I've Been a Byrdie Editor for One Year, and I Have a Lot to Share

So here it is: My one-year beauty anniversary. It's hard to believe it's already been 12 months since I first started my job as the associate features editor here at Byrdie. Except, actually, I can believe it, because this year has been chock-full of exciting, exhausting, magnificent experiences that I don't think could have happened in a shorter period of time. (Case in point: I had a 10-minute conversation with Gwyneth Paltrow, joined a spiritual moon circle, ate nothing but fruit for a week, and overhauled my entire skincare routine, all in the same year.) Thanks, Byrdie! I couldn't have done it (or written about it) without you.

But let's get real. I learned some juicy industry secrets during my first year as an editor at Byrdie, and I've been itching to spill them all. Keep scrolling to read seven behind-the-scenes beauty lessons I've learned in one year as a Byrdie editor!