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Pernille Teisbaek, Co-Founder and Creative Director, Social Zoo

On tackling dry skin, intense pigmentation, and brow care the Danish wayRead more >

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Laurie Simmons, Artist

"I feel sorry for makeup artists that have to work on me... [I'm] asking so many questions. I always talk to the makeup artist to find out what they’re using. I’m really interested in it. It’s like painting!"Read more >

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Marjon Carlos, Senior Fashion Writer, Vogue.com

"My main focus in beauty has always been my hair. It’s where I put in the time, I put in the money, I put in the research…let’s start at the beginning."Read more >

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Mette Thorsgaard, Hairstylist

"I don't use hair masks, but I do love a hand mask... when you have your hands in models' faces all day long, it's good to keep your hands [nice]."Read more >

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Louise Follain, Model & Stylist

"I like perfume to be for me—it’s very personal, and if someone knows my scent, that means he knows me. I don’t want people on the street to know exactly what I’m wearing."Read more >

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Liv Winther, Beauty Director, Cover Magazine

She wears Madonna's favorite perfume, Alexa Chung's favorite eyeliner, and every Danish makeup artist's favorite mascaraRead more >

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Solange Franklin, Stylist

"I don't sleep with a silk scarf on, or anything. I don't like silk pillowcases either! I like my hair in its natural state, and I’m not afraid of frizz—it’s a pejorative [word]. It's me."Read more >

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Ditte Reffstrup, Creative Director, Ganni

"I’m trying to hold onto everything right now and be happy about that. I'm riding my bike home every day, and I'm still going out and dancing, even though I'm pregnant."Read more >

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Brennan Kilbane, Assistant Editor, Into The Gloss

"I actually interned at Into The Gloss back in 2013 and I was the worst intern that anyone has ever had at any publication in New York City...just goes to show that you can be the worst intern but still get the job."Read more >

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Sandy Linter, Makeup Artist

On doing Jackie O's eyeliner, never forgetting eyeshadow primer, and always moving forwardRead more >

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Alyse Archer-Coité, Director of Culture & Programing, A/D/O

On how to DIY a true nude lipstick with spare concealer—plus a primer on cutting your hair at homeRead more >

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Yvonne Koné, Accessories Designer

"I remember when there weren't so many women of color to look up to [in pop culture] either. Then Neneh Cherry came, the singer, and it was such a relief... Now you have Beyoncé, and she's the most beautiful woman in the world."Read more >

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Susan Lyne, President & Managing Partner, BBG Ventures

On how losing your job can be the best career move and why the best skincare is the simplestRead more >

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Parris Goebel, Dancer & Choreographer

"I like to look different. Like, I shaved my head when I was 18 and I was bald all the way up 'til last year. I like the idea of being bald... It was very empowering to me to be bald but still be a woman and still be hot."Read more >

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Audrey Gelman, Co-Founder & CEO, The Wing

"I know that when I’m taking care of myself and engaging in self care, even if it’s just making sure to shower consistently, it actually has a real impact on my mood. That’s mainly the reason why I do it."Read more >

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Stephanie Gundelach, Creative Consultant

On overcoming ABBA bangs, Googling breakout remedies, and applying Danish minimalism to her beauty routinesRead more >

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Ashley Weatherford, Associate Beauty Editor, The Cut

Winning the award for Top Shelf routine with the most topical acid recommendations everRead more >

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Adriana Lima

"You know what? I'm the type of person that has a strong personality, and I like to be noticed, in a good way. There are things you can do to be noticed and not forgotten, and wearing perfume is one of those things."Read more >

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Ali Weiss, VP of Growth, Glossier

"I wouldn’t call myself a beauty junkie, but there are products that I feel like I’ve always purchased and I’ll always be loyal to. Like, I can’t remember a time before I bought Diorshow."Read more >

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Caroline Brasch Nielsen

"I very rarely will wear a red lip. I’m just very practical. Like, I’m gonna go out, I’m gonna forget I have red lipstick on, I’m gonna have a drink and then it’s like...OK, fuck it, I’m not gonna wear anything."Read more >

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Corinne Bailey Rae, Singer

"I was clueless about makeup when I started into music, but I know what I like and what I don't like. I like wearing bright color and particular shapes, and I feel like it's almost part of the performance of music. It's nice to explore... I'm embracing it."Read more >

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Pauline Maynard-Denery, VP of Product Marketing and Development, Glossier

The woman who launched 1000+ Haloscopes on the best French pharmacy beauty, the haircare line that saved her curls, and the leg bronzer that turns her into J.LoRead more >

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Hilary Rhoda

On how social media has changed modeling and why shaving your entire face is the best form of exfoliationRead more >

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Wendy Rowe, Makeup Artist

The creative genius behind Burberry Beauty on everything else in her kit, both professional and personalRead more >

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Joanna Czech, Aesthetician

Everything you've ever needed to know about your skin from the woman responsible for Samantha Jones' face (and other parts)Read more >

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Kelly Zutrau, Musician, Wet

The singer/songwriter talks about the bevy of moisturizers she uses to keep her skin from falling back into the breakouts of young adulthood and the only mascara that doesn't crumble in the heatRead more >

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Sylvie Chateigner, Vintage Dealer

"I can go outside with nothing on but not without lipstick. But that’s French, huh. When I wake up and I see my face without lipstick it’s like I’m dead."Read more >

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Eva Alt, Social Media Editor, Glossier

The bronzer enthusiast on why every eyeshadow should be shimmery and why every Sunday should be a spa dayRead more >

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Betty Halbreich, Personal Shopper, Bergdorf Goodman

"I don't understand plastic surgery. You know, there’s something really wonderful to growing old and keeping yourself upright. There really is! It doesn’t have to be the worst thing in your life."Read more >

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Fernanda De La Puente, Founder, CómoComo

The nutrition coach and yoga teacher on why you should stop fixating on calories and put down the coconut oil alreadyRead more >

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Punch Hutton, Editor

"I always think, if I could have two luxuries, they would be an in-home blowdry every day and a driver."Read more >