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Um, Lori: We Need You To Drop The Skincare Routine, Sis

Only Lori Harvey could pull off a beat look without any makeup!

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There are some women who have mastered the art of achieving it all, and Lori Harvey is definitely one of those people. She has the career, she has the guy (which we're still digesting), a loving family that has positioned her in a place to where she is blessed to live an amazing life, and...bomb ass skin; flawless even.

That's what that good, healthy D—I mean, a relationship—will do to you, girl!

Anyway, Lori took to social media to show off how her glow in the best way. Captioned, "Fresh face. Skin is thriving," her Instagram went up with everyone admiring her skin just as she's done. And although we don't have an official skincare routine from her (call us anytime, sis to spill the tea), she did disclose to W Magazine some of her favorite products back in 2017. When asked what her medicine cabinet is stocked with, she answered:

"Mila Moursi Cleasing Foam, Kiehl's Epidermal Re-Texturizing Micro-Dermabrasion, Mila Moursi pH Balancing Toner, Charlotte Tilbury Magic Eye Rescue Cream for night time use, and Mila Moursi Triple Action Eye Contour Cream in the morning. Then, Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream Moisturizer, Mario Badescu Seaweed Night Cream, and Mario Badescu Rosewater Facial Spray."

Whew.

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She also credited good skin to "a great moisturizer"—her fave being Charlotte Tilbury's Magic Cream. As for her best advice from a dermatologist?

"Don't pop your pimples. And always cleanse and moisturize your neck and décolleté, not just your face."

*writes notes*

And listen, Im not the only one taking notes, as Pat McGrath recruited her to star in the makeup artist's #InTheMirror series to celebrate the launch of Mothership IV: Decadence Eye Palette and MatteTrace lipstick shades. She told Vogue:

"When she wanted to work together, it was such a dream come true because she's always been one of my biggest beauty icons."

And although her social media is full of pics with a fresh, light look, she knows a lot about the beauty and makeup industry—from products, to Sephora endorsements.

Thankfully, there have been talks that we won't have to wait much longer for tips, as she has allegedly raised the capital to release her own beauty and skincare brand. If so, you already know we'll be ordering.

But in the meantime, um, Lori—we need you to drop the skincare routine, sis!

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Amira Unplugged and other contestants on Becoming a Popstar

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A Black woman wears a long, salmon pink hijab, black outfit and pink boots, smiling down at the camera with her arm outstretched to it.

Amira Unplugged

Amira Unplugged / MTV

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