Maya Allen

Maya Allen

Digital Beauty Editor

Maya Allen is the Digital Beauty Editor at MarieClaire.com where she covers makeup, skincare, haircare, wellness, you name it! She has a 15-step skincare routine, owns over 200 red lipsticks, and enjoys testing the latest and greatest in beauty. On most weekends, you can find her at her happy place, which is her makeup vanity. There, she’s usually blasting her speakers while singing along to lyrics at the top of her lungs, and making sure her highlighter is on point. Before joining MarieClaire.com, she held positions at Byrdie.com and Cosmopolitan.com.

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You Have to See Demi Lovato's Lime Green Hair

It matches her manicure.

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The Makeup Looks That Lit Up the Spring 2020 Runways

There was color galore.

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Viola Davis Is Named the New Face of L’Oréal Paris

"I see myself as a person who can be an instrument of change."

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Why Byredo's Rose Hand Cream Is Worth It

My honest take on why you should spend your money on this lotion.

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#BigLipstickEnergy: The 3 Lip Products I'm Obsessed With Right Now

You can buy my fave at the drugstore.

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I Took A Shower With Tracee Ellis Ross, and Learned All About Her New Natural Hair Line

No, actually, we showered together. And I'm a changed woman.

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The 11 Best New Fall Nail Colors to Try ASAP

Bring on the sultry hues.

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Charlize Theron's New Bowl Cut It's So Chic It's Confusing

Bowl cuts are back and better!

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These New Sephora Launches Have My Full Attention

They're selling out fast, so hurry.

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The 47 Coolest Halloween Nail Art Designs That Are Anything But Cheesy

The only thing spooky about these nails is how gorgeous they are.

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Tom Ford's Newest Fragrance Is the Best Thing You'll Smell All Day

The bottle should be in an art gallery.

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#BigLipstickEnergy: The 3 Lip Products I'm Obsessed With Right Now

All other lipsticks can sit down now.

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Halsey's Rainbow Hair at the 2019 VMAs Is a Lewk

Taste the rainbow.

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The 19 Absolute Best Beauty Looks of the 2019 VMAs

Celebs came all the way through.

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Zoë Kravitz on Lipstick and Unrealistic Expectations of Beauty

The actress just launched a lipstick collection with YSL Beauty.

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These Shampoos Will Actually Give You the Long, Thick Hair of Your Dreams

Long hair starts with a healthy hair regimen.

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WORTH IT: The One Beauty Product That'll Actually Change Your Life

My honest take on why you should spend your money on Sisley's Velvet Sleeping Mask.

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#BigLipstickEnergy: The 3 Lip Products I'm Obsessed With Right Now

"What lip is that?" A professional lipstick critic reveals all.

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If You Ask These 10 Questions Before a Haircut, You Won't Regret It

No more crying in the car after you leave the salon.

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Jackie Aina Gets Real About Representation in the Beauty Industry

She also shares how spending an hour off social media every day changed her life.

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WORTH IT: The One Beauty Product That'll Actually Change Your Life

My honest take on why you should spend your money on Avya Skincare Brightening Eye Cream.

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Will Eyelash Extensions Ruin Your Natural Lashes? We Investigate

The pros give us the honest truth.