Janna Mandell

Freelance Beauty Journalist for Forbes, the San Francisco Chronicle; Strategic Advisor; Content Creator

Janna Mandell is a San Francisco Bay Area-based writer covering everything beauty – innovative companies, runway and industry trends, disrupting indie brands, the green beauty movement, and the spa industry. In her reporting, she has interviewed everyone from CEOs to celebrity makeup artists to Gwyneth Paltrow. Janna has written several in-depth company profiles for Forbes and the S.F. Chronicle on companies like Benefit Cosmetics, e.l.f., and FOREO. Janna has also created marketing content for Kendo brands Marc Jacobs Beauty and Kat Von D as well as acted as a strategic consultant for other companies. Previously, she was an executive on Wall Street, running strategy, business development and sales for an electronic trading company.



E! Online

Beauty Police: Sophia Bush Rocks a Fresh Face and Youthful Braid at BeautyCon on Fashion Police

Parisa/FAMEFLYNET PICTURES We love it when past Beauty Police victims redeem themselves and show us they can obviously take a little constructive criticism. We hammered Sophia...

E! News

Beauty Police: Jennifer Garner Proves Subtle Can Be Sexy at Draft Day Premiere on Fashion Police...

Steve Granitz/WireImage Miley Cyrus and Christina Aguilera , get out your notepads cause it's time to take some notes! Let these photos of Jennifer Garner teach you that you...

Marketing Content


Think Tank: Taking Cues From the Playbook of Digital-First Brands

Browse the recent headlines of retail trades and you will get nothing but a picture of doom and gloom - how Amazon and social media are killing the country's bricks-and-mortar...


Marc Jacobs Beauty New Nudes Sheer Lip Gel

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Marc Jacobs Beauty the Shape Brush

Product page copy for Sephora.com


Marc Jacobs Beauty (P)outliner Longwear Lip Pencil

Product page copy for Sephora.com


Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Creme

Copy for Sephora.com


Kat Von D The Kat Eye Set

Marketing copy used for internal presentations as well as Sephora.com.