Beauty Crush Wednesday: Janelle Monae

Beauty Crush Wednesday: Janelle Monae
View Gallery
45 Photos
bcw-janelle-monae-1
Beauty Crush Wednesday: Janelle Monae
bcw-janelle-monae-1

bcw-janelle-monae-2
Beauty Crush Wednesday: Janelle Monae
bcw-janelle-monae-2

bcw-janelle-monae-3
Beauty Crush Wednesday: Janelle Monae
bcw-janelle-monae-3

bcw-janelle-monae-4
Beauty Crush Wednesday: Janelle Monae
bcw-janelle-monae-4

bcw-janelle-monae-5
Beauty Crush Wednesday: Janelle Monae
bcw-janelle-monae-5

bcw-janelle-monae-6
Beauty Crush Wednesday: Janelle Monae
bcw-janelle-monae-6

bcw-janelle-monae-7
Beauty Crush Wednesday: Janelle Monae
bcw-janelle-monae-7

bcw-janelle-monae-8
Beauty Crush Wednesday: Janelle Monae
bcw-janelle-monae-8

bcw-janelle-monae-9
Beauty Crush Wednesday: Janelle Monae
bcw-janelle-monae-9

bcw-janelle-monae-10
Beauty Crush Wednesday: Janelle Monae
bcw-janelle-monae-10

bcw-janelle-monae-11
Beauty Crush Wednesday: Janelle Monae
bcw-janelle-monae-11

bcw-janelle-monae-12
Beauty Crush Wednesday: Janelle Monae
bcw-janelle-monae-12

bcw-janelle-monae-13
Beauty Crush Wednesday: Janelle Monae
bcw-janelle-monae-13

Janelle Monae attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" on Monday, May 5, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
Beauty Crush Wednesday: Janelle Monae
Janelle Monae

Janelle Monae attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" on Monday, May 5, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

bcw-janelle-monae-15
Beauty Crush Wednesday: Janelle Monae
bcw-janelle-monae-15

bcw-janelle-monae-16
Beauty Crush Wednesday: Janelle Monae
bcw-janelle-monae-16

NEWARK, NJ - MARCH 28:  Singer Janelle Monae attends the BET's 'Black Girls Rock!' Red Carpet at NJ Performing Arts Center on March 28, 2015 in Newark, New Jersey.  (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
Beauty Crush Wednesday: Janelle Monae
2015 Black Girls Rock! - Arrivals

NEWARK, NJ - MARCH 28: Singer Janelle Monae attends the BET's 'Black Girls Rock!' Red Carpet at NJ Performing Arts Center on March 28, 2015 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)

bcw-janelle-monae-18
Beauty Crush Wednesday: Janelle Monae
bcw-janelle-monae-18

bcw-janelle-monae-19
Beauty Crush Wednesday: Janelle Monae
bcw-janelle-monae-19

bcw-janelle-monae-20
Beauty Crush Wednesday: Janelle Monae
bcw-janelle-monae-20

bcw-janelle-monae-21
Beauty Crush Wednesday: Janelle Monae
bcw-janelle-monae-21

bcw-janelle-monae-22
Beauty Crush Wednesday: Janelle Monae
bcw-janelle-monae-22

JANELLE MONAE at MTV Movie Awards 2012 at Universal Studios in Los Angeles
Beauty Crush Wednesday: Janelle Monae
JANELLE MONAE at MTV Movie Awards

JANELLE MONAE at MTV Movie Awards 2012 at Universal Studios in Los Angeles

Pre-GRAMMY Gala & Salute to Industry Icons with Clive Davis Honoring Martin Bandier held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.

Featuring: Janelle Monae
Where: Los Angeles, California, United States
When: 07 Feb 2015
Credit: Adriana M. Barraza/WENN.com
Beauty Crush Wednesday: Janelle Monae
Clive Davis Gala 2015

Pre-GRAMMY Gala & Salute to Industry Icons with Clive Davis Honoring Martin Bandier held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. Featuring: Janelle Monae Where: Los Angeles, California, United States When: 07 Feb 2015 Credit: Adriana M. Barraza/WENN.com

bcw-janelle-monae-25
Beauty Crush Wednesday: Janelle Monae
bcw-janelle-monae-25

bcw-janelle-monae-26
Beauty Crush Wednesday: Janelle Monae
bcw-janelle-monae-26

bcw-janelle-monae-27
Beauty Crush Wednesday: Janelle Monae
bcw-janelle-monae-27

bcw-janelle-monae-28
Beauty Crush Wednesday: Janelle Monae
bcw-janelle-monae-28

bcw-janelle-monae-29
Beauty Crush Wednesday: Janelle Monae
bcw-janelle-monae-29

arrives to the 51st Annual GRAMMY Awards at the Staples Center on February 8, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.
Beauty Crush Wednesday: Janelle Monae
bcw-janelle-monae-30

arrives to the 51st Annual GRAMMY Awards at the Staples Center on February 8, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.

bcw-janelle-monae-31
Beauty Crush Wednesday: Janelle Monae
bcw-janelle-monae-31

120742, Janelle Monae leaves the 'Late Show with David Letterman' in New York City. New York, New York - Wednesday June 11, 2014.Photograph: © RGK, PacificCoastNews. Los Angeles Office: +1 310.822.0419 London Office: +44 208.090.4079 sales@pacificcoastnews.com FEE MUST BE AGREED PRIOR TO USAGE
Beauty Crush Wednesday: Janelle Monae
Janelle Monae leaves the 'Late Show with David Letterman' in New York City

120742, Janelle Monae leaves the 'Late Show with David Letterman' in New York City. New York, New York - Wednesday June 11, 2014.Photograph: © RGK, PacificCoastNews. Los Angeles Office: +1 310.822.0419 London Office: +44 208.090.4079 sales@pacificcoastnews.com FEE MUST BE AGREED PRIOR TO USAGE

PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 06:  Janelle Monae arrives at Chanel Fashion Show during the Paris Fashion Week S/S 2016: Day Eight on October 6, 2015 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Jacopo Raule/GC Images)
Beauty Crush Wednesday: Janelle Monae
bcw-janelle-monae-33

PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 06: Janelle Monae arrives at Chanel Fashion Show during the Paris Fashion Week S/S 2016: Day Eight on October 6, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/GC Images)

bcw-janelle-monae-34
Beauty Crush Wednesday: Janelle Monae
bcw-janelle-monae-34

bcw-janelle-monae-35
Beauty Crush Wednesday: Janelle Monae
bcw-janelle-monae-35

bcw-janelle-monae-36
Beauty Crush Wednesday: Janelle Monae
bcw-janelle-monae-36

bcw-janelle-monae-37
Beauty Crush Wednesday: Janelle Monae
bcw-janelle-monae-37

bcw-janelle-monae-38
Beauty Crush Wednesday: Janelle Monae
bcw-janelle-monae-38

bcw-janelle-monae-39
Beauty Crush Wednesday: Janelle Monae
bcw-janelle-monae-39

bcw-janelle-monae-40
Beauty Crush Wednesday: Janelle Monae
bcw-janelle-monae-40

bcw-janelle-monae-41
Beauty Crush Wednesday: Janelle Monae
bcw-janelle-monae-41

bcw-janelle-monae-42
Beauty Crush Wednesday: Janelle Monae
bcw-janelle-monae-42

bcw-janelle-monae-43
Beauty Crush Wednesday: Janelle Monae
bcw-janelle-monae-43

bcw-janelle-monae-44
Beauty Crush Wednesday: Janelle Monae
bcw-janelle-monae-44

bcw-janelle-monae-45
Beauty Crush Wednesday: Janelle Monae
bcw-janelle-monae-45

Singer/songwriter, Covergirl, actress.  Is there anything Janelle Monae can’t do?  Not likely.  This Kansas City native has had us on cloud nine with her music ever since her debut, and has shown no signs of slowing down since.  
janelle-monae-video_banner
Under the creative direction of Maeve Reilly, it’s no surprise her red carpet looks always stun onlookers.  That said, what’s a great outfit without equally beautiful hair and makeup?bcw-janelle-monae-16When it comes to how she styles her hair, it’s pompadours, bangs, and braids for this electric lady.  Janelle loves to push the envelope with different hairstyles, often devising eclectic ways to highlight the beauty of her natural hair.  I mean, can we talk about her braided moment during the 2015 Met Gala?bcw-janelle-monae-25 bcw-janelle-monae-21 bcw-janelle-monae-39As far as makeup, Janelle Monae sticks to classic looks, never appearing too garish or overdone.  When she’s not fresh-faced, the Covergirl loves sporting a timeless red lip.  But from time to time, she’s been known to pump up the volume with bright pinks and glossy nudes.  A little foundation, eyeliner and subtle blush to slightly flush her cheeks make for the perfect recipe for a stunning beat.bcw-janelle-monae-11 bcw-janelle-monae-4

 

bcw-janelle-monae-6What’s more is the songbird’s drive for conquering new challenges.  Showcasing her acting chops, she has leading roles in the critically acclaimed films Moonlight (in theaters now) and Hidden Figures, hitting theaters this Christmas.  Despite all her accomplishments and accolades, Janelle Monae seems to be one of the most humble and gracious entertainers to date.   bcw-janelle-monae-44 bcw-janelle-monae-43 bcw-janelle-monae-45

So here’s to this week’s beauty crush, Janelle Monae!  Proof positive that with talent, ambition, and never straying from your true self, anyone can soar to higher heights.

bcw-janelle-monae-42What say you to this week’s pick?

 

Vuitton

Vuitton is a Bahamas native and a staff writer for Fashion Bomb Daily.

  • Instagram

  • Shares