Get The Look: Covergirl’s Janelle Monae’s Essence Fest Look By Sam Fine

Get The Look: Covergirl’s Janelle Monae’s Essence Fest Look By Sam Fine

2014 Essence Music Festival - Day 2

OMG! I had a blast at Essence! One of the highlights- CoverGirl & Celebrity Makeup Artist Sam Fine doing a mini-makeover on me! He gave me some awesome tips that I can’t wait to share with you. I picked up some CoverGirl goodies that I can’t wait to share. Look out for it this week!

Well, the awesome Sam Fine was there to do Janelle Monae’s makeup for her Essence Festival show. Check out in his own words the look he gave her and how to achieve it!


From Sam Fine:

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.


You can get the look too!! You can pick up the same exact CoverGirl products they used for a great price at your local stores or online by using the links below:

Look out soon for my chat with Sam Fine.