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Exclusive: This Is How Zendaya Got Ready for the 2016 Grammys

Exclusive: This Is How Zendaya Got Ready for the 2016 Grammys
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We reported last Friday that Zendaya would do her own makeup for the Grammys, but we had no idea that she would completely slay her entire look. The 19-year-old hit the red carpet in a menswear-inspired suit, managed to make a mullet look pretty, and she shared with InStyle all of the details on her flawless makeup.

Since Zendaya and her amazing stylist, Law Roach, decided to take the edgy route in the fashion department, the star decided to take her makeup down the natural road. "For the eyes, I wanted to keep the look soft, but with major lashes! I am a huge eyeshadow fan and currently loving truNAKED Eyeshadow Palettes ($9; walmart.com) because they are really pigmented and are so versatile." So she worked with the Nudes collection for subtle definition.

The eyeshadow also came in handy for sculpting those sky high cheekbones. Zendaya went on to reveal, "I even used the lighter shade within the palette as a highlighter on my cheekbones, down the bridge of my nose and on the Cupid's bow." Liner and a dramatizing mascara were crucial to the CoverGirl's look. "To define my eyes, I lined my upper lid with Intensify Me! Liquid Liner in Intense Black ($7; target.com) and finished with Plumpify Mascara ($12; walgreens.com)."

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"Once my eyes are done, I apply foundation to clean up any mistakes or eyeshadow that sprinkled on my face." Then she uses a combination of three products to perfect her skin. "Today I used truBlend Liquid Makeup in Caramel Beige ($8; walmart.com), then warmed up my skin with truBLEND bronzer ($9; walmart.com) and added a pop of color with truBLEND blush ($9; walmart.com)."

That's not it. Zendaya went on to confess, "Now, no look of mine is ever complete without a touch of color on the lips." A dab of Colorlicious Oh Sugar! In Caramel ($9; ulta.com), a swipe of Jumbo Gloss Balm Creams in Caramel Cream ($7; target.com), and a few layers of Queen Collection Colorlicious Gloss in Premier Pink ($8; drugstore.com) completed her double tap-worthy makeup.

As for that fun haircut, Chi products were used to sculpt the short in the front and long in the back style. Before blow drying a small amount of Chi Styling Cream ($16; ulta.com) was smoothed over her tresses, then they were divided into two parts. To replicate Zendaya's smooth finish reach for the Chi Turbo Paddle Brush ($15; ulta.com) and the Chi Touch 2 Touch Screen Hair Dryer ($190; ulta.com). Once you reach the shorter strands at the crown swap out the paddle brush for a medium round brush. The star's style was locked into place for the entire night thanks to help of Chi Texturizing Spray ($18; ulta.com). Now we'll just keep our fingers crossed in hopes that Zendaya will start making YouTube tutorials.

 
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