Celebrity makeup artist Sheika Daley has spent years glamming up the likes of Zendaya, Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland and La La Anthony, so she knows a thing or two about beauty.
“We do everything from photoshoots to magazine covers to videos to red carpets,” Daley told Page Six Style of her superstar clients. “Being able to do something fresh and innovative for them is what I do. I never really feel like I’m at work; I just feel like I’m around family, because they’ve become that.”
Typically, the makeup artist would be deep in Met Gala prep right now; “It’s my favorite time of the year,” she said. But with the annual extravaganza postponed (along with pretty much everything else) amid the coronavirus pandemic, Daley is taking the opportunity to focus on both her skin and her stress levels while stuck at home — and urges others to follow suit.
“Skincare plays such an important role in makeup application,” she explained. “I love makeup, but I love skincare just as much. Maybe even more!”
Below, Daley — who recently partnered with Terres D’Afrique to promote de-stressing and self-care during this difficult time — shares her tips for keeping your skin and your sanity in top shape.