Friday, June 29, 2012

Road to BET Awards: Day 3

So yesterday it really hit me, like for real for real. I was running around town like a chicken with its head cut off. Here's what I got into:

The Makeup

So remember yesterday when I said I was heading to new cosmetics store Lisi Cosmetics for a consultation? Well I did and they hooked me up with an amazing look that I may be able to replicate in LA. It's neutral enough to wear with different dresses but dramatic enough for red carpet. Take a look at the process:

So the arsenal included a combination of Foundation, Illuminator, Blush, Lipstick, Lip gloss, Eyeliner and Eye Shadow.

Here's my face before - no makeup, blank canvas.

The makeup artist Erica Nicole used a flat Foundation Brush to apply the foundation in my shade.

Then used a loose powder to set the look.

Above is my face after foundation applied.

Then she used the Illuminator to warm up my face and applied smoky eyeshadow to my eyes.

Above is the complete look! She topped off my lips with "Fierce" - their intense burgundy red lip color. Thoughts?

The Dress

Next up, I hopped over to the Monif C. showroom in midtown to see what options they had for my red carpet look. 

The first look they pulled for my was the Zoe Charmeuse Dress in Blue. I love the asymmetrical style and the vibrant color.

Next I tried out the Marilyn Convertible Ruched Dress which was really sexy but I was a bit self-conscious about my midsection.

It's super convertible. There are like 40 ways to wear this dress. Love it!

I tried on the Zoe Printed Dress as well, which I thought was awesome but in the end, I ended up loving the blue one best! This is going to be in my top three arsenal for the big day.

Big Thanks to Monif C for allowing me to stop in! They have some AMAZING piece, and you can check them all out on the Monif C Website. Stay tuned to see if this dress makes the final cut. 

Thoughts? Should I go with the "Zoe" Dress in Blue?

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  1. Christina you look absolutely gorgeous!!!!! I love love the second dress on you!! It compliments your skin tone and fits you like glove. Work mama :)


  2. I like the Zoe dress! It looks nice and very slimming. Also, I love the makeup. Maybe wearing the look without the eyeshadow would be best with a printed dress.

  3. I love the Zoe dress too! The blue color definitely pops on you girlie! You should pick that one :) This is so exciting!

  4. the blue and the pink dresses both look gorgeous on you....but the blue is more red carpet appropriate. the color pops more on you and the structure of it is magnificent.

  5. I like the Zoe Printed Charmeuse dress!

    Amberly D'Anna

  6. I'm loving the blue Zoe dress. Super FAB!

    Stay beautiful!
    Nique {www.niqueinthemiddle.com}

  7. The second dress is really nice! Pick that one!