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Tara Lachapelle

Netflix Watches as Instagram Unites a Quarantined World

But maybe someday apps like Netflix will provide human connection, too.

There’s something comforting about seeing celebrities like John Legend go through the same thing as everyone else.

There’s something comforting about seeing celebrities like John Legend go through the same thing as everyone else.

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“Oh, I like HER,” she says, referring to a berry-toned lipstick. 

Sarah Hyland, the 29-year-old funny actress best known for playing Haley Dunphy on ABC’s “Modern Family,” is trying on makeup for an Instagram Live audience while at home riding out the pandemic, seemingly as bored as the rest of us. It’s by no means a production: just Hyland in front of her cell phone, using an in-app filter that gives her eyeliner and oversize lashes, sitting at what looks to be a desk, weeding out her cosmetics collection.