Shannon Bauer

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Title: Senior Commerce Editor
Education: Iowa State University, B.A. in Creative Apparel Design
Location: New York, NY
Expertise: Chic Studios Professional Makeup Artist Certification

Shannon M. Bauer is a Senior Commerce Editor for Dotdash Meredith's Beauty & Style Group. She joined the Shape team in 2022 and works with a team of talented freelance writers to create expert- and research-driven product roundups. Shannon has seven years of experience writing, editing, and producing beauty and wellness content for top print and digital publications. Shannon was previously a Beauty Editor at Parents, Parents Latina, and Shape print magazines where she wrote and edited beauty stories across the brands and oversaw the testing for the beauty awards programs. Shannon seeks out opportunities to be more informed about product science and formulation by interviewing experts, reading studies, and diligently testing any and all products she can get in her hands. She has a special interest in beauty, where she spent the first six years of her career, and also received her Professional Makeup Artist Certification from Chic Studios in 2019.


Iowa State University: College of Human Sciences, Bachelor's Degree in Creative Apparel Design.

About Shape

Shape is an award-winning digital fitness, wellness, and beauty destination that offers inclusive, trusted, and empowering expert-led guidance and advice for anyone at any point in their wellness journey. Our library of more than 11,000 stories reaches more than 7 million readers monthly who want to prioritize their health, have fun, and lead an active lifestyle while also cutting through the noise of quick fixes and unvetted fads.

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