Music icon Janelle Monáe turned heads on the 2024 Grammys red carpet with a show-stopping crystal-embellished gown and radiant glam.
Now, the singer is giving fans an inside look at how her luminous beauty moment came together.
A Vision Realized
In an interview, longtime makeup artist Keita Moore said the inspiration for Monáe’s look was “polished, clean and flawless.” He sculpted the star’s face with the Danucera Sculpting Stone gua sha tool before applying L’Oréal Paris True Match foundation and concealer.
Moore then defined Monáe’s eyes using Infallible gel liner and voluminous mascara. He completed the glam with Colour Riche lip liner and lipstick in nude hues.
The Power Of Collaboration
Moore said collaborating with Monáe is always joyful because she embraces his artistry completely. “I believe our work transcends art and we create magic,” he remarked.
On her inspiration, Monáe told E! she wanted an ensemble reflecting “black pride and…a state of joy.” Her custom crystal-embroidered Armani Privé gown visually manifested those uplifting themes.
Style And Substance
Beyond stunning style, Monáe used the Grammys red carpet to advocate for marginalized communities. Her album “Dirty Computer” tackles personal topics like sexuality, while nominated LP “The Age of Pleasure” celebrates joy and resilience.
With flawless beauty and fearless voice, Janelle Monáe continues using style and music as powerful storytelling mediums.