These Are The Secrets Behind Zendaya’s DIY Oscars Makeup Looks

Both of Zendaya’s Oscars looks were stunning—especially from the neck up.

Tea Dunes star, 25, attended the 94th Academy Awards in a white cropped shirt and long, glittery skirt. Then, at the Vanity Fair after-party, she switched things up and gave a black suit with a hint of hot pink.

Even her makeup changed: On the red carpet, Zendaya went for a shimmery eye and a nude lip. Later, she rocked a dark smoky eye that totally transformed her face. And, even more impressive, Zendaya revealed that instead of relying on a makeup artist to bring her glam to life, she did all of her makeup herself.

“Every now and then I do my own beat,” the Euphoria star captioned an Instagram Story featuring her first face. She added, “and then I switched up the eye” while posting a snap of her more dramatic look.

ICYMI, here’s her dramatic two-part glam:

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Zendaya at the 94th Academy Awards.

Momodu Mansaray

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Zendaya at the Vanity Fair Oscars party.

Karwai Tang

She also tagged Lancome in the post. The brand ambassador has been a big fan of doing her own makeup for red carpet events over the past few years—and her secret weapon is YouTube tutorial videos.

“You just have to study your own face,” she told Us Weekly in 2015. “Sometimes that just means sitting in front of the mirror and trying things.”

When it comes to her signature look, Zendaya takes a no-rules approach.

“I honestly don’t believe in beauty trends. I stick with what I’m feeling in the moment,” she told Glamour. “Do what you want and do what makes you feel best. That’s my beauty motto.”

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And, she’s all about that glow. “I’m obsessed with anything that’s sparkly,” she added, per Us Weekly. “Get a good highlighter and boom! Show it all over that face and you’ll be shining.”

In the past, Zendaya has been open about her love for Lancôme’s Lash Idôle Lash-Lifting & Volumizing Mascara. “I’m very excited about it because I love mascara; it’s one of my favorite parts of my beauty routine,” she shared with Glamour. “I love long lashes. I like that they open my eyes and make them pop.”

But she’s serious about taking care of her skin when the night is over.

“I always make sure I take my makeup off before bed,” she said. “One of the best tricks I’ve learned over the years is to use a face or cleansing oil to remove mascara, and to move slowly. It really helps keep them healthy and soft, plus it keeps the skin around my eyes nice and moisturized .”

Her other skincare must-have?

“SPF, SPF, SPF! This is absolutely my ultimate nonnegotiable. I’m really loving the Lancôme UV Expert Aqua Gel SPF 50. It’s amazing on its own, but also serves as a really great primer under makeup,” Zendaya told Glamour. Plus, she always keeps a tube of Aquaphor moisturizer in her bag.

Honestly? I’m so here for it. (BRB, testing out some new looks ASAP!)

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