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Liana Satenstein, Editor, Vogue

On drugstore beauty, running and slapping her face. Read more >

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Hope Smith, Founder, Mutha

On making body butter in her kitchen, moisturizing and motherhood. Read more >

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Hannah Traore, Founder & Director, Hannah Traore Gallery

On clean beauty, growing up biracial, and opening her own Gallery. Read more >

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Cynthia Cervantes Gumbs, Creative Director

The Mexico City-based creative director on switching careers and rebuilding her skincare routine during pregnancy. Read more >

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Katie Lowes, Actress

The Inventing Anna actress on postpartum self-care. Read more >

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Nyma Tang, Beauty Expert

The Darkest Shade series creator on inclusivity in the beauty industryRead more >

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Deepica Mutyala, Founder, Live Tinted

On what she's learned going from businesswoman to influencer and back Read more >

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Joanna Gong, Private Sales Director Specialist, Sotheby’s

The professional jewelry-wearer on the hand creams that play nice with gemsRead more >

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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 >