Janelle Monae’s beauty is undeniable. Since she’s been showing off so much more of her creamy soft cocoa skin, we’ve all been wanting to know how she pulls off her camera ready looks. Makeup artist Jessica Smalls worked with the GRAMMY nominated musician to complete a beauty look that was appropriate for the campy-themed event, and true to Janelle’s aesthetic for the Met Gala.
“Janelle’s Met Gala makeup had to shimmer and shine. I wanted the cameras and light to catch the sophisticated glitter pop of her eyes and the radiant glow from her skin,” said Smalls. “I wanted Janelle to look like she was going to a ball hosted by Michelle Obama.”