Actress Cynthia Erivo Shares Skincare & Makeup For Darker Skin Tones

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The powerful voice of Cynthia Erivo was enough to command the attention of every audience member at the 92nd Academy Awards, but her electrifying portrayal as “Harriet” in the 2019 biopic stapled this 34-year-old actress as one of the most talented stars to grace the Hollywood limelight in the past decade — at least, we confidently believe so. But looking past her extraordinary accomplishments, Erivo’s just a humble skincare enthusiast who loves bold eye makeup and keeping her appearance fresh. In a recent segment of Vogue’s Beauty Secrets, she demonstrated her extensive skincare routine and go-to bronze glam.  

To prep her canvas, Erivo cleansed and exfoliated. On top of that, her Bioderma Sensibio H20 removed any excess dirt. She followed with a calming toner, sheet mask and serum. But then she took it up a notch by massaging in the products with a microcurrent tool. A vitamin c serum, hydration serum and eye cream ensued. Finally, she moisturized and applied sunscreen. 

To commence her “all-brown” look, Erivo mixed two Dior foundations to match her skin tone before opening up to Vogue about her “interesting moments” with makeup artists: “I remember I was doing this like charity gala thing… and when I went to sit at this makeup artist’s table, she said I didn’t need any makeup. And I asked her if she had my shades, and she had to admit that she didn’t bring any of my shades out, or she didn’t bring any shades for darker skin tones at all… I just remember feeling really sort of forgotten about.” For that reason, Erivo said she feels lucky to see the beauty industry change to include makeup for darker skin tones.

After concealing and powdering, Erivo brushed a Fenty Beauty bronzer over the crease of her eyes before adding more hues from the Dior Backstage Eyeshadow Palette. Interestingly, she swapped a chestnut lip pencil for eyeliner. Then she daubed a blond brow gel on her bleached brows, glazed mascara over her lashes, and dusted contour and highlighter on her cheeks. Finally, she used the same chestnut colored pencil — a spare lip liner to actually use on the lips — on her pout before adding lipstick and gloss.  

A beauty so simple yet striking. That’s Cynthia Erivo. 

Products Used: 

Skinceuticals Purifying Cleanser With Glycolic Acid 

Sanitas Skincare Lemon Cream Scrub 

Bioderma Sensibio H20 

Shiseido Facial Cotton 

Revision Skincare Soothing Facial Rinse 

Talika Bio Enzymes Anti-Aging Mask 

NuFACE Mini 

Urban Skin Rx Super C Brightening Serum 

Drunk Elephant B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum 

NourishMax Diamond Infused Eye Cream 

Luzern Force De Vie Creme Intensive 

Black Girl Sunscreen Moisturizing Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30 

SK-II Facial Treatment Essence 

Dior Diorskin Forever Undercover Foundation 

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer 

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural Baked Powder 

Fenty Beauty Sun Stalk’r Instant Warmth Bronzer 

Dior Backstage Eyeshadow Palette 

MAC Lip Pencil 

Dior Diorshow Stylo Waterproof Eyeliner 

Glossier Boy Brow 

Dior Diorshow Iconic Overcurl Mascara 

MAC Satin Lipstick 

MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour 

Glossier Lip Gloss 

Watch Cynthia Erivo’s Skincare And Makeup Routine Below: