When we ask celebrities about their makeup habits, it's typically because we know that after years spent in the makeup chair in the hands of with countless pros, they've accumulated some seriously good tips and product recommendations. But in the case of Zendaya Coleman, our reasoning is slightly different: Aside from the actress and singer's impossibly high cool quotient, she famously does her own makeup for nearly every red carpet and event.
But just in case this factoid alone wasn't unbelievable enough, did you know that on a day-to-day basis, Zendaya can whittle her makeup routine down to five minutes? Or that she really only swears by three products—and they're all drugstore picks? The disclaimer here is of course that she's a CoverGirl spokesmodel, but either way, we can definitely get behind a routine that takes five minutes and costs a grand total of $18—especially if it's Zendaya-approved. (Aside from the relief on our wallets, adopting this routine will make us cooler by association, right?)
Keep reading to see exactly what she uses.
"If you don’t wear any other makeup, mascara’s a good way to just brighten everything up," Coleman tells InStyle. She's particularly a fan of this ultra-volumizing formula.
She also knows that a flawless, dewy complexion is the backbone of a minimal look.
And finally, she opts for one of our favorite multi-tasking hacks: Using lipstick to color her cheeks and her pout. (It's best to use a balm-like formula when trying out this trick.)