In the Spotlight features the best brows on the internet—and gives advice on how to steal their look, too. This installment trains its sights on an up and coming fashion and beauty icon. Check out our take on Zendaya’s eyebrow game.
Millennials and generations before them had celebrities like Angelina Jolie, Eva Longoria, Jennifer Aniston, and Beyoncé to look up to. But who do younger generations have as beauty inspirations these days?
At the forefront of Young Hollywood is singer, actress, and model Zendaya. If there was ever a face to watch in the coming years, it’s hers.
Born Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman, the actress is famous for her roles in The Greatest Showman (2017), Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), and Disney Channel TV series Shake It Up (2010-2013) and K.C. Undercover (2015-2018).
Growing up, Zendaya appeared in several plays while attending the Oakland School for the Arts. She also danced hip-hop for a group called Future Shock Oakland and hula for the Academy of Hawaiian Arts.
She found her big break in the show Shake It Up opposite Bella Thorne. From there, she starred in her own series, K.C. Undercover and released several singles and a self-titled album.
Zendaya debuted on the big screen in Marvel’s Spider-Man: Homecoming, which starred Tom Holland, Robert Downey, Jr., Michael Keaton, and Marisa Tomei. The same year, she starred alongside Hugh Jackman and Zac Efron in The Greatest Showman. Both movies were box office successes.
She will reprise her role as Michelle “MJ” Jones in the Spider-Man sequel Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019).
The best of Zendaya’s eyebrow game
Top tips from Zendaya’s beauty team
Stylist to the stars Kelley Baker is behind Zendaya’s fire brow game, not to mention Khloe Kardashian’s and Lucy Hale’s. Without further ado, here’s some of the best beauty tips she shared with The Kit:
- Work with what you have. “Honestly, it’s more about working with the natural shape and enhancing what a client’s already got,” Kelley said. There’s no way to completely change a whole eyebrow, it’s true. Eyebrow grooming is about taking a person’s current brow shape and making it work.
- Don’t go too thin. Kelley is a fan of full, fluffy brows. “The fullness keeps you looking youthful, whereas thin brows can age you,” she said. We agree! Here’s how to recover from thin brows caused by overplucking.
- Conceal and highlight. Kelley likes using concealer and highlighter underneath the brows to open up the eyes. Using these two also hides any imperfections you don’t want anyone else to see.
- Wax the hairs away. Waxing is Kelley’s preferred hair removal strategy. “It gets all of the baby hairs. It’s crazy, every little hair makes a difference. Just tweaking a couple of hairs is going to completely change your shape, ” she explained.
- See a professional. Don’t DIY your brows! At least, not until you’re super sure you have the shape you want. “One hundred percent see a professional,” Kelley said. “Start with at least three or four times once a month to see what you’re trying to achieve, because it takes some time to get the full effect.”
Of course, if you want longer-lasting brows, take a peek at eyebrow microblading. When you don’t have time to copy Zendaya’s eyebrows on a daily basis, then you can let the pros do it for you.
One appointment per year and you’re set for your daily selfie. So, check it out: everything you need to know about eyebrow microblading.