Yara Shahidi brings her own cosmetics to photoshoots as not all make-up artists cater for her skin tone.
The actress, perhaps best known for playing Zoey Johnson on sitcom Black-ish, was recently named as a brand ambassador for Bobbi Brown and has been tapped to appear in the new Confident Beauty campaign alongside Elizabeth Olsen and Chinese star Ni Ni.
While Yara chose to team with Bobbi Brown due to the company’s extensive colour offerings in foundation and concealer, she has found that make-up artists don’t always carry the right shades for her.
“I love that more brands are doing this. There have been times when I got out of the make-up chair and my skin looked grey,” she recalled in an interview with U.S. Harper’s Bazaar. “It’s why I think every single person of colour usually brings their own make-up kit to set.”
In addition to building a reputation for her fun beauty looks, Yara is quickly becoming one to watch on the red carpet.
Of late, she has sported very glamorous ensembles from a diverse array of designers, including Prabal Gurung, Monse, and Balmain, but when it comes to what she wears when at home, the star prefers a much more relaxed vibe.
“By not showing skin, I’m making a statement,” the 19-year-old insisted. “My clothes need to have movement. For me, fashion is all about joy.”
In addition to appearing in Black-ish, Yara is working on her spin-off Grown-ish, and is voicing a character in animated series 3Below: Tales of Arcadia.
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