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  1. you can do this
    How to Install a Lace-Front Wig, According to Experts“Wigs are super-popular right now because they’re really easy to do.”
  2. gifts they might actually want
    The Best Beauty Advent Calendars to Buy Before They Sell Out“Behind every door there’s something new to try.”
  3. your shopping cart
    What Strategist Readers Bought in October: Space Heaters and Water FlossersPlus, an ergonomic office chair, a set of face masks for kids, and an adjustable memory-foam pillow.
  4. recommended by experts
    The Best Men’s Hair-Loss Treatments, According to DoctorsExploring the hair-growth treatments that work, the laser treatment that might, and the vitamins that don’t.
  5. recommended by experts
    The Best Shampoos for Color-Treated Hair, According to HairstylistsIncluding options for blondes, brunettes, and redheads.
  6. recommended by experts
    The Best Products for Preventing and Fading Melasma, According to DermatologistsIncluding sunscreens, serums, and a brightening treatment.
  7. recommended by experts
    The Best Sulfate-Free Shampoos, According to HairstylistsIncluding specific picks for hair that’s dry, thinning, fine, or curly.
  8. people’s choice
    The Best Flat Irons on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers“I really think that the inventor of this miracle tool should be made a saint, or have a town square named after them.”
  9. people’s choice
    The Best Lighted Makeup Mirrors on Amazon, According to Reviewers“You ever hear the old hymn, I once was blind, but now I see?”
  10. recommended by experts
    The Best Eye-Shadow Palettes, According to Makeup ArtistsSo you can do everything from a no-makeup-makeup look to a full-on glitter eye.
  11. trust me i should know
    How I Maintain a 4C Afro on Low Porosity Hair for 10 Days at a TimeDeep conditioning, deep conditioning, deep conditioning.
  12. recommended by experts
    The Best Shampoos for Fine Hair, According to HairstylistsWith specific picks for voluming, texturizing, moisturizing, and more.
  13. not a professional. just crazy.
    All the Best Products at Soko Glam Are Briefly on SaleIt’s the K-Beauty site’s Best of Beauty Awards, my favorite e-commerce holiday.
  14. recommended by experts
    The Best Wrinkle Creams, According to Dermatologists and FacialistsIncluding options with SPF, and others for getting rid of pesky under-eye wrinkles.
  15. not a professional. just crazy.
    Glycerin Needs Hyaluronic Acid’s PublicistIt’s cheaper, and just as moisturizing — if not more.
  16. recommended by experts
    The Best Night Creams, According to DermatologistsIncluding the cream one facialist calls “truly magic in a jar.”
  17. celebrity shopping
    What Tallulah Willis Can’t Live Without“I’m a thong girl.”
  18. recommended by experts
    The Best Halloween Makeup for Your Face, According to Makeup ArtistsFor going full-on Statue of Liberty or subtle vampire.
  19. this thing’s incredible
    With Nowhere to Go, I Used Quarantine (and This Serum) to Get Bushier EyebrowsI bought it one month into quarantine, and five months of nightly use later, my brows now appear thicker and feel more luscious.
  20. ask a cool person
    The Best Perfumes, According to People Who Smell a Lot of ThemIncluding the perfume designer Agnes B. has worn for over three decades.
  21. trust me i should know
    I Can Use My Nails As a Box Cutter — Here’s How I Get Them So StrongIt’s one part genetics, one part maintenance, and one part conscious product selection.
  22. recommended by experts
    How to Treat and Prevent Scars, According to DermatologistsThe sun is your enemy, and the key to treating scars is the earlier the better.
  23. not a professional. just crazy.
    My 5 Favorite Glow-Inducing Face OilsIncluding J.Lo’s favorite, and one especially suitable for eczema-prone skin.
  24. this thing’s incredible
    I Was a Skeptic, But This Co-Wash Cleanses, Conditions, and Melts My TanglesThis conditioner just does it for me — and by it, I mean everything.
  25. recommended by experts
    What Are the Best Sunscreens?All-purpose sunscreens to slather on at the beach, before a backyard barbecue, or stash in the glove compartment.
  26. people’s choice
    The Best Nail Clippers on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers“I have never seen clippers this good, in fact, I have never imagined clippers this good existed.”
  27. not a professional. just crazy.
    The Products I Use to Salvage My Chapped and Flaky LipsBalms, yes, but also exfoliants and sleep masks.
  28. trust me i should know
    10 Self-Care Products (From Tea to Hair Oil) If You Want to ‘Shop Melanated’Beauty products, yoga classes, books, teas, and other things to nourish and pamper the body and mind, all from Black creators or Black-owned entities.
  29. recommended by experts
    The Best Face Washes for Acne, According to Dermatologists and FacialistsFrom old-school (Neutrogena, manuka honey) to Japanese oil.
  30. micro sales
    12 Things On Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From Parachute to AwayIncluding picks from Away’s first-ever sale and a rare discount on a Dyson.
  31. recommended by experts
    The Best Face Washes, According to Dermatologists and Skin-Care ExpertsA face wash for every skin type, recommended by skin-care experts.
  32. recommended by experts
    The Best Body Serums, According to DermatologistsBecause sometimes a body lotion alone doesn’t cut it.
  33. this thing’s incredible
    The Cream Tommy Dorfman Uses to Keep Their Shaved Legs Silky Smooth“Every man, woman, and they-by who has had the privilege of stroking my shaved legs can attest to their smoothness.”
  34. this thing’s incredible
    I’ve Retired Mrs. Meyer’s for These (Even Eco-Friendlier) Canadian Soaps“Between their reasonable prices and ethos, the products remind me of Mrs. Meyer’s — if Mrs. Meyer was more concerned with deforestation.”
  35. deal of the day
    This Already-Affordable Hydrating Sunscreen Is the Cheapest We’ve Ever SeenThis SPF 50 formula is free from oil, parabens, fragrance, sulfates, and phthalates, making it great for most skin types.
  36. this thing’s incredible
    The Vitamin-C-Infused Eye Cream That (Finally) Got Me Off of Banana BrightIt beats my former favorite by a mile.
  37. micro sales
    10 Things On Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From Fenty Beauty to CasperIncluding a dorm-ready mattress topper and some leakproof rain boots.
  38. sales sales sales
    10 Things On Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From Supergoop to TheoryIncluding a non-Kanken backpack from Fjallraven and a sunscreen stick for sensitive skin.
  39. this thing’s incredible
    I Own 4 of This $15 Red Lipstick, and I’ll Buy AnotherIt’s the makeup equivalent of those magical jeans in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.
  40. people’s choice
    The Best Lip Balms on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic ReviewersIncluding one that kept a user “from having to manually peel dry skin off my lips every three days.”
  41. micro sales
    There Are Lots of Strategist Favorites at Dermstore’s Anniversary SaleA Who’s Who of our favorite Strat beauty products.
  42. micro sales
    12 Things On Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From Vans to Levi’sIncluding a Wi-Fi-powered instant pot and our favorite straight-leg denim.
  43. micro sales
    10 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From Too Faced to UniqloIncluding a seven-in-one pressure cooker and a fruit-inspired eye-shadow palette.
  44. this thing’s incredible
    This $2 Drugstore Hair Treatment Repaired My Hopeless Split EndsPalmer’s sustainably sourced deep conditioner is the truth.
  45. people’s choice
    The Best Bar Soaps on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers“I highly recommended this soap for washing, and also for scenting closed spaces like closets and cupboards.”
  46. beauty
    The 5 Face Mists I Use for Hydrated, Glowy SkinWritten off as just water with good marketing, face mists are largely underappreciated.
  47. not a professional. just crazy.
    I’ve Found an Effective, Nonirritating Version of Vitamin CIt’s called tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate.
  48. not a professional. just crazy.
    These Two Cleansers Ensure My Sweaty Summer Skin Is Squeaky CleanBut never stripped.
  49. small-business stories
    We Asked 16 Black Business Owners What the Past Few Months Have Been LikeIn the midst of a global pandemic and in the wake of #shopblack, founders are facing a wide range of experiences.
  50. trust me i should know
    16 Things to Buy (From Sweatsuits to Skin Care) If You Want to ‘Shop Melanated’My parents, Magic and Cookie Johnson, always told me that, as consumers, supporting Black businesses creates generational wealth for our community.
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