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I first got here throughout an unreleased snippet of SZA’s extremely anticipated, juggernaut hit “Shirt” throughout a mid-pandemic TikTok scroll in 2020. Consisting of simply 14 seconds whole, the clip was lengthy sufficient to enrapture tens of millions of followers—greater than two million to be actual—with its infectious beat, inspiring a complete dance problem to match, helmed by then 17-year-old dancer, Brandon @bgottfanns. “Initially, I used to be simply dropping songs as a result of I used to be bored and in quarantine, shedding my thoughts and doing loads of self-comparison, and I simply needed to drop music,” she beforehand advised BAZAAR.com.

In 2021, SZA continued to tease the discharge of “Shirt” after its unofficial Web debut by including an prolonged, minute-long clip to the tip of her chart-topping “Good Days” music video, a musical layering technique the star has since turn into well-known for. Now, a full two years later, the viral soundbite I listened to on repeat in 2020 is lastly in its ultimate type (and in my Apple Music library) forward of the singer’s second album launch, and backed by a Bonnie and Clyde–esque visible, costarring actor LaKeith Stanfield.

Other than its artistic visuals and A-list star energy, the distinctive make-up seems to be SZA wears in “Shirt” soar off the display and are as a lot part of its storytelling as its dynamic plot and wardrobe—primarily the singer’s bloodstained white tank. For all the small print on the creative eye seems to be in “Shirt,” SZA’s make-up artist Naezrah shares her artistic course of and on-set product picks with us. Study all of them forward.


How did the thought come about to place daring eye seems to be as one of many principal magnificence focuses for this video?

It truthfully didn’t click on for me that the eyes could be such a spotlight—I’m very honored. I simply needed SZA to really feel comfy in every make-up look and assist her really feel most like herself with out me making an attempt to take over her imaginative and prescient—make-up is in the end simply that, an extension of self.

What was the inspiration behind a few of the vibrant colours and graphic kinds used on SZA’s eyes?

I needed to offer her choices that illustrate that vibrant colours and graphics are issues that we should always play with extra. I primarily used merchandise from Pat McGrath Labs, Danessa Myricks, Bolive Beaute, Glisten Cosmetics, and Mix Bunny Cosmetics for every look. The execution course of was very quick, because it’s a music video, and plenty of seems to be need to get accomplished. It took me about 10 to half-hour (relying on the make-up) to modify between seems to be or end one for a specific scene.

How do SZA’s make-up seems to be within the video coincide with the theme/message behind “Shirt” and the star’s general strategy to magnificence?

I really feel that the make-up seems to be are a means to assist SZA specific extra of herself creatively [to the world], whereas sort of being a rebirth—a brand new period.

What was your favourite look to create for this video, and why?

My favorites are the opening and shutting magnificence seems to be for “Shirt.” Their painterly, angular designs are a few of my favourite shapes for eyes. I really sketched a number of variations of it earlier than displaying SZA the ultimate piece, as a result of I used to be nervous she wouldn’t prefer it. She ended up loving it after I confirmed her and simply needed me to create freely. These explicit seems to be imply rather a lot.


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Tiffany Dodson is the Affiliate Magnificence Commerce Editor at Bazaar.com the place she covers all issues magnificence and buying, together with new product drops and might’t-miss gross sales. Her work has beforehand been featured in SELF, Bustle, and Teen Vogue. 

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