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French Drugstore Beauty Finds

Historically, I have not been a big GOOP fan. I snicker when I see blog post titles like This Week’s Pile of GOOP and I cheer when ABC points how how much it actually costs to live like Gwyneth (answer: $3606.50 a day). But ever since her amazing and surprising Glee appearance (actually, lets take a minute and revisit that phenomenal Cee Lo performance), I’ve been feeling slightly more charitable toward her. And then there was this morning’s GOOP, which has a great roundup of the best French drugstore beauty finds. Makeup artists have long been obsessed with these products, which are relatively inexpensive and available at any French drugstore. My friend Diane da Silva, a fabulous and fabulously talented makeup artist, turned me on to Embryolisse moisturizer, which is rich without being heavy, Bioderma makeup remover, and Homeoplasmine, which looks like hemorrhoid cream but is actually a magical skin soother. The last time she was in Paris Diane picked up all three products for me, and I have been obsessed ever since. As my supply dwindles, I am already thinking about how I am going to restock. Maybe my new friend Gwyneth will send me some?

—Mollie

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