Exclusive: We Get Solange, Cassie, And Selita Ebanks To Dish On Morning Beauty Routines, Fashion Faux Pas, And More!

Solange Knowles, Cassie, and Selita Ebanks at the Carol's Daughter Spokesbeauty & Monoi Repairing Collection Launch at Sephora in New York on May 24.
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We stopped by Sephora last night to celebrate the announcement of the new Carol's Daughter spokesbeauties (yep, that's what they're ACTUALLY called) Solange, Cassie, and Selita Ebanks. And first off, whoa. These ladies are so unbelievably FLAWLESS up close, it's insulting to the rest of us who have to walk around planet Earth not being any of them. Singer (and Beyoncé's little sis) Solange oozed confidence with her fresh face and dapper vintage pale yellow suit. Model/Kanye West music video superstar Selita Ebanks' gravity-defying cheek bones practically left us speechless and her "exotic Barbie" (her words, not ours) look was cute to boot. Singer Cassie KILLED IT with dramatic eye makeup, a perfect pomp, and body-hugging nude dress, so we caught up with all three to ransack their beauty secrets...

Solange Knowles at Sephora in New York on May 24.
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SOLANGE KNOWLES

What's the cheapest thing you've copped recently? "I don't know if this would be considered cheap, but this suit, which everyone keeps asking me if it's some high-end designer, is a $150 suit from Mango. It's amazing. It's not the cheapest thing, but it’s definitely reasonable!"

What trend do you love right now and what trend do you despise? "I'm loving '70s. I've been living in the '70s, born in the '80s, lived in the '90s, but somehow stuck in the '70s for as long as I can remember... So now that it's actually becoming popular, I'm happy to have the access without having to go to vintage stores. '70s is everywhere! One thing I'm hating is that I've always disliked lots of makeup. I just wish chicks would stop wearing so much foundation."

 

 

 

Cassie at Sephora in New York on May 24.
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CASSIE

What trend do you love right now and what trend do you despise? "There's nothing that I really hate. If you wear something with confidence, you own it, it's yours. I'm not going to ever judge you for it. Something that I'm really loving? Shorts for summer. Plain shorts are cool, but, I can't remember where I saw them, there are these really awesome floral shorts. And colored shorts at Rag & Bone. They're really, really cool."

What's your a.m. beauty routine? "I wake up. I brush my teeth first because that's really important [Laughs]. Wash my face, moisturizer, and depending on what the day is like, if I have something to do like a photo shoot, I just leave my skin alone. But if I'm going out to do stuff, bronzer, maybe a little bit of mascara, and some lip gloss. Like, really simple... I'm big on moisturizer. Keep that skin youthful and hydrated."

 

 

 

Selita Ebanks at Sephora in New York on May 24.
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SELITA EBANKS

What trend do you love right now and what trend do you despise? "I love a wedge. I think they're so fun. Prada does amazing ones—I just wore a pair the other day... There's some trends I would never wear or attempt. You know how down South a lot of girls wear the matching accessories—the plastic earrings with the plastic necklace with the matching socks and shoes? It's a little too much."

What's your a.m. beauty routine? "I usually wake up, and I put on my mask or eye patches. I use Shiseido eye patches, and they're amazing. I leave them in the fridge so that they can depuff and while they're on, I'm making coffee or breakfast. And then I take them off, and I get in the shower, and I use a face wash, nothing fancy—whatever is in the bathroom. Then I scrub a little bit in dry areas, and then I use Carol's Daughter essential oil on my face after."