Emily Orofino

Emily Orofino, Writer
Title: Writer
Education: Gettysburg College
Location: New York, NY / Madison, CT
Expertise: Skincare

I'm a beauty writer and editor with nearly 15 years of experience working not just for editorial sites, but also behind the scenes at major skincare, makeup, and aesthetic brands. I know what it takes to get a product onto shelves—and the qualities a formula needs to have to go from good to great.


  • Emily contributes to many publications, including Editorialist, Harper's Bazaar, Byrdie, Cosmo & RealSelf.
  • She has held staff positions at POPSUGAR, Tarte Cosmetics, Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare, and the now-defunct Spotlyte by Allergan.
  • She is a consultant for several major beauty brands, where she informs editorial and social media strategy, leads storytelling, develops formulas, and more.
  • She is credited with kicking off many beauty trends and has shared her expertise on television.


Emily discovered her passion for beauty at the age of four and has been chasing the high of that first lipstick ever since. She has over a decade of experience working in beauty across editorial, marketing, product development, and brand consulting. You can find her work on sites including Harper's Bazaar, RealSelf, Editorialist, ELLE, Cosmo, Byrdie, Refinery29, and POPSUGAR, where she held a staff position as a beauty editor. She has also held in-house roles at Spotlyte by Allergan, Tarte Cosmetics, and Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare.


Emily holds a BA in music with a writing minor from Gettysburg College.

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