by Tolu Orekoya
There’s nothing more glamorous than the red carpet. From the days of old world hollywood right up to present times, around the world, we all hold our breathes in anticipation waiting to see the biggest names in film, tv and music float down what seems an almost magical carpet. The fact that you’re even standing on the carpet in the first place announces to us mere mortals that you truly are a celebrity. Millions of people are glued to their tv screens or pouring through the magazines after the event eager to see who wore what.. who looked amazing and most of all.. who did not!
It’s human nature, there’s nothing more satisfying than screaming at the screen “what on earth are you wearing!?”.. But we at Sacred have a higher calling than that.. we’re not interested simply in what they wore.. what we want to know is did their makeup and hair compliment their outfit? Did she really think that shade of lipstick suited her? OMG who did her hair?
(We’re far more civilized don’t you think?) hehe
One day, Angelina Jolie or Beyonce will look in the mirror and say to themselves “Maybe I should call Tolu before I leave just to make sure I look ok…”
The Africa Movie Academy Awards 2012 have since come and long gone, but it can never be too late to learn from some red carpet hit and misses.
I’m going to be honest, the general red carpet was a D. Most dressed like their local bar was having a 3-for-1 night and they just found out. Note to celebrities:
These are your Academy Awards. They’re meant to be the most prestigious, most glamorous night of the film industry social calendar. Make your outfit the talk of the gossip rags for weeks afterwards—and for all the right reasons. You want these adjectives to be used in conjunction with you: stunning, flawless, unbelievable, perfect, one-of-a-kind, etc. You get my drift.
So without further ado, here are some do’s and don’t’s for next year.
- Your makeup should blend and look flawless.
- Subtle and fresh, looks good on any woman.
- If your dress is dramatic, don’t overdo it with the makeup.
- You can match your makeup with your outfit, as long as you have the personality to match.
- Visible lip liner was so ‘90’s.
- Make sure your eye makeup does justice to your eyes, not make you look sleepy.
- Do the dewy look. But be warned, there’s a fine line between dewy and a hot steaming lump of oily mess. *i’m just saying*
I’ve put below some of our favourite looks from this year’s AMA Awards. Class please take note for next year.
So till next time.. be warned.. The Sacred Beauty Police have their eyes on you.