Everyone makes Beauty missteps, but some are fortunate to have walking, living, breathing goddesses on hand to dispense advice.
Such is the case with Zoe Kravitz, the daughter of actress Lisa Bonet and musician Lenny Kravitz. Her mom taught her one very valuable grooming lesson: “Not to pluck my eyebrows,” says Kravitz. “I plucked them in high school and left them alone after that.”
The New Yorker is having a major moment. She’s the face of YSL Beauty, and sat front-row at the brand’s Paris Fashion Week show.
Yes, being affiliated with such a luxe fashion house has its perks. “They’ve been very, very generous. And it’s part of my job to know the products. I use them myself. It’s a nice responsibility,” Kravitz tells Yahoo Style. “It’s soooooo hard to be me.”
Zoe Kravitz attends Yves Saint Laurent Beauty Party as part of the Paris Fashion Week at Carre Des Sangliers on March 1, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo: Getty Images)More
Kravitz seems to be everywhere — because she is. She’s the lead singer of the band . If you haven’t heard of them, you should. She’s one of the leads on HBO’s very dramatic miniseries Big Little Lies, opposite Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman. And she has the bachelorette weekend comedy , costarring Scarlett Johansson, out in June.
Kravitz calls herself “a woman’s woman. Absolutely. When a woman supports another women, magic happens.”
For Kravitz, it’s fun playing up her feminine side. In terms of makeup, Kravitz keeps things simple. She swears by the YSL Couture Brow, Touche Eclat highlighter and the brand’s Effet Faux Cils Liquid Eyeliner in black. For her face, she’s a fan of the luxe skincare line Retrouve, which she’s been using for six months. Another favorite is Simply Divine Botanicals. “I have really sensitive skin. You should be able to eat it if you put it on your skin,” she says.
Her look, says Kravitz, is ever-changing. The blond braids she’s been sporting are a holdover from the film Viena and the Fantomes that she shot last year. Her style, too, ebbs and flows, and right now, centers around oversized button-down shirts and baggy pants.
“It’s always changing. I do like to be comfortable. I try to wear things that are comfortable and soft. Everything should be soft. I’m inspired by films and images,” says Kravitz, who says she swooned over the dress she wore to the Saint Laurent show because it was “dope and very cool. It was timeless.”
Zoe Kravitz and those baby bangs she regrets (Photo: Getty Images)More
One film inspiration that didn’t quite work for her: The movie Girl, Interrupted. Angelina Jolie’s tresses in the 1999 film led to a 2011 haircut that Kravitz regrets.
“I had a short situation with bangs years ago. I had really short bangs, baby bangs. No one should ever do that,” she says.
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