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When Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s stated favorite, notoriously flattering red lipstick — the same one she wore on the night of her primary win — is on sale, you hop to and buy it, even if it’ll mostly be seen by your front-facing camera. Lipstick might not seem like an obvious choice at the moment, but this one is particularly good: exceptionally well-reviewed on Sephora for its quick-drying, long-wearing formula, it is apparently capable of lasting up to 12 straight hours. Meaning: If you do opt to trek out into the heat, you could easily wear it on some errands, to a socially distanced drink, and back home without worrying about painting the inside of your mask red. It’s currently 30 percent off at Macy’s and ships free with the code GLAM10.
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