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Brennan Kilbane, Assistant Editor, Into The Gloss

"I actually interned at Into The Gloss back in 2013 and I was the worst intern that anyone has ever had at any publication in New York City...just goes to show that you can be the worst intern but still get the job."Read more >

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Sandy Linter, Makeup Artist

On doing Jackie O's eyeliner, never forgetting eyeshadow primer, and always moving forwardRead more >

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Alyse Archer-Coité, Director of Culture & Programing, A/D/O

On how to DIY a true nude lipstick with spare concealer—plus a primer on cutting your hair at homeRead more >

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Yvonne Koné, Accessories Designer

"I remember when there weren't so many women of color to look up to [in pop culture] either. Then Neneh Cherry came, the singer, and it was such a relief... Now you have Beyoncé, and she's the most beautiful woman in the world."Read more >

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Susan Lyne, President & Managing Partner, BBG Ventures

On how losing your job can be the best career move and why the best skincare is the simplestRead more >

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Parris Goebel, Dancer & Choreographer

"I like to look different. Like, I shaved my head when I was 18 and I was bald all the way up 'til last year. I like the idea of being bald... It was very empowering to me to be bald but still be a woman and still be hot."Read more >

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Audrey Gelman, Co-Founder & CEO, The Wing

"I know that when I’m taking care of myself and engaging in self care, even if it’s just making sure to shower consistently, it actually has a real impact on my mood. That’s mainly the reason why I do it."Read more >

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Stephanie Gundelach, Creative Consultant

On overcoming ABBA bangs, Googling breakout remedies, and applying Danish minimalism to her beauty routinesRead more >

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Ashley Weatherford, Associate Beauty Editor, The Cut

Winning the award for Top Shelf routine with the most topical acid recommendations everRead more >

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Adriana Lima

"You know what? I'm the type of person that has a strong personality, and I like to be noticed, in a good way. There are things you can do to be noticed and not forgotten, and wearing perfume is one of those things."Read more >

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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 >