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Beauty and fashion partnerships are not new, but they definitely catch our attention. Some of the brands who have done it very well include the recent M.A.C. partnership with Nasty Gal, and Beyonce’s partnership with Topshop.
A new twist on this trend is beauty megabrand CLINIQUE partnering with every gal’s favorite shapewear brand, SPANX.
This dynamic duo launched its “Beauty Besties” in honor of the lingerie brand’s ‘Power Series’ collection. The “Beauty Besties” is essentially a trio of pairings that suggest how you wear your Spanx along with a matched Clinique product.
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