In a surprising turn of events for me, I became a beauty editor a little more than a year ago. You see, my regular day job is managing editor of THE/THIRTY—Who What Wear’s wellness vertical. So my life revolves around all things wellness: fitness, nutrition, self-care, mental health, etc. Then, back in April 2020, I got the unexpected opportunity to write a few beauty stories a week here on Who What Wear.
At first, I was a little wary. Beauty was a completely new beat for me and I didn’t really know much about it other than my own personal experiences. And I consider both my makeup and skincare routines pretty low maintenance and minimal. On the other hand, the curious journalist inside me was very eager to learn more about a new topic and really explore everything there is to know about it. So I dove right in with help from my colleagues, senior beauty editor Erin Jahns and beauty editor Courtney Higgs.