Young M.A is not one to follow traditional anything. From her music to her wardrobe, it’s clear that she marches to the beat of her own drum. The same rings true for her beauty regimen, which, while super simple, might just be your saving grace for clean, soft skin. The 25-year-old rapper spoke to Glamour about the two products that she loves, her and what it means to be beautiful in 2017.
“A lot of people don't feel beautiful and aren’t happy with how they look because of what they see on social media. A lot of people use filters. I get it. There are a lot of insecurities out there. Girls or guys are specific with how they look — getting their eyebrows done, putting on so much makeup.
To me, beauty is natural beauty. If you're naturally yourself, you're beautiful. Beauty should be loving yourself and not caring what people think.”
“I wash my face with black soap I get from Africans [who sell it] on the street. They sell oils, shea butter, stuff like that.”
This beauty bar is like nature’s gold for your skin. It’s healing powers aid with acne, eczema, dry skin, psoriasis and scar removal. Feel free to use it not just on your face, but all over your body. Made with natural unrefined Shea Butter, your skin will be left feeling baby soft. Now that deserves an “Ooouuu.”
“After I wash my face with black soap, I use aloe cream that I get from GNC. Aloe is supposed to be good for you. It's a good dry cream that moisturizes your face, but doesn't leave it oily.”
No fancy creams over here. At just $1.99 a pop, you really can’t go wrong with this purchase. This light moisturizer makes an excellent makeup base or can be applied daily on its own.
The young star can relate to Alicia Keys when it comes to her feelings about makeup and how it’s just not her thing.
“I've just been comfortable in my skin so much lately. It's almost like Alicia Keys doing things — I'm just doing it. If I was to try putting makeup all over my face, it would look weird. People would be like, that's not Young M.A. That’s not her style; that's not her soul. I’d just rather be natural. I'm happy in my skin, and it's cool.”
(Photo: D Dipasupil/Getty Images for iHeart- Power 105.1)
For the past 10 years, Yusef has been dictating all of the beauty trends we emulate via his most famous client, none other than Rihanna. He started out his career as a performer, but he ended up behind the scenes. In Hairstory, he details his rise in the industry from aspiring singer to creative directing the hair for Fenty x Puma.