At tonight’s Grammys, Janelle Monae rocked a bold red lip, and we caught up with the star’s makeup artist Saisha Beecham to find out the details behind her killer color. The star used CoverGirl’s LipPerfection LipColor in Hot, an extra moisturizing formula packed with rich, pigmented color. “I love that this is Janelle’s favorite red lip color because it’s perfect for her flawless face,” Beecham told InStyle.com. “I chose the color not only because it’s her favorite, but also because it was just the splash of color she needed with her gold embellished blazer.” Add the color to your shopping list, it’s available for $7 at drugstore.com.
Janelle Monáe canceled her performance in an Australian music festival to sing at tonight’s Grammy Awards, where she was nominated for Best Contemporary R&B Album. And not only did we love her performance with B.o.B and Bruno Mars on stage, we also adored her look. Partly responsible is shoe designer George Esquivel, who handmade Monáe’s black and white footwear for the singer-songwriter and her 20 band members. “Janelle needs a very specific shoe, because she dances,” Esquivel told InStyle. “She needs a very flexible shoe that’s also very durable.” The Oxford style is essentially the same as those worn in Monáe’s video for “Tightrope,” only with reverse black-and-white details. Esquivel, who has also designed for No Doubt and The Killers, said he loved Monáe’s performance. “Just to be able to see her jumping around [on stage] in my shoes—that’s so neat!” he said. “I’m so happy to be a part of it.” Check out Monáe’s “Tightrope” video after the jump! More