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Talking Top Tens: Elizabeth Dehn

Founder, Beauty Bets


The creative force behind the award-winning blog, beauty and wellness writer Elizabeth Dehn spent her awkward years buying Mood lipstick and whipping up DIY face masks before embarking on an editorial career that has included Aveda, Nordstrom and Target. She founded in 2009 as a way to share candid product reviews and fresh beauty advice with real women everywhere. Elizabeth currently pens a monthly beauty column for Mpls.St.Paul magazine, is a regular contributor to and is co-creator of Elizabeth Dehn for One Love Organics skincare line. Follow Elizabeth on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook.

And more with Elizabeth Dehn…

One piece of advice you would give your 18 year old self:

Patience, my dear. If you’re too anxious about the future, you’re going to miss out on the good things that are right in front of you. 

Your go-to power outfit:

For industry events, I have an amazing black silk jumpsuit. It’s gorgeous and classic but totally unexpected in a sea of jackets and LBDs. 

The beauty product found in your bag at all times:

This time of year I don’t go anywhere without a bronzer for midday touchups. I’m all about a faux glow. 

The trend you hope never goes out of style:

Even if stripes were to fall out of favor, I’d continue to wear them—and decorate my house with them. They’re timeless. 

Nail color currently on your hands and feet:

I discovered CND Shellac in Lobster Roll this summer. It’s a perfect poppy mix of red and pink that goes with everything. 

Your last takeout order:

I could live on Thai food alone. We get fresh spring rolls and pad thai or a curry at least once a week.

Favorite pizza topping:

I put hot peppers or red pepper flakes on just about every pizza. Spicy makes everything better. 

Cocktail of choice:

I’ve been on a Campari kick for awhile, so a Negroni or an Americano (the drink, not the coffee, though I like those too).

Your most quirky characteristic:

I get excited about just about everything, big or small. It could be a donut Friday in the office or a cute face my dog is making, and chances are I will make a scene.

If you weren’t running Beauty Bets, among other amazing things, you’d be a ...

I’d still be a lifestyle editor. Storytelling, pretty things and smart, creative people bring me joy.