Krista Carter

Education: Boston College
Location: New York, New York
  • Since 2012, Krista has produced customized digital content for some of beauty and fashion's biggest players.
  • At Estée Lauder Companies, she helped to roll out global marketing campaigns for new product launches and seasonal beauty trends across the categories of skincare, haircare, makeup, and fragrance.
  • Her writing has appeared in Observer, Yue Magazine, and Cozymeal.


Krista Carter is a writer and editor with nearly a decade of experience working in beauty and fashion. She joined InStyle in 2022, combining her beauty and fashion expertise with her background in publishing. Previously, she worked for Byrdie, covering topics ranging from skincare remedies to hairstyle how-tos — and everything in between.

She began her career writing and reporting for the New York Observer. There, she helped to launch Yue, a lifestyle magazine for luxury Chinese/Chinese American consumers. Krista then went on to work at American Express's e-commerce venture, vente-privee USA, where she produced customized digital content for leading fashion brands. Most recently, she managed Estée Lauder Companies' portfolio of 100+ global marketing sites across Europe, Asia, and Latin America.


Krista graduated from Boston College with a B.A., majoring in English and minoring in Philosophy. As an undergraduate, she spent a semester abroad at Universidad Complutense de Madrid, completing coursework in Philology. In 2018, she received a certificate in Oenology from Instituto Gato Dumas College of Gastronomy in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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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