The Top Shelf

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Charlotte Palermino, Founder, Dieux Skin

On questioning everything—even the intended use of your beauty productsRead more >

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Mistress Iris, Dominatrix

"If I’m dominating, I’m sweating, and my makeup has to not budge the whole day."Read more >

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Toni Ko, Founder, Nyx Cosmetics & Bespoke Beauty Brands

What happens after you start a makeup brand, build it from the ground up, and sell it for hundreds of millionsRead more >

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Molly Goddard, Co-Founder, Desmond & Dempsey

"Obviously everyone in Australia talks about the Lucas' Papaw Ointment, but Karma Rub is our best kept secret."Read more >

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Emily DiDonato, Model + Founder, Covey

On getting her first beauty contract at 16 years old and the makeup tricks she's learned on-set sinceRead more >

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Youri Park, Co-Founder & CTO, Newness

"Not seeing many people who look like you changes what it’s like to experience being a part of something. If you’re the only one or if you’re one of a few, you feel like you have to be the best version of that to represent your community."Read more >

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Leanne Ford, Interior Designer

"I like to look like how I design, which is undone but interesting, and warm but cool."Read more >

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Julie Fagerholt, Head of Design, H2OFagerholt

Betcha wouldn't have thought to use Milky Jelly Cleanser *this* wayRead more >

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Mary Pryor, Co-Founder, Cannaclusive

On the future of cannabis and the red lipstick she always has in her bagRead more >

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Athena Calderone, Interior Designer, Author, + Chef

"I want to be able to put my skincare and makeup on in five minutes, and what I really want is results. I’m 45, and I definitely don’t feel like I look my age."Read more >

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Morgan McLachlan, Founder and Master Distiller, Amass

On why her supplement routine does the heavy lifting for strong nails and clearer skinRead more >

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Jess Hannah Révész, Founder And Designer, J. Hannah And Ceremony

On "handscaping," a magical clear mascara, and why sometimes the best-for-you workout is the one that *feels* bestRead more >

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Jenna Lyons, Founder, Loveseen

The former J. Crew Creative Director on her new beauty venture and the $9 highlighter that looks good on everyoneRead more >

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Allison McNamara & Cassondra Kaeding

With a celebrity colorist for a fiancée, stay-at-home hair color isn't a big dealRead more >

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The Best Top Shelves: Part II

Five interviews to read when you're trying to become a writer, editor, or person with a jobRead more >

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Hunter Harris, Staff Writer, Vulture

Your favorite tweeter unlocked the winning formula for clear skinRead more >

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And The Best Top Shelves Are…

Five different interviews that span nearly a decadeRead more >

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Beth Bugdaycay, Designer + Co-founder, Foundrae

The it-jewelry designer who's a case study on leaning into your personal styleRead more >

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Sierra Tishgart, Co-Founder + Co-CEO, Great Jones

"I’ve been saying that I have 'startup face,' which is just a deep level of exhaustion. I will fall asleep everywhere now—friends' parties, inopportune places in my own home..."Read more >

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Carly Cardellino, Beauty Director, Cosmopolitan

Joined by husband Giovanni Vaccaro and baby Delfina—three for the price of one!Read more >