Euphoria star Zendaya may be an actress, producer, singer, and occasional dance competition judge, but she’s also an accomplished artist. Except her canvas is her own face, and no one paints it better than she.
The polymath revealed in her Instagram Stories (catch it before it disappears) that she did her own makeup for her appearance at the Academy Awards on Sunday. She also revealed that her brand of choice is Lancome.
In a text overlaying her Oscars red carpet snap, she wrote, “every now and then I do my own beat.” Every now and then? Honestly, it seems like it’s every time. She previously revealed she did her own beat for multiple red carpet events, including the 2018 GQ Men of the Year Awards, and even her 2020 movie Malcolm & Marie.
We love how she knows not just about blending and contouring, but the shimmer! The shaping! The perfect colours! Her Oscars makeup is definitely the hand of a pro.
Here are some of the best times Zendaya turned herself into Zenslaya.
Her 2016 Insta Selfie
In 2016, she posted a selfie from home, where she sported blush colored lips, a shimmer above her eyes, and flawless brows. She captioned it, “I need to start doing makeup tutorials.”
Why yes. Yes you do.
This 2015 red carpet lewk
She captioned this pic on her IG with her own hashtag, “#beatbymuuuuaaa,” which she uses a lot, or a variation of it on a lot of her pics where she does her own beat. She told British Vogue about her foray into MUA, “Once I started working with makeup artists, I’d just watch them. If I liked the way someone did my eyebrows, I’d just watch how they did it and try it at home.”
She continued, “Over time, learning to do my makeup became about taking different techniques and products from people I liked and putting them into my Rolodex. Then it was a matter of trial and error. I’d go out on the red carpet and later look at photos. Sometimes, I’d be like, ‘Ooh, I look like a ghost,’ so then I’d fix it the next time around. It’s really about trying, failing, and trying again.”
The 2016 iHeart Radio Awards
Once again using her hashtag, “#beatbymuuaahh” we are obsessed with her contouring here and angular style.
“I pretty much do all my own makeup for events now. It’s very therapeutic for me, especially if I’m ever stressed out before a press junket or a big event,” she told British Vogue. “There’s something about taking that time to just be with yourself that I find very relaxing.”
This classic 1920s flapper look at the 2016 GLAAD Media Awards
No one does a smokey eye better than Zendaya, clearly. The “#beatbymuuaahh” hashtag is proof that she was paying attention when all the makeup artists on set were doing their thing.
This vibrant Euphoria-type look that predated Euphoria
Yes, this look is actually from 2016! Years before Z starred in Euphoriashe was making psycidelic art on her face all on her own.
The premiere of Confirmation
This time captioning it with “#beatbymeeeeeeee” (it’s basically the same hashtag!), we can see her love of subtlety. She told British Vogue, “I’m a sucker for classic neutral tones, you know, just browns. They’re easier to blend, for one thing – you don’t have to be so precise. If you make a mistake, you can just add some more, no big deal.”
The 2018 GQ Men of the Year Awards
Give Zendaya the Man of the Year Award for this look, please. The smoky eye… we can’t.
Malcolm & Mary
Red carpets were just the beginning! Zendaya is doing her own makeup for movies now. Sorry, but this woman can do anything.