailers operated  

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  • Skin care

    Best Violet Grey Black Friday Deals 2021: La Mer, Augustinus Bader & More

    It’s not every day you can score luxury skin care at a fraction of the price, so the best Violet Grey Black Friday deals 2021 has us priming our beauty shelves for exclusive finds that are hard to come by. The high-end beauty retailer, known for its vetted, insider-approved skin care, is offering 20% off of everything on its site, including prestige brands like La Mer and Augustinus Bader.  Want to bless your face with best-selling beauty products at a major discount? This year you don’t even need a code at checkout. And now that the retailer’s sale is officially  

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  • Body Care

    Best Black Friday L’Occitane Deals (2021): Hair Care, Body Care & Makeup Savings Rated by Deal Tomato

    BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Here’s a list of the top L’Occitane deals for Black Friday 2021, including deals on body oils, body scrubs, lotions, creams, makeup removers and more. Shop the full range of deals listed below. Best L’Occitane deals: Save up to 50% on best selling makeup at L’Occitane.com – check live prices on lipsticks, balms, makeup removers, and other skin-friendly makeup choices Save on L’Occitane moisturizers, serums, & other skincare staples at L’Occitane.com – includes the best-selling Immortelle Overnight Reset Oil-in-Serum, L’occitane’s #1 serum Save on hand creams and lotions from L’Occitane at L’Occitane.com – also includes deals on  

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  • Skin care

    Black Friday Dermstore Sales 2021: Shop 34 Skin-Care Items to Complete Your Beauty Collection

    Shopping for yourself or your loved ones around the holidays makes the season that much sweeter. For all your beauty needs, look no further than the Black Friday Dermstore sales—after all, there really is no better time to cross a couple of presents off your gift list. Ahead of Thanksgiving, the beauty retailer is already offering up to 30% off sitewide through November 29. Simply enter code BLACK at checkout to score savings across skin-care, hair-care, makeup, and more. Treat your beauty lover to potent vitamin C serums by Sunday Riley or facial cleansing devices by PMD, amongst other  

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  • Woman & Beauty

    How 6 Black Women From Around the World Define Beauty

    This story is a part of The Melanin Edit, a platform in which Allure will explore every facet of a melanin-rich life — from the most innovative treatments for hyperpigmentation to the social and emotional realities — all while spreading Black pride. The Black diaspora is a powerful entity. Whether it be highways and bridges or entire oceans between us, Black folk are connected across both miles and time by elements of culture — our values, customs, art, language, food, beauty. Through the lens of beauty, Afro-diasporic women share countless threads of connection and experiences. In efforts to revere  

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  • Shopping

    What inflation and supply chain woes mean for holiday shopping and Black Friday

    Holiday shopping is going to be annoying this year. Many things are more expensive, and in-demand items are hard to find. It’s a real “All I want for Christmas is to stop hearing about supply chains and inflation for half a second” moment. While it’s a weird time in the economy, that weirdness isn’t necessarily translating to people holding back on buying. People are shopping a little differently this holiday season, but they’re not not shopping. Nearly two years into a pandemic, the American consumer will not be deterred, at least not entirely. But they probably won’t be happy about  

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  • Shopping

    What We’re Shopping This Black Friday & Cyber Monday

    Once a week, we ask our editors to share the items they’ve been loving or lusting after—whether it’s a new skincare product we’re dying to try or a travel essential we can’t live without. Consider “The Weekly Covet” your editor-approved wish list for beauty, travel, fashion, and everything in between. 1 The Penny “Loafers are my cool weather go-to: more formal than a sneaker, but just as comfy. I’ve had my eye on these from Margaux for ages, and with their big sitewide sale coming up, they’ll definitely be in my cart.” — Lauren Hubbard, Contributor MORE: The Best Fashion  

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  • Woman & Beauty

    How Eurocentric Beauty Standards Harm Black Women

    Sydney Clark isn’t a dark-skinned Black woman, but her complexion isn’t as light as her mother or sister either. This distinction, however slight, is why she says she believes she was treated differently from the rest of her family. While strangers would compliment her mother or sister, they wouldn’t speak to her, merely smiling or nodding in acknowledgment, she recalls. “It’s something that I dealt with for a long time — kind of wishing that I was whiter, so I could fit in with my family — and was trying to understand why I ended up looking like this,” says  

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  • Shopping

    Early Black Friday 2021 sales worth shopping from Target to Walmart

    Black Friday is one of the biggest shopping days of the year, and it can get a little intense. Though it’s changed a bit in recent years — lines wrapped around stores before sunrise and frantic races to product displays have now transitioned to online sales — Black Friday still requires some pre-planning. Related To prepare you for the big day, we have broken down the basics of what you can expect on Black Friday, plus, expert-advice for how to best prepare before you start to shop — whether you’re braving the crowd or staying in this year. When is  

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