Look Who Is The New Face of Cover Girl

Singer, songwriter, and now spokes model Janelle Monae is officially a Cover Girl … and everyone is celebrating! 

She recently announced on her Twitter account to all of her fans:





In Vogue Magazine’s September issue, you can flip through and find Monae’s 10 page Cover Girl advertising spread where she looks absolutely gorgeous!

I just love the fact that Monae is stepping outside of her androgynous signature style and adding beauty as a staple part of her look. She already has great features and gorgeous skin, so it’s nice to see her representing as a fresh face.

During her interview with Vogue she talked about reaching out to young women through being a Cover Girl,

“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.”

She added,

“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.”

For some reason, I couldn’t embed the video for you, so click here to watch the cutest video of Monae backstage with Cover Girl.

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.
(Click Here for the full interview)

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.

(Click Here for the full interview)