quarantine grooming

This is the Sunday edition of Culture Study — the newsletter from Anne Helen Petersen, which you can read about here. If you like it and want more like it in your inbox, consider subscribing. Last week, on the day of my book release, I dusted off my makeup. Actually, truly, dusted it off. I hadn’t used it since May. I spent some time remembering the old routines: the order of operations, the frustration or small pleasure when the eyeliner flicked just right. I put product in my hair and blowdried it (again, a first since May). I found earrings, and even lipstick.

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