Several many moons back, at an business office (now a flagship retail store) close to 8 speed-going for walks minutes absent from where by I at this time do the job, I was an editorial intern at Into The Gloss. It was there, whilst transcribing a Prime Shelf interview in a comically very small attractiveness closet, that I grew to become conscious of the paradigm-shifting strategy of “using lipstick as blush.” It was intuitive and genius (?!), but also indicative of some thing greater about beauty I hadn’t understood till that level: you can make up your very own policies.

Absolutely sure, there are plenty of derm-approved recommendations and most effective techniques to heed, but…there are also innumerable points we all do off-label to make our faces and bodies glimpse softer, glowier, and Zamboni-polished. I’m a big enthusiast of repurposing a chemical exfoliator that wrought havoc on my face as a body exfoliator. Atlanta screenwriter Stefani Robinson likes to use Supergoop’s sunscreen oil stick as a highlighter on the large points of her cheeks. Mahen Bonetti, film festival director, commonly applies pink lipstick to her below eyes to color correct them. My roommate prides herself on putting on mineral sunscreen to rest. (Zinc calms her pores and skin!) They are all legitimate and intelligent misuses, and I guess there will have to be many more to share. So kindly, explain to me: Which magnificence items do you use erroneous on goal? What’s the appropriate way to do it all wrong?

—Utibe Mbagwu

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