In addition to creating, writing and starring in Insecure, Issa Rae has just been announced as the latest celebrity CoverGirl. “My character is ever-evolving, and makeup is a tool to help transform my persona, whether for a role I play in content that I produce, or the different roles I take on in my life,” says Rae in a statement. “Becoming a CoverGirl means a lot because the brand recognizes just how important it is for people to embrace their individuality and express themselves in unique and diverse ways. This has been a major part of my personal journey, and a message that I want to share with others.”

“Having Issa join CoverGirl  is an important next step as the brand continues to grow into the future. She brings a genuine love of makeup, incredible talent and an infectious energy to the CoverGirl family that inspires us and so many others,” says Ukonwa Ojo, senior vice president for the brand. “Her power lies in her ability to transform at any given moment, while always remaining true to herself. She’s an inspiration and a role model; we can’t wait to see what she does next, and to be there to support her.” 

Rae’s Insecure co-star Yvonne Orji took to Instagram to share her congratulations. “I’m bout to run to every CVS, RITE AID & WALGREENS and just WAIT for @issarae‘s @covergirl line to DROP!” says Orji. See her full comment in the post below.