Kara Jillian Brown

A photo of Kara Jillian Brown, Beauty Editor of InStyle
Title: Beauty Editor
Education: Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism, CUNY
Location: New York, New York
Expertise: Beauty


Kara Jillian Brown is the Beauty Editor of InStyle. She began her career at Well+Good, where she spent five years evolving from Editorial Intern to News Writer to Beauty Writer. She earned a bachelor’s degree in English rhetoric from Binghamton University and a master’s degree in health and science journalism from the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY. She is also a certified fitness instructor and teaches barre in Brooklyn.

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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Meghan Trainor for e.l.f.
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Taylor Swift at the Super Bowl
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Ashlee Simpson, Alicia Silverstone, and Sophia Bush at Christian Siriano RTW Fall 2024.
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Paris Hilton for Living Proof.
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Taylor Swift Manicure Black Gloves Grammys
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Taylor Swift wearing red lipstick.
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January Editors Product Picks
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Taylor Swift hugging Travis Kelce at Chiefs game
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Two braided hairstyles.
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Meghan Markle
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Rachel Zegler for Dior
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