Meg Stalter Talks Magnificence, “Hacks,” and the Stress to Get Work Carried out

AUSTIN, TEXAS - MARCH 12: Megan Stalter visits the IMDb Portrait Studio at SXSW 2023 on March 12, 2023 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Corey Nickols/Getty Images for IMDb)

The primary time I laid eyes on Meg Stalter, she was flitting throughout my tv display screen within the HBO present “Hacks,” the place she stole the highlight as a spoiled assistant named Kayla. You would possibly acknowledge the comic and actor from mentioned present, her standup, or from any of her hilarious social media videos. Nonetheless you recognize her, the response she’s most likely introduced out in you is constant: laughter.

The star, who not too long ago partnered with Neutrogena on its new Hydro Enhance+ line, sat down with POPSUGAR to speak about her current beauty favorites,the pressure to get work done, and which merchandise she’d f*ck, marry, and kill from the Neutrogena line.

To be clear, that final one wasn’t straightforward: “I do not hate any of the merchandise; I really like all of them and need to f*ck all of them, however I will do it with the three new ones.” The model not too long ago launched three merchandise, the Hydro Boost Hydrating Serum ($14), the Hydro Boost Caffeine Eye Gel Cream ($20), and the Hydro Boost Glycolic Acid Overnight Peel ($20).

“I’m actually hooked on all of them, however I might say that I need to marry the attention cream as a result of I am actually hooked on that one; I exploit it a number of instances in the course of the day and might’t cease utilizing it,” she says. Plus, she has a bit of tip for anybody taking part in the f*ck, marry, kill sport: “Individuals neglect that while you select marry, you additionally f*ck.”

As for the opposite two merchandise, “I’ll f*ck the evening peel as a result of it is additional, additional particular, and I do not use it each evening but it surely’s like a special-occasion factor,” Stalter says, including, “I actually do not need to kill the serum however I suppose I’ve to despite the fact that I like it.”

In terms of prepping for all that f*cking, marrying, and killing, Stalter has one particular magnificence product favourite that makes kissing all of the extra pleasing. “This sounds medical, however me and my girlfriend are each actually large followers of Aquaphor,” she says. “There isn’t any style to it; you understand how generally Chapstick can dry out your lips? It is so good at not drying out your lips but in addition does not style like drugs.”

As for her different signature magnificence picks, should you observe Stalter on any social media platform (or should you’ve ever had the privilege of seeing her within the flesh), you most likely know that she’s instantly recognizable by the bright-blue eyeshadow she at all times appears to be sporting. Whereas the colour is not essentially a “fashionable” alternative, Stalter says she wears it nearly day by day. “It is one in every of Trixie Mattel’s eyeshadow palettes ($30), and all of her stuff is wonderful,” she says. “I bear in mind somebody saying, ‘Yeah, you possibly can’t put on blue eyeshadow anymore; it’s totally ’80s,’ and I simply bear in mind being like, ‘That rule is so annoying.'”

Stalter chooses to bounce to the beat of her personal drum relating to her magnificence selections, very similar to her character on “Hacks,” Kayla. “There’s undoubtedly some crossover between me and Kayla’s fashion, however I do suppose she is a bit more childlike. I did have a huge scrunchie phase two years in the past the place I used to be sporting scrunchies day by day, however I believe there’s a bit of bit extra whimsy in her fashion.”

Nonetheless, Stalter says, sooner or later, she’d wish to embrace extra of that whimsy. “Each single time I dress as Kayla and get my hair executed, I am like, ‘I ought to costume extra like this, I ought to have extra playful equipment,'” she says. “The most important cause why I do not is as a result of I lose the whole lot. When I’ve a cute headband or scrunchie I lose it, and that is the one factor holding me again.”

One factor Stalter will not maintain again on is expressing her emotions about social media and its affect on the youthful era, particularly relating to physique modification by means of plastic surgery. “All people ought to do no matter they need with their our bodies, however I do suppose there’s some stress on TikTok to get work executed,” Stalter says. “It is good that individuals are being upfront and open about what they’ve had executed on one hand, as a result of I believe that generally individuals have false promoting.”

Then again, Stalter says, it is exhausting figuring out that a variety of teenagers are watching ladies on-line get work executed and feeling the stress to do the identical. “It could possibly be very empowering if that is what you actually need, so I believe it is about individuals ensuring that is what they actually need to do,” she says.

Whereas Stalter herself hasn’t had any work executed simply but, she is not closed off to the concept. “I am not judgmental of different individuals getting it, and I am not saying I might by no means get any, as a result of I believe it is cool that you’ve the choice to,” she says. “For proper now, I type of need to see what my face seems to be like growing older. It is stunning to age and it is such a privilege.”


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