Essence Music Festival brought us to our knees with every song heard. But there was one artist that we were head over heels for! Janelle Monae wowed the crowd bellowing her latest hits and cruising around the stage for our enjoyment. But we could not stop staring at her face.
We caught up with our favorite celebrity makeup artist and COVERGIRL ambassador, Sam Fine and he spilled all the details on how to achieve this look.
Inspiration for the look: Janelle is known for having great style and wearing classic black/white clothing… and a signature red lip. It’s always my goal to bring something new to each face without changing or challenging the client’s personal style. So, I placed my focus on skin, lashes and lips!
Face: Janelle’s skin is fantastic, so I used two shades of truBLEND Foundation – one to highlight the under eye area and the other to match her complexion perfectly! I barely used any powder because truBLEND dries down to a powdery finish and I really wanted to maintain a “second-skin” effect. I love enhancing skin with bronzer, so the next product I selected from my makeup arsenal was Queen Collection Natural Hue Bronzer. I applied it to the outer perimeter of the face (forehead, cheeks, etc.), which provides dimension, contour and a soft, subtle glow.
Eyes: I kept the eyes simple, yet defined. Using Bombshell Intensity Liner in black, I drew a thick line that winged out to elongate the eye, then topped it off by adding false lashes and a few coats of Clump Crusher by LashBlast mascara to both top and bottom lashes.
Lips: Janelle’s signature red lip is the perfect accent to this classic look. First I applied LipPerfection Lipcolor in Hot, then topped it off with a dab of Colorlicious Lipgloss in Sweet Strawberry for dimension and shine. And because we love you beauties, shop all her looks below!
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Celebs Tweet Their Thoughts About #JusticeForSandraBland
1. Jesse Williams
#SandraBland's treatment while attempting to travel freely on HER public roadways has been acknowledged as unlawful. She is already dead.
2. Taraji P. Henson
"SAY HER NAME #SandraBland"
3. Ava DuVernay
"'Why are you arresting me?' Because you know your rights. Because I can. Because no one'll believe you. #SandraBland"
4. Kim Kardashian
#WhatHappenedToSandraBland We need answers!!!! This is NOT ok! This is all shady! They need to own up to this & tell the truth!
5. Jussie Smollet
"A loss 4 words. #SandraBlandMatters #BlackLivesMatter 👈🏿tell me this should change once the nation shows that we do. "
6. Snoop Dogg
🙏🌹. Sandra. Rip. 🌹🌹
7. K. Michelle
R.I.P to this queen. This could've been any of us. My prayers go out to her family. #sandrabland https://instagram.com/p/5fvlO_AhCf/
8. Gabrielle Union
SAY HER NAME!!! #SandraBland #SandraBland #SandraBland #SayHerName
"We must get to the cause of #sandrabland death because this CANNOT happen again #deathorfreedom"
10. David Banner
"When will we fight back. A man's duty on earth is to protect women and children. Where are the gangsters? Preachers? We need you. Please."
11. Nicki Minaj
"Rest In Peace #SandraBland"
12. Talib Kweli
"We the people ask @LorettaLynch to investigate #SandraBland #KimberleeRandleKing RETWEET "
Signs. Signs. Signs all around us. The Message is Here. #SandraBland
14. Missy Elliot
"When I look at the #SandraBland traffic video it brings so many emotions😳😢😡😡😤!"
15. Jessie J
"God bless your soul Sandra | #sandrabland | Change needs to come |Justice needs to be served | Heart… https://instagram.com/p/5fV79mQ0aw/ "
16. Jackee Harry
"It's time y'all, it's time.." #SandraBland #BlackLivesMatter
"In memory of #SandraBland these things don't make no kinda sense "
18. Holly Robinson Peete
I really don't look forward to having ANOTHER difficult conversation w my kids tonight...but here we go again😧💔 #SandraBland #SayHerName 😢
19. Jeffrey White
Sadly, doesn't matter by whose hand she died. Unjustified arrested set the outcome in motion. The state murdered her. #JusticeForSandraBland
Sandra could have been your mother, sister, aunt, friend or if she wasn't killed the community outreach advisor A&M. #SandraBland
21. Joan Smalls
"My heart is broken. Sending my deepest condolence to her family and friends. May you find Strength, Peace and Justice. When will this stop? #EqualityForAll #RIP #Why #SayHerName
22. Gladys Knight
Sandra Bland.... #SayHerName #SandraBland
23. Cara Delevigne
Things need to change NOW #SANDRABLAND #Justice #Equality
24. Meek Mill
"Rip to that young lady that lost her life about a traffic stop! 🙏 ima make sure I pray for her and her family! 🙏😄😄😄"