Karie Lynn Frost

Editor, Writer and Project Manager

I’m an award-winning freelance editor and writer with 16 years' experience creating stories that excite for both print and online outlets, including Elle.com, Allure.com, Makeup.com, Nail It!, MarthaStewartWeddings.com and more.

My specialties: Delivering clean copy that will make your job easier. Writing with not only your audience in mind, but your publication/site layout design in mind, too. Trend forecasting. Quick turnaround. Multi-tasking both short- and long-leads simultaneously. Fostering ongoing relationships in the beauty industry—and growing them to include fitness and health.

I'm available for freelance project management, editing, writing, copywriting, creative direction, branded content creation and brand consulting.

Occasional pen name: Taegen Tanner

Contact me: kariefrost@gmail.com


Creative Direction & Writing

Brighter Ways
Vivid pigments aren't anything new; it's inventive applications that are truly changing the beauty landscape.
Ten If by Sea
Trend-based feature centered around nautical-inspired nail art; includes visual product recommendations as well as step-by-step how-to’s for certain looks.
Top of the Pop
An in-depth interview with reality actress and brains behind the beauty brand Pop of Color, Kristen Taekman.
Next-Gen Nails
Explores the nail industry’s movement toward hybrid lacquers; calls out the main benefits of this new breed of polish and why consumers will want it.
Fresh Water
Celebrating the nail artistry of celebrity manicurist Pattie Yankee and her take on the season's obsession with pearls.
Cozy, Sexy, Cool
Interpreting the season's trend toward sweater-weather beauty.
Necessary Neon Roughness
Brings the trend of neon texture for nails to life; explores the products to achieve the trend plus step-by-steps to one of the nail looks featured.
Stark Contrast
Borrowing from the runways, nails go black, white and mod all over.
Beauty On Foot
Heat up the streets with toes in attention-grabbing hues and nail art that's the epitome of chic.


Hue Cues Column
Regular column in which I forecasted color trends for nails, as well as selected all imagery, products and color couplings.
Runway Report Column
Regular column in which I forecasted hair trends straight from the runways, as well as broke down looks step by step from hairstylist interviews backstage at New York Fashion Week.
Fall's Top Six Makeup Trends
We may be trimming the fat in many facets of our lives, but when it comes to beauty this season, excess is in demand.

Writing - Beauty

Clash of Tendrils
A behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the wigs for The Blonds Spring/Summer 2017 runway show.
I Posted Nail Art Selfies and People on Instagram Shamed Me
I once had my cuticles trolled. Yes, my cuticles. I was working at the first stateside consumer-facing magazine about all things nails, and I had been tasked with launching and...
5 Ponytails to Wear Now
From high-and-mighty to tastefully teased, this tried-and-true hairstyle found itself revamped and recharged on the fall 2013 runways.
Choose Your Beauty Based on Your Wedding Venue
Whether you're getting hitched on beach or in a classic ballroom, your bridal makeup should reflect the vibe of your big-day locale.
What Do You Want Your Hair Color To Say About You
We're not ones to judge a book by its cover, but we also can't argue with science: Studies have shown that people make major judgement calls based on the color of your hair.
Fine (Nail) Art
Rita Pinto syncs the worlds of nail art and contemporary art with Vanity Projects NYC and a high-art concept nail salon.
What to Know Before You Color Your Gray Hair
You know the scene: One day, you spot a gray hair. And then, just like that, 100 more show up to the party. (And if this isn't you, you're blessed!) Whether you're sprouting a...
5 Beautifully Bare Makeup Looks to Try Now
On the spring 2014 runways, one of the biggest beauty statements seemed to be making no statement at all. Complexions that appeared to be untouched ruled the catwalks from New...
How to Apply Bronzer and Blush: Mastering the Duo
Batman has Robin. Peanut butter has jelly. And blush has...bronzer? Yes, the blush-and-bronzer duo could be one of your best makeup pairs-if you know how to marry the two...
Evolution of the bang, from Bettie to Zooey
Bangs may be a modern red carpet staple, but they actually have a long history (hair-story?) in Hollywood. Whether wispy or thick, feathered or blunt-cut, bangs are the go-to...
9 No-Brainer Bedtime Rituals for Beautiful Skin
You've just finished a busy day crammed with commuting, meetings, phone calls and dinner with friends and you're practically sleepwalking by day's end. You're so tired, in fact,...
10 Steps to a Perfect Pedicure
Breaks down the 10 steps that will get feet looking their best.
7 Ways to Grow Out Your Bangs Gracefully
You've hit that awkward in-between stage. But don't touch the scissors.
6 Ways to Wear Different Textures in Your Hair
When it comes to styling your mane for fall, consider mixing things up a bit. That's what the top experts did backstage at the shows, pairing smooth strands with curly ones or...
Bite the (Red) Bullet
Interactive story (made for tablets) that looks into the red lipstick trend. In addition to writing, I also came up with the interactive layout.

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