Shannon M. Bauer Minnesota born and Brooklyn based, Shannon M. Bauer is a beauty editor for Parents, Parents Latina, and Shape Magazines. She is also a certified makeup artist, self-proclaimed mascara addict, and aunt to a niece and nephew. She likes runs in NYC, cooking without measuring, Sunday afternoon naps, and that moment when someone sends the perfect gif in a text. About Parents Parents, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning online resource for trustworthy, empathetic, and supportive information and inspiration for your families. We reach 9 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists, fact checked, and reviewed by our Expert Review Board for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.