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Sultry Songstress Kali Uchis Spills All Her Beauty Secrets

by BUST Magazine


Kali Uchis


WE’VE BEEN HOT for Colombian-American songstress Kali Uchis since we first heard her 2012 mixtape Drunken Babble, which she released after graduating high school. Since then, she’s worked with heavy hitters like Snoop Dogg and Tyler, the Creator, standing out in the R&B/pop sea thanks to her silky smooth voice and Latin-influenced beats. And though her music has ears perking up, it’s the 24-year-old’s over-the-top femme, retro-meets-street style that has heads turning—think ’60s and ’70s prints, pumped-up bouffants, and headscarves, combined with tons of layered gold jewelry. Uchis is playing shows in Europe and the U.S. throughout the summer in support of her debut album, Isolation, which came out last year. But she took time out to share her everyday beauty faves with us, from a stellar zit zapper to her ashy elbow fix. 

Heritage Store Rosewater & Glycerin:

rosewater f73e2Heritage Store Rosewater & Glycerin, $10.49

“It’s a clean, refreshing spray I use throughout the day whenever I feel I need balance.” 


Glossier Invisible Shield

glossierinvisibleshield 177c3Glossier Invisible Shield Daily Sunscreen SPF 35, $25

“I really can’t stand cream sunscreens. This is a lightweight gel you can use under your makeup or with none at all and it won’t clog your pores.”


Glossier Zit Stick:

glossierzit b94ffGlossier Zit Stick, $14

“If I ever wake up with a blemish, I use this overnight and by morning we can all pretend it never happened.” 


Osea Atmosphere Protection Cream: 

osea 8c718Osea Atmosphere Protection Cream, $48

“I use this moisturizer every day and night. Moisturizing is a big part of your skin cells regenerating and Osea is one of my favorite skincare brands because it’s all plant based.” 


Fenty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer in Fenty Glow (Shimmering Rose Nude): 

fenty 65a5dFenty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer in Fenty Glow, $18
“This is the perfect go-to, everyday lip gloss. I just love how it goes on, tastes, and smells.” 


Lucas’ Papaw Ointment: 

lucaspapaw 8b856Lucas’ Papaw Ointment, $7.59

“You can add it to your eyelids for gloss, or use it on your ashy elbows! I really just love anything all-purpose, and that’s truly what this is.” 


By Callie Watts
Photo by: Matthew Kaplan

This article originally appeared in the July/August 2019 print edition of BUST Magazine. Subscribe today!


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