How Yara Shahidi Achieved Her Flawless Glow at the 2019 SAG Awards


Being the natural beauty she is, the Grown-ish star continues to slay at the 2019 SAG Awards.

We all know Yara Shahidi as one to have enviable skin, flawless in nature and mostly not necessary to tamper with. But of course, that just makes it a simpler job for her makeup artist, Emily Cheng, to simply enhance her beauty.

For the awards, Shahidi donned a sequined Fendi Couture jumpsuit, Cartier jewels, and Christian Louboutin pumps. Her outfit inspired a pretty-in-pink look.

Cheng revealed her approach to Shahidi’s makeup, treating it as an oil painting. Prepping the skin was the most important part, with SK-II’s Facial Treatment Essence, which is known for giving the skin an amazing glow. She cannot stress enough to her fans about the importance of having a reliable skin regimen, “Don’t skimp on skin prep – it’s the number one most important thing to do to create a perfect base for makeup.”


She not only uses it to prime but her secret was to add it to Shahidi’s Bobbi Brown Skin Long-Wear Foundation as well, to give the foundation a longer lasting, hydrating boost. The foundation also achieves a “satin” finish, as opposed to a “shiny” finish, resulting in the subtle, dewy glow that left us all in awe.

To sum up on how to achieve this flawless glowing makeup look:

1. Don’t skimp on the skin care.
2. Use SK-II’s Facial Treatment Essence. (Cheng swears by it.)
3. Finally, drop a few of the Facial Treatment Essence into a foundation with a “satin” finish, to achieve a hydrating glow without compromising coverage.

Also, be sure you see Yara in Season 2 of Grown-ish.