Posted by | Cyrena Rose

Easy, Breezy, Beautiful…COVERGIRL!

Singer Janelle Monáe has been named the newest face of CoverGirl!  She’ll be featured in a 10-page ad in VOGUE’s September issue (with Lady Gaga on the cover).  The 26-year-old Kansas City, Kansas, native said that the honor was absolutely significant to her, especially since she usually does her own makeup for her major performances.

“Growing up and trying to find myself as a woman and experimenting with makeup, I’d go buy magazines,” she says.  “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.”

“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.”

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Monáe is a natural beauty and will do a great job representing the iconic brand.  Her music is conscious and uplifting and the singer/songwriter states, “I want to help redefine what it means to be a strong woman in the music and fashion worlds.”

I believe she will use her new platform to inspire us all.  Tell us what you think!