Corinne Bailey RaePhoto by Alexandra Valenti

Nobody’s voice splits us wide open and goes straight to the heart like Corrine Bailey Rae’s. We’ve been waiting six long years for the singer-songwriter’s new album, and The Heart Speaks in Whispers is finally here (see our review in the music section). To celebrate the collection of beautiful, aching neo-soul tracks, and the woman behind it, we asked Rae to open up her beauty bag, and share all her secrets about staying sane on the road and finding luxury in the little things.

1. Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser, $25.50,


Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish

“You massage this product into your face, then soak a muslin cloth in warm water and use it to remove the cream in circular motions, polishing the skin as you wipe it off. It has the great smell of eucalyptus and it’s good on a tour bus because you don’t need a sink full of water.”

2. Rodin Olio Lusso Hair Oil, $70,

Rodin Olio Lusso Hair Oil

“All-natural blended oils that are nourishing for the ends of hair—not greasy, very moisturizing. It comes in a beautiful glass bottle with a pipette.”

3. Carmex Lip Balm Original, $1.59,

Carmex Lip Balm

“Good for dry lips—a classic. I like that it’s got a medicinal tingle to it.”


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4. Neal’s Yard Rehydrating Rose Daily Moisture, £25,

Neal's Yard Rose Daily Moisture

“I embalm myself with this lotion before getting on a plane. It soaks in and I love the smell!”


5. Coqui Coqui Bath Oil in Flor De Naranjo and Rosas Frescas, $52,


Coqui Coqui Bath Oil

“I’m a sucker for things that look nice in the bath, like Coqui Coqui bath oil’s beautiful white box with gold leaf. It comes in the most amazing orange blossom and tuberose scents, which make the whole house smell incredible.”


By Lisa Butterworth

This article originally appeared in the June/July 2016 print edition of BUST Magazine. Subscribe today

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