Becoming a beauty editor is no small feat: You not only need a vast knowlege of beauty brands, products, and ingredients, but you also have to have a strong creative vision. In our latest issue, we spoke to Into the Gloss' Editorial Director Annie Kreighbaum and Buzzfeed's Beauty Editor Arabelle Sicardi—and they're definitely not your average beauty editors. Click through the gallery to get to know them and gain some tips along the way.
What's the best part about working at Into the Gloss? I’m doing something different every day. It’s a lot of work but I’m always learning and never bored.
What is your signature beauty look? Fresh, dewy skin—no foundation—big eyebrows, bed head, and always a bit of blush.
What is one of your favorite beauty trends for spring? Messy, DIY eye shadow.
What’s usually on your desk at work? A conch shell holding a bundle of sage, my Dermablend palette, and The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz.
What is your definition of beauty? Realness!
Who is your ultimate beauty icon and why? Jerry Hall because she’s a Texas girl with the right attitude and always-excellent blush.
Any advice for girls trying to get into the beauty industry? Focus less on the product aspect and more on your skill set. You can write a million product reviews and post a selfie every day, but you have to have some sort of skill—or better yet skills outside of doing your own makeup and consuming products—to add something to the industry. Instead, position yourself as a talented writer or photographer or coder or artist and develop from there.
What is your favorite new product that you've recently discovered? There are 3-D nail art projects going on in China right now, and I'm obsessed. It's like Tamagotchi but for your nails. It's still being tested.
What’s usually on your desk at work?Right now I have a box of Lucky Charms, a tiny cactus, a dozen lipsticks, makeup brushes, and an illustration of me that one of my readers sent. I look like a femme Joker from Batman in it. It's awesome.
What is your definition of beauty? Terror.
Who is your ultimate beauty icon and why? Jezebel! Or Salome. I like terrifying witch types.
Any advice for girls trying to get into the beauty industry? Make the stuff that you needed when you were younger.