Shannon Bauer

Shannon M. Bauer, Senior Commerce Beauty Editor
Title: Senior Commerce Editor
Education: Iowa State University, Bachelor's Degree in Creative Apparel Design
Location: New York, NY

Shannon M. Bauer is a Senior Commerce Editor for Dotdash Meredith's Beauty & Style Group. She joined the InStyle team in 2022 and works with a team of talented writers and editors to create expert- and research-driven product roundups and reviews. Shannon has seven years of experience writing, editing, and producing beauty and wellness content for top print and digital publications. Prior to joining InStyle, Shannon was a Beauty Editor at Parents, Parents Latina, and Shape print magazines where she wrote and edited beauty stories across the brands and oversaw the testing for the beauty awards programs.

Shannon seeks out opportunities to be more informed about product science and formulation by interviewing experts, reading studies, and diligently testing any and all products she can get her hands on. She has a special interest in beauty, where she spent the first six years of her career, and also received her Professional Makeup Artist Certification from Chic Studios in 2019. She has tested hundreds of beauty products and is passionate about being your in-the- know beauty resource. You can find her work published in FamilyFun, Health, and Yahoo.

About InStyle

InStyle is an award-winning destination for fashion, beauty, and pop-culture, with an all-are-welcome ethos that swings open the proverbial velvet ropes. Whether you’re looking for a wardrobe refresh, haircut inspiration, or a story that’ll make sparkling cocktail-party conversation, our expert-connected coverage is where to start. Learn more about our team and editorial guidelines, here.

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