At the 2018 Met Gala, Solange Knowles glistened on the red carpet wearing an all-black Iris Van Herpen latex structural dress, a du-rag, and a hand-braided halo-inspired crown. “I feel heavenly in black,” she tweeted. Not only did the singer’s entire ensemble hit all fashion points, but she also served us major makeup inspo with her luminous skin and dramatic smokey eyes. According to makeup artist, Dana Delaney, the look was exclusively created with Burt’s Bees Products. Surprised? We are, too!
— solange knowles (@solangeknowles) May 7, 2018
When it comes to shopping for makeup, we often assume the price says it all. Although convenient, drugstore makeup hasn’t always had the greatest reputation when it comes to quality and finish (we’re guilty of making that judgement, too), but once again, Solange’s beauty game has us in awe and running to the closest drugstore cosmetics aisle.
In an Instagram post, Delaney highlighted the star products she used to create the singer’s ‘Don’t Touch My Hair’ makeup look. She began by blending Goodness Glows Foundations ($19 at Walmart) in shade Pecan throughout the center of the face and then Chestnut — a slightly darker shade — along the outer face and cheekbones to create a natural and light contour. The key to nailing dewy skin is shine control.
After spot setting the center of the face with Mattifying Powder Foundation ($14 at London Drugs) in shade Almond, she moved onto to the eyes by smudging Nourishing Eyeliner ($12 at Walmart) in soft black into the lash line and up to the lid, then finished with the Intensive Overnight Lip Treatment ($9 at Walmart and a great hack for glossy lids, BTW).
Delaney coated her eyelashes with Nourishing Mascara ($14 at Amazon) in black and added individual lashes to Solange’s top and bottom lash lines. To create Solange’s brows, Delaney highlighted her natural arches by simply feathering the brand’s Eyebrow Pencil ($12 at Amazon) in Brunette throughout the brows. She used the same eyebrow pencil as a lip liner and then mixed Liquid Lipsticks in shades Niagara Nude and Sandy Seas to create a gorgeous nude lip.
And although Solange wasn’t the only celeb wearing drugstore makeup at the Met, here’s why we’re talking about it: A) it’s totally wearable IRL B) and most importantly, like all of Burt’s Bees cult-favourite products, their makeup line is 100 per cent natural and ethically sourced. Having a ‘green’ beauty brand is a huge moment for drugstore makeup and anything Knowles-approved is always worth the hype.