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My Fave 5: All About That Base

It’s been a while since I shared a beauty top five! A recent group text with my girlfriends about our favorite foundations got me thinking that I should round up a handful of my best base picks: two multitasking skincare/coverage hybrids; a buildable water-based formula that’s a staple in every…
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Just Five Things: Summer Makeup Edit

Byrdie has a video series on their YouTube channel called Just Five Things, where celebrities, models, makeup artists and other industry pros share their top five beauty picks from their personal kits. These folks have access to lots of products, so when something lands on the top of their favorites list,…
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My Fave 5: Under Eye Concealers

A good under eye concealer is an essential in my makeup stash these days (see: my tips for camouflaging dark circles). Since I’m all about fuss-free makeup, I look for concealer formulas that blend easily into the skin, brighten and minimize discoloration, and stay put throughout the day without touch-ups. Bonus…
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My Fave 5: Gentle But Effective Face Cleansers

My #1 skin care commandment of daily cleansing: Thou shalt not put bubbles on thine face. The synthetic detergents and surfactants in foaming cleansers give your face that “squeaky clean” feeling, but leave you feeling tight and itchy. They strip your skin of its natural moisture, which can lead to dehydration, sensitivity, peeling and flaking,…