2023 Headshot   Amber Katz

Amber Katz

location-pin Rye, New York

School: Boston University

Expertise: Amber is an expert beauty writer who product tests every new beauty item she can get her hands on. She covers topics ranging from makeup to hair care and styling, skincare and anti-aging, nail care and design, and the latest beauty trends taking over TikTok.

Amber Katz

  • Amber is a beauty writer with almost two decades of experience writing for top beauty media outlets.
  • She’s tested thousands of beauty items in her career, highlighting her top picks in published product guides and her best-selling Substack newsletter.
  • MAC Cosmetics worked with Amber to create an eyeshadow called Sparkle, Neely, Sparkle.


Amber has been a beauty writer for almost 20 years, covering topics from skincare to foot scrubs for publications including The Healthy, Allure, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Marie Claire, and Vogue. During these two decades, she’s tested and reviewed thousands of beauty products for media outlets. She features her favorites in her best-selling Substack newsletter, Things I Buy As A Cilivian. Amber also runs a beauty blog called Rogue 18, which has been listed among the top ten hottest beauty blogs by Women’s Wear Daily and featured in The New York Times, People, Glamour, and other publications.


Boston University, BA, French Language and Literature