I’ve been writing about beauty for about 15 years, and one of the biggest benefits of being a beauty editor is that I get to try a glorious number of makeup and skincare products, from classic red lipsticks to questionable face masks. Many years and hundreds (maybe even thousands?) of products later, I still find it a really fun and exciting way to earn a living on this earthly plane. (Shoot, imagine if I could go back in time and tell the 6-year-old version of me who wore pink lipstick for school picture day that I’d be doing this as a grown-up job!)
Any beauty writer or editor will tell you that testing all sorts of cosmetics will help you become privy to what’s really worth your coin and which products are grossly overhyped. Of course, everyone is different, so a fancy, super-thick face cream that my beauty group chat swears by might be hell for my own oily, breakout-prone skin. Still, I’m always curious (read: nosy as hell) to find out what my fellow cosmetics comrades are using, so if you feel the same way about me, it’s your lucky day!