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5 Things I Can’t Live Without: Kara Manos

The Politics of Pretty beauty blogger shares her product picks.

Kara Manos. Photo by Casie Mace.

As the blogger behind the DC-based beauty site Politics of Pretty, Kara Manos makes no bones about the fact that she’s a bona-fide product junkie. She’s tried ’em all. Which begs the question: Which products hold rank on her list of all-time faves? We chatted with Kara to get the scoop on her beauty essentials.

1. Benefit Cosmetics Stay Flawless 15-Hour Primer
Kara says: “I always thought the best primers came in liquid form … and then Benefit came out with this ultra-easy push-up stick formula. Now I’ve converted. My makeup stays intact way beyond the eight-hour workday.” $32 at Macy’s.

2. Alchimie Forever Gentle Refining Scrub
Kara says: “This gentle exfoliating scrub is a twice-weekly ritual I love to indulge in to help brighten my complexion and even out my skin tone.” $45 at Alchimie Forever.

3. Revlon Colorburst Lip Butters
Kara says: “Bright lips are my thing, but it’s hard to commit to them in hot and humid temperatures. These tinted lip balms are a great alternative because you still get a pop of color without the heavy formula.” $6.49 at Target.

4. Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner
Kara says: “I’ve been practicing my cat eye for fall, and this felt-tip marker glides on smoothly without smudging.” $20 at Sephora.

5. Butter London 3 Free Nail Lacquer in Macbeth
Kara says: “This is my go-to polish for summer. A coral hue on my digits always brightens up days spent at the keyboard.” $15 at Ulta.

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Comments
  • Julie

    I can't live without Uncurly, the only DIY keratin treatment that works. I think it's better than Brazilian Blowout and costs me about $25 every four months compared to the $450 I spent ob BB.

  • divso321

    I'm going to have go out and pick up that Stay Flawless Primer and that Stila eyeliner. Getting my makeup to last beyond the 8 hour work day is always a challenge. These are great picks!

  • Guest

    I'm going to have go out and pick up that Stay Flawless Primer and the Stila eyeliner. Getting my makeup to last beyond the 8 hour work day is always a challenge. These are great picks!

  • champagne picnic

    I love all of these products - great picks!

    Monika
    champagne-picnic.com

  • Lisa

    I didn't know Benefit made that primer... definitely going to try that out since I'm hopping from work, to the gym, and then back out again.

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