Claire Sullivan

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Title: Freelance Beauty Writer
Education: Auburn University, B.A. in Journalism
Location: New York, NY

Claire is a freelance beauty writer based in New York City. She has six years of editorial experience and counting, and she's swatched, sprayed, and smoothed on hundreds of beauty products during her time as a writer. Follow her on Instagram @claire_sullivan112.


  • Claire's writing can be found in Women's Wear Daily, InStyle, Martha Stewart Living, and Martha Stewart Weddings.


Claire spent six years as an editor for Martha Stewart Living and Martha Stewart Weddings, most recently writing and editing beauty content for both brands. Now she spends her days testing the latest beauty launches to recommend the best skin care, hair care, and makeup products on the market.

Claire's background in food writing translates to a no-nonsense approach to skin care, hair care, and makeup: In her eyes, it's all about technique and ingredients. She brings a critical eye and yes-you-can attitude to beauty content. Claire loves to turn expert advice and industry news into content that inspires readers to give their beauty routine a makeover.


Auburn University, Bachelor of Arts in Journalism

About InStyle

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