Grace Gold is a beauty expert and journalist, and gives thanks daily that she has actually found a way to make a living doing this fulltime. Grace has covered beauty and wellness for broadcast outlets like the Today show and New York Live, magazines including People and Redbook and digital sites like Elle, Yahoo, DoctorOz, YouBeauty, Makeup.com and more. Her mission is to help women look and feel their best, without making them feel like crap in the process. She doesn’t think everyone should aspire to one glossy standard, but instead believes in beauty as a world of possibility for everyone.
What I Do, Job-wise: Freelance beauty expert and journalist. I’m “multimedia” as they say now, so I report for TV, print and digital.
What I Do, Fun-wise: Read, day trip, library hop, workout, get outside, watch documentaries and eat lots of greens, vegan and gluten-free fare – though I’m not beholden to any rules. I have a sweet tooth, so the healthy stuff helps balance out the impending sugar doom.
My Motto: "Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” George Bernard Shaw
My Anti-Motto: Be reasonable.
The First Movie Star I Ever Had A Crush On: Leonardo DiCaprio in Titanic, like any good 90s girl.
The Most Played Song On My iTunes: Stairway to Heaven by Heart, live at The Kennedy Center.
Last Book I Read Without Skimming Any Parts: “Survival of the Prettiest: The Science of Beauty,” by Nancy Etcoff. And “Soaring Underground: A Young Fugitive’s Life in Nazi Berlin,” by Larry Orbach and Vivian Orbach-Smith. Both were insatiable reads that rocked my brain for weeks afterwards.
My Most Worn Item of Clothing: A leopard print trench that seems right for everything.
Beauty Products That I Hoard: What beauty products don’t I hoard? Mychelle Ultra Hyaluronic Hydrating Serum and Lancôme Color Design Lipstick in It Girl (a slightly frosty light pink) top the list. Throw in Laura Mercier Full Coverage Concealer, Perricone MD No Mascara Mascara, and Anastasia Brow Powder, and I can do anything. I also spend way too much money on those Fresh Sugar Lip Treatments because there’s no other balm like them out there. I find them in coat and jean pockets the way other people find forgotten bills.
I smell like: Creed Virgin Island Water, which is bergamot with a splash of coconut, sugarcane and white rum. A man once told me I smell like what he imagined Ginger on Gilligan’s Island smelled like. I wasn’t sure if that was a compliment or a dig?
I Have Faked An Orgasm (Yes/No): That sounds tiring.