Hey, Byrdie fam! It's Who What Wear market editor Nicole here playing beauty editor for the day. If you didn't already know, our two sites (along with MyDomaine and College Fashionista) are sister brands, which means we all share a parent company, Clique Brands.
Aside from the above, our editors also all share offices in both NYC and L.A. and get to sit close to each other (and I mean very close). In fact, I can hear Byrdie editor Hallie Gould typing her version of this story as we speak, which actually brings me to the reason I'm here. Seeing as we already get all our recs from each other for both beauty and fashion, respectively, we recently had the (admittedly genius) idea to do the first-ever Who What Wear and Byrdie story swap, where our editors share their favorite purchases they made because of one another. Here on Byrdie, our team of fashion editors and I will be dishing out all our favorite products that we got from either simply reading Byrdie or getting in-person advice from their team, and vice versa on Who What Wear. To read about and shop all our picks, simply continue on below!
"As the one person in our entire office who probably knows the least about beauty, I think I rely more on the Byrdie team than any reader really should. That said, my number one favorite recommendation I've gotten from them has been my Charlotte Tilbury bar of gold, which now comes in a palette of three. I love the next-level glow it gives my skin (of course, after forcing them to give me a tutorial on how to use highlighter in the first place). I even never knew you could get complimented on highlighter until I started using it—but apparently that's a thing when you wear good makeup."
"This might be an obvious one at this point, but I can distinctly remember the day Byrdie Editorial Director Faith introduced me to Glossier's Gen G right when it came out, I don't know, two years ago? She helped me conclude that Crush was the shade for me, and not surprisingly, it's still the thing I use every day."
"Until I was introduced to By Terry, I don't even think I had a favorite mascara because I thought they were all the same. Clearly, I was wrong because the Terrybly Growth Booster Mascara might be the best thing that ever happened to my makeup routine."
"I knew I had to try Drunk Elephant's T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial after I saw Byrdie editors and readers endlessly hype it up in the site's FB group, The Beauty Line. Now I'll never let myself run out if it. It provides a great 'reset' for my skin when it's feeling dull."
"After I kept seeing mentions of the Charlotte Tilbury Goddess Skin Clay Mask ($55) by Faith Xue, I finally bought it to use leading up to my wedding. It makes my skin look smooth and fresh and doesn't burn when it's on (like I find some other masks to do)."
"I always thought this was a ridiculous amount of money to spend on concealer, but I couldn't resist the hype. Now that I own it, I realize that it's a bottomless tube that may never run out. (Oh, and it's as good as everyone says it is.)"
"I pretty much stick to neutral-colored lipsticks, and since that can get boring, I'm always game to try a new one. This Kosås one became an instant favorite of mine—it's the perfect pink color and it feels like a moisturizing lip balm."
"I was very turned off by retinol after using a product that burned my skin, but I didn't want to go without it since I'm in my 30s. I was surprised by how gentle this one by Shani Darden ended up being. I've even almost worked up to being able to use it every night."
"I immediately purchased this serum after Byrdie's beauty director, Deven Hopp, said it 'changed her skin forever,' and now it's the only moisturizer I use on my face."
"Thanks to the queen of highlighting Faith Xue, I swear by this affordable strobing stick."
"Believe me, I thought Deven was crazy when I first saw her shaving her face with this tool, but I gave it a try and now I'm hooked on the at-home dermaplaning tool."
"I now live and die by Tata Harper's skincare products. I wear the brand's moisturizing mask every night, and I swear it's helped smooth out my dry skin."
"I wear sunscreen every day (trying to age gracefully here), and since Byrdie's editors turned me on to the amazingness that is Drunk Elephant, I've never looked back."
"Blonde hair is hard work, and I always want my hair to be as cool-toned as possible, which is why I'm a devotee to R+Co's blonde shampoo and conditioner."
"I never took the idea of a signature scent seriously, but Santal, my god. It's a scent that every editor seems to be addicted to and honestly, I'm right there with them."
"After hearing Byrdie editors rave about Face Gym's lifting and toning facials, I finally went in to get one myself. I noticed an immediate difference, and my skin glowed for days afterward. The facials themselves are $75, but there are tools you can purchase to do it at home as well."
"I'm obsessed with this serum by Caudalie, which helps lighten my post-acne marks and is also super moisturizing. I use it twice a day and may never stop buying it."
"I had been looking for a great eye cream, so naturally I went to Byrdie to find out what I should buy. This cream kept popping up in multiple stories—and also has amazing Sephora reviews—so I knew it was a safe bet."
"I knew Renée Rouleau was a famous celeb esthetician, but that was about it. Then I picked up my first-ever Renée Rouleau product at one of our in-office Byrdie beauty sales. I remember our editor Maya pointing out that this mask was a good one. She could not have been more right. I use it once a week to keep breakouts at bay and am practically near tears as my current one is almost empty. This has made a huge Rouleau fan out of me."
"Any time I have a big event, I feel 1000% more prepared when I can relax with a sheet mask before I need to do my makeup, hair, etc. Byrdie's editorial director, Faith, passed one of these Starskin sheet masks to me a few months ago, and it's become a staple of any of my special getting-ready routines."
"I'm a sucker for pretty packaging (and clearly face masks!) and instantly said yes to this Glow Recipe sleep mask when one of the Byrdie girls offered for me to give it a try. As someone who moisturizes her face religiously, this formula really lives up to its name. It's smooth but not sticky, and I swear I wake up with a more glowing, brighter complexion.”
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