Amandla Stenberg stuns on the February cover of ‘Teen Vogue,’ showing off her natural beauty with barely-there makeup and major curls. Keep reading for details on her latest beauty look, and see what she had to say about overcoming stereotypes.
Amandla Stenberg might only be 17-years-old, but The Hunger Games actress is already making quite an impact on the industry and beyond. In keeping with her girl-power attitude, for her Teen Vogue cover, Amandla’s natural curls were enhanced rather than straightened and her makeup was more fresh-faced.
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Lacy Redway was behind Amandla’s cover look, playing up her natural curls with a full ‘fro style. To play up textured curls, use a moisturizing product like Carol’s Daughter Hair Milk Leave-In Moisturizer to prevent frizz while maximizing your curls.
Barely wearing an ounce of makeup, Francelle Daly let Amandla’s flawless complexion shine. For a subtle pop of color, she added a soft, champagne eyeshadow, rosy cheeks and a natural, flushed lip. For the rest of her look, Francelle simply curled her lashes and brushed her brows into place.
Amandla Stenberg’s Beauty Look On ‘Teen Vogue’ — See Her Natural Hair & Soft Makeup
Interviewed by Solange Knowles, Amandla talks about how she unintentionally became a voice for black girls with her YouTube video on cultural appropriation Don’t Cash Crop My Cornrows. After making the video for a class assignment (and calling out Kylie Jenner for using black culture to gain attention with her cornrows), Amandla briefly discussed her feelings on hair: “I’m not tired of talking about hair in the sense of it being an empowering thing. I know when I used to chemically straighten mine, I did it because I wasn’t comfortable with my natural hair. I thought it was too poofy, too kinky. So for me, personally, when I started wearing it natural, it felt like I was blossoming because I was letting go of all the dead hair and all the parts of me that had rejected my natural state. But, you know, it’s not like that for all black girls. Some have their hair straight because that’s just how they like it, and it doesn’t mean that they accept themselves any less.”
Amandla excitedly shared her cover to her Instagram, with the caption: “My undying gratitude to @teenvogue for giving me the opportunity to be myself. All of my love to all of you for giving me the confidence to be genuine. Our soul baring is our power.#RepresentationMatters #blackgirlmagic.”
What do you think of Amandla’s cover, HollywoodLifers?