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JANELLE MONÁE’S RED CARPET LOOK!

C We’ve got the behind-the-scenes scoop on music star Janelle Monàe’s amazing Grammy Awards look. Here are the deets—direct from the star’s beauty glam squad:

A-leadCelebrity makeup artist Saisha Beecham is the pro behind Janelle’s gorgeous makup: Janelle has embellishments on her jacket so we wanted to keep her makeup look clean and simple. I started with CoverGirl Queen Collection All Day Flawless 3-in-1 Foundation in Warm Carmel. I love that this foundation has concealer, foundation and powder all in one— it saves so much time! To warm up her skin, I used Classic Color Blush in Iced Plum to make her cheeks pop and then I added a touch of TRUblend Minerals Bronzer in Golden Sunrise.
On her eyes I glided Eye Enhancers 3-Kit Shadows in Golden Sunset, only underneath the crease. To give her a wow factor, I lined her eye with Lineexact Liquid Liner in Very Black very close to the lashes. For the lips, I applied LipPerfection LipLiner in Passion all over the lip, and topped with LipPerfection Lipcolor in Hot (305).”

BManicurist to the stars Tracey Sutter added a touch of glam to Janelle’s mani: “I started with a light file to her nails. Shaping them square making sure the corners were not sharp, tending to the cuticle area next. I first applied two coats of CoverGirl Outlast Nail Gloss in Forever Festive. I then added a layer of Outlast Nail Gloss in Clear for extra shine on her hands and toes. Janelle was sporting her signature tuxedo, with a pop of gold on the collar, so we wanted to accent that with a funky statement nail. For the statement nail we used Outlast Nail Gloss in Black Diamond with gold metals on the top, and then used Outlast Nail Gloss in Snow Storm to create the small circle designs.”

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