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Janelle Monae In Armani Privé – ‘Annihilation’ LA Premiere

Janelle Monae joined Gina Rodriguez and Natalie Portman for the premiere of Paramount Pictures’ ‘Annihilation’ on Tuesday (February 13) in Westwood, California.

I already feel that the sheer top will throw many off Janelle’s Armani Privé Fall 2016 look, but my immediate thought as how the blue Robert Clergerie boots and fuchsia pink lip kept me interested and injected some vibrancy into her look.

I was also pleased that the over styling we saw at the ‘Black Panther’ LA premiere was tamed for a complementary Lee Savage clutch, bauble earrings and Saint. Germaine leather hat.

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02.02.18 Beauty, Makeup

Get The Look: Janelle Monae’s Modern Twiggy Grammys Floral Beauty Look

One of the best beauty looks of the Grammys, Janelle Monae’s emerald accented beauty look featured a cool makeup trend to try this coming spring.

Celebrity Makeup Artist Jessica Smalls created the look which was inspired by Twiggy’s signature beauty style, which resulted in a timeless yet modern makeup. Here’s how she created the look.

SKIN: Treating the skin was a crucial component to creating Janelle’s winning look. To maximize hydration, Jessica began prepping her skin the night before the awards ceremony with the Kiehl’s Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Mask. This beneficial mask worked overnight providing the skin with ample brightness while energizing the skin. Upon arriving to their glam session the next morning, Jessica decided to further enhance her skin by massaging Kiehl’s Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate onto Janelle’s skin and neck after a soothing 5-minute steam. She then followed with a layer of Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream on the skin and applied Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado around the eye area gently with her fingers. To allow complete penetration of the creams and concentrate, Jessica jumped right to the eyes.

EYES: To achieve that bold and modern Twiggy eye look, Jessica began by picking up a soft blending brush and buffed in a mix of Buxom Cosmetics Eyeshadow Bar Single Eyeshadow in shades Lingerie Lover, Haute Couture and LBD into the crease. These intensely pigmented powder shadows give a luxurious silky finish which lent to the sexy eye look. To achieve that stunning pop of emerald, Jessica lined her waterline with Buxom Cosmetics Hold The Line Waterproof Eyeliner in Ring My Bell and layered Buxom Cosmetics Eyeshadow Bar Single Eyeshadow in shade Twilight Tryst atop that for that amazing pop of green. To really give this sultry eye look the Twiggy feel, Jessica applied flashes eyelashes, Eylure Luxe Silk ‘Trillion’ on the upper lash line and strategically placed a few individual lashes along the bottom. She finished off the look with the a few coats of the amplifying and thickening Buxom Cosmetics Big Tease Plumping Mascara.

SKIN: Now that the skin had time to absorb the beneficial properties of the moisturizer, Jessica primed the skin with a pore-tightening primer with a synthetic brush and followed with a mix of Buxom Cosmetics Show Some Skin Weightless Foundation in shade In The Dark with the Buxom Cosmetics Divine Goddess Luminizer. Using a damp sponge, she layered the products onto her skin, concentrating on the nose and buffing it outwards to the outer perimeters of Janelle’s face. For subtle brightness, Jessica gently tapped a bit of concealer onto her under eye area with her ring finger. For a bit of warmth and contour, Buxom Cosmetics Hot Escapes Bronzer in shade Maldives, a universally flattering sun-kissed shade, was swept onto Janelle’s cheeks, temples and forehead and pop of soft pink onto the apples of the cheeks. She finished off the skin with a hint of delicate glow by lightly adding a touch of Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream atop the pink.

LIPS: Moving onto the lips, Jessica began by prepping the lips with Kiehl’s Lip Balm #1. For that soft, sexy red-carpet ready pout, she lightly filled in the lips with Buxom Cosmetics Plumpline Lip Liner in shade Stealth, a lip-plumping and lasting liner. For major dimensional shine, she topped the liner with the lip boosting Buxom Cosmetics Full-On Lip Polish in shade Megan.

Kiehl’s Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Mask
Kiehl’s Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream
Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado
Buxom Cosmetics Eyeshadow Bar Single Eyeshadow – Lingerie Lover, Haute Couture & LBD
Buxom Cosmetics Hold The Line Waterproof Eyeliner
Buxom Cosmetics Eyeshadow Bar Single Eyeshadow – Twilight Tryst
Eylure Luxe Silk Trillion Lashes
Buxom Cosmetics Big Tease Plumping Mascara
Buxom Cosmetics Show Some Skin Weightless Foundation – In The Dark
Buxom Cosmetics Divine Goddess Luminizer
Buxom Cosmetics Hot Escapes Bronzer
Kiehl’s Lip Balm #1
Buxom Cosmetics Plumpline Lip Liner
Buxom Cosmetics Full-On Lip Polish – Megan

Janelle Monae In Christian Siriano – ‘Black Panther’ World Premiere

Janelle Monae joined Danai Gurira, Yara Shahidi, Issa Rae and Tessa Thompson for Marvel Studios’ world premiere of ‘Black Panther’ on Monday (January 29) in Hollywood, California.

I will call this “death by accessories”.

Janelle had a good thing going with this sculptural sleeved top and ball skirt from Christian Siriano’s Pre-Fall 2018 collection, but then she over cooked it with the crown, the tribal necklace and the Heliópolis clutch.

It’s almost comical in its “everything but the kitchen sink” approach.

Had she just added the necklace, I may have been able to get on board with this look.

She was trying WAY too hard.

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Janelle Monae In Dolce & Gabbana – 2018 Grammy Awards

Janelle Monae was another early arrival at the 2018 Grammy Awards on Sunday (January 28) in New York City, joining Lana Del Rey and Eve.

I was anticipating the singer to make a statement, but I wasn’t expecting her to go against her black, white and red colour palette.

Sure, there is still black and white but there is also blue, yellow, green and lilac in her Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2018 floral separates from the Secret Show.

As per usual, her styling dramatized the look further. Her two-toned hair was adorned with diamantes and she topped the white blouse with a diminutive bow tie that added to the formality of the outfit.

Were you struck by this ensemble?

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Janelle Monae In Christian Cowan – Warner Music Group Hosts Pre-Grammy Celebration

I miss the breath of fresh air that was Janelle Monae during the 2017 awards season, but I was excited to see her back on the red carpet for the Warner Music Group Pre-Grammy on Thursday (January 25) in New York City.

Still favouring all things black and white, I love how the bold newspaper print gives this Christian Cowan Spring 2018 tailored suit a typically vibrant flourish, and how the split in the sleeves and trousers; give the slim-line silhouette some subtle volume.

Janelle signature red lip was further enhanced with the red lining, plus another one of her signatures, a hat, topping things of nicely.

The singer knows how to bring plenty of flavour to the red carpet.

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