I Asked WWW Staffers to Reveal the 5 Most Pivotal Items in Their Makeup Bag

I talk myself blue all day every day when it comes to my favorite beauty products, (it's kind of written in my job description, after all!), however, being the nosy person that I am, the only thing I love more than talking about my current roster of beauty staples is hearing about other peoples' current roster of beauty staples. So, as a fun little change of pace, I decided to ask some of my fellow beauty-loving Who What Wear staffers which five beauty products can absolutely always be found in their makeup bag. (Or in their shower, atop their vanity—you're probably catching my drift.)

Just in time for fall and winter, seven of my co-workers are revealing the most effective and addicting formulas they pretty much can't do life without. Keep scrolling—you're sure to find a few new favorites in the process. 

Charmaine Gomez, Integrated Marketing Manager


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Shawna Hudson, Associate Beauty Editor


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Paulina Galoostian, Associate Director Influencer Marketing


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Sarah Yang, Managing Editor, THE/THIRTY


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Katie Berohn, Associate Beauty Editor


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Eliza Huber, Fashion Editor


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Caitie Schlisserman, Beauty Director, Branded Content 


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Beauty Director

Erin has been writing a mix of beauty and wellness content for Who What Wear for over four years. Prior to that, she spent two and half years writing for Byrdie. She now calls Santa Monica home but grew up in Minnetonka, Minnesota, and studied writing, rhetoric, and communication at University of Wisconsin, La Crosse. She studied abroad in Galway, Ireland, and spent a summer in L.A. interning with the Byrdie and Who What Wear family. After graduating from UW, she spent one year in San Francisco, where she worked as a writer for Pottery Barn Kids and PBteen before moving down to L.A. to begin her career as a beauty editor. She considers her day-to-day beauty aesthetic very low-maintenance and relies on staples like clear brow serum (from Kimiko!), Lawless's Lip Plumping Mask in Cherry Vanilla, and an eyelash curler. For special occasions or days when she's taking more meetings or has an event, she'll wear anything and everything from Charlotte Tilbury (the foundations are game-changing), some shimmer on her lids (Stila and Róen do it best), and a few coats of the best mascara-type product on earth, Surratt's Noir Lash Tint.