Justine Figueroa.

Storyteller, makeup junkie and French bulldog fanatic with a passion for lifestyle, beauty and entertainment. 

My obsession with writing started by way of glossies like CosmoGIRL!, Seventeen and Teen Vogue. I picked up the The Beauty Issue (May 2003) of CosmoGirl!, decided I wanted to be Atoosa Rubenstein  and never looked back. 


I love to explore beauty and style as they relate to identity and culture. But I’m also a sucker for a blinding highlight and all of the ‘cool-girl’ marketing behind emerging beauty brands (I’m looking at you, Glossier!). 

I have a B.A. in mass communications, specializing in magazine journalism and creative writing from the University of South Florida. My dream is to work in the beauty industry as a content or communications strategist or as whoever is responsible for naming nail polish shades. 


During the day I’m a full-time marketing coordinator in Chicago and at night I’m watching beauty videos or the Real Housewives of wherever. I also write freelance for digital publications like Career Contessa, Reader’s Digest and Dose Media. I’m interested in taking on more freelance work in the beauty and style realm this year. 

Contact me with writing opportunities or to talk all things beauty!

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