photo by azza gasim


beauty queen: solange knowles

behold, the perfect berry lipstick.

by liza darwin

Red lipstick will always be a tried-and-true staple-- especially when it comes in a perfect shade like Katharine McPhee's.  As will deep, dramatic hues like the one that Lily Collins wore to the Givenchy show. But when you want to strike a happy medium between the two? Then we suggest taking a cue from none other than Miss Solange Knowles. The singer sported a Christian Siriano dress from the designer's Resort 2014 collection to a Vogue Dubai event, which she paired with a bold lipcolor that's halfway between dark purple and a bright red. Think of it as the fall beauty weapon that will carry you all the way through even the harshest parts of winter. Berry good, indeed.


Maybelline Master Shape Brow Pencil, $6.50

Her lips might steal the spotlight, but if you ask us, the real unsung hero of Solange's look comes courtesy of her bold brows. They're full without seeming fake, grounding this statement lip-- and luckily for us, easy to replicate with this natural-looking brow pencil.


Urban Decay 24/7 Brow Pencil, $12

Swipe this super-smooth pencil on your upper and lower waterlines (the rim between your eyeball and lashes) to really define and make the whites of your eyes pop.



mashbox Be Legendary Lipstick, $20 

The best berry shade might depend on your skin tone, but this is by far the most universally flattering one we've found. Use one coat for a subtle wash, and then layer on a second when you 


want to go for it.