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Learn how to create Zendaya’s makeup for the 2021 Oscars with makeup artist tips and tricks. Shop all the beauty products Zendaya uses at Lancôme.
Lancôme ambassadress Zendaya stunned wearing Valentino at the 93rd Annual Oscars as she walked the red carpet and presented the award for the best original song.
A bold yellow dress isn’t the easiest thing to pull off but what can be even more challenging is coordinating makeup with such a colorful dress.
Celebrity makeup artist Sheika Daley created a Oscars makeup look that perfectly complimented Zendaya’s skin tone and features. Whilst the dress was extravagant (and adorned with Bulgari jewels) the makeup look utilized more understated tones. Daley describes the look as “very boho chic with clean fresh skin and a natural look. The dress color was so bold we wanted to keep the makeup neutral with a lot of flesh tones.”
Skin prep is essential for any makeup look. Before wearing a full face of makeup loading up the skin with hydration will assist with providing a beautiful smooth base for a flawless makeup application.
Good skin prep starts even before the day of a big event especially for the Oscars. As such Zendaya used an exfoliating treatment with glycolic acid -- Lancôme Clarifique Face Essence the night prior and morning-of on her face and neck for extra hydration radiance and smooth skin texture.
Prior to makeup application makeup artist Sheika Daley followed her signature routine used for Zendaya’s Emmys look. Daley provided Zendaya’s skin with a boost of hydration with Lancôme Renergie Lift Multi-Action Ultra Sheet Mask designed to hydrate skin whilst boosting radiance. For the eyes Daley applied Lancôme Advanced Genifique Light Pearl Hydrogel Melting 360 Eye Mask which smooths de-puffs and illuminates the under eye area. To ensure ultimate skin smoothness and hydration Daley applied Lancôme Advanced Genifique Serum which melts into the skin for hydration and a smooth canvas for makeup application.
After skin prep comes the base. Daley applied Lancôme Teint Idôle Ultra Wear Foundation in 425 Bisque Warm and used Lancôme Teint Idôle Ultra Stick in 420 Bisque Neutral where needed for concealer cover-up and contouring. To add color and perfect the base Daley applied Lancôme Blush Subtil in Blushing Tresor for a natural flush of color. To highlight Zendaya gorgeous cheekbones and high points of the face Daley used her fingers to apply Lancôme Dual Finish Highlighter which provides skin with an instant glow.
Pro tip: Apply to the cheekbones the brow bone down the center of the nose and on the cupids bow for a radiant glow.
Zendaya was praised for wearing her face mask for a vast majority of the evening at the Oscars. To help prevent transferring and ensure makeup lasted the whole evening Daley finished off Zendaya’s makeup with the Lancôme Fix It Forget It Setting Spray which provides a hydrating and dewy finish. Learn top tips for ultimate makeup staying power whilst wearing a face mask.
For a warm neutral eye look Daley used a combination of neutral shades from the Lancôme Hypnôse 5-Color Eyeshadow Palette in Terre De Sienne and French Nude to create a neutral wash of color and dimension on the lids. To add dimension she then used the Lancôme Le Crayon Khôl in Black Coffee on the upper and lower lash line and blended out the upper lash for a more dramatic effect. To really finalize the look and create full fluttery lashes which mimic the look of lash extensions Daley applied Lancôme CILS Booster as a conditioning lash base and then applied Zendaya’s favorite mascara: Lancôme Lash Idôle Mascara.
To groom Zendaya’s beautiful bold brows Daley used Lancôme Brow Shaping Powdery Pencil in Chocolate and Light Brown and set brows into place with Lancôme Sourcils Brow Gel Styler in Clear.
To compliment the rest of Zendaya’s Oscars makeup Daley lined the outside of Zendaya’s lips with Lancôme Le Crayon in Nude and filled them in slightly for a neutral base and a little dimension. To add gloss and shine she then used Lancôme Juicy Tubes in 13 Raspberry Cool for a fresh glossy lip.