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The Beheld
By Autumn Whitefield-Madrano
Examining questions surrounding personal appearance: What does it mean to be seen? What is the relationship between "beauty labor" and cultural visibility? And why do two lipstick shades combined always look better than one?
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Things You Can Get for $2

One-third of a tube of Maybelline Great Lash



Four-tenths of a gram of Crème de la Mer

(equal in weight to ↑)


One gel manicure, pinkie only

Seven false eyelashes

One five-thousandth of a bottle Chanel No. 5

Enough whitening toothpaste to keep 2.5 teeth bright for a year


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