Succeeding singers Taylor Swift and (newly announced) Pink, Janelle Monae becomes the newest face for CoverGirl!
The 26 year old musician is excited to represent cosmetic brand CoverGirl. In this photo shoot, she is seen sporting pompadour hair, bright red lips, and a flawless complexion. Bringing her look together, she portrays an androgynous style with a men’s outfit. She shares her makeup philosophy and her favorite CoverGirl cosmetics.
She explains, “Growing up and trying to find myself as a woman and experimenting with makeup, I’d go buy magazines. I’d see Tyra Banks in the CoverGirl ads and I’d think,’ Wow, she’s beautiful.’ It never looked like she had on too much makeup. There was just something clean and classic about her face.”
“I take a minimalist approach to my wardrobe and I do the same with my makeup. I don’t look at it as a mask. I don’t overdo it,” she continues.
Sharing her love for CoverGirl’s LashBlast Mascara and Lip Perfection range, she says, “I keep my eyes pretty simple but I like to make my lashes a little darker and thicker. A bold shade of red or pink—something that pops—brings the whole look together.”
Janelle is definitely a special woman, as she does her own makeup before her major performances, unlike other celebrities that prefer the work of professional makeup artists. She explains, “I believe in the idea of every woman finding their own beauty superpowers. I want to help redefine what it means to be a strong woman in the music and fashion worlds.”