Marisa Petrarca Marisa Petrarca is a writer and editor specializing in beauty, fashion, and lifestyle. She has over five years of editorial experience and is known for researching and recommending products to consumers, from the buzziest new skincare launch to affordable fashion finds. Her work has appeared in Cosmopolitan, POPSUGAR, SELF, and more publications. Highlights: Former beauty & fashion editor at GRAZIA USA Former beauty & style editor at Us Weekly Former beauty editor at L'Oréal's makeup.com & skincare.com Writing has appeared in Cosmopolitan, SELF, POPSUGAR, Us Weekly, Artful Living, The Zoe Report, and more publications About Real Simple Real Simple, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning, trusted online resource for smart, authentic solutions to simplify your life. We reach 11 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists and fact-checked for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.