Issa Rae is the new face of CoverGirl Cosmetics


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Issa Rae is the new face of CoverGirl Cosmetics

From Awkward Black Girl to makeup spokeswoman

Insecure creator and star Issa Rae isn't just the voice of our generation (and one we'd actually want taking on that title). Now, she's the voice of the makeup industry, too.

Via Instagram, Issa announced she'd inked a contract with legacy mega-retailer CoverGirl. She'll be the new face of the company, appearing in print campaigns and (if all our dreams come true), creating some signature CG products.

Issa spoke to BuzzFeed about her partnership with the brand and her struggle to find cosmetics to match her skin growing up.

"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," she said. "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."

We have decided to stan forever.


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