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As a former beauty editor at Glamour, Vibe Vixen, and Suede, Baze Mpinja is bursting with the savviest tips and tricks of the trade that'll make you feel like she's leaking the beauty world's ultimate secrets — all of which she divulges at Beautycism. Looking for the best foundation for darker skin tones? She's found it. The anti-aging miracle worker that'll make you believe it's the fountain of youth in a bottle? She's got that, too.
For your one-stop beauty index on what lip color will flatter your skin's undertones, the DIY remedy that'll fix your annoying dry spots, and more — oh, so much more — Mpinja is proof that beauty and brains go hand in hand. So, we sat down with the veteran blogger for her killer advice on how to age gracefully, the best lip glosses, and why she doesn't freak out over the occasional zit. Don't you love her already?
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