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Bonnie Wright, Director

"It's funny, but I'm kind of scared of retinol."Read more >

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Alma Jodorowsky, Actress & Musician

Alternative title: How a Chanel muse gets ready in the morning Read more >

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Donatella Arpaia, Chef

"Makeup, I love. It’s a lot less expensive than shoes and it never cares what size you are."Read more >

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Capucine Safyurtlu, Creative Director, Stella Luna

On the fragrance that's an extension of her personality, the merits of facial acupuncture, and the recipe for a perfectly glowy cream blush Read more >

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Recho Omondi, Designer, Omondi

On how mixing your skincare will give you peak complexion, and why she always buys makeup in bulkRead more >

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Christina Ricci, Actress

Don't even think about coming near her with waterproof mascaraRead more >

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Kelly Rowland

"I have one son, and he's the greatest thing that's ever happened to me... Everything changes. It changes your life, it changes your skin, it changes your hair, everything."Read more >

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Haniya Riaz-Khan, Agent, The Wall Group

"I still haven’t found the perfect foundation yet. I want to still be able to see my skin. I don’t want someone to look at me and be like, ‘Nice makeup.’ That means I’m wearing too much."Read more >

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Tina Seidenfaden Busck, Founder, The Apartment

"I’ve always loved taking baths—no matter how small my bathroom or living space was, I would always prioritize the bathtub because it’s a place you can truly relax."Read more >

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Karen Elson

"I really have an issue with people trying to look younger. I just want to look like me. I hate that people will say, ‘You look good for your age.' I’m actually happy about being 38."Read more >

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Emma Leth, Actress

On applying practicality to her footwear as well as her makeup: "I don't like buying things that I can't wear every day"Read more >

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Rati Sahi Levesque, Chief Merchant, The RealReal

"In truth, I'm not a huge beauty person—I like shoes instead. I'm building my routines."Read more >

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Fara Homidi, Makeup Artist

When it comes to mascara, eyeliner, and cleanser, two is better than oneRead more >

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Suzanne Koller, Fashion Director, M Le Monde

"If there's makeup, I still want to see the person behind it. It's all about the person, not about the makeup. A red lip gives character, but you still see the personality."Read more >

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Emma Watson

After years of researching the best of the natural beauty world, the actress is here with her favorites, from organic hairspray to non-toxic nail polish and everything in betweenRead more >

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Camille Rowe, Model

On the best French drugstore product for dealing with cystic acne, the eye creams that actually work, and moreRead more >

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Monica Paolini, Designer, Sea

"When I worked at Betsey [Johnson], she and I were having a glass of wine and she cut my hair into bangs. When I woke up the next morning, I was mortified. Too much wine."Read more >

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Ebonee Davis, Model & Activist

On how being true yourself can be a deeply political actRead more >

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Larissa Hofmann, Model

On how she kicked smoking and why nasal spray is the most essential beauty product she ownsRead more >

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Kelly Vittengl, Founder, Frances Loom

On makeup that's dewy—but not shiny—and the throng of Skinceuticals products she swears byRead more >

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Alencia Johnson, Director Of Constituency Communications, Planned Parenthood

"Nobody else is telling me what I can and cannot do with my body, and that is liberating beyond any means. That in itself is a beauty secret that you can’t really buy anywhere."Read more >

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Kate Jones, Jewelry Designer

Ursa Major's founder on the neverending goodness of Clinique Dramatically Different Lotion and the best dry shampoos for beach loversRead more >

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Pernille Teisbaek, Co-Founder and Creative Director, Social Zoo

On tackling dry skin, intense pigmentation, and brow care the Danish wayRead more >

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Laurie Simmons, Artist

"I feel sorry for makeup artists that have to work on me... [I'm] asking so many questions. I always talk to the makeup artist to find out what they’re using. I’m really interested in it. It’s like painting!"Read more >

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Marjon Carlos, Senior Fashion Writer, Vogue.com

"My main focus in beauty has always been my hair. It’s where I put in the time, I put in the money, I put in the research…let’s start at the beginning."Read more >

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Mette Thorsgaard, Hairstylist

"I don't use hair masks, but I do love a hand mask... when you have your hands in models' faces all day long, it's good to keep your hands [nice]."Read more >

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Louise Follain, Model & Stylist

"I like perfume to be for me—it’s very personal, and if someone knows my scent, that means he knows me. I don’t want people on the street to know exactly what I’m wearing."Read more >

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Liv Winther, Beauty Director, Cover Magazine

She wears Madonna's favorite perfume, Alexa Chung's favorite eyeliner, and every Danish makeup artist's favorite mascaraRead more >

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Solange Franklin, Stylist

"I don't sleep with a silk scarf on, or anything. I don't like silk pillowcases either! I like my hair in its natural state, and I’m not afraid of frizz—it’s a pejorative [word]. It's me."Read more >

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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 >