1987: Mom’s lipstick daintily applied results in a circus clown look.
1996: At-home bleach attempt. Tangerine locks ensue.
2001: The unfortunate blue eyeliner period.
2012: You come to your senses and subscribe to Beauty Army, the just-launched monthly service that lets you choose from a smattering of top products for only $12. Local founder and former makeup artist Lindsey Guest connects you with high-quality samples and a team of industry experts who tailor them exclusively to your needs.
Today: Create a beauty profile to identify your skin type and preferences. Beauty Army’s gurus (all NYFW veterans) recommend skin, makeup, nail, fragrance, and hair products, like Joico deep conditioner, CellCeuticals skin treatments, or Boo-Boo Cover-Up. Pick up to six of your favorites or let them curate for you. Either way, shipping is free.
Future: Beauty blunders become a thing of the past.
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