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Ali Weiss, SVP of Marketing, 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 >

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Stella Bugbee, Editorial Director, The Cut

"Anybody can pull things off if they want to, but I think makeup is one of those things that makes people feel like themselves or not—what you do to your face is very personal."Read more >

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Ulla Johnson, Designer

On fragrance monogamy and face mist polygamyRead more >

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Anna Gray, Writer and Editor

On the greatest bond of all—that of a woman and her eyelash curlerRead more >

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Caroline Polachek, Musician

"Growing up, I was so compelled by artists whose looks were inseparable from their music. With bands like Nirvana or people like Marilyn Manson, just hearing their music would sort of be incomplete without the whole image."Read more >

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Cécilia Bönström, Artistic Director, Zadig & Voltaire

"I’m not scared of the future, but I don’t want to go gray, and I still want to wear my denim shorts, you know?"Read more >

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Sloane Crosley, Writer

The author has strong feelings on hand creams, saunas, and blowoutsRead more >

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Vanessa Friedman, Fashion Director & Chief Fashion Critic, The New York Times

"If you can get through middle age, and you develop the face that you were born to have, it usually looks better than the face that you've changed. But it's very weird to sit in fashion shows and be the only person with lines in your forehead."Read more >

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Ilona Hamer, Stylist

The Vogue Australia alum and Russh editor on the only 10 makeup products you need and the Netflix-and-soak bathing ritualRead more >

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Phoebe Collings-James, Artist

"I don't think beauty is just the sum of parts. You never think, does Anjelica Huston have a great butt? You think about her as a whole woman."Read more >

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Grace Coddington

The legendary redhead on launching her namesake fragrance, inspiring Vidal Sassoon, and the lipstick that made her faintRead more >

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Melanie Huynh, Stylist

The Carine acolyte on the seven day therapeutic workout routine and the only four body lotions worth consideringRead more >

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Kirsten Green, Founder, Forerunner Ventures

Glossier's very first investor on why she believes in online brands and what it feels like to get to the bottom of a moisturizer jarRead more >

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Catherine Deneuve

On why you don't have to wear a lot of makeup to look this good—you just need to know the right makeup to useRead more >

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Claire Thomson-Jonville, Editor In Chief, Self Service

"Personal style for me is having really beautiful skin. I’m not one of those girls who’s going to say I don’t wear makeup because I do, but I love the idea of being barefaced."Read more >

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Nadine Abramcyk, Co-Founder, Tenoverten

"I don’t like sheer polishes. But I’ve lately been obsessed with black, which as a pedicure is the chicest thing ever. Everybody has to try it once."Read more >

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Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Actress

The star of 10 Cloverfield Lane on how she does her own red carpet makeup and how she deals with changing her hair for every new roleRead more >

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Angela Dimayuga, Executive Chef, Mission Chinese

"In all the kitchens I’ve worked in, I’ve always used eyeliner because you don’t really need to reapply it and I feel finished with it on, but not made-up. I can go from work to going out and feeling like I have my look."Read more >

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Kristie Streicher, Co-Owner, STRIIIKE

The queen of the "feathered brow" (really—she trademarked it) on her favorite brow gel and the new eye shadow that feels more like eye creamRead more >