My Beauty Life: Solange Knowles

The singer Solange Knowles
The singer Solange Knowles Credit: Getty

I’ve always been drawn to the freedom of expression there is in fashion and beauty. Through style, you can communicate to the world who you are and what you stand for.

My beauty ethos? Well, I’d love to tell you it’s something like “less is more” but honestly it all starts with happiness. If only someone could bottle that up – when I’m happy, I’m at my most radiant and glowing. It does me better than any product ever could. And I stand by how cheesy and clichéd that sounds.

Solange's beauty icon Diana Ross Credit: Getty

As a woman, it’s one of the greatest joys to have the freedom to play and express all of the sides of yourself though beauty. Whether it be a red eyeliner or a graphic line on the crease of my lids, I’m more attracted to the ideas of something interesting than being “pretty”. My ultimate beauty icon is Diana Ross.


Morning musts: No 11 Anarose Rejuvenating Rose Toner, £43.40, Mun. Brightening Brow Gel, £9.21, Mally

Skin secrets: Smartwater, 60p, Glacéau. Midnight Recovery Concentrate, £36, Kiehl’s 

Quick fixes: Lip Balm #1, £9.50, Kiehl’s. Eye Shadow in Straw Yellow, £13, Make Up For Ever 

Hair heroes: Olive Oil B.P. 1973, £1.79, Boots. Extra Virgin Organic Raw Coconut Oil, £6.39, Lucy Bee

Top scents: Bath and Shower Liquid Body Cleanser, £23.50 and Superbly Restorative Argan Dry Oil, £38, both by Kiehl’s