Zendaya did her own makeup for the Oscars 2022 like a true beauty queen

Leave it to Zendaya! Oscars are a formal affair, but the 'Euphoria' star proved she didn't need a makeup artist to look fab

Zendaya Oscars makeup. Zendaya attends the 94th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on March 27, 2022 in Hollywood, California
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Looking for another reason to love Zendaya? Red carpets, particularly those at the Oscars, require major TLC in the beauty department...but the Euphoria star prefers to do things her way. 

Rather than elicit the help of professional makeup artists, the actor assembled the best eyeshadow palettes, lip glosses and blushes to create her own DIY look for the 94th annual Academy Awards. Color us impressed! 

Since Will Smith at the Oscars seemingly stole the spotlight from all other moments at the ceremony, we'll take a quick look back at the Dune star's ensemble and revisit this A+ makeup moment. 



All about that Zendaya Oscars 2022 makeup look:

Zendaya's outfits always manage to catch our eye, and the 2022 Oscars were just another soirée that she effortlessly nailed. 

The actress wore an ensemble from Valentino and decided to use Lancôme products to perfect her beauty look. As the cosmetics brand's ambassador, she certainly knows her way around its best products. With a few brush strokes, Zendaya rocked a smoky eye, neutral lip and the dewy dolphin skin trend

But the fun didn't stop there. She also used her makeup skills for the Vanity Fair Oscars Party, where she rocked a power suit that fans agreed gave off major 007 vibes. If we are, in fact, being treated to our first female Bond, something tells us Zendaya would be a perfect fit for the role.

For the after-party, she donned the same pale gloss and glow, but she added a little sparkle to her eyes and slicked back her hair. Consider her Vanity Fair ensemble one of our favorite celebrity-approved ways to wear eyeshadow and eyeliner. 

Had Zendaya not revealed that she is the one who went a little Van Gogh on her face, we would've just assumed an expert helped her achieve the look. After all, it does look pretty flawless. 

But the star doesn't mind a little experimentation with beauty products. She told US Weekly: "You just have to study your own face. Sometimes that just means sitting in front of the mirror and trying things."

Zendaya, if you ever feel inclined to do a few beauty tutorials, you will have an instant audience. All in favor of Zendaya-approved makeup tips, say "I"! 

Danielle is a writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life, covering all-things news, lifestyle and entertainment. 


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