Zendaya Doesn't Care What Critics Have to Say About Her Look
“Changing up your look is not for somebody else.”
Disney’s Shake it Up first put Zendaya on the public’s radar in 2009, but since then she’s managed to never lose her way on her journey from being a child actress to a 19-year-old fashion favorite. A darling of the industry, she certainly knows a thing or two about maintaining her image, both figuratively and literally. The Coveteur recently caught up with Z to discuss the latter, covering everything from keeping a fresh face and a fierce mane, to not caring about her haters. Read excerpts from her interview below, and find the rest at The Coveteur.
On the key to healthy skin:
“I have sensitive skin, so I can’t do too much. Exfoliation is definitely the key to healthy skin, just getting all that dry, dead skin off as much as possible. Some people can’t do everyday because their skin is more sensitive, so definitely find a good exfoliator and a good moisturizer. At least once a week, just pack it on before you go to bed, really get it super, super moisturizing (unless you have oily skin then it might not be as good for you) but, for me I have to have lotion at all times. I don’t do a lot of face masks necessarily but I do put on a really thick moisturizer and I don’t rub it in all the way.”
On her desert island products:
“I would bring the CHI styling cream gel, because I could use salt water and then boom, I’ll have fresh beach curls. I would also bring some type of moisturizing situation—definitely my hair mask. Then shampoo because I mean…
I would bring a good mascara, I love CoverGirl’s LashBlast, TruNaked eye shadow palette because I could use the light color not only for my eyes but as a highlighter, too. So I would be GLOWING. And then an Oh Sugar! tinted lip balm so I could use that on my lips and cheeks. Double up, right?”
On experimenting with her look (and confronting critics):
“I just enjoy fashion and beauty—it’s fun! I love the fact that the new wave of makeup is less geared towards ‘oh, women wear makeup because we’re trying to impress people or because we don’t feel confident in ourselves…’ Now it’s more about art, about feeling good, about experimenting with your look—it’s not to impress other people. Changing up your look is not for somebody else, it’s to look good for yourself. I love seeing that with makeup and hair gurus on Twitter and Instagram, it’s just dope.
My favorite look lately, I know some of my fans like this and some of my fans don’t and that’s the whole point but I really like this short, blonde situation. I’m really into it, it makes me feel so much cooler. And my mullet, which had been so dramatic. Because it’s different, a lot of people are afraid of what’s different. The mullet’s coming back everybody! I’m not going to wear it often but when it does come back, I’m going to look at everybody and say, ‘now you all want to wear my mullet’.”
- Erik Tanner