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What I Love About Me: Albuquerque

Joel Barhamand

The ladies of Albuquerque are confident, creative, and forward thinking—just like their street style and beauty looks. Lucky for us, they’ve offered up their secrets for looking flawless under the New Mexican sun. Read on for the skincare, makeup, and hair goods that these women swear by to feel like their very best selves.

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Judah Estrella Borunda

Entrepreneur, @judahbb

“Strangers can’t figure out my ethnicity. I like that they’re curious.”

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Go-To Eye Cream
Ginzing Refreshing Eye Cream
Origins amazon.com


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Barely-There Foundation
Perfecting Skin Tint
Glossier glossier.com


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Major Mascara
Pump 'N' Volume HD Mascara
Dior sephora.com


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Monique Carr

Small Business Owner, @soft_belli

“It’s taken time, but I’m very accepting and forgiving of myself.”

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Fave Conditioner
Hydrating Conditioner
Verb sephora.com
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Natural Lip Tint
Botanical Lip Tint
Dryland Wilds drylandwilds.com
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No-Frills Moisturizer
Now Solutions Sweet Almond Oil, 16-Ounce
NOW Foods amazon.com
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Gina Pomponio

Proprietor of Paradise Club Vintage, @ginapomponio

“My face is really expressive. It used to embarrass me that I can’t hide anything, but I’ve grown to love that.”

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Silky Sunscreen
Sunprise Mild Airy Finish Sun Milk SPF50+
Etude House amazon.com
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Overnight Lip Saver
Lip Sleeping Mask
LANEIGE sephora.com
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Pop of Color
Generation G Lipstick in Jam
Glossier glossier.com
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Murphy Thiel

Designer, @runandhideleather

"My signature style is a mix of tomboy workwear and anything '70s. I make a lot of the clothes I wear now."

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Favorite Exfoliant
Purifying Daily Detox Scrub
derma e amazon.com
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Do-It-All Moisturizer
Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
Viva Naturals amazon.com
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Simple Shampoo
Citrus Soap
Dr. Bronner's amazon.com
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Natasha Parker

Technical Support Specialist, @aaaaaasatan

“I’m easygoing and adaptable, but I wasn’t always that way. Embracing positivity really moves me forward.”

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Complexion Brightener
Vitamin C Serum
Mad Hippie ulta.com
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Favorite for Fluttery Lashes
KUSH High Volume Mascara
MILK MAKEUP sephora.com
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Hair Hack
Davines Love Smoothing Shampoo
Davines amazon.com
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Emily Wayne

Cosmetologist, @emmyy_

“When I put on heels and makeup, I feel strong. I’m never afraid to express myself.”

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Gentle Cleanser
Special Cleansing Gel
Dermalogica ulta.com
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Go-To Palette
Subculture Eye Shadow Palette
anastasia anastasiabeverlyhills.com
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Fave Base
Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation
FENTY BEAUTY by Rihanna sephora.com
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Danni Golden

Morning Show Co-Host, @itsdanni_golden

“I co-host a morning show on a local radio station, which allows me to give back to the community by highlighting local musicians.”

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Most Nurturing Conditioner
coconut oil & ylang ylang conditioner
Love Beauty & Planet lovebeautyandplanet.com
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For a Sculpted Face
Contour Palette
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Holy Grail Hydrator
True Oasis Oil-Free Replenishing Gel Cream
BareMinerals ulta.com
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Nizhonniya Austin

Student and Artist, @nizhonniya

“People have a preconceived notion of how I should dress because I’m Native American. I celebrate myself with my style.”

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Do-It-All Moisturizer
Healing Ointment
Aquaphor ulta.com
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