Yesterday, another celebrity was crowned a CoverGirl. Singer Janelle Monae is the brands newest face! This comes just weeks after singer Pink joined the team.
Janelle will also be featured in a 10-page ad in VOGUE’s September Issue (the one with Lady GaGa on the cover), so be sure to grab that issue because I am. She told VOGUE it was an honor to be the newest face of CoverGirl, and that she usually does her own makeup for her major performances? How amazing is that!
Check out a few quotes from the interview:
ON HER CHILDHOOD MAKEUP MEMORIES: “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.”
ON HER MAKEUP ROUTINE: “I keep my eyes pretty simple but I like to make [my lashes] a little darker and thicker.
ON HER NEW ROLE AND EMPOWERING WOMEN: “I believe it’s time that women truly owned their superpowers and used their beauty and strength to change the world around them. 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.”
And the images from the campaign … love them! I even came across the cutest video remix of the CoverGirl slogan that Janelle did.
Good pick I’d say, don’t you think?