Heralded as the world’s most influential beauty magazine, Allure has had its own makeover of sorts in the past few years. Not only does the glossy sport a refreshed visual design, its cover stars have encompassed a wider and more diverse range of faces. (The February issue, featuring Billy Porter, is an example of the fresh direction for the brand.) Online, too, Allure is embracing expressions of beauty in all its forms, from in-your-face makeup to minimalist skin-care regimens.
The leader driving these changes is Michelle Lee, who became editor in chief in late 2015. Here, only weeks away from the birth of her third child, she speaks with Rosie Huntington-Whiteley about career lessons, new perspectives on beauty, and the skin-care products she takes home from that glorious, sprawling Allure beauty closet.