In a universe where PR-trained celebrities and beauty influencers gatekeep everything from their breast milk-infused skincare routines to a steady diet of broccoli and bottled water, SZA breaks the mold by fearlessly sharing her beauty routine (particularly her favorite go-to all-natural makeup look).
Now, what most of you don’t know is that before achieving record-breaking success with albums like SOS (which still has some of us in a chokehold), SZA worked at the beauty department of Sephora – granting her insider knowledge and the key to achieving a flawless no-makeup makeup look.
So if you’ve wanted to recreate all of SZA’s red-carpet makeup looks, here’s a rundown of all the products she uses to achieve it (including the serum she uses to prep her skin for the end of the world).
Oh, and you’ll be glad to know that you can get all these products from Sephora at the most pocket-friendly price ever!
According to SZA, “I have this weird feeling that the apocalypse is upon us, so I have to choose products that I can find in nature. I have cystic acne, so I use a Manuka honey mask to combat it…I also use a vitamin C serum…” that contains 10% vitamin C and bakuchiol to help tone and plump to reveal a new, improved radiance on your skin.
This OG primer will forever change the first step in your no-makeup makeup routine. According to SZA’s MUA, the supercharged, soft-focusing formula is like a glass of (featherweight, non-greasy) water for dry skin.
It also blurs out the appearance of imperfections and fine lines for a smoother-looking, candlelit radiance.
For a lightweight, waterproof option, try this SZA-approved option from Hourglass. It offers up to 12 hours of coverage, contains double the amount of pigment, and adjusts to your body temperature to flawlessly blend into your skin.
“For foundation, I like Hourglass. It’s vegan and cruelty-free, and it works for Black skin. It vanishes everything, and it’s buildable. I sleep in this shit, and I got bad skin.”
Like your Swiss army knife, this airbrush concealer features ingredients for all your no-makeup makeup needs.
It contains innovative microspherical powders that blur and brighten the skin for up to 16 hours without creasing.
The highly pigmented formula also evens out skin tone and conceals the appearance of dark circles and other imperfections.
If you don’t want to feel like you’re wearing blush, get this seamless gel-cream blush. It not only has a SZA seal of approval, but it melts into your skin and blesses you with the sexiest, most natural, lit-from-within, golden-hour glow.
It’s no surprise that SZA loves this cult-favorite brow gel-wax hybrid.
It’s formulated with beeswax, carnauba wax, and oleic acid that conditions brow fibers, adds hold and color, and improves brow texture. And just with a single swipe, you can get fuller, sexy-looking brows like SZA.
You’ll find yourself applying and re-applying this lip gloss not because you need to (it lasts your hours) but because it feels so great on your lips. SZA especially loves the fact that it’s a Black-woman-owned product.
“I wear a gang of lip gloss. I love Pat McGrath. Come on, son. She’s Black and killing it. She’s never lost once.”