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  1. recommended by experts
    The Best Flat Irons for Straightening Hair, According to ExpertsIncluding the ones Beyoncé and Michelle Obama depend on for sleek hair.
  2. cyber monday 2021
    Everything Worth Buying at Sephora’s Cyber Week SaleIncluding shimmery Fenty Match Stix and an eye-shadow palette from muva Pat McGrath.
  3. cyber monday 2021
    Everything Worth Buying at Dermstore’s Cyber Monday SaleLots of Strat-favorites are up to 30 percent off.
  4. black friday 2021
    Everything Worth Buying at Sephora’s Cyber Week SaleIncluding shimmery Fenty Match Stix and an eye-shadow palette from muva Pat McGrath.
  5. black friday 2021
    Everything Worth Buying at Dermstore’s Black Friday SaleLots of Strat-favorites are up to 30 percent off.
  6. gifts they might actually want
    The Best (Strategist-Approved) Gifts for GardenersWhether they’re the proud cultivator of an English-style cottage garden or an apartment gardener growing windowsill basil.
  7. gifts they might actually want
    Support Small Businesses With These Gift CardsForget about shipping deadlines while supporting small businesses.
  8. sales sales sales
    Everything Worth Buying at Sephora’s Beauty Insider Holiday SaleIncluding a limited-edition color of the cult-favorite Dyson blow-dryer.
  9. i keep seeing this
    Is This the Telfar Bag of Lip Gloss?As statusy as status lip gloss gets.
  10. what i can’t live without
    What Tailor Rich Fresh Can’t Live Without“I don’t want Calvin Klein all in my underwear so these are my go-to.”
  11. ask a cool person
    The Slippers Stylish People Are Wearing, From Sabahs to SubusThe latter is described by one fan as “puffer jackets for the feet.”
  12. gifts they might actually want
    The Best Gifts for Bookworms (That Aren’t Books)Because they’ve probably already read that novel.
  13. recommended by experts
    The Best Vitamin C Serums, According to DermatologistsIncluding specific serums for dry, oily, and acne-prone skin.
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    The Best Products for Preventing and Fading Melasma, According to DermatologistsIncluding sunscreens, serums, and a brightening treatment.
  15. this thing’s incredible
    This Shampoo Is So Hydrating I Detangle My Hair With ItIt’s completely changed my routine.
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    The Best Eye Creams, According to ExpertsIncluding ones that de-puff, brighten, and smooth.
  17. recommended by experts
    How to Help Natural Hair Retain Length, According to ExpertsSpoiler: There’s no magic pill.
  18. recommended by experts
    The Best Night Creams, According to DermatologistsWith options for acne-prone, dry, normal, aging skin, and more.
  19. in context
    The Books Tia Williams Read While Writing Seven Days in JuneIncluding a vampire-erotica series from one of the genre’s leading voices.
  20. recommended by experts
    The Best Wrinkle Creams, According to Dermatologists and FacialistsIncluding options with SPF, and others for getting rid of pesky under-eye wrinkles.
  21. recommended by experts
    The Best Conditioners, According to Hairstylists and Salon Owners“The reparative work this does is second to none.”
  22. recommended by experts
    What’s the Best Natural Deodorant?No, a natural deodorant doesn’t stop sweat, but it does “allow underarms to breathe naturally,” one expert explains.
  23. this thing’s incredible
    These Gluten-Free Pizza Bites Are Magically DeliciousLike Totino’s, but better.
  24. scent from above
    5 Black Perfumers Changing the Scent IndustryOne incredible fragrance at a time.
  25. recommended by experts
    The Best Curling Irons, According to Professional HairstylistsIncluding one that’s “like Apple AirPods in the curling-iron niche.”
  26. recommended by experts
    The Best Skin-Care Products for Redness and Rosacea, According to ExpertsFrom creams and cleansers to tinted primers and sunscreen.
  27. celebrity shopping
    What Buttah Skin Founder Dorion Renaud Can’t Live Without“They’re great if you have a larger package. They have a pouch that’s perfect for any size.”
  28. recommended by experts
    The Best Women’s Deodorants and Antiperspirants, According to ExpertsIncluding a lemony natural deodorant that contains live bacteria.
  29. recommended by experts
    The Best Men’s Deodorants and Anti-perspirants, According to ExpertsIncluding a wipe that will stop sweat for up to a week and a natural deodorant made with beer hops.
  30. recommended by experts
    The Best Ways to Prevent Thigh Chafe When It’s Hot and Humid OutsideSixteen experts recommend the anti-chafe products they rely on, from glide-on balms, to powders you can precisely apply, to garter-style leg bands.
  31. painless shopping
    27 (Simple, Over-the-Top, and In-Between) Pieces of Jewelry From Black DesignersIncluding a pair of earrings worn by Serena Williams.
  32. steal my vacation
    I’ve Been to Oahu 7 Times — Most Recently for My (Social-Media-Free) Babymoon“The category was rest and relaxation.”
  33. recommended by experts
    The Best Face Washes for Acne, According to Dermatologists and FacialistsFrom old-school (Neutrogena, manuka honey) to Japanese oil.
  34. recommended by experts
    The Best Skin Care to Use While Pregnant (and Nursing), According to ExpertsEleven doctors on the ingredients to absolutely avoid, alternative ingredients to look for, and the best products expectant (and new) moms can use.
  35. recommended by experts
    The Best Face Washes, According to Dermatologists and Skin-Care ExpertsA face wash for every skin type, recommended by skin-care experts.
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    The Best Skin-Care Products for Accutane Users, According to DermatologistsStart stocking up on Aquaphor.
  37. recommended by experts
    The Best Moisturizers for Mature Skin, According to DermatologistsWe polled 16 dermatologists for their favorites.
  38. ask a cool person
    The Best White Socks for Women, According to Cool PeopleBasic but essential.
  39. recommended by experts
    The Best Cream Blushes, According to ExpertsIncluding the OG product that started it all.
  40. recommended by experts
    The Best Leave-In Conditioners, According to HairstylistsIncluding ones that double as a heat protector and detangler.
  41. the group portrait
    The Crew of DJs Behind the Best Parties in Brooklyn This Summer“All the DJs have been at home becoming themselves, working on their music,” says one. “The sound is about to be out of control.”
  42. prime day 2021
    The Best Beauty Stuff (From Strategist-Approved Brands) on Sale for Prime DayAll of the best beauty products from Amazon’s Prime Day sale in one place.
  43. juneteenth
    How to Throw a Juneteenth Party, According to People Who Throw PartiesIt’s all about curating a vibe.
  44. strategist investigates
    Why Was All the Natural-Hair Packaging Gold?At some point, I realized the gold and crowns and queens were someone else’s concept of Black womanhood.
  45. reading lists
    23 Black Coffee-Table Books to Add to Your CollectionIncluding a book written by curator Kimberly Drew.
  46. steal my vacation
    Julee Wilson’s Two-Week Family Trip to Oak Bluffs, Martha’s Vineyard“It’s really divey with great diner food. Dapper Dan goes there with his wife.”
  47. celebrity shopping
    What Florist Ryan Norville Can’t Live Without“I give it to all my pregnant friends because it doesn’t feel like a compromise when you can’t have Champagne.”
  48. reckoning with a reckoning
    White People Are SquirmingEight writers on what happens when the people around you are suddenly forced to confront race.
  49. in context
    The Books Morgan Jerkins Read While Writing Caul BabyIncluding a novel that’s basically a turn-of-the-century “Malcolm and Marie.”
  50. reading lists
    The Best Books About Environmental Justice, According to ExpertsFrom a practical guide to farming while Black to a comprehensive history of the conservation movement in America.
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