After several red carpet appearances during which she looked painfully thin, Lea Michele had Gleeks a little worried. But the triple-threat has been in the studio recording her debut solo album, and it looks like working on her music is treating her well. In fact, the Instagram pics of Lea at her first music video shoot over the weekend have her looking positively glowy.
Lea shared a glimpse of a makeup touch-up with the caption: “@melaniemakeup working her magic today!#MusicVideoShoot” All right, Lea, let's be honest, not much magic was required, but still, her whole "glam squad" -- hairstylist Mark Townsend, makeup artist Melanie Inglessis, manicurist Ashlie Johnson, and stylist Estee Stanley -- deserves props for dolling her up in a lovely, natural, and relaxed way.
It's possible Lea could've seen her first music video as a chance to really break away from Rachel Berry. Create a whole new albeit potentially jarring look meant to debut Lea Michele the Diva. For instance, why not inject a bit of Nicki Minaj or Katy Perry or Miley into the production? Maybe play around with heavy eye makeup or crazy bright red lips that would make a statement -- but leave her unrecognizable? No! It looks like Lea's stylists decided to stick to tried-and-true neutral Lea. Thank goodness! What a relief for fans. And that's most likely what they were thinking, amirite?
With super-nude lips, romantic long lashes, and just what appears to be a bit of bronzer and hint of highlighter, Lea looks like the most radiant version of herself. Not to mention a healthy, happy bonafied pop star. And that's what we call a win-win-win!
What do you think about Lea's music video look?
Images via Lea Michele/Instagram