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A Guide To Tracee Ellis Ross’ Beauty Grams


One of my favorite Top Shelves? The one by the incomparable Tracee Ellis Ross. I’ve got that 3-year-old masterpiece memorized, backwards and forwards. Her favorite drinking water? Bottled in Arkansas. Her trusty facialist of 20 years? An LA favorite, Terri Lawton. But the thing about Top Shelves is that what is published is set in stone, and so much of what I know about Tracee—like how Bobbi Brown makes her preferred foundation and that Benefit’s They’re Real coats her lashes—is dated. But then there’s her Instagram! I landed on it a few years ago and it quickly became my real-time resource into Tracee's beauty routine. That place is practically a beauty blog, but since it's not exactly a beauty blog, some of her best beauty grams can get lost in the fray. So, I've made it easy for you with a little organization. I've gathered her best beauty grams and catalogued them for your reading pleasure. Below, Tracee's magnificently updated Top Shelf (kind of sort of), as told by her Instagrams:





Tracee’s current hair favorites are a tough find (even her hairstylist is mum on revealing too much), but here are some takeaways I could gather:



—Utibe Mbagwu

Photos via Instagram