For Zazie Beetz, the Emmy-nominated star of the FX series Atlanta, there’s one constant in life—no matter her call time: “I don’t care how late it is; I don’t care how tired I am; I wash my face,” says the 30-year-old, who begins her days with a simple three-step skin-care regimen (cleanser, moisturizer, and SPF) that leaves her with ample time to get creative above the neck.
“Everyday is kind of different,” Beetz notes of her trial-and-error makeup equation, which, in today’s case, translates to a fast, freeform shape at eye level. After prepping her complexion with a combination of Fenty primer (a recent game-changing addition to her arsenal) and Charlotte Tilbury foundation, she reaches for a violet liquid liner from Wet n Wild, which she paints just above her lid in an elongated arc shape and locks into place with a similarly-colored powder. “It feels like a canvas,” she explains, as she picks up a YSL lip pencil, which she traces just above her pout. “For me, makeup is like, Oh, I get to draw on my face!” A teeny heart etched onto the crest of her cheekbone provides the perfect finishing, fanciful flourish.
Filmed at The Standard, High Line
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Fresh Soy Makeup Removing Face Wash
Fresh Sugar Lip Polish Exfoliator
True Botanicals Clear Pure Radiance Oil
La Roche-Posay Hydraphase Intense Face Moisturizer Sunscreen SPF 20
Fresh Sugar Hydrating Lip Balm
Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Daily Skin Therapy Solid Lotion
Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Primer
Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder Foundation
Fenty Beauty Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush
Wet n Wild MegaLiner Liquid Eyeliner
Fenty Beauty Snap Shadows Mix & Match Eyeshadow Palette
Maybelline Great Lash Clear Mascara
Mac Extended Play Gigablack Lash Mascara
Yves Saint Laurent Dessin Du Regard Waterproof Eye Pencil
Fenty Beauty Slip Shine Sheer Shiny Lipstick