6:05 pm - 11/14/2012

Solange Knowles loves orange lipstick

Solange Knowles says bright lipstick is what "works" for her.

The sibling of Destiny's Child singer Beyoncé Knowles revealed the secrets of her distinctive bold style.

Solange isn't a slave to beauty trends, preferring to go with what she knows suits her best.

"I'd much rather wear lipstick than foundation, eyeshadow or anything else," Solange stated to the UK edition of Marie Claire magazine. "It works for me. I feel like orange is universal. I wear it throughout summer, autumn and winter..."

The star has been signed as the new muse for French label Kenzo. The company's creative directors Carol Lim and Humberto Leon believe Solange, who is a singer, DJ and model, is the perfect face for the brand's new diverse and "cool" direction.

Solange doesn't follow strict style rules herself, although she has favourite designers who she returns to for failsafe wardrobe options.

"[My favourite labels are] Kenzo, Opening Ceremony, Suno, J. Crew, Diane von Furstenberg and Tibi," Solange revealed. "Recently, I've been wearing a lot of denim. I never thought that I'd love denim, and now I can't get enough of it. People always associate me with mixing prints, but actually I love a head-to-toe print, too."

Solange has some hard and fast rules for pulling off all-over pattern. Her top tip for making mismatched prints work is to remember to match the material in your outfit.

''I don't have a formula. I think I've been doing it for so long now that I have a good sense about what works and what doesn't. One tip is to try and be aware of fabrics," the style icon explained. "If I'm wearing silk trousers, I try to keep the top silk. If you're mixing prints, having a uniform texture helps.''


do you have a signature lipstick color, ontd?
for owtfx and her love for orange lipstick

gnarlsbarkley 15th-Nov-2012 02:02 am (UTC)
also i tried orange and i'm solange's skin tone roughly and let me just say, it does not look as fierce as it does on me as it does her :'( fml
gnarlsbarkley 15th-Nov-2012 02:07 am (UTC)
wet & wild lmao but in my defense, their cherry picking i think it's called is literally the best matte i've ever had and i've paid $$ for others before and it's absolutely perfect. tried an orange and it's just so washy and makes me look like a clown. i'll look into morange though, lipstick is my favorite thing ever
beatlesluv 15th-Nov-2012 04:30 am (UTC)
i think there are a few problems w/ her shade imo

1. it's not bright enough - the colour looks a bit muddly which tells me it's not pigmented or rich enough

you should try NYX INDIE CHICK I've heard a lot about it, or ysl rouge volupte in orange shiver.
jazzypom the orange on Solange (in the pic) is chalky though17th-Nov-2012 07:13 pm (UTC)
I tend to go for a orange red like Mac's Lady Danger.
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