Yara Shahidi is Harper’s Bazaar’s latest cover girl for their empowering issue, flaunting her natural beauty with un-retouched photos. Remember this shoot?.

For her issue Yara dishes on what she thinks true beauty is, makeup and her style! Read below via Harpers Bazaar:

Her cause-driven approach has elevated her to Gen Z megastardom, attracting the attention of more than three million Instagram followers and even Michelle Obama, who wrote Shahidi a recommendation for Harvard.

While studying at the Ivy League institution, Shahidi also manages a robust side hustle, starring in two hit TV shows—Grown-ish, a spin-off of her other series, Black-ish—as well as this summer’s (politically tinged) teen tearjerker, The Sun Is Also a Star. (Shahidi says she took the project because “it’s not often that we see a story that humanizes immigration for a young audience.”)

Besides juggling all of this, she has also picked up plum gigs as a Chanel ambassador and, most recently, a face of Bobbi Brown, which has expanded its (already vast) shade range. “I love that more brands are doing this,” says Shahidi. “There have been times when I got out of the makeup chair and my skin looked gray,” she recalls. “It’s why I think every single person of color usually brings their own makeup kit to set.”

When it comes to her off-duty style, the former child model tends to eschew super-sexy clothes in favor of track suits. “By not showing skin, I’m making a statement.” Nevertheless she enjoyed slipping into some of the season’s slinkier pieces for her Bazaar shoot. “My clothes need to have movement,” says Shahidi, who danced lyrically on set—without a trace of self-consciousness—to Frank Ocean and Joji. “For me, fashion is all about joy.”

Read the rest of her feature here.


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