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When the world closed, so did our makeup bags. The pure joy of putting on our favorite lipstick vanished, and those thrilling hours before going out that we spent carefully applying a full face of makeup were lost. Even when we did leave the house, our faces remained dutifully covered. And when masks came into the picture so did maskne, lipstick mask smears, clogged pores, and so many other beauty frustrations that made it difficult to commit to our full routines.
While this time did provide an opportunity to shift our focus to