There are very few young women who have worked as hard with just as much success as Yara Shahidi. Accepted to every single college she applied to for the fall 2017 semester, Yara's nothing short of an inspiration to her fans and her very own role models. Take, for example, the letter of recommendation from Michelle Obama, or the many, many glowing words her TV mom, Black-ish star Tracee Ellis Ross, has bestowed upon Yara. (Just read this letter Tracee wrote to Yara on the power of her black-girl magic.)
Turns out "Mom" also has beauty advice to share, too. "She’s really taught me how to demonstrate that I have an opinion, especially when it comes to beauty,” Yara told PeopleStyle. That last point we've seen Yara demonstrate time and time again: All of her beauty advice is borderline genius, especially her key to keeping her skin zit-free.
“Growing up on the small screen, I had to confront how I felt about beauty at a younger age because I was putting on a full face of makeup to get into character," Yara also said. "I had to learn not to feel makeup-dependent, as though I wasn’t finished without it, so it could stay a fun experience of experimenting and self-expression."
Experimenting with makeup, though, is just the very icing on the massive amounts of activism and change Yara's not only participated in but also inspired. Seems like her TV mom is helping her with those goals, too. We'd be lying if we didn't say we weren't a little bit jealous, TBH.
This story originally appeared on Teen Vogue.
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