Meet The Team: Carrie & Christa

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What was once a tiny and mighty beauty blog called Into The Gloss has become a bona fide NYC startup: Glossier, with a ragtag team of 35+ jogging up and down the stairwell of our Soho office building, spread out across three floors. Why are we here? We're creating a new kind of beauty company from the ground up—one that acknowledges the hopes, dreams, and desires of women today, and gives them the tools (both digitally and physically) to take ownership over their beauty routines. Who are we? Well, a lot of us began like you: as readers. And we'd like for you to get to know us a little better—what we each do, where we come from, and what we're excited about. Meet Carrie Barber and Christa Tilley:

You guys work so closely together—what's the key to having an efficient working relationship?

Christa Tilley, Creative Producer: “I try to find a rhythm between pushing things forward, but also being gracious and partnering with people. If you cultivate working relationships, you can be kind of tough and organized but also enjoyable to work with. It's about supporting your team members, but also being productive. You have to play both sides.”

Carrie Barber, Digital Art Director:'You also have to be fluid and flexible—everybody wants the end product to be successful. I'm a perfectionist, but I have to let go because it's not always going to be perfect. You work hard, let it launch, and you can go back and refine it as a team.”

Christa:'We're both no bullshit, but in a friendly way. We’re gonna work as hard as we can, but we’re not going to be rude about it.”

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Carrie Barber

Where are you from?

Boulder, CO

What do you do at Glossier?

I am the Digital Art Director which basically means I oversee all things digital from a creative perspective. I work very close with the Digital Product team to enhance our website and make sure that we offer the best experience online for our customers. I also work with the Creative Team as much as possible so I can anticipate the digital execution of a product launch or campaign. I like to crash their meetings because I learn a lot from them and leave feeling very inspired.

Which five products can you not live without?

Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint, Davines No Gas Hairspray, my Sedu Hair Dryer, Drybar Dry Shampoo, and epsom salt

Dream vacation?

I'd like to travel into space.

Best beauty tip?

When I'm done putting on mascara, I'll use whatever is left on my eyebrows.

Who is your beauty icon?

My beauty icons are my mother, Daria Werbowy, Vanessa Traina, and Caroline de Maigret

What's your motto?

My dad used to always say, “Do what you love and it won't feel like work.” And be nice to people.

Favorite flavor of ice cream:

A.B. Biagi Vegan Almond Butter Gelato

Christa Tilley

Where are you from?

Vero Beach, FL

What do you do at Glossier?

I am the Creative Producer—I manage creative team projects. I spend most of my time planning photoshoots, coordinating the creative end of our showrooms, and managing our studio space.

Which five products can you not live without?

Glossier Priming Moisturizer, Glossier Coconut Balm Dotcom, Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dragon Girl, Bumble and bumble Dryspun Finish and Benefit They're Real! Mascara in Black.

Dream vacation?

I really love traveling around Europe, just bouncing from city to city, although at the moment I really want to go to Australia.

Best beauty tip?

It’s more advice, based on one of many beauty mistakes I made as a teenager: Don’t over-wax your eyebrows!

Who is your beauty icon?

This is a really hard question, it changes day to day. Today I would have to say Jane Birkin. Although tomorrow it could be Cher Horowitz…

What's your motto?

My parents told me, “Follow your bliss.” I always have that playing somewhere in the back of my mind.

Favorite flavor of ice cream:

Could I have a cookie instead?

—as told to ITG

Carrie Barber and Christa Tilley photographed by Tom Newton.

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