Solange’s 10 beauty rules

Ms Knowles – mu­si­cian, style icon and Kiehl’s part­ner – has never been afraid of tak­ing risks with her look. Get her ul­ti­mate beauty guide­lines!

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1Ex­per­i­ment

with your tresses My mom owned a hair sa­lon in Texas. She didn’t have babysit­ters, so she’d pick [my sis­ter Bey­oncé and I] up from school, and we’d spend evenings at the sa­lon. We saw women cut their hair one day and get ex­ten­sions the next; the trans­for­ma­tion was pow­er­ful. So when we were lit­tle, we both cut off all of our hair, then we said, “Put it back!” She en­cour­aged us to try things – that was huge.

2Play

with makeup I go for it – with colour, shapes… it doesn’t scare me, be­cause I know it comes off. TRY [1] Rim­mel Oh My Gloss! in 190 (R79.95).

3In­vest

in your in­ner beauty When Kiehl’s asked me to col­lab­o­rate with them, I was su­per ex­cited – the com­pany has a long his­tory of giv­ing back. Pro­ceeds go to or­gan­i­sa­tions im­por­tant to me: Son of a Saint, which helps fa­ther­less boys in New Orleans and be­yond; 14+ Foun­da­tion, which builds schools in Africa; and donorschoose.org, for ed­u­ca­tion pro­grammes. 4Cel­e­brate your beauty icons Diana Ross is a clas­sic. She’s de­fined beauty in such a time­less, art­ful way.

5Find

a sun­screen you’ll ac­tu­ally wear I used to think, ‘I’m black, I don’t need SPF.’ To­tally un­true! My is­sue is sun­screen some­times leaves that weird white mask, but I love [2] Kiehl’s Ac­tively Cor­rect­ing & Beau­ti­fy­ing BB Cream SPF50 (R545) be­cause it doesn’t do that.

6When

it comes to your skin, do as Halle Berry does Halle Berry has washed her face every night since she was 14. I heard that and thought, ‘It’s time to get it to­gether!’ She’s al­most 50 and looks my age (29). I’m try­ing to wash every night; I use [3] Ce­taphil Gen­tle Cleans­ing Lo­tion (R76.28).

7Take

a dance class for glow Learn­ing hip hop makes me feel su­per ra­di­ant, though I re­ally em­bar­rassed my­self at my last dance class. Luck­ily, it was in New Orleans – so there’s no ev­i­dence on­line!

8Em­brace

hu­mid­ity and co-wash­ing I stand out­side the shower and let the steam make my hair big­ger. Also, I never re­ally sham­poo, in­stead I co-wash [us­ing only con­di­tioner on my hair].

9Let

your sig­na­ture style evolve I used to be all about the vi­brant lip, but lately I’ve put the fo­cus on my eyes.

10Be

in­spired by your friends I look to my in­cred­i­bly beau­ti­ful and tal­ented friends for in­spi­ra­tion. We all iden­tify beauty by our own terms. And at the end of the day, no one takes them­selves too se­ri­ously – my­self in­cluded!

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