We caught up with the R&B sister duo — and Beyoncé protégés — to talk skincare, music and wonder icons.
Sister duo Chloe and Halle Bailey — maybe higher often known as Chloe x Halle and also called Beyoncé protégés — launched their album Ungodly Hour final yr (sure, within the midst of a pandemic) to essential acclaim. Billboard even referred to as it one of many 10 finest R&B albums of 2020. “We’re nonetheless discovering methods to navigate this and carry out for our viewers,” says Halle over a Zoom name. “It’s been like an fascinating artistic undertaking, however we miss the power of an viewers and listening to individuals sing our songs again to us. However we’re making it work.”
Making it work appears to be the underlying theme of the sisters’ yr, and work they definitely have been. Chloe and Halle have simply been introduced as the brand new faces of Neutrogena — the model’s first ever sister ambassadors. “We grew up seeing Neutrogena commercials on TV, and notably that iconic face splash second [in the sink] and we’d all the time re-enact it,” laughs Chloe. (Be trustworthy: who amongst us didn’t practically flood our mother and father’ toilet at one level or one other making an attempt to do the identical?)
Iconic face wash moments apart, Chloe and Halle are followers of Neutrogena’s sunscreen choices, due to their sheer protecting end. “As a result of girls of all pores and skin tones and kinds [can wear them], together with us with our brown pores and skin, as a result of it doesn’t go away a white solid,” says Chloe. “It doesn’t conceal your aura and your true magnificence.”
“As Black girls, it’s taken a very long time for us to discover a good sunscreen that works with our pores and skin and doesn’t go away a white solid,” says Halle. “I’m grateful to be a part of a model that thinks about issues like that and is inclusive.”
As one of many first, and solely, artists signed by Beyoncé’s file label Parkwood Leisure, Chloe x Halle have been ones to look at for years. To this point, the sisters have earned a powerful 5 Grammy Award nominations and much too many different award present noms to rely. When requested what girls are on their watch in the case of magnificence inspiration, Halle is fast to reply: “Billie Vacation, the epitome of classic magnificence and glamour. And Beyoncé and Regina King, after all. Girls who aren’t afraid to be unapologetically themselves are positively my magnificence icons.”
So how have the now 20- and 22-year-old sisters (Halle and Chloe respectively) dealt with being within the public eye within the final 9 years? With a degree of grace and poise paying homage to their mega-star mentor and label supervisor, after all. “Simply because we’re within the public eye doesn’t imply now we have be excellent,” says Halle. “It doesn’t imply now we have to look flawless, can’t have pimples, or can’t be human. I feel we’ve matured to level the place we will get that out of our heads.”
Henry Davidson has been the senior editor at Wahu Times since 2018. A two-decade veteran of journalism, Henry’s work has appeared in the NPR, Examiner, The Sun and numerous other publications. He is a member of the United Media Guild.