When Beyoncé performed at Coachella in 2018, she handpicked every single costume, lighting choice, dancer, and musician. Among those lucky enough to receive a phone call was violinist Ezinma, who found herself on the stage after going viral with a cover of Future's "Mask Off" the year before. Now, Ezinma is gearing up to release her debut album Key of Black Minor, which fuses together hip-hop and classical influences. Her latest single "Vivaldi Springs Forth" is out now.
Throughout the stress of putting together an album, the musician has found comfort in an intensive skin-care routine. It's a relatively new part of her life that she discovered through Spark Laser Center in Manhattan, where she would go for hydra-facials before the pandemic. "An aesthetician there really pushed me to take care of my skin and establish a routine," she says, pointing to her experience on the road. "I noticed breakouts from not taking care of myself once I started touring and performing. Long flights, living on a tour bus, eating super unhealthily, not sleeping, drinking, partying … all that stuff adds up."
Among her product rotation, you'll now find Fenty Skin ("I love all things Rihanna!"), SK-II (whose essence she calls a "miracle product"), and a lot of SkinCeuticals (which she tried through a recommendation from her dermatologist). She says, "Trust me, I love drugstore stuff and cheap beauty hacks (hello refrigerated tea bags for puffy eyes), but I'd much rather buy quality skin care over makeup. That's just me. Skin is my priority." And SkinCeuticals really works, she says, so it's worth the investment. "My skin has never looked clearer than it does now. I mix it up with a few other brands, but I always come back to SkinCeuticals."
Below, a look at her morning and night routines, including the eye cream she relies on for depuffing before photoshoots, the exfoliating pads she swapped in for her monthly facials, and the ultra-hydrating moisturizer she likes during the winter.