Issa Rae Gets Her Flawless Glow With This Drugstore Brand
We have to talk about Issa Rae’s red carpet style. Thanks to the Insecure star’s glam squad, her gowns are breathtaking, her natural hair slays and her makeup, well — her beauty is always on point. But some of Issa’s best style secrets don’t require a pro, just a few drugstore essentials.
Before she hits a red carpet, Issa gets her mind right. “I always play my music and walk around in a robe of some sort,” Issa told Coveteur. “Most times I’m naked underneath (sorry glam squad), so I feel like a canvas. I love knowing that I don’t have to think about sh*t but the songs I’m hearing and knowing that the squad will work their artistic magic to my delight.”
Then it’s time for the transformation to start. “With my makeup I like a more natural beat, and Joanna [Simkin] knows how to give me the natural, classy glow I love,” she said of her prep for the 2017 NAACP Image Awards. “And Felicia [Leatherwood] always improvises or comes up with an idea [for my hair] the day before based on the event. She came up with this look while she was in the shower and voila. Hair.”
Joanna even posted a pic on Instagram of the Burt’s Bees products she used for Issa. From Coveteur‘s behind-the-scenes pics, we also spied a Burt’s Bees Lipstick ($9), Tinted Lip Oil ($9) and two different shades of Lip Shine ($7), in addition to Cucumber & Sage Facial Cleansing Towelettes ($6), Sensitive Facial Towelettes With Cotton Extract ($6) Skin Nourishment Gentle Foaming Cleanser ($10), Intense Hydration Nourishing Facial Water ($13) and Intense Hydration Day Lotion ($18).
As for the final touch? “[The last thing I do before walking out the door is] look in the mirror, put on some lotion or oil and spray my favorite Serge Normant perfume.”
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(h/t Coveteur; photos via Jason LaVeris, Gregg DeGuire/Getty)