Zendaya's beauty holy trinity is the epitome of 'Quiet Luxury' vibes and we want *in*

Zendaya just shared her three ultimate beauty staples and they're so accessible...

 Zendaya wears a shimmery, black blazer as she attends the Bulgari Hotel Roma opening event at Bulgari Hotel Rome on June 08, 2023 in Rome, Italy/ in a pastel purple template
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Just when we thought we couldn't love Zendaya more, the Challengers actress shared her three, ride-or-die beauty staples and they're refreshingly simple.

When it comes to celebrity beauty recommendations, as much as we want to own all their holy grail non-comedogenic foundations and glow-boosting skincare products, more often than not they come hand-in-hand with a pretty hefty price-tag. So, imagine our delight when Zendaya, the enviable style icon that she is, shared that the three products she "couldn't live without" were true, inexpensive classics; SPF, gel nail polish and clear lip gloss.

They're practical, accessible and—if they're not already—they need a spot in your everyday, beauty arsenal...

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Speaking to Elle US, Zendaya revealed the three products that above all, she couldn't live without—though she did also clarify that she hopes she could live without them but just chooses not to. And while she didn't name the exact brands she uses, they're all classic products, which you can find pretty much everywhere, for very budget-friendly prices.

Zendaya—who was rocking a natural makeup, red lip moment—said: "You gotta have a good SPF, you know listen, SPF everyone, Every day  wear your SPF, protect your skin." Yes, ma'am!

Next up, Zendaya revealed was gel nail polish: "Like sometimes I do them myself, sometimes I get them done and then when you see them and they look like they don't have anything on it, it's a matte clear gel, okay?"

Before finally adding, "clear gloss. Clear lip gloss, looks great on everyone, very versatile and you can put it over a color or just by itself—clear gloss."

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This trio just screams 'Quiet Luxury' to us, especially the clear matte nail gel. You could also try a 'lip oil' nail look, if you prefer a slight sheen. Can't you just picture yourself with a clean mani, spritzing your fave Quite Luxury perfumes and swiping a bit of gloss on your lips? Perfection.

As for the SPF, if you haven't already added one to your daily routine, now is definitely the time and not just because Zendaya said so—though what more convincing do you need?! A great way to add sunscreen to your arsenal is to opt for a tinted SPF, like this e.l.f Supergoop dupe for instance, or the OG Sugergoop! Glow Screen.

And if you're worried about how our SPF might work with your skin, we've got you covered on the best sunscreens for sensitive skin, acne-prone skin and the best sunscreens for combination skin.

Naomi Jamieson
Lifestyle News Writer

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team, where she covers everything from entertainment to fashion and beauty, as well as TikTok trends for Woman&Home, after previously writing for My Imperfect Life and GoodTo. Interestingly though, Naomi actually has a background in design, having studied illustration at Plymouth University but lept into the media world in 2020, after always having a passion for writing and earned her Gold Standard diploma in Journalism with the NCTJ.


Before working for Future Publishing’s Lifestyle News team, she worked in the Ad production team. Here she wrote and designed adverts on all sorts of things, which then went into print magazines across all genres. Now, when she isn’t writing articles on celebs, fashion trends, or the newest shows on Netflix, you can find her drinking copious cups of coffee, drawing and probably online shopping.