career

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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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Finding Beauty: Four Asian American Stories

Meet the founders behind Kung Acupuncture, Besfren Beauty, Akiko Nails, and The Mona CutRead more >

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The Biotech Scientist With Extra Haircare In Her Suitcase

When you're trained as a cosmetic formulator, you know a good product when you see itRead more >

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The Comedian Whose Eyebrows Are Acquaintances At Best

On her favorite French pharmacy spot treatment and the quest for "Swedish baby" blondeRead more >

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Leanne Ford, Interior Designer

"I like to look like how I design, which is undone but interesting, and warm but cool."Read more >

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The Adaptogen Aficionado Who Applies Products In Threes

All the brow tints, lip glosses, mascaras, and fragrances best layeredRead more >

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Athena Calderone, Interior Designer, Author, + Chef

"I want to be able to put my skincare and makeup on in five minutes, and what I really want is results. I’m 45, and I definitely don’t feel like I look my age."Read more >

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The Dancer Who Thinks False Lashes And Winged Liner Are Child's Play

Maddie Ziegler on mastering full glam in kindergarten and what it's like being the new face of Kate Spade Eau de ParfumRead more >

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The Cult Favorite Oil Inspired By ITG

Melissa Medvedich on how a 2014 #ITGTopShelfie sparked the idea for her brand, SupernalRead more >

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The Best Top Shelves: Part II

Five interviews to read when you're trying to become a writer, editor, or person with a jobRead more >

Guide

Everything Google Knows About Mariah Carey's Beauty Routine

Lots about her humidifier room and aversion to salad, little about her ageRead more >

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Alia Raza, Founder, Régime des Fleurs

With the hot takes on cult-classics P50, Carnal Flower, and ViviscalRead more >

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Julie Schott, Co-Founder, Starface

The former beauty editor on why she'll cover her dark circles with concealer, but not her breakoutsRead more >

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Jia Tolentino, Writer, The New Yorker

She got the phrase "real men eat ass" into The New Yorker... and now ITG, too!Read more >

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Norma Kamali, Fashion Designer And Entrepreneur

"If you want a creative life, you have to come out of your shell, communicate, and learn how to make money so you can pay people."Read more >

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Christine Gachot, Principal, Gachot Studios

The designer behind The Standard Hotel, Shinola stores, and Glossier's flagship on the best spa experience in NYCRead more >

Top Shelf After Dark

Jhené Aiko, Singer

On fighting acne on her way to Dior's Guggenheim GalaRead more >

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Nastia Liukin, 5-Time Olympic Medalist

"I go to Sephora like two times a week—it’s so bad, but yes, I do. And also, you can’t walk in and walk out without anything! Got to buy something."Read more >

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Jenn Streicher, Makeup Artist

Streicher sister Number One on her career path into makeup artistry, grooming Jack Black, the one palette she travels with and approximately ten shower gelsRead more >