Interviews

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The Facialist Who Washes Her Face With Honey

"My family is from Jamaica, and herbs and other healing plants were always at our disposal—growing up, I’d apply aloe to my face to hydrate and calm inflammation, then drink a cup of beet juice my grandmother made fresh. Those memories are what inspire my career."Read 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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Jeannette Reyes, News Anchor

"The overall goal [with my makeup] is to make it last as long as possible without too much shine. I don’t touch up!"Read more >

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The "Personal Skin Trainer" Addicted To Exfoliating Acids

Mandy Moore's facialist owes her glowing skin to glycolic acid in three (!!!) separate steps 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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The Wine Marketer Committed To Razor-Sharp Cheekbones

Shanika Hillocks' morning Nuface routine, plus the derm advice that changed how she buys skincareRead more >

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The Witch Whose Stiletto Manicures Take 8 Hours

Unlike the ladies of Hocus Pocus, Bri's secret skincare ingredient is not childrenRead 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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The Singer-Songwriter Baking Her Way Through Anxiety

Gracie Abrams on having a makeup playdate with Katie Jane Hughes and why Boy Brow is basically part of her skincare routineRead more >

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The Professional Opinion-Haver Who Met His Hairstylist At A Funeral

"We tend to separate the celebrity from their humanity, and through my Instagram DMs I’m often reminded how much celebrities are people in all of the ways that make us people."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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11 Years Of Great Beauty Advice

In celebration of ITG's 11th birthday, all the best tips and tricks we've learned from The Top ShelfRead more >

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The Dewy Dudes With A Stockpile Of Mexican Tretinoin

On the "girlfriend-to-dewy-dude pipeline" and the best sunscreen that won't get caught in facial hairRead 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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An OG Influencer Who Trusts Herself With A Pot Of Hot Wax

Since her 2017 Top Shelf, Teni Panosian's become "the poster child for not over-exfoliating"Read more >

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Charlotte Palermino, Founder, Dieux Skin

On questioning everything—even the intended use of your beauty productsRead more >