The K.C. Undercover star follows in the footsteps of Taylor Swift, Rihanna, and Katy Perry, among others, as the beauty brand's new spokeswoman.

"Covergirl celebrates powerful, beautiful, and strong women of different races and ethnicities," she tells Teen Vogue. "It's inspiring. I'm thrilled to be part of the diversity and expansion of beauty."

The 19-year-old is known for her style, but she credits her beauty team with teaching her tricks about wearing makeup.

"I've learned so much over the years, especially how to get the perfect colour," she adds. "There's no such thing as a single colour foundation. Sometimes I use at least five or six, even up to 10. Everyone has different tones."

The Disney star's new role comes almost a year after comments made about the teenager's Oscars red carpet look sparked a storm of controversy in America.

Fashion Police co-host Giuliana Rancic came under fire after she suggested Coleman's dreadlocked appearance made her look like she "smelled of weed".

Rancic apologised but the drama prompted her Fashion Police co-host Kelly Osbourne to quit the show.

Bosses at the E! Network then put the programme on hiatus days after comedienne Kathy Griffin followed Osbourne out the door. The show has since returned with original host Joan Rivers' daughter Melissa joining Rancic on set.