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    63 Holiday Shopping TipsHoliday-related proclamations and well-sourced recommendations from the Strategist’s staff and contributors.
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    I Created 6 Very Giftable Beauty Bundles for Everyone In Your LifeEven your skin-care-avoidant dad is covered.
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    The (Mostly Not-Skin-Care) Tools I Used to Break My Skin-Picking HabitTips from a mental-health-care professional and me, a recovered picker.
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    This Product Helped Me Kick My Dry-Shampoo HabitI’d wash my hair in the morning and need dry shampoo in the afternoon.
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    This $14 Charlotte Tilbury Dupe Is Summertime Glow in a BottleWithout it, by late September I start to look vampiric.
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    This Color-Adjusting Blush Is the Closest Thing to My Natural FlushI look like I just had a day at the beach.
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    This Brow Tint Is the Best Nude Lip Liner I’ve UsedNo more pulling out my compact every hour to make sure my liner is still in place.
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    This $15 Body Lotion Smells Just Like Sol de Janeiro’s Bum Bum CreamAll of the legendary, compliment-grabbing fragrance for a quarter of the price.
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    These Are My Favorite Things From the Tatcha Friends & Family SaleIncluding a sunscreen, an eye mask, a lip balm, and more.
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    My Favorite Under-$10 LipsticksBuy multiples. Store them everywhere.
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    I Got the TikTok-Famous Wolf Cut. Now What?I need a whole new hair-care routine.
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    The No-Irritation, No-Redness Method for Easing Into Strong RetinoidsIt’s called “retinization” — and it’s like training camp for your skin.
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    The Best Thing I Ever Did For My Acne Was Switch Up My Hair-Care RoutineAll this time, my hair mask was the real villain.
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    Ask the Strategist: Are There Any Good Dyson Airwrap Dupes?I’ve found some alternatives, but no tool does it all.
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    The Best Colorists in New YorkWhere to go for Scarlett Johansson’s seasonal highlights, bubblegum-pink buzz cuts, “hot girl” hair, and more.
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    Run: Everything at Fenty Beauty Is (Substantially) on SaleIncluding its red lipstick, which (in my opinion) is better than Ruby Woo.
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    This Bee Salve Calms My Stressed-Out Skin, From Head to ToeI reach for it during many a skin-care emergency.
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    This $5 Drugstore Blush Replaced My Charlotte Tilbury PinkgasmThe finish is pretty much identical.
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    I Use These Four Products Every Morning to Protect My Skin All Day LongThey’re my free-radical fighters.
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    This Is (Seriously) the Best Dry ShampooI’ve raved about it on TikTok and Instagram and even gifted my sister a bottle for the holidays.
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    I Found a $29 Dupe for Parachute’s Ultraluxe Silk PillowcasesThis just-as-luxurious option does wonders for my hair and skin, for about a quarter of the cost.
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    The Hydrating, Low-Fuss Makeup That Warms Up My Pale Winter SkinThese four products are easy to apply and make me look less like a vampire.
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    The 6 Products Our Beauty Columnist Emptied Out in DecemberTo find out about the products worth excavating, we occasionally invite friends of the Strategist to tell us about their monthly empties.
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    This $15 Bluetooth Shower Speaker Is the Best Thing I Bought All YearIt makes my long showers genuinely fun and entertaining.
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    Finally, a Hydrating Cleanser That Washes Off All My MakeupIt leaves my skin bouncy, moisturized, and actually clean.
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    I’ve Found a Non-Irritating Spray That Fades My Eczema ScarsFinally. I’ve been struggling with this for years.
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    The 13 Things Worth Buying at Credo Beauty’s SaleA lip-gloss lover’s lip gloss, a shimmer-free balm, and a Katie Jane Hughes–approved cream.
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    These $7 Rollers Help My Bangs Air-Dry PerfectlyThey look like something my grandma would wear, but they work.
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    Everything I Use to Keep My (Very) Bleached Hair HealthyGoing blonde is easy, but keeping that super-bleached hair healthy is hard.
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    These Are My Favorite Things From the Tatcha Friends & Family SaleIncluding a sunscreen, an eye mask, a lip balm, and more.
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    All the Best Skin-Protecting Products on Sale at Supergoop“I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again: Sunscreen should be worn daily, no matter how cloudy the forecast or how indoors-y your plans are.”
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    This Percussive Therapy Tool Is Like an At-Home Deep-Tissue MassageIt helped alleviate my perpetual back, neck, and shoulder aches.
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    This Aloe-Infused Gel Helped My Sensitive Skin Handle Retin-AAloe isn’t just for soothing sunburns.
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    Your Sensitive, Breakout-Prone Skin Will Love Mandelic AcidIt’s the gentlest AHA of the bunch.
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    The Hair Oil My Very Silky-Haired Friend Made Me Buy Is Extremely GoodIt eradicated my frizz.
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    I Can’t Stop Covering My Lips, Eyes, and Face With This Line of Nourishing MasksThey’ve seemingly just clicked with people, from celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Emma Stone to skin-care obsessives like me.
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    I’ve Found an Effective, Nonirritating Version of Vitamin CIt’s called tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate.
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    The Two-in-One Cleansing Pads I’m Bringing on Every Trip This SummerThey work exceptionally well as a makeup remover, and as a cleanser.
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    Four Subtle Self-Tanners for Those of Us Looking Particularly PastyThey’ll give even the ghostliest-looking skin a gentle, sun-kissed glow.
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    Everything I Use to Get Rid of My Dark (Uncle Fester–esque) Under EyesBecause no one enjoys looking like they belong in a horror film.
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    My 5 Favorite Glow-Inducing Face OilsIncluding J.Lo’s favorite, and one especially suitable for eczema-prone skin.
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    My Preflight Beauty Routine That Ensures I Land Acne-FreeIt also ensures I can pass out on the flight without having to worry about my skin.
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    The Evening Routine That Keeps My Breakouts at BayIt’s taken me years — and lots of trial and error — to settle into a routine that keeps my acne at bay without stripping or drying out my fussy skin.
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    The $9 Face Wash I Use to Fight Cystic AcneIt’s not magic. It’s benzoyl peroxide.
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    The Fresh-Faced Makeup I Keep Coming Back to for SummerFor the first time since March 2020, I’ve been getting texts and DMs asking for the best eyeliners, mascaras, and blushes.
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    These Are My Favorite Things From Tatcha’s Summer CelebrationIncluding an eye mask, a lip balm, a skin mist, and more.
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    The Best At-Home Hood Dryers, According to ProfessionalsIncluding one stylist’s Paris Fashion Week staple.
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    The Best Natural-Hair Accessories, According to ObsessivesWe spoke to five enthusiasts and hair professionals about their favorite accessories for natural hair, and why they’re obsessed.
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    A Running List of My Favorite Products at Sephora (Which Are Now on Sale)Including a dewy-inducing SPF and an acid-mantle-repairing moisturizer.
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    6 of My Favorite Refillable Beauty ProductsIt typically means paying a little extra up front and paying less when you replenish.
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