Authored by Meg Hemphill

Meg Hemphill

After completing an internship at W and her master’s in journalism, Meg Hemphill moved to N.Y.C., where she worked at InStyle, covering fashion, beauty and home. Following that, she pursued a career as a freelance writer, covering wellness, parenting, automotive, travel, fashion and beauty for international and domestic publications including The Hollywood Reporter, HuffPost and AutoTrader. She’s a passionate bookworm, healthy-food cook, world traveler, lover of most things French and old movies. Her three key life skills include parallel parking, fast typing and uncorking champagne.
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How Hygiene Has Evolved Since the 1920s Downton Abbey Era

Here’s how people took care of themselves a century ago in the Downton Abbey era.
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1920s Beauty in the Time of Downton Abbey: A New Era

Shaved brows, potentially-deadly hair dryers, and nail art? All par for the course in the 1920s.
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Downton Abbey: Secrets from the Set

11 fun facts straight from the hair and makeup designer of A New Era.
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The Skincare Products Downton Abbey Characters Would Love

Because, yes, the Earl of Grantham needs to be conscientious of sun damage.

Get to Know the New Faces of Downton Abbey: A New Era

The new characters bring a fresh vivacity to the halls of Downton and the French Riviera.
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1920s-Inspired Morning Beauty Routine with Modern-Day Products

How a Downton Abbey-era lady would prep if she had today’s arsenal of skincare, makeup and haircare.
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Should You Care About NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens)?

Do makeup, skincare and digital art really go together? Absolutely.
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Yes, You Probably Need to Eat More Vegetables

Straightforward tips for upping your veggie intake.
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Mother’s Day Gifts for the Mom Who “Doesn’t Need Anything”

Practical Mother's Day gift ideas she'll actually use.
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Is Lip Blushing the Anti-Aging Treatment You’ve Been Missing?

Fuller, more pigmented lips are on the menu.