Kelly Rowland reveals her beauty obsessions to The Coveteurby Tasharna Brown-Taylor Thursday, March 31st, 2016 .
She recently announced her plans to create a new beauty line and now Kelly Rowland invites The Coveteur inside her West Hollywood home as she reveals her beauty obsessions and details on her new line.
The Chasing Destiny host is no stranger when it comes to fashion, she has a wardrobe full of designers such as Saint Laurent, Gianvito Rossi, Tom Ford, Aquazzura and Céline.
In the interview Kelly talks about her new beauty line with her makeup artist Sheika Daley, her makeup/ beauty inspirations, how to stay fit and her new BET show ‘ Chasing Destiny‘.
Read the highlights from the interview below:
On makeup tips from her mother Doris Rowland Garrison and Mama Tina:
“[I learned to love fashion and beauty by] watching my mom. My mother was the woman who had every single makeup anything—she wanted it in every color, she wanted to make sure it was waterproof. My mom had everything. Then I met B’s mom, Tina. Tina is just glamorous. She always wore her red lipstick and her orange lipstick, and I remember I was scared to try those colors, and she was like, ‘Are you kidding me? Wear whatever you wanna wear!’ She put orange lipstick on me, red lipstick on me, and she just made me feel that it didn’t matter what shade I was—I could try anything. She made me feel like I could try it all!”
On her upcoming make up/beauty line:
“I am [coming out with my own beauty line]! I’m so excited! It couldn’t come fast enough. We have been working on this forever. We’re actually starting with lashes, and then we’re going to graduate into everything else. Sheika, one my makeup artists, we have just become tighter than tight, like. She’s one of my closest friends, and she started just by literally cutting lashes and making them for my eye shape. She works with one of my best friends, Lala, and now she does Nicki Minaj, too. She tailors the lashes to each eye, and I’m like, ‘We’ve got to figure out a way to do that for the masses.’ We’ve done it, and we’re very excited about that.”
On her latest beauty obsessions:
“Right now I am obsessed with my facialist Shani Darden’s stuff. Ugh! It has saved my skin. After I had Titan, I felt like my hormones were all over the place, and I went to go see her because a friend of mine, Jen Atkin, told me about how ah-mazing Sheena was. I met her at Jessica Alba’s Baby-To-Baby event, and next thing I knew I was just like, ‘Let me go see this woman ‘cause everybody is raving about her!’ She started hovering over everything and she did my facial, and she was just magical. My skin just completely changed for the better. It was awesome.”
“Kiehl’s has this spray, it’s like a travel spray, and it just makes me feel refreshed every time I spray it. It’s amazing, and I think they’re going to discontinue it—I’m really pissed! The last time I went to a Kiehl’s store, I bought all the ones that they had [laughs]. You don’t feel like you’re going crazy after a flight, you just feel like ‘Ooooh! I’m amazing, I’m alive!’”
“If I’m having a natural day where I just want my lashes to really pop, I use my my eyelash curler, but I am obsessed with Kevyn Aucoin’s mascara. It kind of capsules your eyelashes and extends them. I don’t know WHAT they’ve done to the formula, but it’s genius. As you can tell, I’m a huge makeup fan [laughs].”
On how she keeps her trimmed and toned figure:
“I love food, and I just have to be careful. I try to practice the 80/20 rule, where 80% of the time you eat the food that really helps your body, and then you have that 20% where you just want like three glasses of wine, some whisky sours, pizza, nachos [laughs], that kind of thing. That’s me.”
On why she chose to do “Chasing Destiny”:
“Ever since Destiny’s Child’s very last tour, I remember thinking to myself, ‘I want to put together a girl group.’ I just haven’t had the time to do it because I was busy doing my own projects and I was so invested in that. I didn’t want to be one of those artists who was so enthralled in what I had to do that I couldn’t really pay attention to the artists that I would be taking under my wing. I wanted to be completely focused on it, and that’s exactly what happened [with Chasing Destiny]. I had the time, and it has been a wonderful process.”
On advice to aspiring artists:
“[My advice to anyone wanting to be a musician is to] save your money. You have to be selfish with your money. It’s so funny—as an artist, you have people who are so supportive of you on the way up, and you want to be able to help them because you feel like they were there for you. The truth is that you have to take care of yourself first, and then you take care of those people. Think about your future. The more you help people out, you have to look back at your account and be like, where did the thousands, the hundreds of thousands of dollars go? It’s great to have a good heart, but it’s also good to look at your account and be like ‘Look at what I accomplished, how can I invest it?’
Read the rest of the interview here
Photo credit- Jake Rosenberg