Allure is definitely in our good graces following a pair of dynamic and delightful Hunter Schafer covers that won the month of September. In an effort to keep the momentum going, Allure taps none other than Selena Gomez for October 2020. Joining the ranks of recent cover stars Billy Porter, Jihyo and Emma Chamberlain, Selena channels Mexican artist Frida Kahlo for the striking image captured by Micaiah Carter. The Rare Beauty founder applied her own makeup for the occasion (under the direction of Hung Vanngo via Zoom) and wears a leather LaQuan Smith dress teamed with a custom headpiece from Michael Schmidt both chosen by stylist Arianne Phillips.
“Honestly, I didn’t expect to like this, but I was pleasantly surprised. Selena looks beautiful and I like the colors, the layout is not too busy and everything works well together. Good one!” approved aracic.
“I like it. I like the sexy Frida Kahlo vibe…” said kokobombon.
“Wow, second stunning Allure cover in a row! Keep it up. Happy to see Micaiah is getting there. It’s not about his signature, it’s about what works for the magazine,” applauded Benn98.
Sharing the same enthusiasm for the cover was crmsnsnwflks: “That’s a breathtaking photo! I love everything about it! Allure is surprisingly slaying the magazine cover game for two consecutive months now.”
“I really love this photo of her! I like it for the cover, Selena really pulls off the Frida look, too!!” raved lauralynn025.
“I love this cover! She looks gorgeous!” voiced Handbag Queen.
WAVES wasn’t 100 percent sold. “It’s a pretty cover, Selena looks good, but there’s something on the eye area that unsettles me and the earrings were a bad choice. I do love the Frida inspiration, though.”
“A little more expression could’ve made this better. Nevertheless, lovely,” MON chimed in.