The Lineup is a monthly series where we’re giving you an inside peek at the beauty lineups of cool fashion people, editors, makeup artists, hairstylists, and estheticians—all the people we trust the most. Get ready for a behind-the-scenes look at all the can’t-live-without products that make their worlds go round.
Like it or not, Teni Panosian—beauty influencer, YouTuber, and founder of Monday Born—thinks we’re finally in a place where we don’t need to whisper about Botox anymore. “When used conservatively, it’s one of the best treatments to keep deep lines from forming in your skin. It doesn’t change your face, it helps preserve your skin’s form,” says Panosian, who has been getting it since she was 28. The 36-year-old multi-hyphenate doesn’t just rely on fancy treatments, though; she’s been a skincare and makeup fan for much of her life, often spending hours at her local Sephora reading product labels and testing out shades. “Outside of art, [makeup and skincare] actually lit my fire and made me feel passionate,” she says.
That passion led her to start her own blog and YouTube channel, which at publishing has close to 90 million views, that has allowed her to test hundreds of different products for her tutorials and reviews. During this time, she’s learned a lot: Like how you don’t need a lot of steps and products in your routine to have good skin. In fact, Panosian says she saw the most notable improvement in her complexion when she simplified her routine. Also, it turns out drinking two liters of water a day actually does make your skin look fresh. But arguably the most important lesson she learned was to never try and force good skin. “I overused acids for a while in my 20s and ended up with leathery, dry skin. The worst part was it didn’t even get rid of the texture and breakouts. Good results won’t come overnight; you just have to be patient,” says Panosian.
Patient is exactly what she was. After a decade, she brought all of her experience and knowledge into launching her own line of gentle vegan skincare, Monday Born, which has been in business for a year now. Even though she’s focused on her brand, she still gets joy from testing others, too, and has discovered a handful of great products along the way. Keep scrolling for Panosian’s current favorite product lineup.
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