14 Beauty Lessons We Learned From Sex And The City

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Designer labels, crazy outfits, and, well, Manolos: That's what Sex and the City is known for. Beauty doesn't typically pop into your head unless you're thinking Carrie's Botticelli-esque mane. The ladies may have chatted about everything from funky spunk to shoe fetishes, but makeup was not an oft-discussed topic.

However, there are some serious hair and makeup lessons to be learned from our favorite single Manhattanites (and Brooklynites: #NeverForget Miranda, the OG Park Slope mommy). You may not have caught it on the first go-around, but lucky for you, I've never turned down a reason to epically binge-watch revisit the show. And, since SJP's birthday is today, I think there's no better time to dig up the series' clutch beauty moments. Ahead, find the sage foursome's diamond-in-the-rough pieces of beauty advice.
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When your eye makeup starts running, it's time for a bath and maybe some Netflix, with a side of vino.
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You can tell a lot about a partner by the hair accessories his ex wore.
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Your real friends will be stoked about all of your decisions.
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A hot tool can be much more than a styling aid — it can also be the way to mark your territory.
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Your bad hair days could be so much worse. (But, if it's for love, it's worth it.)
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A chemical peel should never be a spontaneous decision.
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There's always an excuse to change up your look.
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Save money on facials: There's a natural way to get that glow.
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If you're not the type to go for Fifty Shades stuff — like Ms. Charlotte here — you can always kink your hair.
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This is a fully acceptable reason for calling out sick.
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Confidence is key to looking and feeling 100%.
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Keep your lipstick (or whatever makes you feel hot) with you. You know, for emergencies.
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Use the wind to your advantage. (How Beyoncé of her, right?)
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#WokeUpLikeThis is an illusion.
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