A Bonafide Beauty Expert Shares Her Makeup Bag Favorites

We don't want to come right out and call ourselves fan girls, but frankly, we've been reading Aja Mangum’s writing for years. (Basically, if you took a peek into our inspiration binder, her bylines would be all over it.)
The knockout freelance writer always touches on glamour and fashion in fresh, exciting ways, but for the most part, she does an incredible job breaking beauty down from a highfalutin industry with a stream of shiny new products to something completely real, and totally accessible.
We caught up with the former New York beauty and market editor between her jam-packed schedule, and had her spill about the personal faves she's found through her days in the industry. From an expert-approved blow-dry technique to a rundown of the four or five lipsticks she has with her at all times (seriously!), check out what tips, tricks and must-have products this gorgeous scribe divulged.
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Hair and Makeup by Andrew Colvin.