Does your makeup routine need something new and fresh? Are you stuck in a rut but don’t want to spend too much cash on a magic product? Zendaya knows how you feel, and the star is sharing her go-to beauty picks with Glamour to potentially help you find a new staple for your makeup bag. The best part? Each of her faves rings up at under $40!
Glamour asked Zendaya a whole bunch of beauty-related questions, including what her favorite trends are (answer: she doesn’t really follow them) and her favorite nail shades (answer: bright or deep red, depending on the season), and then inquired as to which three products she’d bring with to a proverbial deserted island.
Z gave a practical answer for her first product of choice. “SPF, SPF, SPF! This is absolutely my ultimate non-negotiable,” she said wisely. “I’m really loving the Lancôme UV Expert Aqua Gel SPF 50. It’s amazing on its own, but also serves as a really great primer under makeup.” (Z is a spokesperson for the brand.) “Otherwise, I’d bring mascara, of course, and a tube of Aquaphor — I carry it on me at all times.” Smart! Aquaphor is a great way to keep your entire body moisturized, which is especially important on a lonely island!
Zendaya is the face of Lancôme’s new Lash Idôle mascara, and she told Glamour that mascara is one of her favorite parts of her routine; Z prefers her lashes long, to “open up” her eyes and make them “pop.” She’s also learned some great mascara-related tips during her time on sets and prepping for the red carpet. “One of the best tricks I’ve learned over the years is to use a face or cleansing oil to remove mascara, and to move slowly. It really helps keep them healthy and soft, plus it keeps the skin around my eyes nice and moisturized.”
These days, Z does her own makeup for shoots and even feature films — she played makeup artist for her latest role in the forthcoming Malcolm & Marie.
As for the rest of Zendaya’s budget-friendly beauty picks, she told the mag that if she had $20 to spend at the drugstore, she’d go for the essentials. “Probably hair ties, you can never have enough. I literally stash them everywhere,” she shared. “Also just a bunch of beauty tools—tweezers, cotton rounds, nail files—you can never have too many of all of these things.” Truer words have never been spoken!
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