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Rio Viera-Newton

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    Everything You Need for a Successful at-Home ManicureFrom cuticle nippers to top coats.
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    This $4 Hand Cream Has Allowed Me to Wash My Eczema-Ridden Hands Ten Times a DaySince my hands were so far past any irritation I’d ever experienced in the past, I decided to hunt down the most healing hand cream available.
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    Whole Foods’ Beauty Section, A Semi-Secret Treasure Trove, Is On SaleGo get yourself some Weleda Skin Food.
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    After a Long Hunt, I Finally Found the Perfect ($4) White TankThey’re neither too cropped nor too long, snug with a bit of stretch for comfort, and have thinner-than-usual racerback straps.
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    The Giant Rug My Instagram Followers Always Ask Me About Only Costs $80I spent weeks frustratedly hunting through $1,000 pieces the size of a bath mat before I found it.
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    Everything (From Conditioners to Cleansers) I’m Buying During Dermstore’s SaleIncluding a hyaluronic acid and retinol eye mask I’ve had my eye on for quite some time.
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    Aesthetician Sofie Pavitt’s Ideal Drugstore Skin-Care RoutineIncluding a body lotion that’ll make you feel like a dolphin.
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    A Well-Deserved Cult Has Formed Around a Pair of Seemingly-Ugly $30 Men’s PantsThey’re owned by the likes of stylist Lilli Millhiser, makeup artist Shayna Goldberg, and designer Harley Viera-Newton.
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    After a Long Hunt, I Found the Perfect, Under-$25 Winter MoisturizerIts non-greasy, and leaves skin looking downright bouncy, even after sitting in front of a heat-blasting radiator.
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    Help Me, Rio: I Lost Part of My Eyebrow!I’m not going to speak to healing the scar. But I do have some makeup tricks that’ll at least let you pretend your eyebrow isn’t half gone.
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    Everyone in My Friend Group Is Obsessed With This $8 Sheer LipstickIt’s from supercheap cult brand ColourPop.
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    These Icy Wands Shrink My Cystic Zits in MinutesThey’re $14 less than Renée Rouleau’s Anti Cyst Treatment, and work twice as well.
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    Help Me, Rio: I Burned My Forehead With a Curling Iron!Your instinct might be to dry the blister out so it falls off faster. That is not a good idea.
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    Tracee Ellis Ross and I Use This Cheap Tool to Chisel and Lift Our FacesIt’s a perfect dupe for Jillian Dempsey’s $200 Gold Sculpting Bar.
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    This Piggy Lid Helps Me Make Perfect Rice, Open Jars, and Microwave Leftovers“It’s really incredibly useful, for a silicone sheet that loosely resembles a pig.”
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    The Email I Send to Brides Looking for Pre-Wedding Skin-Care AdviceEngaged friends, friends of friends, and perfect strangers alike are constantly asking for wedding advice. This is what I send them.
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    All 6 Cats in My Family Go Nuts Over This Giant Unicorn TunnelMy sister’s cat loves it, my mom’s cat loves it, and now, my Martini loves it.
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    The 12 COSRX Products Every Skin-Care Fiend Should HaveThe basically perfect Korean skin-care brand seemingly debuts a new product every week. These are the 12 I’ll never stop buying.
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    The $28 Hairbrush That Replaced My Mason PearsonWhenever I use it — after a shower, in the mornings, before going out — it leaves my locks looking smoother, silkier, and with no knots or flyaways.
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    The 8 Products I Use to Save My Skin From Drying Out in WinterA new mugwort mask and a steamer for at-home facials.
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    The 5 Best Products for Skin, Hair, and Nails That I Bought This YearMy hands-down favorite purchases from this past year across five categories — hair, nails, skin care, makeup, and body.
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    The Winter Makeup Look I’ll Be Wearing Until the Spring ThawIt involves Fenty and a bronzy eye.
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    The Absolute Best Beauty Products That Will Still Arrive in Time for ChristmasIncluding a mini fridge, a slightly magical hair towel, and a bevy of hydrating masks.
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    I’m Impossible to Shop for, But There Are Some Beauty Products I Actually WantMy friends and family feel it would be impossible to pick out something I don’t already own. But they are wrong!
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    The 15 Best Gifts for Every Beauty Obsessive on Your ListFancy cream for a fancy lady, a Glossier starter-kit for a Gen-Z sibling, and a brown lip duo for the ‘90s nostalgist.
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    The 5 Best Products to Buy During Bite Beauty’s Rather Massive SaleA $6 lipstick and a $1 eyeliner sharpener.
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    I’m Buying This ‘Life-changing’ Hair Towel in Bulk This Cyber MondayIt has replaced all hot tools in my household.
  28. black friday 2019
    The Best Things to Buy at Glossier’s Cyber Monday SaleNow is the time to pick up some of their cult favorite, shelfie-ready skincare and makeup products.
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    I Found an Eyeliner That Makes Creating an Eye Wing Ridiculously EasyEven for those of us with extremely shaky hands.
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    Everything I’m Buying During Soko Glam’s (Delightfully Early) Black Friday SaleTime to stock up on pimple patches.
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    I Joined the Megababe ‘Rosy Pits’ Cult and I’m Never Turning BackThe deodorant doesn’t stop sweat, but it makes those little droplets smell like roses. And not roses that are covering up garbage.
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    The 3 Pricey Products I’ll Always Splurge on (Because They’re That Good)I’ve tried and tried and tried to find dupes for them, but they’re just too effective.
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    The 14 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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    All the Products I’m Buying Before the Sephora Sale EndsIncluding a retinol alternative recommended by Jonathan Van Ness, and a straightener recommended by Katie Jane Hughes.
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    A Bevy of (Generally Expensive) Beauty Products Are on Sale at NordstromSunday Riley! Laura Mercier! Anastasia Beverly Hills!
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    Everything Worth Buying at the Sephora Insider SaleI’ve written lovingly about almost every single product on this list.
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    Everything I Use to Create the Perfect ’90s-Inspired Brown Lip“There’s something about the neutrality and effortlessness of the look — it just makes you look cool.”
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    I Found a Solid Dupe for My Gut-Wrenchingly Expensive Christophe Robin Hair MaskTexture sprays, oils, and leave-in conditioners have become basically superfluous.
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    Much to My Surprise, I’m Obsessed With Kylie Cosmetics’ BlushI loathed her lip kits and glosses. But this stuff is really, really good.
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    I Found the World’s Best Baby-Blue Eye ShadowIt saturates the eye
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    These Are My 9 Favorite Things From the Big Tatcha SaleIncluding a sunscreen, an eye mask, a lip balm, and more.
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    The 11 Products I’ve Bought Over and Over AgainIf the bottle is empty, you know it’s been well-loved.
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    These Picks Turned Me, a Non-Flosser, Into Someone Who Flosses Four Times a DayThey never make my gums bleed, and they extract popcorn kernels with ease.
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    Rio Drops By: Talking Retinol and Burn Creams With Beauty Consultant Alexis PageThe drugstore moisturizer, Muji lipstick, and face-lifting foundation the woman who’s developed products for Pat McGrath’s and Emily Weiss loves.
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    The 5 Things You Should Buy From Walmart’s (Yes, Walmart’s) Beauty SaleThey have a lot of great makeup, it turns out, and it’s all extremely cheap at the moment.
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    This Tinted Moisturizer Makes My Skin Look Flawless Even When I’m SicklyIf you, like me, like to look like you have perfectly luminous skin even when you emphatically don’t, this is a must-have.
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    This Oil May Be the Most Hydrating Product I’ve Ever Tried“It wasn’t just a fluke: The one night I didn’t use it, I woke up with scaly red patches all over my face.”
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    The Autumnal Look That Convinced Me Orange Makeup Is FlatteringStolen from a picture of Lily Aldrige looking like a beautiful pumpkin.
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    My Beloved Purito Centella Sunscreen Is Now Available Scent-FreeSome of you were bothered by the practically perfect product’s lavender-y smell. No longer.
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    Urban Outfitters Has a Ton of Cute Barrettes on SaleJoin the Great Barrette Movement of 2019, at a slightly lower cost.
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