Get the Look: Janelle Monáe’s Flawless Glam in ‘Dance Apocalyptic’ Video


Deena Campbell / July 2, 2013

Janelle Dance Apocalyptic video backstageLook 2

“For this look we stepped outside of her natural beauty box and added a little extra sass with a smoky eye,” says Beecham.

FACE: Her foundation from the first look had great staying power through all the takes so there was no need to reapply the Clean Whipped Creme Foundation in Tawny (365).

EYES: I began with the darker side, usually step 2, of Smoky ShadowBlast in Onyx Smoke (800) all over the lower part of her eyelid. I then set that with Flamed Out Shadow Pot in Molten Black (300). For even more intensity, I blended it into the bottom lash line. Next, I smoothed along an intense coat of Smoky ShadowBlast in Silver Sky (805) and blended evenly. I flipped the steps, using the dark color first and light second, for more intensity.

LIPS: Of course, we had to finish off with a bang using one of Janelle’s favorite lipstick colors—LipPerfection Lipcolor in Hot (305). This red looks stunning on Janelle and is definitely becoming one of her signature shades!