Olivia Cefalu

Olivia Cefalu
Title: Freelance Writer at Real Simple
Expertise: Skincare, Hair care, Makeup

Olivia is a freelance beauty editor at Real Simple, where she covers stories about new launches, beauty trends, and more. She is a Brooklyn-based beauty professional with experience in influencer and digital marketing at Tata Harper Skincare and editorial at Very Good Light. You can read her work in other publications such as InStyle, Well + Good, Shape, Mane Addicts, and more.

  • Has a degree in Management of Creative Media from Champlain College's Stiller School of Business
  • Recipient of the Freeman Foundation Grant at her college, which sent her to Shanghai, China for a summer to pursue a digital marketing internship
  • Brought Very Good Light's personal care brand, good light to market in March 2021
  • Created the "How I Made It" column on Very Good Light where she interviewed beauty professionals, brand founders, and entrepreneurs on how they got their start
  • Manages Tata Harper Skincare's Digital Advertising Campaigns + Affiliate Marketing


Olivia got her start in beauty writing while she was still in college. She has always had a passion for beauty writing, the business of beauty, and magazines. During college, she interned at an international marketing agency working on accounts like lululemon, Harry Winston, Bally, Hot Wheels, and more. With this experience she scored an internship at Tata Harper Skincare. Shortly after, she started working as an editorial and social media intern at Very Good Light.

Upon graduation, she worked full-time at Very Good Light and continued freelancing within influencer marketing at Tata Harper Skincare. Now, she currently works full-time at Tata Harper Skincare as their digital marketing manager, in addition to being a freelance beauty editor in the NYC beauty space.


Olivia Cefalu graduated from Champlain College with a B.S in Management of Creative Media. 

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