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Carrie Lannon + Molly Sloat

Meet Ulta’s Carrie Lannon, Director of Public Relations, and Molly Sloat, Director of Trend Development. Forget their hefty titles, these Chicago-based beauty power players are as down to earth as they come. Recognize their mugs? You may have spotted them on the last episode of The Face—airing last night on Oxygen—picking the winner of the model-crazed reality show to be Ulta’s new spokesperson and ambassador for the brand. Late last night, we touched base with Carrie to talk about the finale episode and she was—finally!—able to spill the beans on the winner, 21-year-old Devyn Abdullah. “We chose Devyn as the newest face of ULTA Beauty because she photographs beautifully, is confident and striking, and yet is approachable and easy to relate too. That is a rare combination,” said Carrie. Touché Miss Lannon—quite like yourselves! We catch up with the PR powerhouses to dish their own beauty secrets and talk shop about the show.


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Spotlight Beauty Ulta The FaceCARRIE’S BEAUTY MUST-HAVES>> scent: PRADA INFUSION D’IRIS // face: PHILOSOPHY KEEP THE PEACE PROTECT & CORRECT with COVERGIRL LOOSE POWDER in TRANSLUCENT FAIR // lips: CK ONE LIPSTICK in DOLLFACE // nails: ULTA SALON FORMULA NAIL LACQUER in LAV-ISH // CAN’T-LIVE-WITHOUT: ULTA TINTED SELF-TAN TOWELETTES
MOLLY’S BEAUTY FAVORITES>> scent: CAROLINA HERRARA 212 or BULGARI JASMIN NOIR // moisturizer: BLISS BODY BUTTER in LEMON + SAGE or BLOOD ORANGE + WHITE PEPPER // concealer + face: STILA STAY ALL DAY // mascara: ULTA DOUBLE DUTY MASCARA // lips: URBAN DECAY SUPER-SATURATED HIGH GLOSS in F-BOMB // nails: BUTTER LONDON in POOLE

Q: You were side-by-side with some heavy hitters in the fashion industry. Did you learn any beauty tricks from Naomi, Coco or Karolina?
CARRIE: Each supermodel had her own make-up artist, and they were fascinating to watch. They approached each face like a blank canvas and mixed colors together like a painter. I think Coco Rocha had a different look for every segment of the show!

Q: Ulta drove the beauty looks for The Face. What were your favorite looks?
MOLLY: The smokey eye is still strong along with bright lips and long lashes. Layering is big trend so we were mixing colors to create new shades on lips and eyes or even two colors of mascara on lashes.

Q: Dish it: favorite Super Model of all time?
M: Cindy Crawford is classic to me, although my husband is shouting Linda Evangelista over my shoulder—another timeless beauty.

Q: You’re surrounded by beauty 24/7, so what’s the best beauty advice you’ve ever received?
C: If you don’t feel comfortable in a beauty look everyone will know it. Wear what feels like you and have fun!

Q: For you two girls-on-the-go, fill-in-the-blank: I never leave the house without:
M: SPF. My Mom taught me well. And she has amazing skin so she must know some secrets.
C: Lipstick – I have been addicted since I was 16.

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PHOTO BY DANIEL KELLEGHAN