3-Minute Read: This Is What Makeup Artists Would Buy at the Drugstore With $20
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 only three minutes.
1. Got $20?
Spend it like a beauty pro: Total Beauty asked several top makeup artists what they'd buy with that strict budget at the drugstore, and their picks didn't disappoint.
Joey Maalouf recommends springing for L'Oréal Voluminous Mascara in Carbon Black ($8). "Two coats on the top and bottom lashes are perfect for adding volume and thickness to your lashes, without clumps, smudging, or flaking," he says. Meanwhile, Brittany Spkysma recommends Nyx Finishing Powder ($10) to keep makeup on lock all day (and all night), while Nina Park—who works with Bella Hadid and Bella Thorne—swears by Revlon ColorStay Concealer ($7).
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2. We're seriously loving Glossier's newest product.
3. If you're bummed it's not Friday yet…
An attitude adjustment may be in order. From a quick posture tweak to a journaling exercise, PureWow has 11 surefire ways to turn that frown upside down.
4. Real talk: Is laser hair removal actually worth it?
For starters, it's way less painful than waxing—and according to the editors at Lauren Conrad, it might actually be more affordable too.
5. Meet your "exercise hormone."
Essentially, irisin's job is to tone you up: It activates genes that transform bad fat to good, and it prevents your body from storing too much. It's activated when you break a sweat, so consider yourself motivated to hit the gym today.
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