So I got to chat with Janelle Monae yesterday as well as her makeup artist, Malika James, at one of rolling out’s cover shoots. Let me tell you, her skin is FLAWLESS…up close & personal! I saw some of the images that hadn’t even been retouched yet, and her skin is pretty much perfect…minimal airbrushing needed. It’s crazy to me! Here is a little of what Malika shared with me during our chat about Janelle’s timeless beauty and swagger :)
On How Monae Feels About Makeup
“Janelle appreciates makeup but isn’t makeup crazy. We both agree that less is best. She wants people to pay attention to her music and not as much focus on her makeup, hair, clothes, etc. But I would love to give Janelle a super sexy smoky eye, it’s something very different. I don’t think I’ve ever seen her in that kind of look.”
How Monae Keeps Her Skin Looking Flawless
“Janelle has beautiful skin … it’s just hereditary. I use a light Cetaphil moisturizer on her and when she’s traveling I’ll use Crème de la Mer hydrating serum. She also loves to use Cargo powder. Makeup is about enhancing and once you figure out what to enhance, it’s not rocket science anymore.”
You can follow Janelle Monae and Malika James on twitter at @JanelleMonae and @MJfaces.
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