Issa Rae’s announcement as the newest face of CoverGirl made us look back on all the talented, gorgeous women who came before her.

CoverGirls: All The Beautiful Black Women Who Made The Brand Iconic was originally published on hellobeautiful.com

1. Lana Ogilvie

Lana Ogilvie

Ogilvie was the first black woman to pose as the face of CoverGirl. Her ad campaign launched in 1992.

2. Tyra Banks

Tyra Banks

Banks followed Ogilvie, appearing in ads in the mid to late 90’s.

3. Queen Latifah

Queen Latifah

The rapper, actress and producer formulated her own line of cosmetics with CoverGirl, called The Queen Collection.

4. Janelle Monae

Janelle Monae

Janelle Monae became the face of the brand in 2012.

5. Rihanna

Rihanna

The “ANTI” signer graced ads in 2009.

6. Issa Rae

Issa Rae

Rae announced her newest venture with CoverGirl on September 12, confirming that she is the makeup conglomerate’s latest spokesperson.

7. Brandy

Brandy

Brandy appeared in ads beginning in 1999.

8. Paula Patton

Paula Patton

The actress posed for the brand in 2011.

9. Eva Marcille

Eva Marcille

After winning “America’s Next Top Model,” Marcille snagged a contract with CoverGirl.

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