Best of Beauty Awards
Allure began its Best of Beauty awards program 14 years ago, at the initiative of Wells, to help readers choose among the vast array of makeup, skin-care, and hair-care products on the market.
Allure has two sets of awards, one judged by the magazine’s editors and the other by readers. A “winners’ seal” logo, developed by Allure, appears on many of the winning products. To ensure that its judgments are neutral, Allure's ad department isn’t involved in the selections.
In 2010, the magazine developed an iPhone app that highlights the winning products and tells users where they can buy them based on their location.
Awards (for Allure)
The National Magazine Award for Design (1994)
The Editorial Excellence Award from Folio (2001)
The Circulation Excellence Award from Circulation Management (2001)
“Ring Leader,” an essay by Natalie Kusz from the February 1996 issue of Allure, was selected for The Best American Essays 1997 (Houghton Mifflin).
The magazine has been on Adweek’s Hot List in 1993, 1994, 1995, 2003, and 2007.
Allure has received 29 awards from the American Academy of Dermatology, 9 journalism awards from the Fragrance Foundation, and the Excellence in Media Award from the Skin Cancer Foundation.