Issa Rae Is The Newest CoverGirl, And We’re Freaking Out (And So Is Janelle Monae!)

by Erika W. Smith

Your favorite TV star Issa Rae has some big news: She’s the new face of CoverGirl! 

The Insecure creator and star has had an incredible 2017, with a critically acclaimed second season and a third on its way. Plus, she looks incredible at every single red carpet event, and just in life, generally.

Rae shared the news on Instagram, writing:

I remember being an awkward black girl in high school, reading the pages of my favorite magazines, casually flipping through @COVERGIRL ads, singing their slogan in my head. Never EVER in my life did I imagine I’d be one. I am SO honored and SO excited for what’s to come. Visit @COVERGIRL to learn more #COVERGIRLMADE.


CoverGirl wrote:

@issarae YES, you better believe it beautiful, the secret is finally out and we couldn’t be happier! YOU ARE EVERYTHING  and we are so honored to welcome you to the #COVERGIRL family!#COVERGIRLMADE


Also, how STUNNING are those photos??

We’re also loving fellow CoverGirl Janelle Monae’s reaction:

INTRODUCING MY NEW FAVORITE COVERGIRL! She POPPIN. She SMART. She GORGEOUS. She HERSELF. Congrats sis ! Welcome to the fam ! @issarae #Repost @covergirl


In an interview with BuzzFeed, Rae spoke about the difficulty of finding makeup that fits her skin tone:

“My first experience with makeup was my freshman year of college. It was the first big night going out to a club…But I just remember not knowing what to do and went to my local drugstore to buy foundation. Didn’t test it out, but was like, This looks like my skin, right?, and just smeared it like it was lotion. I thought I was ready showing up to my friend’s place. My friends were like, ‘Girl, no, take that off.’ And then they helped match my shade and reapply. This experience reminds me of why I’m excited to be a CoverGirl, and how I can help other people find what works for them.”

Congratulations to Issa and CoverGirl!


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