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The Model Parker Kit Hill’s Beauty Regimen
For this month’s installment of the T List’s beauty column, which details the products and treatments that creative people swear by, Parker Kit Hill speaks about his daily routine.
My line of work is all about my face, so I need to take care of my skin as much as I can. After I wake up, I rinse it with water, then I use the Superfood Cleanser from Youth to the People. It’s superlight. After that, I’ll use its Kombucha + 11% AHA Exfoliation Toner or the Yerba Mate Resurfacing + Exfoliating Energy Facial, which brightens me up and takes away the dead skin. I finish with Lord Jones’s Royal Oil. It feels so nice. My hair is a process. I condition and dry it in the evening. Then I apply Lush’s Renee’s Shea Souffle, put my hair in twists and put my cap on. The next morning, I release the twists and put more Shea Souffle on, separate the ends and comb it out, then blow-dry it and brush it into a style. After that, I’ll use Everyday Oil: My hair loves it. My whole makeup routine has changed in quarantine. I used to do a full face all the time. Now, I only really apply makeup in my T-zone. I use Dior’s Forever Skin Correct concealer under my eyes, and then sometimes I’ll use Diorshow Mascara in Blue, but I always curl my lashes before I leave the house — it totally opens your eyes up. When it’s cold, my eyes get super red, so I use Lumify eye drops — they’re great for when I’m meeting up with friends and don’t want to look like I was just crying. I like a bold lip, to add some drama for when I take off my mask, and use Dior’s Addict Lip Maximizer in Coral. Every two weeks, I get my nails done by Nails by Mei. I love to play around. Sometimes I’ll do a mosaic, sometimes a simple nude. But scents are really number one for me: Over anything else, I want to smell good. One of my go-tos is Frédéric Malle’s Portrait of a Lady. Before quarantine, I attended Rihanna’s Paris Fashion Week Fenty party. I went up to her and was like, “Oh my God, you smell so good. What is that?” And she was like, “Oh, it’s Portrait of a Lady.” After that, I was hooked.
This interview has been edited and condensed.