3-Minute Read: This $2 Drugstore Soap Is the Best BeautyBlender Cleanser
Welcome to 3-Minute Read, your midweek rundown of everything we’re talking about at Byrdie HQ. Every Wednesday, we’ll get you up to date on the beauty news you need to know—in just three minutes.
1. How clean is your beauty sponge, actually?
Gross but true: Bacteria tends to build up on our favorite makeup applicators really fast. But while specialized cleansers can cost a pretty penny, one editor at The Zoe Report has discovered a $2 drugstore dupe.
2. What's it really like to be an Instagram fitness superstar?
Kayla Itsines gives us a peek inside a typical morning, from her 5:30 a.m. wake-up call to the breakfast she eats every single day.
3. Gwen Stefani just nabbed the perfect beauty gig.
Lipstick is part of the singer's daily uniform, after all, so it's rather fitting that she's the newest celeb spokesmodel for Revlon.
4. Speaking of lipstick, imagine a crayon box… jam-packed with lippies in every color.
You're not dreaming. Clinique and Crayola have joined forces for the latest and greatest nostalgia-fueled makeup collab, featuring the former's cult-loved Chubby Sticks.
5. Save money on your New Year's resolution.
Gyms and fitness studios know that getting in shape is a top priority for a lot of people this month, which is why membership and class package prices tend to be at an all-time high at the start of January. But that's not the case for ClassPass, which is currently offering major discounts (up to 50% off!) on all its class-booking plans. Better yet: In an exclusive deal for Byrdie readers, you can try the Go membership (that's 3 classes per month) for just $5. Don't sweat your bank account—save it for the boxing ring.
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