Bren Gomez is a writer, beauty expert, makeup artist, and storyteller. A third-generation native Angeleno, she still lives in Los Angeles today with her cute AF dog Ferdinand as well as a few rotating foster dogs. She loves lipstick, hates hiking, doesn’t drink coffee, and will never consider Silverlake “the eastside.”

She has run some version of a beauty blog since 2009 and has 15+ years of experience in the beauty industry. In addition to beauty, she writes about culture, lifestyle, wellness, and Latinx identity. Her work has been published in NYLON, Refinery29, HelloGiggles, FIERCE by mitú, and LAist. Bren is also the founder and co-host of Second Base, a seasonal podcast about the best and only baseball team that matters, the Los Angeles Dodgers.

When she’s not tweeting skincare advice, sliding into Cody Bellinger’s DMs, or talking about her hair, Bren can be found volunteering with local animal rescues, sipping Topo Chico at the beach, or catcalling players at Dodger Stadium. She can definitely never be found hiking and has never once been to Runyon Canyon, so def don’t ever look for her there.

You may contact Bren by sending dog memes or Sephora giftcards to bren (@)