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Tabria Majors, Model

"This is a bad way to live, but I buy a lot of my fragrances as decoration. Last night, my boyfriend was looking at all my fragrances and said, ‘You couldn’t use these all in a lifetime.’"Read more >

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Zeba Blay, Writer

"At the end of the day, images inform how people perceive Black women and how Black women perceive themselves. There’s a reason why, growing up, I was so starved for something."Read more >

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Cleo Abram, Video Producer

"I spent way too much money trying to get my skin to clear up before I thought that maybe I should ask a doctor. I don’t know why that took me so long."Read more >

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Diarrha N'Diaye-Mbaye, Founder & CEO, Ami Colé

"When you see Black beauty, it’s fierce. It’s beat to the gods. But what about the girl that’s just been waiting to excel, who wants to go outside and look like herself?"Read more >

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Poppy, Musician

"Whenever I go to a new country, I try to get a new facial. Makeup artists that I’ve worked with recommend places, and I’m curious."Read more >

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Rinny Perkins, Comedian, Writer, Visual Artist

"This might sound weird, but I want my perfume to smell like sex. I want it to make people think, ‘Damn, I’m trying to fuck her.’"Read more >

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Michelle Li, Stylist + Creative

Finally giving Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen and 13 Going on 30 the fashion cred they deserveRead more >

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Julia Haart, CEO, Elite World Group

Peek inside her "Unorthodox Life"—and her totally personalized rotating closet Read more >

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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 >