Lizzo's MUA Spills His Secrets For Fierce, Flawless Makeup


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If there’s one celeb who always brings the sauce, it’s Lizzo. Her outfits are everything, her hair is major, and her makeup? It’s flawless. So we had to reach out to her go-to makeup artist, Alexx Mayo, to get you all his tips so you can create Lizzo-level glam at home. He spilled everything from his eyeshadow secrets to his must-have products. Here’s the tea:

Alexx’s Secret for Flawless Eyeshadow

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Alexx’s Instagram page is literally dripping in eyeshadow gold: The pigment is poppin’, the blending is seamless – it’s #makeup goals. However, Alexx has one very important eyeshadow tip: “I often hear that eyeshadow doesn’t last or doesn’t show up as vibrant, you gotta use a base! Using a great base allows the shadow to pop and last all day.” If you don’t have an eyeshadow primer, try using a concealer to prep your eyes.

For maximum pigment payoff, Alexx recommends using “A pressing motion with your eyeshadow brush.” Alternatively, to intensify the color, he suggests using “Your favorite setting spray to mist your brush with any shimmer shades for a more intense shine.”

Like us, he also believes that the ultimate finishing touch is a pair of falsies “No fierce eyeshadow look is ever complete without a great pair of lashes.” #Preach.

How to Create a Flawless Complexion

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Alexx’s STUNNING eyeshadow looks are always accompanied by a flawless complexion. So naturally, we had to ask for his secrets. Alexx told us “Skin prep is key,” and that along with exfoliating your skin two to three times a week, a great moisturizer is also an essential. We couldn’t agree more: since we’ve been using the WISHFUL Yo Glow Enzyme Scrub, $39, twice a week, our makeup has applied more seamlessly, and our glow game is real.

To take that glow to the next level, Alexx says, “I love layering highlighters” – a man after our own heart! “For an extra glow, I use a face oil on the high planes of the face for a finishing touch.”

Alexx’s Fave Trend RN

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If there’s one thing that you’ll notice about Alexx’s makeup aesthetic, it’s that he’s not afraid of color. So as you’d expect his favorite trend RN is bold, fearless looks. “I like that people are exploring more with color and going against the norm. Graphic liners are always a great way to make a bold statement.”

Alexx’s Must-Have Products

Whenever we interview a makeup artist, we have to find out what’s in their kit. Here are the products Alexx (or Lizzo) couldn’t get ready without.

For Camera Ready Skin

Lizzo makeup Source: Urban Decay, Laura Mercier

Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray, $33: This setting spray has achieved cult status and for good reason. With just a few sprays, it’ll help your makeup last from day to night.

Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder, $39: If you’re looking to achieve an airbrushed finish, this loose powder is a cult favorite for a reason.

For Sexy Eyes

lizzo makeup Source: L’Oreal, Ardell

L’Oréal Lash Paradise Voluminous Mascara, $11: This mascara is a favorite among many top MUAs as it delivers insane length, drama, and volume, which also explains why one is sold every five seconds!

Ardell Lashes: We were shook when we discovered that Lizzo wore $8 lashes for the Grammys, but these falsies are the bomb.

Huda Beauty NUDE Obsessions Eyeshadow Palettes: We’re in complete agreement with Alexx on this one! For those of you who aren’t familiar with our NUDE Obsession Eyeshadow Palettes, each of the three palettes (Light, Medium, and Rich) help you create a stunning, modern nude look that caters to your skin tone.

For Full Brows

Lizzo MUASource: Milk Makeup, Kevyn Aucoin

Milk Makeup KUSH Fiber Brow Gel, $20: A tinted, vegan brow gel formulated with thickening fibers to shape and sculpt your brows. It also contains hemp-derived cannabis seed oil to nourish and strengthen the hair.

Kevyn Aucoin Precision Brow Pencil, $26: This dual-ended brow pencil will help define and shape your brows in seconds. The pencil is ultra-slim so you can create naturally fluffy brows, plus the formula is smudge-proof.

For more MUA recommendations, check out the 10 products celeb MUAs couldn’t live without.