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All The Beauty Rules You Can Dump During The Pandemic

There are many habits we can leave behind in 2021. While we have nowhere to go, that doesn’t mean we have to let ourselves go. From reserving lipstick for a night out to plucking stray eyebrow hairs, there are many habits that need to be addressed according to Talia Gutierrez at Glamour.

The days of buying into prescriptive beauty rules, for me, are over. After 10 months (!) spent at home,  I’ve gained a new perspective on things I so firmly believed before the world changed. Namely: a handful of live-by hairmakeup, and skin-care mantras that now feel as outdated as they are dull. I’ll admit, it took some time before I began rebelling against these customs that have been drilled into me over time, but with the weirdness 2020 unwillingly brought, I’m resolving to do things my way in 2021. Keep reading to find the nine beauty rules I’m happily breaking in the new year.


“A bold lip is for a night out.”

My makeup went unused for the first few months of quarantine since throwing on a lip had been a key part of my getting-ready routine. “Completing the look,” some might say. I managed to remain lipstick free for months before the urge to delve back into my makeup stash hit. 

I kept it simple at first. Sitting on my couch face-deep in my computer screen, Milk’s Kush Lip Tint created a flush of color, tricking myself into thinking I was work-ready. But here we are, after months of working from home, and I’m sitting in the same spot with fuzzy socks on and a deep maroon lip liner topped with cherry red lipstick to finish the look. I’m not going anywhere but to the other room and I’m fine with that. 

Read the rest on Glamour.

Vanessa Roberson

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