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7 Clever Substitutes for Your Favorite Beauty Products

It’s been several months since we’ve been social distancing to reduce the spread of COVID-19, and chances are, you’ve run out of your everyday beauty products and had to make a trip to the drugstore once or twice. Even if you’re taking a break from your regularly scheduled full-face looks, you might still be playing with makeup for a Zoom meeting, a Bumble video date, or just for fun.

But what if you run out of your favorite mascara or eyebrow gel and you don’t feel like battling anti-maskers at Walmart if you live in a state seeing a spike in COVID-19 cases? Maybe you completely spaced on ordering body wash. You can search online wait for your stuff to be delivered, or just sub them out and use other beauty products you might have lying around.

We chatted with cosmetic chemists, hairstylists, makeup artists, and trichologists

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the beauty products to know about this week

Images courtesy of brands
Images courtesy of brands

Our lives are finally starting to resemble those of the harried Londoners we once were and – frankly – aren’t we taking it all in our stride?

From slurping coffee at our local café to chomping pizza at our nearest Italian, we’re finally back to pounding the pavements and it’s never felt better.

But as life ushers us back into its fold (at a one metre distance, of course), it’s imperative that we retain the adopted practices of self-care that we’ve spent the last four months indulging in.

It came as no surprise this week that a study found that 83 per cent of people have been reaching for skincare instead of beauty over the last few months, and even less shocking that 77 per cent of people have purchased new beauty products during lockdown.

After all, we’re immune to many things, but a new beauty

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I’m 45, and These Beauty Products Make My Skin Glow Like Crazy

A decade ago, the term aging was practically a swear word. To ask a woman her age was (and, who knows, still might be) among the most tasteless questions anyone could utter. We’ve come a long way since then, but the truth is that our culture is still woefully youth-obsessed. Don’t get us wrong: Progress has been made. Among the many areas of the beauty industry that have changed for the better is the newfound sense of community and conversation dedicated to sharing the products and practices we’re each using to stay looking our best for longer. No longer are women hoarding their skincare secrets under lock and key. We’re sharing, we’re learning, and best of all, more than ever, we’re prioritizing healthy, happy skin and bodies over all else.

Enter Catherine McCord, author and founder of family-friendly, health-conscious food community Weelicious. Not only is the 45-year-old mother

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This is How Beauty Products Have Helped These Trans Women Express Their True Selves

Love In Color is a weekly series that celebrates Pride Month by showcasing the beauty of self-expression through makeup and fashion. We’re highlighting style’s importance to the LGBTQ community, from the outfits that made queer youth feel seen for the first time to the stories of drag queens who use makeup to express their identities. 

Beauty products can have a lot of power: A swipe of lipstick can help you feel ready to take on a big meeting, applying a sheet mask after a long day can feel like the ultimate form of self-care, and a spritz of perfume can make you feel confident before a first date. For those who love beauty products, whether that means rocking a glam look to the gym or splurging on a luxury moisturizer, the power these products have is not only acknowledged but embraced. Beauty products can serve as a medium for

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