If you watched the Grammy's last Sunday, then you know that Ciara's makeup look was fierce. Beyond fierce. We were so impressed that we immediately called the singer's makeup artist Yolanda Frederick to congratulate her--and by the end of the conversation, she'd agreed to stop by the Essence.com office and give beauty editor Tia Williams her very own Ciara-at-the-Grammy's makeover. The results were downright amazing (there was a lot of thrilled squealing on Tia's part)--see for yourself in our step-by-step photo gallery breaking down Frederick's process!
After Frederick perfected Tia’s eye look, she moved on to skin, using Shu Uemura Nobara Cream Cover Stick Foundation in Deep Sand #524 ($42), the exact same shade she used on Ciara. “I love this foundation…it’s creamy and gives incredible coverage,” says Frederick, who first swiped the stick on Tia’s skin, and then blended it in with a flat foundation brush.