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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 best for instruction and storytelling, however Instagram has been my primary focus for the previous couple of years. And Tiktok, which shook issues up a little bit 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 crew competitions. I keep 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 keep 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 workers knew me by title.
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 a much bigger challenge we’re speaking about, I be sure that to dam out at the very least an hour to sit down down with their total crew to ask questions and determine inform an correct story. Understanding what my viewers responds to has actually helped me create extra profitable campaigns. Plus, it will preserve me up at evening if I knew that someone was utilizing their paycheck to purchase one thing that I don’t actually assume is nice. I believe that’s why folks nonetheless belief me on this digital house.
Once I did my Top 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 youngster for not over-exfoliating. I’ve all the time had numerous 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 do away with them, and it turned my pores and skin form of leathery. I’m truly glad I went by means of that, as a result of it led me to begin my line Monday Born and create Rebirth, which is a lactic acid serum. Individuals all the time need to use that as typically as attainable, however I take advantage of it thrice every week and my pores and skin lastly cleared up. I’m not so specific 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 Mask, after which I did a little bit little bit of jade rolling over it. Outdoors of that, I get Botox finished by KarriAnn Khalil at Ava MD. I like Botox. I used to solely get it in my brow, however extra lately I’ve been getting a little bit bit in my crow’s toes.
I’ve all the time considered cleaning as a chore—on the finish of the evening, I actually don’t need to do it. Nonetheless, I’ve been double cleaning for at the very least 10 years. I keep 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 situations them. So now I take advantage of my cleansing oil first, emulsify that and rinse, after which use my gentle cleanser. I take advantage of Source 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 all the time in search of methods to make my pores and skin extra hydrated and mushy. I believe the primary essence I attempted was SK-II. Amorepacific additionally has an ideal one known as the Vintage Single Extract Essence, and Huxley’s oil-essence hybrid, the Secret of Sahara Oil Essence, is actually 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 Melt Retinol Eye Sleeping Mask 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 once I do, I like my lashes to face out. The YSL Effet Faux Cils Volumizing Mascara is the mascara—I’ve been utilizing it since earlier than I might afford it. Even with one swipe, you get this intense quantity and size. One other one in all my favourite merchandise is Dior’s Forever Skin Glow Foundation. I’m olive-skinned, and I’ve a extremely actually exhausting time discovering a match for my complexion. 4WO is ideal for me. Identical with the Armani Luminous Silk Foundation—6.5 is superb for medium olive pores and skin. With Ilia’s Super Serum Skin Tint, my shade is Matira once I’m pale and Papakolea once I’m a little bit 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 Finish Setting Powder, which I take advantage of beneath 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 like—the Iconic Nude Lip Cheat is the proper nude for a little bit overlining motion. Victoria Beckham’s Lip Definer in #2 is one other actually good nude.
I don’t get my brows finished 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 form of fluffy, and I’ve tried lamination a couple of instances however proper now I’m simply utilizing the Persona Swipe Up Brow 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 Seriously Delicious Omega-3 Fish Oil, which is the one fish oil I truly need to take—it’s peach-mango taste, and it’s nice. I additionally prepare dinner rather a lot, 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 canines: 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 combined with chihuahua or a rat terrier. Being with my canines and household, simply sitting round, is once I’m my most relaxed.”
—as advised to ITG
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