doesn’t love Zendaya? The triple hyphen (singer, actress, and dancer) is only 19 years old, and she’s already a Hollywood mainstay and budding beauty icon. To wit: She turns out noteworthy red carpet looks on the regular, often by doing her own makeup (which, mind you, is incredibly rare in Hollywood). Plus, she experiments with wigs, rocks natural hair styles on the red carpet regardless of what the haters say, and just nabbed a beauty contract with CoverGirl. So, yeah, she’s basically killing it.
All that being said, do we really
need another reason to showcase her best beauty looks? We think not. Ahead, you’ll find a few of her greatest beauty moments to fuel your inspiration folder. And true to form, each one is different, exciting, and wonderfully unexpected.
Zendaya was photographed for the cover of
Marie Claire ‘s May 2016 issue looking, how do we put this, normal — for the young star, that is. She showed off blondish-brown hair and choppy bangs. Photo: Via @marieclairemag.
For this year’s Grammy Awards,
Zendaya boldly rocked a mullet on the red carpet, despite the internet backlash she received, in honor of the late David Bowie. Her minimal makeup look — which she did herself, might we add — allowed her mane to truly take center stage. Photo: Broadimage/REX/Shutterstock.
For the 12th Annual CFDA Awards in New York City last fall, Zendaya rocked a topknot and bronzy eyeshadow that’s both exciting and totally wearable. We can’t help you with the makeup tricks (she did it herself!), but we can give you
insight on how to score her bun, coiffed by hairstylist Jennifer Yepez. Photo: D Dipasupil/Getty Images.
Zendaya loves to
match her makeup, but this coordinated pale-pink lip, blush, and eyeshadow trio could be our favorite version of the technique. Tip: Follow her lead and keep your monochromatic look matte to ensure it looks thoroughly modern. Photo: Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images.
Big curls! Brown contoured lipstick! Hoop earrings! Zendaya mastered the ’90s hip-hop look and sent our hearts aflutter. We’re going to guess she was playing
2Pac when she got ready. Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images.
There are a few things one can learn from this look: A
retro wave always works, no matter what you’re wearing, and makeup rules were made to be broken. At the Nickelodeon Halo awards back in 2014, Zendaya paired a bright red lip with a charcoal smoky eye for pure glamour. Photo: Michael Stewart/Getty Images.
Zendaya’s combo of long, flowing curls, radiant skin, and heavy lashes was one of our favorite winning performances at this year’s
Golden Globes. Photo: Steve Granitz/Getty Images.
Sure, Zendaya always looks beautiful on the red carpet, but she’s also become one of the inspiring faces for wearing one’s natural hair texture in any context. The best part? No matter what people say,
she takes it in stride. Photo: Jeff Kravitz/Getty Images.
The star may pull out all the stops on the red carpet, but she also loves a simple look on occasion. See: This center-parted, textured pony is perfection with a minimalist ’90s slip dress.
Photo: David Livingston/Getty Images.
Rihanna described Zendaya’s 2017 Met Gala look better than anyone: “Brown goddess.”
Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images.
Wet (look) hair don’t care. Zendaya slicked her hair back to let her flawless, glowing makeup do its thing during fashion week.
Photo: Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage.
Zendaya looked like a million bucks at the MTV Movie Awards, but her makeup cost a fraction of the price. The Covergirl spokeswoman used the brand’s
TruNaked Eyeshadow Jewels palette for her green lids. Photo: Steve Granitz/WireImage.
Celebrity hairstylist Tym Wallace channeled the ’70s for the star’s shaggy curls for the 2017 Teen Choice Awards.
Photo: Steve Granitz/WireImage.
Channeling Ariana Grande’s signature ponytail, the star opted for a voluminous half-up ‘do.
Photo: Rob Kim/WireImage.
After debuting an Afro at the
InStyle Awards, Zendaya credited the real inspiration behind the hairstyle in a tweet paired with a photo of her family: “Last nights inspo…my stunning aunties (my daddy’s all the way on the left) and a hint of Angela Davis.” Photo: Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic.
Only Zendaya could bring
this ’90s trend back to life. Photo: donato Sardella/Getty Images/CFDA/Vogue.
From flipped-out ends to this summer’s raddest haircut:
the sci-fi bob. Photo: Daniel Zuchnik/WireImage.
Taking a more relaxed approach, Zendaya opted for her natural waves.
Photo: Jennifer Graylock/Getty Images/Forevermark.
Glamour ‘s Women Of The Year Awards, the 21-year-old went full Diana Ross with disco curls. Photo: ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images.
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