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NEW! JANELLE MONAE IS THE FACE OF COVERGIRL’S NEW STAR WAS THEMED MAKEUP LINE!!!!

With hundreds of millions of female Star Wars fans, CoverGirl is harnessing spokewoman and singer Janelle Monae and the transformative powers of makeup to allow women to tap into different sides of their personalities — namely their dark side and their light side.

“I am one of the biggest Star Wars fans,” Monae tells Yahoo Beauty. She recalls the first time she saw the films. “I was so taken aback by the set design, the costumes, Princess Leia’s hair, Luke [Skywalker] — this person leading and doing good with his influence. When I saw it, it just stuck with me. Throughout all of my work I have a strong science-fiction element, and George Lucas and his wife Mellody [Hobson], they’re mentors to me. I got the chance to talk to him and ask him so many questions, and I’m just so thankful to be a part of this campaign.”

“Out of the seven characters, she’s the most easy breezy,” says Monae. “She’s daring. For me, I’ve chosen to wear black and white, and every now and again I have a little prestige, a pop of color, and as you can see it’s this bright orange. It’s really good to be inspired by her character and switch it up and take you all by surprise. We have different sides of ourselves, so it’s always great through makeup and through clothing to show off a different side of your personality.”

“It’s always amazing to have more women in leadership powers especially in science fiction and film… We have so many dynamic women in this world and we all deserve a chance to let our light shine.”

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