My oh my! – “A true force of energy & a beautiful spirit, new COVERGIRL Janelle Monáe.”
You read it right folks! Pint sized Grammy nominee Janelle Monáe has been announced as the newest face of CoverGirl. She was so excited about the new venture and she tweeted, “I’m strong. I’m beautiful. I AM A COVERGIRL!!!!”
“I believe it’s time that women truly owned their superpowers and used their beauty and strength to change the world around me,” Monáe said in a press release.
“One of my core values is to help redefine what it means to be a strong and beautiful woman in the music and fashion worlds and to empower the wonderful things that make us unique. Becoming a CoverGirl is truly an honor and a gift: it opens up a new platform for me to inspire women to feel stronger, braver and more beautiful inside and out.”
Monáe is the second addition this month to the CoverGirl lineup with the company announcing Pink as an ambassador and face of their ‘Beauty with an Edge’ campaign just last week. The impressive roster of ambassadors already includes Taylor Swift, Sofia Vergara, Drew Barrymore, Ellen DeGeneres and Queen Latifah.
Her 10-page campaign will debut in the September issue of ‘Vogue’ and during an exclusive interview with the magazine she spoke:
On her personal makeup looks: “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. A bold shade of red or pink—something that pops—brings the whole look together. I keep my eyes pretty simple but I like to make my lashes a little darker and thicker.”
On admiring previous CoverGirl ambassadors: “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.”
Have A Look At Photos From Her Upcoming Campaign Below:
Go Backstage With Janelle Monáe Below:
Go Behind-The-Scenes Of Janelle Monáe’s CoverGirl Photoshoot Below: