|Nadine Jolie, Jolie Nadine
Nadine Jolie is Editorial Director of Who’s the Fairest?, and the blogger behind Jolie Nadine, started in 2005 as Jolie in NYC. A former beauty editor, Nadine has worked for Lucky, Ladies’ Home Journal and FHM, blogged for Vanity Fair, Jane, MTV and the Huffington Post, and writes for AOL as a Shopping Expert. Nadine is author of the beauty guide Beauty Confidential and novel Confessions of a Beauty Addict, and is co-founder and Creative Director of JolieMD skincare, launching in December 2009. She has appeared on the Today Show, Tyra Banks, Showbiz Tonight, Anderson Cooper 360, CNN American Morning and MSNBC, and in commercials for Bare Escentuals and Guthy-Renker as a beauty expert. Her first book, Beauty Confidential, was optioned for a beauty show by No Regrets Entertainment and she’s working on her next book, a skincare guide. She has a passion for polo, stiff drinks and learning to say “Where is the nearest Sephora?” in new languages.
|Christine Mielke, Temptalia
Christine Mielke is the founder and editor-in-chief of Temptalia, a wildly popular beauty blog and resource. In July 2009, Temptalia was named the Most Influential Beauty Blog by Konector.com, a market research firm. For over three years, Temptalia has provided reviews of the latest beauty products, as well as tutorials and videos showing readers how to apply their makeup. With a large, loyal audience and interactive focus, Temptalia is working to become the premier resource for beauty addicts.
|Lianne Farbes, The Makeup Girl
Lianne Farbes is the founder and editor of TheMakeupGirl. She is a professional makeup artist with over 20 years of experience working with makeup and skincare. The Makeup Girl has been named a Best Beauty Blog by About.com, a top 50 beauty blog by Konector.com and has been featured on Glamour.com, The SassyBean and in the pages of Health and Woman’s Day Magazine. Lianne is on the advisory panel for BeautyFix, and is the editor of b5 Media’s Aging Fabulous Blog, a guide to looking your best over 30.
|Patrice Yursik, Afrobella
Patrice Grell Yursik, creator of Afrobella, was born and raised in Trinidad but currently lives in Chicago. Created in 2006, Afrobella has won several online awards (including five Black Weblog Awards) and has been featured on Essence.com, WowOWow.com and in Glamour magazine and Sister2Sister magazine. Afrobella is listed as one of the Top 50 Beauty Blogs by Konector.com, and is one of Signature9.com’s 99 Most Influential Style Blogs. Patrice is currently working on a book meant to empower her fellow afrobellas around the world, dedicated to celebrating women all shades of beautiful.
|Shannon Nelson, A Girl’s Gotta Spa!
Shannon Nelson is the author of A Girl’s Gotta Spa!, launched in 2005. She is former editor of Makeup Minute. She has been a guest speaker for ICMAD, Spa Clique, the HBA Expo and Cosmoprof North America, and has been quoted in publications such as Glamour, Woman’s World, NailPro, Trendi, GCI and On Makeup Magazines. She is Corporate Communications Director at Pierce Mattie and independently consults with beauty brands on social media strategies. In 2009, A Girl’s Gotta Spa! was listed as one of the Top 50 Beauty Blogs by Konector.com.
|Michelle Mismas, All Lacquered Up
Michelle Mismas is the editor of All Lacquered Up, the web’s first nail focused beauty blog. Over the past two and a half years the site has grown to become the go-to resource for everything nail related and has been featured in Glamour Magazine, the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and Nails Magazine. All Lacquered Up is one of Konector.com ‘s Top 50 Beauty Blogs.
|Julia Coney, All About the Pretty
Julia Coney blogs about all things pretty at her destination site All About the Pretty. She lives in Washington, DC, but was born in Louisiana and raised in Houston. Blogging since 2006, she covers beauty, travel, lifestyle, food and yoga, and is a frequent jet-setter and avowed Francophile and lover of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics. She is a member of Daily Makeover’s Beauty Bloggerati and has been named a Top Ten Beauty Blogger by WWD and featured as a Top 50 Beauty Blog by Konector.com.
|Marta Walsh, Talking Makeup
Marta Walsh is the founder and editor of Talking Makeup, a top beauty blog that receives over 100,000 visitors per month. She was recently named the 2nd most influential beauty blogger by Konector.com, and has been featured in Glamour.com, Cosmopolitan Hong Kong and the LA Daily News. She is a member of Daily Makeover’s Beauty Bloggerati, and is creator of other beauty sites including Talking Perfume, Style Interviews and Beauty Interviews.
|Carolyn Hsu, The Daily Obsession
Carolyn Hsu is a New York City based blogger and freelance writer. She’s been reporting on fashion and beauty since 2006 and the success of her blog The Daily Obsession has taken her from her college dorm room to the front row at New York Fashion Week. She loves her job despite regularly hurting herself tripping over beauty products and shoe boxes on her bedroom floor. In addition to fashion and beauty, Carolyn writes about travel, restaurants, and luxury lifestyle. The highlights of her career thus far have been interviewing Kate Winslet before the 2009 Oscars and appearing in the middle of a candid photo featured in Vanity Fair.
|Carla Maganinho, Product Girl
Carla Maganinho is the founder editor of Product Girl, one of the industry’s top beauty review blogs. She founded Product Girl in September 2005, which was recently named one of the Top 50 Beauty Blogs by Konector.com. Carla is a member of Daily Makeover’s Beauty Bloggerati and lives in Seattle.
|Beau Nelson Beauté Cosmetics
Beau Nelson is Creative Director and founder of Beauté Cosmetics and has been a makeup artist for 14 years. Originally from a small town in Southern Alberta Canada, Nelson now resides in NYC where he maintains a star studded clientele including Marcia Cross, Iman, Mary J. Blige, and Blake Lively. Beauté Cosmetics was created out of a desire to share Nelson’s expertise and to communicate his vision of a flawless product range through color, texture and packaging. Beau’s extensive YouTube web site tutorials have received millions of views and attests to Beauté’s mission: making perfection available to every woman who knows how to hunt down the best. Beau’s work is generously informed by his passions for contemporary art, art history, high end architecture and design and music of every tone. He reveres all the great icons of glamour, especially such late 20th century lions as Halston, Guy Bourdin, Jerry Hall and Carine Roitfeld of Vogue Paris.
|Amber Katz, Beauty Blogging Junkie
Amber Katz is the founder and editor of Beauty Blogging Junkie, an entertaining pop culture infused beauty blog that combines personal anecdotes with beauty product reviews. Amber covers a broad range of beauty topics from hair to makeup to bath and body. She is also the Senior Beauty Editor at DailyMakeover.com.