These 7 Zendaya-approved beauty products are surprisingly affordable
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Whether she’s all glammed up for an awards show, running errands with beau Tom Holland or playing Rue on Euphoria, Zendaya always looks flawless.
And sure, having makeup pros like Sheika Daley on her side is certainly part of it, but Zendaya also has her own cache of beauty tips and tricks — many of which are totally accessible to regular folks like us. Read on for the star’s favorite products and techniques.
1. Mario Badescu SPF 30, $28
Turns out Zendaya swears by the same skin care rules as your dermatologist — never skip the sunscreen! Her top beauty tip is wearing sun protection whenever she leaves the house, and she tells W Magazine that her fave SPF is this oil-free moisturizer from Mario Badescu. It’s super lightweight, with none of the greasiness common in sunscreen. Ingredients like aloe vera, green tea and lemongrass provide tons of additional benefits like unclogging pores and exfoliating, brightening and soothing skin.
2. SheaMoisture African Black Soap Facial Wipes, $7.99
Zendaya’s other skin care non-negotiable is also pretty simple. No matter how exhausted she feels, she always removes makeup and dirt from her face before going to bed. She especially loves using these biodegradable cleansing wipes from SheaMoisture — and, honestly, we’re huge fans, too. Zendaya once blogged about them in a post about her simple nighttime skin care routine. (Step two is toning with rosewater witch hazel, and step three is vitamin E oil.) The wipes are packed with African black soap, tea tree oil and calendula and are ideal for oily skin.
3. Lancôme Idôle Eau de Parfum, $64
As the face of Lancôme since 2019, it’s no wonder Zendaya’s a huge fan of its products. One of her favorites is its Idôle Eau de Parfum. As she told InStyle, “I’m very particular about smells. I like that this fragrance smells fresh and light. If this passes my test, it must be good!” Idôle has a classic floral scent, with layers of vanilla, citrus, rose, jasmine and white musk. Choose it if you prefer a perfume that smells amazing without being overwhelming. Bonus — the rose-gold bottle is truly one of the coolest we’ve seen.
4. Aquaphor Healing Ointment, $5.49
Just like the rest of us, Zendaya always has a tube of Aquaphor somewhere in her purse. In 2020, she told Glamour that she brings the all-purpose ointment everywhere she goes. It’s great for moisturizing skin, healing irritation, soothing chapped lips, conditioning lashes and brows and more. Zendaya also has a more creative use for Aquaphor, which she shared in her old beauty blog. Apparently, the ointment is the perfect base for highlighter, with a balmy texture that helps create a subtle strobing effect.
5. Anastasia Brow Wiz Pencil, $25
Another Zendaya beauty tip: On days you’re not feeling your finest, spend a few extra minutes doing your brows. She promised Elle that it’s a foolproof pick-me-up. Zendaya takes huge pride in her brows and loves playing with all sorts of pencils, powders and gels to give her face a totally different look. One of her favorites is the Brow Wiz Pencil from Anastasia in medium brown. It has an extremely fine tip, so it’s perfect for creating brows that look totally natural.
6. Pat McGrath Skin Fetish Highlighter + Balm Duo, $50
Zendaya has learned from the very best of the beauty pros, and as she told W Magazine, her favorite insider product is this highlighter and balm duo from Pat McGrath. Use the two sides together to give yourself a natural, radiant glow. Both products also work great on their own — the creamy highlighter comes in three tones that reflect light to illuminate your face, and the clear balm creates a soft, dewy look. (This one’s a little bit more of a splurge, but it also gives three options for the price of one.)
7. CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion, $19.99
If you’ve ever scrolled through Zendaya’s Instagram, you’ve certainly noticed the way her skin glows. (She has 173 million followers, so we’ll go ahead and assume you know what we’re talking about.) The icon told InStyle that the secret to her radiance is surprisingly simple: moisturizer! Better yet, her favorite product is a drugstore brand you might already have in your bathroom. CeraVe AM Facial Lotion is packed with hyaluronic acid, niacinamide and ceramides, which team up to provide long-lasting hydration. It also helps build up your skin’s natural protective barrier without clogging pores or triggering acne.
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