Maya Allen

Beauty Director-at-Large, the Cut

Maya Allen is beauty director-at-large at the Cut and edits columns like “Why Is Your Skin So Good” and “Auto-Refill.” Previously, she was the beauty director at InStyle and has also held editorial positions at Cosmopolitan and Marie Claire.

  1. beauty
    Jennifer Coolidge’s No. 1 Date Night Rule? A Big Tip.The Golden Globes winner dropped a limited-edition lip kit with e.l.f. Cosmetics, and it’s far from your basic nude.
  2. beauty
    Tumblr, ‘90s Music Videos, and Eiko Ishioka Are Inspirations for Chanel BeautyIntroducing the three emerging artists tapped to create a new chapter of makeup at the brand.
  3. black friday cyber monday 2023
    This NuFace Sculpting Device Is on Sale for Cyber MondayOur honest thoughts on if it’s worth the hype and money now that it’s 25 percent off.
  4. holiday gifts
    46 Luxury Beauty Gifts That Are Worth the SplurgeBecause the holidays call for everything from La Mer to Dior.
  5. beauty
    Let’s Talk About the Makeup Shaming in Love Is BlindJP’s unsolicited commentary on Taylor’s makeup stirred up a larger societal issue.
  6. skin care
    21 Best Korean Face MasksAccording to Korean skin-care experts and the Cut Shop team.
  7. obsessive tester
    The 27 Very Best Foundations for Your SkinWhether you want to look airbrushed or like you’re not wearing makeup at all.
  8. obsessive tester
    The Longest-Lasting Nail Polishes, According to a Manicure ObsessiveStarting at $8.
  9. obsessive tester
    The 15 Best Shower Oils to Beat Dry SkinFrom a drugstore deal to a perfect gift.
  10. rules to live by
    Imagine Being Rihanna’s MuseSupermodel Jazzelle Zanaughtti on her Fenty Beauty collaboration, anti-beauty standards, and etiquette rules.
  11. 50 years of hip hop
    Nzingha’s Hip-Hop’s Original Architect of MakeupThe iconic makeup artist is responsible for some of the most referenced looks of our time.
  12. how i get it done
    How Beauty Editor Linda Wells Gets It DoneStarting with a morning of word games and possible trampolining.
  13. beauty
    I Tried Dior’s New Capture Totale SerumHere is why it could be the future of skin care.
  14. model behavior
    20 Years of Being on TopTen former America’s Next Top Model contestants on what the show was really like behind the scenes.
  15. beauty
    If Erewhon Had a Scent, This New Fragrance from Louis Vuitton Would Be ItLouis Vuitton launches a fragrance based on green juice.
  16. auto-refill
    The Beauty Products Eva Alexandridis Uses to the Last DropFrom 111SKIN’s viral sheet masks to Westman Atelier foundation.
  17. met gala 2023
    The Best and Wildest Beauty Looks on the 2023 Met Gala Red CarpetFrom Doja Cat’s face prosthetics to Anok Yai’s body glow.
  18. rules to live by
    Lizzo: ‘I Am the Beauty Standard’The artist partnered with Dove to push for legislation that limits young people’s exposure to toxic beauty content on social media.
  19. 5 questions with…
    A Lesson In Dressing Wealthy From a Saks Stylist“I always advise my clients to take an evaluation of their spring wardrobe.”
  20. spring fashion
    Mei Kawajiri’s Very Extreme NailsHer completely over-the-top talons landed her features in magazines and gigs backstage for Marc Jacobs, Tom Ford, Miu Miu, and Moschino.
  21. hairy situations
    Tracee Ellis Ross Wants to Redefine Your Relationship With Hot ToolsThe actress and Pattern Beauty founder just dropped a new blow-dryer designed for textured hair.
  22. getting ready with
    How The Bear’s Ayo Edebiri Got Her Golden Globes GlamChanel Beauty makeup artist Tasha Reiko Brown shared her tips with us.
  23. beauty
    The Pursuit of a Snatched Jawline Continues With Buccal Fat RemovalEverything to know about the latest celebrity cosmetic-surgery craze dominating the internet.
  24. 5 questions with…
    How Amanda Gorman Fostered Her ConfidenceIt didn’t always come naturally, but the poet built it with affirmations from her mom and using her imagery as activism.
  25. now smell this
    How to Train Your Nose, According to Louis Vuitton’s Master PerfumerPlus: Jacques Cavallier-Belletrud on working with Frank Gehry on the bottle for his fragrance Symphony and his favorite scent.