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  1. not a professional. just crazy.
    These 5 Serums Are Under $20 and Work Just As Well As Expensive OnesSerums don’t need to be expensive to order to be effective.
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    I Can’t Stop Wearing These $27 Baguette BagsAbsurdly inexpensive purses that pair well with any outfit.
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    Some of My Favorite Beauty Products Are on Sale Right NowAs it turns out, the week of Presidents’ Day is an excellent time to shop for skin-care, makeup, and hair-care products.
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    The Valentine’s Gifts I Would Give Any Beauty ObsessiveIncluding fuzzy slippers and a pink (yes, pink!) Mason Pearson.
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    Best Heat-Free Curling Methods, According to TikTokOne Trick Even Involves Socks
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    This $5 Concealer Is a Spot-on Dupe for YSL’s Touche ÉclatIn a blind test, I’m not sure I’d be able to tell the difference.
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    Some Truly Excellent (Under $25) Skin-Care ProductsSkincare doesn’t have to be expensive to be good.
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    The Best Reusable, Onetime-Buy Skin-Care ProductsBuy them one time and one time only!
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    The Best (Extremely) Discounted Products From Sephora’s Holiday SaleSephora’s sale section is even more on sale!
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    The Absolute Best Beauty Stocking Stuffers Under $30From Instagram-worthy zit stickers to Gen Z’s favorite lip balm.
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    What Went Wrong With Centella Green?There are lots of reasons why testing doesn’t end up matching what’s reported on labels.
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    The Very Best Sunscreens From Supergoop’s Holiday SaleThey offer a wide variety of formulas, finishes, and textures, so you can find one that works for your routine and skin type.
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    The Best Beauty Gifts for Gen Z-ersDevon Lee Carlson and TikTok approved.
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    Some of My Favorite Products Are On Sale at Soko GlamAmong them: a winter-friendly, hydrating essence; a Skin Care by Hyram–approved cleansing balm; and a breakout-busting sheet mask.
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    A Running List of the Best On Sale Skin Care at SephoraSkin softeners! Aluminum-free deodorants! Bath salts!
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    A ‘Dead-on’ Diptyque Dupe and Other TikTok-Famous CandlesAnother one sold out at Bath & Body Works because it smelled exactly like Draco Malfoy.
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    I Finally Found a Detergent That Doesn’t Make My Skin ItchyIt gets coffee stains and mascara streaks out too.
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    3 Products That Will Bust Even the Most Persistent BlackheadsIncluding one that makes them “practically jump right out.”
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    Beauty Experts and Obsessives on Their Favorite Under-$10 ProductsIncluding a razor that’s “better than the Dermaflash.”
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    The Very Best Things to Buy at Dermstore’s (Very Good) SaleSnail mucin, Unsun sunscreen, Dr. Dennis Gross, and more.
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    The Best Shadows and Liners for Above-the-Mask Eye LooksAll easy to apply.
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    All the Best Products at Soko Glam Are Briefly on SaleIt’s the K-Beauty site’s Best of Beauty Awards, my favorite e-commerce holiday.
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    Glycerin Needs Hyaluronic Acid’s PublicistIt’s cheaper, and just as moisturizing — if not more.
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    Everything Worth Buying at Ulta’s Fall Haul SaleIncluding a dry-skin-sloughing scrub, a texturizing dry shampoo, and a Laura Mercier dupe.
  25. not a professional. just crazy.
    My Beauty-Industry Friends Are All Obsessed With Ariana Grande’s ‘Cloud’ PerfumeI was first surprised. And then convinced.
  26. not a professional. just crazy.
    The Caddies and Shelves I Depend on to Keep My Bathroom Organized“I am no Bobby from Queer Eye — none of these take any effort to install.”
  27. skin week
    The 7 Products I Stock Up On Every Time I Travel to LondonIncluding a SPF-infused moisturizer, travel-friendly double cleanser, and a Drunk Elephant dupe.
  28. not a professional. just crazy.
    The Products I Use to Salvage My Chapped and Flaky LipsBalms, yes, but also exfoliants and sleep masks.
  29. not a professional. just crazy.
    The Best Products On Sale For Labor Day, From Around The InternetFrom a Kourtney Kardashian–approved hair turban to Natalie Portman’s go-to rosehip oil.
  30. not a professional. just crazy.
    Seven Very Excellent Products On Sale at Soko GlamAn embarrassment of riches.
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    This Castor Oil Smoothes My Flyaways (And Made My Hair Grow 3 Inches)“Suddenly, I can put my hair in a bun.”
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    The 5 Products That Effectively Keep My Eczema at BayFrom a sulfate-free cleanser to a crystal soak.
  33. not a professional. just crazy.
    My Favorite Daytime Moisturizer Is On Sale at Nordstrom’s Anniversary EventAs is some pretty excellent Living Proof dry shampoo, a trio of Dr. Barbara Sturm’s cult-favorite serums, Supergoop sunscreen, and more.
  34. not a professional. just crazy.
    These Sheer, Your-Nails-But-Better Polishes Make My At-Home Manis FoolproofThey are so flattering (and forgiving) they make my toddlerlike application actually look kind of professional.
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    You Should Get to Know Niacinamide, Skin Care’s Smoothing, Healing Hydrating MVPIt helps fade hyperpigmentation, smooth fine lines and wrinkles, hydrate the skin, and reduce redness and blotchiness.
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    I Am Obsessed With Frank Ocean’s Mom’s Dewy-Making Mineral SunscreenIt makes my skin look glowy, and is so gentle I can put it on top of eczema flare-ups.
  37. 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.
  38. beauty
    The 5 Face Mists I Use for Hydrated, Glowy SkinWritten off as just water with good marketing, face mists are largely underappreciated.
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    These Two Cleansers Ensure My Sweaty Summer Skin Is Squeaky CleanBut never stripped.
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    Everything I Use to Combat Active BreakoutsWhether it’s a sprinkling of whiteheads, or a massive cyst.
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    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).
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    This Lightweight Moisturizer Has Healed My Blotchy Summer SkinIt quenches my skin without leaving behind that oily, slippery glaze.
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
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    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.”
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    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.
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    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?”
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    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.
  49. 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.
  50. 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.
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