After Solange’s two performances in the sweaty, hot desert of Coachella this year, the Cut was curious about how the A Seat at the Table singer kept her cool. So beauty editor Ashley Weatherford interviewed Solange’s makeup artist Dana Delaney about the singer’s warm-weather beauty routine. Below, a rundown of the ten beauty products Solange used to stay fresh in that very serious heat.
The water cleanser and hydrating serum
“It was like 112 degrees this weekend, and also really hot last weekend. In situations like that, we try to avoid using any type of foundation on skin. I assessed her skin first to see where she needed moisture and where she didn’t. I cleansed her skin with Bioderma’s water cleanser, and then I used Bioderma’s hydrating serum. I used that around the face and not in the center.”
The mattifying gel
“In the center of the face, I like to use a mattifying gel like Givenchy’s Mister Mat, and that helps absorb any sweat and control shine. When powder mixes with sweat, it starts to separate, and it doesn’t look as smooth and clean. I’d rather use a mattifying gel — that works better and feels a lot lighter on the skin in the summertime.”
The hydrating spray
“To get a little extra moisture without adding a heavy moisturizer, I like to use a hydrating spray. I usually use Urban Decay’s B6 Prep and Priming Spray. Since I wasn’t using any foundation, I wanted to make sure her skin looked healthy and primed.”
The blotting papers
“There’s really nothing you can do to control sweat, but you can mask shine. With sweat, you want to remove it, not mask it. Blotting with either blotting papers or a paper towel will always be better than putting makeup on top of sweat. After I do all the skin care, I usually blot off any extra moisture with blotting papers. Solange really likes the Clean & Clear ones, so that’s what I use for her.”
“Solange doesn’t like a lot of heaviness on the skin. I sparingly used the Glossier stretch concealer, in dark, and used a fluffy brush to feather it wherever she needed coverage.”
The mattifying eye primer
“I used NARS eye primer to mattify any oil on her lids.”
The glow stick
“We like to keep it pretty simple, so I just mixed By Terry’s Glow-Expert Duo Stick in Amber Light with my fingertips and dabbed that across her cheekbones.”
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