I started Beauty Professor well over a decade ago in January of 2012, directly after co-authoring a college-level public speaking textbook and have strived to be a top-tier beauty resource ever since.  Currently a full-time tenured professor of Communication Studies (I teach public speaking, debate, mediation, social media management, interpersonal communication and mass communication), I am also a lover of cutting-edge beauty products from both high-end and independent niche luxury lines. My makeup aesthetic, inspired by my timelessly stunning mom Laura, is classic and wearable…even skin, bronze accents, dark lashes, pinky nude lips and silky, low-maintenance hair that seamlessly translate to an effortless, achievable everyday look.

Being based in Los Angeles has allowed me unbridled, first-hand access to the most elusive of beauty products and Beauty Professor features a carefully curated collection of honest, candid and comprehensive product reviews, a thorough swatching of shades (often particularly focused on foundation and lip color), images of the products in action on the face and detailed video tutorials. I create all of my own content on the site, enabling you to have the most authentic experience possible with the products and resulting looks. My credibility and maintaining your trust in the recommendations that I share have always been (and will continue to be) the most prioritized elements in this endeavor.

A little bit about my coloring, skin type and size (as I often share style finds):

~I have green eyes and medium to medium-tan skin with olive undertones skin (approximately NC35-NC40). I wear daily sunscreen but tan easily.

~My skin is normal and my major skincare objectives include fighting fine lines and wrinkles, maintaining plump, smooth skin and keeping hyperpigmentation at bay. It takes a village ; )

~I am generally a size 4/6 in dresses, a small/medium in tops, a size 26/27 in denim and a size 7 in footwear.

~My mom has always cut my hair and I don’t get it colored (just a bi-yearly clear gloss) but do enhance my natural highlights with products containing lemon and camomile and plenty of sunshine.

Some of my favorite brands (along with exclusive discount codes) include, but are not limited to: Le Metier de Beauté (BP20), Agent Nateur (Agentrachel), Clé de Peau Beauté, Youthforia, Armani Beauty, Au Naturale, Girlactik (BP25), Sisley-Paris, Nude Envie (BP15), Grande Cosmetics (BP15) and BY TERRY.

When I am not writing, one can find me lecturing in the classroom, creating original beauty content for my site, YouTube channel, InstagramLTK Shop and ShopMy page, collaborating with brands I genuinely love, hosting beauty events across the country and loving every moment spent with my husband and 5-year old daughter Joey Elle.

Please reach out if you have any questions…truly glad you’re here,


Rachel  Anise