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  1. deal of the day
    Everything at Pat McGrath (Including Rio’s Favorite Winter Blush) Is on SaleWhether you want a subtle beat or smoky eyes à la Julia Fox.
  2. in context
    What Honorée Fanonne Jeffers Read While Writing The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du BoisIncluding a collection of classic African American folktales.
  3. deal of the day
    This Hypoallergenic Candle (That Smells Like Summer) Is 25 Percent OffIt burns for hours and hours (and hours).
  4. best in class
    The 8 Very Best Flat IronsIncluding the ones Beyoncé and Michelle Obama depend on for sleek hair.
  5. gifts they might actually want
    A Gift for Every Type of WifeIncluding beautiful glassware, comfy sandals, and lots of self-care.
  6. painless shopping
    30 (Simple, Over-the-Top, and In-Between) Pieces of Jewelry From Black DesignersIncluding waist beads, anklets, and finger caps.
  7. trust me i should know
    A Candle Influencer’s Favorite Candles Under $50Including affordable dupes for Le Labo and Diptyque.
  8. deal of the day
    This Cult-Favorite, Complexion-Clearing GlamGlow Mask Is Half Off at UltaSo good Buzz Bissinger’s therapist noticed it.
  9. gifts they might actually want
    Support Small Businesses With These Gift CardsForget about shipping deadlines while supporting small businesses.
  10. deal of the day
    This Ultrarich, Rio-Approved Moisturizer Is 36 Percent OffAn affordable fix to the winter scalies.
  11. gifts they might actually want
    The Best Gifts for Bookworms (That Aren’t Books)Because they’ve probably already read that novel.
  12. 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.
  13. cyber monday 2021
    Everything Worth Buying at Dermstore’s Cyber Monday SaleLots of Strat-favorites are up to 30 percent off.
  14. 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.
  15. black friday 2021
    Everything Worth Buying at Dermstore’s Black Friday SaleLots of Strat-favorites are up to 30 percent off.
  16. sales sales sales
    Everything Worth Buying at Sephora’s Beauty Insider Holiday SaleIncluding a limited-edition color of the cult-favorite Dyson blow-dryer.
  17. i keep seeing this
    Is This the Telfar Bag of Lip Gloss?As statusy as status lip gloss gets.
  18. 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.”
  19. this thing’s incredible
    This Shampoo Is So Hydrating I Detangle My Hair With ItIt’s completely changed my routine.
  20. recommended by experts
    How to Help Natural Hair Retain Length, According to ExpertsSpoiler: There’s no magic pill.
  21. best in class
    The 14 Very Best Retinol Products for Every Skin TypeAn anti-aging essential.
  22. 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.
  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. 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.”
  26. best in class
    The 11 Very Best Women’s Deodorants and AntiperspirantsIncluding a lemony natural deodorant that contains live bacteria.
  27. 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.
  28. steal my vacation
    I’ve Been to Oahu 7 Times — Most Recently for My (Social-Media-Free) Babymoon“The category was rest and relaxation.”
  29. recommended by experts
    The Best Skin-Care Products for Accutane Users, According to DermatologistsStart stocking up on Aquaphor.
  30. ask a cool person
    The Best White Socks for Women, According to Cool PeopleBasic but essential.
  31. recommended by experts
    The Best Cream Blushes, According to ExpertsIncluding the OG product that started it all.
  32. recommended by experts
    The Best Leave-In Conditioners, According to HairstylistsIncluding ones that double as a heat protector and detangler.
  33. 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.”
  34. 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.
  35. juneteenth
    How to Throw a Juneteenth Party, According to People Who Throw PartiesIt’s all about curating a vibe.
  36. 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.
  37. reading lists
    23 Black Coffee-Table Books to Add to Your CollectionIncluding a book written by curator Kimberly Drew.
  38. 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.”
  39. 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.”
  40. reckoning with a reckoning
    White People Are SquirmingEight writers on what happens when the people around you are suddenly forced to confront race.
  41. in context
    The Books Morgan Jerkins Read While Writing Caul BabyIncluding a novel that’s basically a turn-of-the-century “Malcolm and Marie.”
  42. 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.
  43. recommended by experts
    The Best Skin-Care Routine for Your 30s“Neck cream is the new eye cream.”
  44. natural hair week
    The Best Hair Bonnets, According to ExpertsIncluding a minimal-looking one beloved by Strategist staffers and celebrities alike.
  45. natural hair week
    Everything You Need to Know About Hair SteamingAnd the best ones to get the job done.
  46. natural hair week
    How to (Safely) Take Down a Protective Style and Detangle Natural HairFrom a split-end-sealing serum to a heat-activated hair mask.
  47. natural hair week
    How to Take Care of Your Natural Hair, If You’re Newly NaturalThree words: moisturize, moisturize, moisturize.
  48. natural hair week
    I’ve Finally Mastered My Twist Out — Here’s Everything I UseIt took hundreds of attempts to get right.
  49. natural hair week
    I Wear My Grace Eleyae Bonnet Both to Bed and on Zoom CallsIt keeps my hair healthy and functions as a part-time hat.
  50. natural hair week
    How to Build a Black-Owned Hair-Care RoutineFrom the Mason Pearson of natural hairbrushes to the hair oil that’s basically lip gloss for your hair.
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