Zendaya reveals her Holy Grail highlighter hack

And it’s an absolute bargain!

Zendaya’s makeup always looks flawless. What’s even more impressive is the singer and actress is known to create most of her glamorous looks for red carpet events herself! That’s why when news broke that the 20-year-old was set to launch an app, beauty lovers the world over went into a frenzy with the hope she’d start sharing her makeup secrets and maybe even a tutorial or two.

Now that the app has landed, it’s fair to say she hasn’t disappointed. In a recent blog post she shared her favourite pharmacy-available products. It turns out Zendaya’s Holy Grail multi-purpose product for healing scars, moisturising her lips, soothing cracked feet and conditioning her eyelashes and brows is none other than the petroleum-based ointment, Aquaphor.

What’s more is she also revealed she uses the salve (which has a similar consistency to Vaseline), as a highlighter primer. “I dab Aquaphor where I want my highlight to be. Then I put my highlighter on top and boom!” Boom is exactly right. We can’t count the number of times we’ve sat in awe of her radiant glow!

We already knew Vaseline had a multitude of uses (it can tame frizz, add instant shimmer to eyelids and prevent fake tan disasters to name just a few) but if the slick texture of the salve doesn’t tickle your fancy then Aquaphor’s balmier consistency might be the perfect option to try.

If you’re looking to seek more beauty inspiration from Zendaya, then check out our how-to for perfecting her signature low-key, glam makeup look.

Image credit: Getty; @zendaya

Kate has worked for BEAUTYcrew since early 2016, first as a contributor, before being named Beauty Writer in 2017. She loves picking the brains of the industry's top experts to get to the bottom of beauty's toughest questions. Bronze eyeshadow palettes are her weakness and she's forever on the hunt for the perfect nude nail polish to suit her fair skin. Her words can also be found in Men's Health magazine.