“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,” Janelle Monae states. The beauty powerhouse who is known for her voice and eccentric fashion is now the newest face for Covergirl. “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.”
The singer who has been compared to legendary soul-singer James Brown and has even shared the same stage with Stevie Wonder is now going to impress the fashion and beauty world even more with her personal style and CoverGirl cosmetics.
“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,” says Monáe, who tends to prefer radiant skin, natural lashes, and a stroke of megawatt lip color to anything too trend-driven. “A bold [shade] of red or pink—something that pops—brings the whole look together.”
Her favorite so far? CoverGirl’s Lash Blast Mascara. Check out Fabulize Mag’s favorite mascara right now.