Tightrope singer Janelle Monae strikes a balance between retro glamour and androgynous chic as latest face of CoverGirl


Tightrope singer Janelle Monae strikes a balance between retro glamour and androgynous chic as latest face of CoverGirl

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14:26 GMT, 16 August 2012

Janelle Monae has become the latest face of CoverGirl.

The Tightrope singer, 26, appears in the new campaign for the cosmetics company, which will debut in the September issue of U.S. Vogue next week.

She wears bright and bold red lipstick in the image, which marries her retro signature with an androgynous suit, shirt and skinny tie.

Owning her superpowers: Janelle Monae is the new face of CoverGirl

Owning her superpowers: Janelle Monae is the new face of CoverGirl

Janelle said in a press release: 'I believe
it's time that women truly owned their superpowers and used their beauty
and strength to change the world around them.'

Esi Eggleston Bracey, VP and general
manager of the brand, called Janelle 'a true force of energy'.

Behind-the-scenes: The singer strikes a pose on the campaign shoot

Behind-the-scenes: The singer strikes a pose on the campaign shoot

She added:
'We're elated and can't wait to show the world another dimension of her
artistic “superpowers” as a member of our CoverGirl family.'

Last week, singer Pink was also announced as a new face of CoverGirl,
joining the likes of Taylor Swift, Sofia Vergara, Drew Barrymore, Ellen
DeGeneres and Queen Latifah as one of the beauty brand's spokespeople.

Fellow face: Last week, Pink was also announced as a new face of CoverGirl, joining the likes of Taylor Swift, Sofia Vergara and Drew Barrymore

Fellow face: Last week, Pink was also announced as a new face of CoverGirl, joining the likes of Taylor Swift, Sofia Vergara and Drew Barrymore

Pink said: 'Joining a group of women who have always inspired me – to
laugh out loud, let my guard down, or play around with my beauty look –
is such an honour.

'I have a lot to celebrate. I called my new
album The Truth About Love, and the truth is that I have my beautiful
family and baby girl, my new music and now my partnership with CoverGirl
to love.'