Yara Shahidi is no stranger to the aesthetically inspiring selfie. From rainbow lined lids to colored brows to painted pouts—not to mention an assemblage of twisted, coiled, braided, and wound-up hairstyles, Shahidi favors looks that make a statement. And while Sunday’s series was undoubtedly pared down, the aforementioned ethos remained.
“Happy Sunday from me and my skin that I’ve committed to love in every and all states,” captioned the actress and activist, the accompanying photos featuring her entirely untouched complexion, blemishes and all. “With travel + work + 24/7 in makeup I have to actively remind myself to not sweat the details (aka the blemishes) and reframe it as a reminder to make sure I’m taking care of myself,” Shahidi continued, the inspiring caption echoed in her expressions, peaceful smiles faced to the sun. Shahidi has made a habit of appreciating her skin in all its iterations: in her Vogue Beauty Secrets, the Grown-ish star shared that her approach to makeup includes embracing the moments when her “forehead likes to rebel.” The lesson is clear: while makeup and accessories offer playful and striking elements to our day-to-day lives, there is beauty born of authentic self-acceptance.
Originally Appeared on Vogue