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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Stop Sleeping on Hair Straightening Brushes

Put that basic brush down, girl.

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Here's a Little Secret: This Red Lipstick Smells as Good as It Looks

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

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She looks like a whole new woman...again!

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Editors' Picks: Face Rollers That Really Work

Sculpted cheekbones, come on up.

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Curly Hairstyles That Are All About That Texture

We would like to dedicate this love poem to our curls.

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Now You Can Smell Exactly Like a Kardashian Sister

"Kourtney smells like a gluten-free gingerbread house."

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Why Dr. Barbara Sturm's Winter Essentials Kit Is Worth It

A skin weapon for the coming season.

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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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Jennifer Aniston Showed Off Her Natural Hair Texture for the First Time in Years

Her hairstylist used a mystery Drunk Elephant hair (yes, hair) product.

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Celine's First-Ever Fragrance Collection Is Finally Here

And it's gender neutral.

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Jessica Alba, Clean Beauty Advocate, Wants More Transparency in the Industry

“Consumers think they’re buying something that's better for them, and it isn’t most of the time.”

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The Most Dazzling Hair Colors for Winter 2019

Shades so good, you'll swear off hats.

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Just In: Lili Reinhart Is a CoverGirl Now

The brand is also bringing back their "easy, breezy, beautiful" tagline.

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The Art of Italian Fragrance-Making, From Start to Finish

It takes a special kind of nose.

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I Know Exactly What Michael B. Jordan Smells Like

The actor talks his favorite cologne, Black Panther, and representation.

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22 Fast and Easy Halloween Makeup Ideas for Procrastinators

Step away from the cat ears, please.

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Why Chloé's Atelier Des Fleurs Jasmine Fragrance Is Worth It

It's actually seasonless.

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The Best Shiny, Shimmery, Festive Winter Nail Shades

We'll see you next summer, neon pink.

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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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Homemade Face Mask Recipes for Skin That Glows

It's almost annoying how brilliant these are.

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The Most Gorgeous Short Blonde Hairstyles, as Modeled by Celebrities

Be a blonde that actually has more fun.

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The Best New Fall Nail Shades to Experiment With

Bring on the sultry hues.

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

Announcing the winner of the Best Packaging Award.

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WORTH IT: Artis Elite Collection Black Brush Set

My honest take on why these brushes are worthwhile.