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Steal the Look: Janelle Monae at the 2014 Met Gala - A Little Alytude | A Little Alytude

Steal the Look: Janelle Monae at the 2014 Met Gala

"Charles James: Beyond Fashion" Costume Institute Gala - ArrivalsThere were a lot of beauties at the Met Gala red carpet tonight, and one of the most stunning — as always — was COVERGIRL Janelle Monae.

Celebrity makeup artist Jessica Smalls did Monae’s makeup and shares a step by step get the look:

“I started Janelle’s look by hydrating her skin. I massaged a light weight moisturizer all over her face and along her neck.  I brushed her brows into place with a clean mascara wand and using a firm angle brush, filled them in with a medium brown shadow.  I applied a skin tone matte shadow to her lid and then, with a windshield wiper motion, applied a soft brick color, COVERGIRL Queen Collection Shadow Pot in Dazzle, to her crease with a blending brush.  I lined her water line with Bombshell Intensity Liner  in Pitch Black Passion and then created a perfect winged look. I finished with false lashes and then applied two coats of the new Bombshell Curvaceous Mascara for a really dark, intense look,” Smalls says.

Smalls continues: “Giving the moisturizer plenty of time to penetrate the skin, I then applied a pore minimizing primer all over her face using a synthetic brush. Using a sponge, I applied COVERGIRL truBLEND Foundation all over Janelle’s face, starting by her nose and blending upwards and outwards.  Using my ring finger, I sparingly dabbed truBLEND Concealer under her eyes.  To highlight and begin to give her skin dimension, I applied truMAGIC Luminizer on top of her cheek bones, down her nose and a tiny bit to her lips cupid’s bow.  To contour her face I applied Queen Collection Bronzer in Ebony Bronze around her hair line, under her cheek bone, along the jaw bone and slightly down the sides of her nose.”

“Now that her eyes and skin are finished I used a cherry red liner to define her lips, filled them in slightly and accentuated her cupid’s bow. COVERGIRLs richly pigmented, and Janelle’s signature, LipPerfection Lipcolor in Hot #305 was then applied with a lip brush ( for ultimate precision) and an electrifying red carpet look was born!”

Janelle was rocking COVERGIRL Nail Gloss in Ever Reddy on her nails!

Love the look! What were some of your favorite Met Gala looks tonight?



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