Ziwe Will get Actual — and Actually Into Make-up — Within the Newest Self-importance Desk Discuss

Ziwe traded in her signature cue playing cards for make-up brushes within the latest episode of e.l.f. Cosmetics’ Self-importance Desk Discuss.

The digital collection combines the web’s favourite “Get Prepared With Me” (or GRWM) video format with some recent knowledge from a few of our favourite feminine stars. Within the newest episode, the Ziwe host brings her distinctive model of comedy to the e.l.f. Cosmetics vainness, following within the footsteps of fellow web icon Jennifer Coolidge, who kicked off the collection in April.

The 31-year-old comic begins the episode by strolling on set singing “e.l.f. did the factor” within the fashion of Ariana DeBose’s viral BAFTA rap earlier than diving proper in and chatting with the viewers in her predictably unpredictable Ziwe vogue.

“I spent my total weekend in stasis,” she tells the digital camera whereas fastidiously making use of concealer. “In mattress, you already know, simply type of vibing with the thought of sleep.”

Identified for purposefully placing her company within the scorching seat by questioning them about heavy matters — such because the Emancipation Proclamation, which she as soon as requested Drew Barrymore to touch upon — Ziwe jokes that e.l.f. stands for “equality, liberation, freedom.”

Instantly after, she provides that “eyes, lips, face.” (which the model’s identify really stands for) “could be a very scorching pop tune.” (Humorous sufficient, e.l.f. thought so too.)

Midway by way of the episode, Ziwe swaps out her GRWM gown for a satin blazer in a barely darker shade of the host’s signature pink hue to reply some rapid-fire questions, offering nuggets of knowledge like “who cares what the critics should say if you happen to go viral” and “I’m a lover not a fighter … until you piss me off.”

After she obtained actual on the vainness desk, PEOPLE sat down with Ziwe on the set of the e.l.f collection to talk about her make-up journey, which she says started which she says was sparked by Naomi Campbell when she was 11.

“I might attempt all the pieces,” she instructed PEOPLE of her early days experimenting with cosmetics.

The comic additionally says she likes to ask skilled artists what they use, so she will be able to do her make-up effectively in case she will get caught in a star sighting: “I don’t wish to flex, however I’ve been standing subsequent to individuals who get paparazzed.”

One such make-up artist is Karina Milan, who helped prep the comic’s make-up for the episode. Milan, who works with celebrities like Yara Shahidi and Ice Spice, describes Ziwe’s make-up aesthetic as a “pretty-in-pink glam” that accentuates the star’s eyes “whereas not overwhelming the remainder of the look.”

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To create the Self-importance Desk Discuss look, which Milan describes as “someplace in between feeling easy and likewise reminiscing her crimson carpet appears to be like,” the artist’s favourite merchandise to make use of have been e.l.f.’s Energy Grip Primer, Halo Glow Blush Magnificence Wand and 16HR Camo Concealer. The latter is a product that Ziwe herself tells PEOPLE she would like to steal from the set, calling it “fairly scorching on the streets.”

Milan additionally gushed concerning the smarts beneath the comic’s gorgeous comfortable glam.

“What I like about having Ziwe in my chair is that I all the time stroll away having discovered one thing new,” she tells PEOPLE. “She’s sensible.”

The make-up artist continued, “She’s additionally very thoughtful and collaborative, which makes everybody else’s job that a lot simpler. And, in fact, she’s effortlessly humorous and continuously has us guffawing! Love her.”

Later this summer season, e.l.f. will launch the ultimate episode of the digital collection with Emily in Paris star  Ashley Park.

This text was written independently by PEOPLE’s editorial group and meets our editorial requirements. e.l.f. is a paid promoting associate with PEOPLE.

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