With the release of her new book Reach for the Skai: How To Inspire, Empower, and Clapback, Skai Jackson has been busy. Just this week alone the teen has been doing appearances in New York, including BuzzFeed News’ AM to DM, TODAY, and she was honored at the Give A Little Awards on Thursday night. Her anti-bullying activism has garnered her praise and much deserved accolades. And her pithy and clever clapbacks have secured her a spot as one of social media’s youngest clapback queens.
But still, she takes it all in stride. And as the 17-year-old star grows up in front of our eyes, she’s blossoming into a beauty to look out for on the red carpet. She’s gone from being a Disney kid finding her way to an outspoken and confident young Black woman with a love for getting glam. The self-proclaimed sneaker head serves up heels and high fashion with hair and makeup to match.
Though she swears by a less is more mantra, and when it comes to daytime makeup she says “keep it light,” the star is not shy about changing up her look to add more drama. Even in the face of bullying she stands her ground and wears what makes her feel good. When one Instagram troll told her that her pink hair looked bad on her because it made her look darker, she responded with a cheeky quip, and then rocked a sleek pink bob to her next event.
With a love for switching up her hair into a plethora of creative styles, and never being shy about trying eye makeup color trends, Jackson is easily becoming known for her beauty as much as she’s heralded for her clever comebacks. She’s an inspiration for all the young girls who look up to her in so many ways. So we’re ending her tremendous week with a nod to 15 times she gave us a beauty look that left us gagged this year.
At TODAY In New York City
Wearing nude lips and gold shimmery shadow, the star wowed at an appearance on TODAY in New York City.
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At BuzzFeed's "AM To DM"
She gave "big hair, don't care" vibes with purple under-eye liner and her usual flawless face.
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At The Ted Baker London AW'19 Launch Event
Jackson got into the '60s retro flip hairstyle this summer with this cute ponytail.
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At The Premiere Of Disney's "The Lion King"
Her goddess twists and green smoky eye makeup were not to be overshadowed by these blinged out shoulders.
At Beautycon Los Angeles 2019
Her bold blue lower lids added a splash of vibrant color to her metallic outfit and honey-hued hair.
At Black Girls Rock 2019
Jackson's love for pink and laid baby hair came together for this look that undoubtedly rocked.
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At The UOMA Summer House In LA
The bangs, the pink eyeshadow, the blush, the nude lip--it all came together to create a glam look that said "all grown up."
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At The Marie Claire Change Makers Celebration
Her electric blue eyes and waist-length braids were a runway hit!
At A Capsule Exhibit By Rodarte And Mari Eastman
In red lips and dramatic lashes, she showed once again that she is blossoming into one to watch for beauty lewks.
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At WE Day California 2019
Switching it up into a Skai-high top knot, she complemented her blue 'fit with aqua shadow for the youth empowerment event.
At The Premiere Of "Godzilla: King Of The Monsters"
Her natural twist out and bright pink lips made a splash at this red carpet premiere.
At The Premiere Of "Little"
She kept her usual flawless face and neutral lip, and switched up her 'do with a sleek chin-length bob.
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At The InStyle Max Mara Women In Film Celebration
Jackson wore eye-popping yellow liner with dramatic lashes to complement her eye-popping yellow ensemble.
At The Christopher Kane Party At Giorgio's
Giving a mature look, Jackson went with understated glam in a straight hairstyle and dark brown lips.
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At Nickelodeon's 2019 Kids' Choice Awards
Between the tall colored lashes and close cropped cut it was hard to choose which was more dramatic. It was very clear that both looked amazing on the star.