She looks a million dollars! Glee's Lea Michele shows off the looks earning her a mint as L'Oreal's new girl
06:53 GMT, 27 September 2012
As the new face of L'Oreal Lea Michele can be forgiven for the permanent smile she has been wearing for the past few weeks.
The Glee star was announced as the beauty giant's new $1m ambassador earlier this month – and the latest shots unveiled by the brand show that she has already been earning her keep.
The new pictures, taken at an event in New York where Miss Michele was introduced to the media as the brand's new spokesperson, show the 26-year-old actress having her make-up applied by L'Oreal's make-up artist, before putting the finishing touches on herself in front of the mirror.
Lip service: Lea Michele appeared at a function in New York this week where she was introduced to the media as the new L'Oreal spokeswoman
The actress, whose full lips and doe eyes give her an air of Hollywood icon Sophia Loren, has taken to her role with panache.
In earlier shots revealed days after
the announcement was made, Miss Michele was seen with her wavy dark
locks tumbling around her face, leaving us in little doubt that hair
would be the focus of her role.
Miss Michele, who dates co-star Cory
Monteith, said that she was thrilled to front the beauty giant, as she
has long been fascinated by make-up.
Controversial: Some of Lea Michele's fans are said to be unhappy with the vegetarian and Peta supporter's move to join L'Oreal Paris, a company that tests on animals
Big role: Lea Michele was announced as the new ambassador of L'Oreal Paris earlier this month
'Growing up on stage, I was introduced to make-up at a young age and I
will never forget the first time I tried on a L’Oral Paris iconic
lipstick,' she said in a statement.
'It was instant glamour and I’ve been hooked ever
She added that the brand's famous slogan is one that resonates with her.
until I was a bit older that I fully understood the brand’s message of a
woman’s worth, which I wholeheartedly agree with.'
The $1m contract sees Miss Michele follow in the footsteps of actresses including Eva Longoria, Rachel Weisz and Andie MacDowell.
All made up: Miss Michele having her make-up done by a L'Oreal professional before being introduced to media
Behind-the-scenes: Miss Michele posted this photo on her Instagram account
Worth it: Glee actreee Lea Michele is seen with wavy dark locks tumbling around her face, leaving us in little doubt that hair will be the focus of her role as L'Oreal ambassador
High-octane glamour: Miss Michele has become a firm fixture on the red carpet and has taken her style in a bold new direction
It is not the first time Miss Michele has stepped into the lucrative world of ad campaigns: earlier this year she landed a deal as the face of budget fashion brand Candie's.
She promoted its spring/summer collection in a retro-themed shoot.
Since her Glee character Rachel Berry graduated, Lea has been carving out a stylish new image for herself.
On the red carpet she has been
snapped in labels such as Armani, Victoria Beckham and Carolina Herrera,
and this season she attended a number of shows at New York Fashion
She regularly tops 'most beautiful' lists and Time magazine has pegged her as one of the world's most influential people.
All grown up: Lea, pictured as Glee character Rachel, has been carving a fashionable new image for herself
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