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What Phoebe Robinson Can’t Live Without

If you’re like us, you’ve probably wondered what famous people add to their carts. Not the JAR brooch and Louis XV chair, but the hand sanitizer and the electric toothbrush. We asked Phoebe Robinson, co-host of the podcasts 2 Dope Queens and Sooo Many White Guys, about the orange mints, lipstick, and face cream she can’t live without.

I’m obsessed with the Fenty beauty line. It’s like, finally women of color get good makeup. I really like a red lip as my go-to when I go out. It lasts and it looks cool, and you feel like this must be what Rihanna feels like when she goes out. I’m going to pick up my laundry and she’s going to the klerb, but I’m pretty sure we feel the same. I’ll buy three at a time because I use it so much. It’s a different, deeper red that really works for me, and it doesn’t smudge either.

First of all, I have to give it up to my parents. They turned me on to this stuff because I was always getting generic Target soap, and my parents were like, “L-o-l, get it together.” This is all they would use, and I love it because it’s lavender-scented, so you’re starting the day off like Jessica Alba. It leaves my skin clean and smooth because there’s just not a lot of junk in it. It’s like a massage and pedicure and a getaway every day. I truly only use it for my body because I’m suspicious when people use it for 20 different things.

I’m in my early 30s and people are like, “You gotta care about your skin now.” But I’m like, “I’m black,” and they’re like, “Girl you still gotta care.” I had a makeup artist who told me this was the absolute best cream. I put this on, and it goes so clear and smooth that I forget I’m wearing it. It’s not a lot of junk because my skin can be very sensitive and oily and combination and break out, and no matter what it wants to do, this doesn’t upset it. It’s a bit on the pricey side, but it will last three or four months.

I am five-seven and pear-shaped, and a lot of times you see supercute jeans, but they’re cut really straight, so they won’t go completely over my butt or thighs. These, though, have a lot of stretch and are higher-waisted, so I never have plumber’s crack, which was a big epidemic in the early aughts. It is not the cheapest thing in the world, but if there’s one thing that I will splurge on, it will be jeans. I will wear Converse sneakers, but give me my J Brand jeans.