Excerpt from my September @lofficielusa cover story ???? I have been feeling uh dysphoric about the term activist and it’s accessibility and appropriation ???? and it uh maybe feels more reductive than progressive and is maybe more of a dead end when its used as a marker of celebrity tokenism and forced upon marginalized identities so that they can do more work than the rest of us ???? so uh maybe don’t call me an activist right now, even though I have used that word as applicable to myself before, language changes, and maybe its not my word right now ???? thanks for listening @billiejdporter ????????
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She also loves a good drugstore haul.
In fact, if given the opportunity to spend $20 on solely beauty products in a drugstore, Blanchard told InStyle she'd make a beeline for the lip balm.
"I’m really thinking — I would get a bunch of Chapsticks because you always use them," Blanchard says. "I would get a bunch of different ones for my moods and stuff. Different flavors."
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There's truly nothing more purely "teen," than buying lip balms to match your mood, is there? Considering the average price of a tube of lip balm is about $2, Blanchard could cop at least 10 — enough to cover a whole range of emotions. We'd recommend Chapstick's Cool Mint for anger (nothing says "I'm pissed" like a little ice, right?) and perhaps Burt's Bees Lip Shimmer for surprise.
Of course, Blanchard's product preferences aren't just limited to just lip balm. After trial-and-error, she's figured out that simple moisturizers — like Bliss's Drench & Quench Moisturizer — are best for her temperamental skin. If you're looking for a new mascara, she says Charlotte Tilbury and Chanel know what's up. And if you want to learn how to contour (a skill Blanchard has mastered herself) she says Fenty's contour kit gets her official stamp of approval.