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!
“I like to put blush on right after applying foundation,” explains Frederick. “The pigment is richer when it’s wet, so it really picks up the blush and the color lasts longer.” She used Shu Uemura Glow On Blush in Amber #82 ($21), a warm peach that looked natural on both Ciara and Tia’s skin.