Zendaya channels 'fierce fairy princess'

Zendaya's makeup artist Allan Avendaño channelled a "fierce fairy princess" to create her look for the BET Awards in Los Angeles last night (28.06.15).

Zendaya channels 'fierce fairy princess'

Zendaya channelled a "fierce fairy princess" at the BET Awards last night (18.06.15)

The 18-year-old star stole the show in a shimmering shirt dress, towering heels and showed off her newly cropped raven locks, rounded off with a flawless makeup look by Allan Avendaño.

The cosmetics pro took inspiration from her iridescent mini dress and used pastel tones to soften her complexion.

He explained: "I took a glimpse of Zendaya's shimmering dress tonight and knew I wanted to go for pastel shades and golden skin. Me kept her makeup soft and used pastel shades to complement the jewel tones of her dress and drastic hair style. Her final look reminded me of a 'fierce fairy princess.'"

And Zendaya's natural beauty isn't the only reason Allan enjoys working with her.

Her willingness to experiment with her look also makes her a joy to work with.

Speaking of her decision to to swap her long locks for a drastic pixie crop, he told PEOPLE: "The hair definitely inspired the overall makeup look. Zendaya's short pixie cut influenced how deep we wanted to go with her contour and how soft we went with her eyeshadow and lip shades.

"Since she chose a strong hairstyle and her dress was glitzy, we went with a soft eye and lip look so as not to overpower the overall look.

"Zendaya is really open to everything. She always chooses bold fashion and beauty looks on the red carpet, so it's fun to collaborate with her while getting ready for big events."

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