Fergie’s making a comeback—she’s releasing her second solo album this spring. The singer opened up about handling controversy, taking care of her 14-month-old son, and her relationship with her husband, actor Josh Duhamel.
Although her group, the Black Eyed Peas, released albums in 2009 and 2010 and performed at the 2011 Super Bowl, it’s been eight years since The Dutchess, Fergie’s last solo album, which sold 3.9 million copies. “Did I feel some sort of pressure to come back out?” she says. Yes, in fact she did. “I felt that it was either going to be another baby or an album,” she acknowledges.
Fergie’s single, “L.A.Love,” was a source of controversy. The appropriation, for instance, of Los Angeles Hispanic culture in the video riled some. Her inclusion in the video of the un-hip-hop (Ryan Seacrest, Chelsea Handler, and Hilary Swank, among others) raised lots of eyebrows. Fergie has a solemn reply to any criticism she received: She’s doing the best she can. Moreover, she adds, “I don’t read everything. I just figure with all my stuff, some people are going to like it; some people aren’t. It’s a lot easier for me to just say, ‘Fuck it’ now!”
For this look, the cover image, makeup artist Dotti was inspired by Jerry Hall. She warmed Fergie’s skin with bronzer and pink blush, filled in her brows, coated her lashes with black mascara, and swiped on sheer gold lipstick. It can be re-created with Brow Drama Sculpting Brow Mascara in Soft Brown, FaceStudio Blush in Nude, and Color Sensational lip color in Glistening Amber, all by Maybelline New York. For Fergie’s hair, hairstylist Serge Normant added bounce and volume with a variation on pin curls: He started with a curling iron, then pinned up the curls for extra hold. Once the hair was cool, he let it down and brushed it all out. Read full article.