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Rio Viera-Newton

  1. not a professional. just crazy.
    This Memory Foam Mask Is Like a Pillow for My EyesAnd it seals out light better than any other I’ve ever tried.
  2. beauty
    The 5 Face Mists I Use for Hydrated, Glowy SkinWritten off as just water with good marketing, face mists are largely underappreciated.
  3. not a professional. just crazy.
    I’ve Found an Effective, Nonirritating Version of Vitamin CIt’s called tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate.
  4. not a professional. just crazy.
    These Two Cleansers Ensure My Sweaty Summer Skin Is Squeaky CleanBut never stripped.
  5. not a professional. just crazy.
    Everything I Use to Combat Active BreakoutsWhether it’s a sprinkling of whiteheads, or a massive cyst.
  6. not a professional. just crazy.
    This Mask Shrinks My Fabric Mask–Induced PimplesInstantly after using it, my weltlike breakout became less red, inflamed, and raised (without causing the rest of my skin to feel tight or dry).
  7. not a professional. just crazy.
    This Lightweight Moisturizer Has Healed My Blotchy Summer SkinIt quenches my skin without leaving behind that oily, slippery glaze.
  8. not a professional. just crazy.
    The Most Worth-It Products at Sephora’s Fourth of July SaleAn unusually pearlescent Pat McGrath highlighter and a leave-in conditioner I plan to stock up on.
  9. not a professional. just crazy.
    These 5 Tints Make My Lips Look Like Themselves, Just (Way) BetterEach has earned a permanent place in my beauty arsenal.
  10. not a professional. just crazy.
    I Found 5 Skin-Care Products I Use Regularly for 50 Percent (or More) Off“We all know to sleuth for sales on holidays. But sometimes a special occasion isn’t necessary to find incredible deals.”
  11. not a professional. just crazy.
    This Contour Stick Is (Way, Way) Better Than KKW’sIn fact, it knocks any contour and highlighter stick I’ve ever tried out of the park.
  12. not a professional. just crazy.
    Help Me, Rio: I Have Ingrowns All Over“In the past, I would get them along my bikini line. Lately, they’re popping up on my armpits and even on my calves. How do I fix this?”
  13. not a professional. just crazy.
    Rihanna, As It Turns Out, Makes the World’s Comfiest, Most Supportive BraWhen wearing it, I feel like I don’t have a bra on at all — not a sensation those of us with large chests get to experience too often.
  14. dad week
    Multipurpose Skin-Care Products Your Father Might Actually UseNot to generalize, but most fathers I know personally like to do the bare minimum when it comes to their grooming routines.
  15. not a professional. just crazy.
    13 Highly-Recommended Beauty Gems From Black-Owned BusinessesAn intensely vibrant, high-pigment eyeshadow palette, a turmeric-rich vitamin C serum, and a frankincense-infused face oil.
  16. not a professional. just crazy.
    All of the Best Skin-Protecting Products On Sale at Supergoop“I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again: Sunscreen should be worn daily, no matter how cloudy the forecast or how indoors-y your plans are.”
  17. not a professional. just crazy.
    Normal Toenail Clippers Weren’t Strong Enough; These Sure WereTalons to human-looking feet in mere minutes.
  18. not a professional. just crazy.
    All the Memorial Day Beauty and Skin-Care Deals I Have My Eye OnIncluding my all-time favorite brow gel and a perfect-for-these-salonless-times hair mask
  19. not a professional. just crazy.
    5 (Yes, 5) Extremely Convincing Dupes for SK-II’s Facial Treatment EssenceGalactomyces ferment filtrate (a.k.a. pitera) galore.
  20. not a professional. just crazy.
    These 5 Makeup Products I’ve Long Loved Are Now All Half-Off (or More)While I might not be wearing half as much makeup in quarantine as I did pre-pandemic, these bargain-basement deals are too good to pass up.
  21. not a professional. just crazy.
    Help Me, Rio: I Got a Mask SuntanA distinctly 2020 problem.
  22. not a professional. just crazy.
    The Highly Convincing Skin-Care Dupes My Followers Filled Me In On“I was a devout P50 user for years and thought that nothing could ever be as good, until I tried this toner.”
  23. not a professional. just crazy.
    The Nonirritating Tools I Use to Keep Body (And Facial) Hair at BaySuperstrong tweezers, two dermaplaning blades, and a razor that never rusts.
  24. not a professional. just crazy.
    These Masks (Which Work Out to 80 Cents a Pop) Make My Skin Look SuppleLizzo is also a fan.
  25. not a professional. just crazy.
    These Exfoliant Socks Made My Feet Shed Like a SnakeThey’re gentler than Baby Foot, but no less effective.
  26. not a professional. just crazy.
    The Best Gifts for Moms Who, Like Mine, Like to Pamper ThemselvesFor the one who gets headaches from fragrances, and the one who is known for taking extremely long showers
  27. not a professional. just crazy.
    Since Haircuts Aren’t Possible, Try One of These Ultramoisturizing Masks“I want to make sure that as my hair lengthens, it doesn’t grow into a tangled, uncontrollable, broomlike disaster.”
  28. not a professional. just crazy.
    The Very Best Products to Buy During Sephora’s Beauty Insider SaleSome cheaper Charlotte Tilbury cream, a tea tree mask I use on bad-skin days, and a retinol-rich eye mask.
  29. not a professional. just crazy.
    Four Subtle Self-Tanners for Those of Us Looking Particularly PastyThey’ll give even the ghostliest-looking skin a gentle, sun-kissed glow.
  30. not a professional. just crazy.
    Since We’re Stuck Inside, Might It Be a Good Time to Try Retinoids?According to celebrity dermatologist Dr. Shereen Idriss, yes.
  31. not a professional. just crazy.
    The Best Under-$30 Products to Perk Up Dull, Dehydrated Skin“While people have a tendency to think that expensive skin care means quality skin care, that is simply not the case.”
  32. not a professional. just crazy.
    I May Not Have Outdoor Space, But I Now Have a Hammock in My Bedroom“Every day, come five o’clock, I’ve been swaying in it with a glass of rosé.”
  33. ask the strategist
    ‘I’m an ER Doctor. How Can I Keep My N95 Mask From Irritating My Skin?’“What products should I use to protect my skin from the gear I wear to protect myself and others?”
  34. not a professional. just crazy.
    Help Me, Rio: How Do I Do a Facial at Home?“My face is red and blotchy, and I haven’t been feeling my best, physically or emotionally. What products should I use to reset my skin?”
  35. not a professional. just crazy.
    How to Safely Remove a Gel, SNS, or Acrylic Manicure at HomeWith the help of these tools, I was able to safely and comfortably remove my hard gel manicure on my sofa while watching The First Wives Club.
  36. not a professional. just crazy.
    Everything You Need for a Successful at-Home ManicureFrom cuticle nippers to top coats.
  37. not a professional. just crazy.
    This $4 Hand Cream Has Allowed Me to Wash My Eczema-Ridden Hands Ten Times a DaySince my hands were so far past any irritation I’d ever experienced in the past, I decided to hunt down the most healing hand cream available.
  38. not a professional. just crazy.
    Whole Foods’ Beauty Section, A Semi-Secret Treasure Trove, Is On SaleGo get yourself some Weleda Skin Food.
  39. not a professional. just crazy.
    After a Long Hunt, I Finally Found the Perfect ($4) White TankThey’re neither too cropped nor too long, snug with a bit of stretch for comfort, and have thinner-than-usual racerback straps.
  40. not a professional. just crazy.
    The Giant Rug My Instagram Followers Always Ask Me About Only Costs $80I spent weeks frustratedly hunting through $1,000 pieces the size of a bath mat before I found it.
  41. micro sales
    Everything (From Conditioners to Cleansers) I’m Buying During Dermstore’s SaleIncluding a hyaluronic acid and retinol eye mask I’ve had my eye on for quite some time.
  42. not a professional. just crazy.
    Aesthetician Sofie Pavitt’s Ideal Drugstore Skin-Care RoutineIncluding a body lotion that’ll make you feel like a dolphin.
  43. not a professional. just crazy.
    A Well-Deserved Cult Has Formed Around a Pair of Seemingly-Ugly $30 Men’s PantsThey’re owned by the likes of stylist Lilli Millhiser, makeup artist Shayna Goldberg, and designer Harley Viera-Newton.
  44. not a professional. just crazy.
    After a Long Hunt, I Found the Perfect, Under-$25 Winter MoisturizerIts non-greasy, and leaves skin looking downright bouncy, even after sitting in front of a heat-blasting radiator.
  45. not a professional. just crazy.
    Help Me, Rio: I Lost Part of My Eyebrow!I’m not going to speak to healing the scar. But I do have some makeup tricks that’ll at least let you pretend your eyebrow isn’t half gone.
  46. not a professional. just crazy.
    Everyone in My Friend Group Is Obsessed With This $8 Sheer LipstickIt’s from supercheap cult brand ColourPop.
  47. not a professional. just crazy.
    15 Valentine’s Day Gifts That’ll Delight Any Beauty ObsessiveIncluding a silky eye mask and a pink (yes, pink!) Mason Pearson.
  48. not a professional. just crazy.
    These Icy Wands Shrink My Cystic Zits in MinutesThey’re $14 less than Renée Rouleau’s Anti Cyst Treatment, and work twice as well.
  49. not a professional. just crazy.
    Help Me, Rio: I Burned My Forehead With a Curling Iron!Your instinct might be to dry the blister out so it falls off faster. That is not a good idea.
  50. not a professional. just crazy.
    Tracee Ellis Ross and I Use This Cheap Tool to Chisel and Lift Our FacesIt’s a perfect dupe for Jillian Dempsey’s $200 Gold Sculpting Bar.
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