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Bobbi Brown

"No one had done a great collection of edited, natural-looking makeup. Lipstick that just looked like lips didn't exist. One day I met a chemist and I asked him to make me a lipstick...I told him, I want to make the best red, the best orange, the best beige. And we did."Read more >

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Paola Kudacki, Photographer

File under: Things to keep in mind when pursuing your dreams, grooming your eyebrows, and shopping for a new under-eye creamRead more >

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Aubrey Plaza, Actress

"I like my nails to be healthy, shiny, and sturdy, especially for survival scenarios, you know? You gotta have nails that can do some damage. I know we want our nails to look good, ladies, but you never know when you’re going to need to claw someone’s eyes out."Read more >

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Jhené Aiko, Singer

"Having to take pictures reminds you how important it is to be consistent about skincare. You’ve been going to sleep with makeup on all week and now you expect to put on a mask and the next day you’re going to look flawless? Like, no."Read more >

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Enikö Mihalik, Model

"Before I started working, I actually always had a love for makeup—ask my mom…I also am a bit of a hoarder. Things that are colorful and that you can do pretty things with, I tend to collect. Or just over-buy."Read more >

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Karla Welch, Stylist

On designing a custom wardrobe for Justin Bieber's world tour and Oprah's best beauty adviceRead more >

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Ligaya Tichy, Tech Partner, Vigilante Hospitality

The angel investor on backing female-oriented apps, getting her money's worth out of of mini products, and curling her hair with a torture deviceRead more >

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Ashley Owens, Editor in Chief, Suited Magazine

The tailor turned editor on giving up soy for her skin, her affair with Retin-A, and the shampoo/conditioner combo that moisturizes without breaking her outRead more >

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Isabel Toledo, Designer

"I don't leave the house without lipstick and earrings. I can put on a pair of glasses and go out, but I have to have the lips. I'll do different colors, but red just feels like an extension of me."Read more >

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Ellen Pompeo

The actor on the damned if you do/damned if you don't nature of makeup on TV, the skincare line that changed her skin, and how to keep her hair from look too much like a "mom bob"Read more >

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Vanessa Seward, Designer

"I’m 46 and, for the moment, I don't want to do any injections or anything. I’m trying to resist. But I've amassed a lot of money in creams—prevention!"Read more >

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Odile Gilbert, Hairstylist

On the best hair masks for blondes, a skin cream for every decade of your life, and why brushes are the most important, least-used part of a hair routineRead more >

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Tali Lennox, Artist & Model

On how masking inspired her Bath Towel Series and why the bathroom really is the most important roomRead more >

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