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“Hello! I’m Teni (@tenipanosian). I’ve been a content material creator since 2012—I began with my weblog, Miss Maven, after which went to YouTube. I nonetheless assume YouTube is the place it’s at for magnificence tutorials, as a result of long-form is healthier for instruction and storytelling, however Instagram has been my fundamental focus for the previous couple of years. And Tiktok, which shook issues up a bit of bit (although I do assume bite-sized movies are extra entertaining than useful). My curiosity in magnificence began in highschool, as a result of I needed to do my make-up for dance workforce competitions. I bear in mind I might beg my household for a Costco make-up set, which included palettes, nail polish, and brushes. This was possibly 1998, and I bear in mind loving to play and uncover—I’d be like, ‘Fuschia’s a coloration? Wow!’ By the point I used to be in my early 20s, I went to my native Sephora so typically that the staff knew me by identify.
The majority of what I do is promote merchandise, however I’ll by no means signal an settlement if I haven’t tried the product and imagine in it. If it’s an even bigger challenge we’re speaking about, I make certain to dam out no less than an hour to sit down down with their whole workforce to ask questions and determine the way to inform an correct story. Understanding what my viewers responds to has actually helped me create extra profitable campaigns. Plus, it could maintain me up at night time if I knew that anyone was utilizing their paycheck to purchase one thing that I don’t actually assume is nice. I feel that’s why folks nonetheless belief me on this digital area.
After I did my Prime Shelf 4 years in the past I used to be continuously altering my skincare—now, my magnificence philosophy is ‘much less is extra.’ I’m just like the poster baby for not over-exfoliating. I’ve at all times had lots of little bumps that basically aggravated me—I couldn’t even put on highlighter as a result of it made the bumps so apparent. In my 20s I over-exfoliated to attempt to eliminate them, and it turned my pores and skin type of leathery. I’m truly glad I went by that, as a result of it led me to begin my line Monday Born and create Rebirth, which is a lactic acid serum. Folks at all times wish to use that as typically as doable, however I take advantage of it 3 times per week and my pores and skin lastly cleared up. I’m not so explicit about masks as a result of it’s extra of a self care exercise, not one thing I do to remodel my pores and skin. I usually simply search for something that’s hydrating. The final one I attempted was by Sulwhasoo, their Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Creamy Masks, after which I did a bit of little bit of jade rolling over it. Outdoors of that, I get Botox carried out by KarriAnn Khalil at Ava MD. I really like Botox. I used to solely get it in my brow, however extra just lately I’ve been getting a bit of bit in my crow’s ft.
I’ve at all times considered cleaning as a chore—on the finish of the night time, I actually don’t wish to do it. Nonetheless, I’ve been double cleaning for no less than 10 years. I bear in mind when the Shu Uemura oil got here out, and no one was utilizing it as a result of they didn’t assume it made sense. However I’m such a magnificence researcher. Logically talking, oil melts off make-up with out having to tug and rip out your lashes, and it in all probability additionally circumstances them. So now I take advantage of my cleaning oil first, emulsify that and rinse, after which use my mild cleanser. I take advantage of Supply instantly after, which is an essence. Essences aren’t a western factor in any respect, and like oil cleansers it’s a class that basically confuses folks. However I’m very dry, like an iguana, and at all times searching for methods to make my pores and skin extra hydrated and delicate. I feel the primary essence I attempted was SK-II. Amorepacific additionally has an awesome one known as the Classic Single Extract Essence, and Huxley’s oil-essence hybrid, the Secret of Sahara Oil Essence, is admittedly cool. After an essence I’d use Rebirth if it’s an exfoliation day, after which I take advantage of my moisturizer The Seven. I’m very skeptical of eye lotions, however I’m testing out Glow Recipe’s Avocado Soften Retinol Eye Sleeping Masks proper now. Peter Thomas Roth makes one with retinol too, and I discovered that one to be fairly good.
I don’t put on an excessive amount of make-up, however after I do, I like my lashes to face out. The YSL Effet Fake Cils Volumizing Mascara is the mascara—I’ve been utilizing it since earlier than I may afford it. Even with one swipe, you get this intense quantity and size. One other one among my favourite merchandise is Dior’s Eternally Pores and skin Glow Basis. I’m olive-skinned, and I’ve a very actually onerous time discovering a match for my complexion. 4WO is ideal for me. Similar with the Armani Luminous Silk Basis—6.5 is superb for medium olive pores and skin. With Ilia’s Tremendous Serum Pores and skin Tint, my shade is Matira after I’m pale and Papakolea after I’m a bit of extra tan. The Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Powder is one other staple. So fairly. I’m truly such an anti-powder particular person, however I like that and Charlotte Tilbury’s Airbrush Flawless End Setting Powder, which I take advantage of below my eyes and on the edges of my nostril so I don’t crease my concealer. There are such a lot of Charlotte Tilbury merchandise I really like—the Iconic Nude Lip Cheat is the proper nude for a bit of overlining motion. Victoria Beckham’s Lip Definer in #2 is one other actually good nude.
I don’t get my brows carried out professionally as a result of I do know precisely how I would like them to look, and the particular person I’m going to might or might not get it. So I wax my brows myself. I understand how to do it, and I do know what I would like, so why not? I take advantage of a Gigi wax pot. I like that laminated impact, the place they appear type of fluffy, and I’ve tried lamination a number of instances however proper now I’m simply utilizing the Persona Swipe Up Forehead Gel. My pure hair texture is wavy-curly and very frizzy. I prefer to type it in unfastened waves, so I’ll blow it straight with a paddle brush after which put curls in it with a one-inch barrel from Goal. That is the lazy, broke woman’s information to magnificence. I want I had the time to go to the nail salon, eyebrow salon, hair salon… however even when I did, I’d in all probability simply learn a e book.
I take Barlean’s Critically Scrumptious Omega-Three Fish Oil, which is the one fish oil I truly wish to take—it’s peach-mango taste, and it’s nice. I additionally prepare dinner loads, which is for well being but in addition sustainability. Each time I order in, I really feel so unhealthy about all of the plastic packaging. I’ve a peach tree, a fig tree, a pomegranate tree, a lemon tree, and an orange tree in my yard, and consider gardening as a non secular expertise, as a result of it takes a lot endurance. My timber all have names, and I stand on the market speaking to them like a lunatic. I even have 5 rescue canine: a chihuahua named Bambi, a dachshund-chihuahua combine named Keiko, a beagle-dachshund named Zelda, a in all probability yorkie-maltese combine Pepe, and Piglet, who’s both an Italian greyhound blended with chihuahua or a rat terrier. Being with my canine and household, simply sitting round, is after I’m my most relaxed.”
—as informed to ITG
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