I’m sure that you must’ve heard all the buzz about Miley Cyrus’ outrageous MTV VMA’s outfits (or lack there of) and that Kanye West is running for president in 2016, well thanks to COVERGIRL I was smack dab in the middle of the one of the most buzzed about events of the year and I had a glamtastic time!
The festivities began a few days before the VMAs with the COVERGIRL x MTVs Got You Covered: A Beauty Trends Forecast & Celebration. The event featured a panel of trendsetting experts which included: Nicole Richie, Style Icon, Designer & TV Personality; Jake Bailey, celebrity makeup artist/Katy Perry’s makeup artist; Tori Kelly, singer and songwriter; Nessa, Co-host of MTV’s “Girl Code Live”; Amanda Steele, YouTube makeup and beauty expert aka Makeup by Mandy; and Gaby Wilson, MTV Style Editor.
This esteemed panel shared their predictions for the red carpet, what beauty trends need to go, which ones need to stay and how to translate some of the VMA’s most iconic beauty looks to everyday and here’s a recap of some of the panel highlights:
- Music artist Tori Kelly is all about having a Fresh Face and said she’s not into heavy face makeup for her performances and fears a “caked” on look on the carpet. COVERGIRL Clean Liquid Makeup Foundation is lightweight and a great way to create a non-made up look
- Celeb makeup artist Jake Bailey is all about Lashes and said he is obsessed with COVERGIRL’s New Super Sizer Mascara by LashBlast because it gives great lash volume and the tiny wand allows you to really get in there and coat each and every lash. Lashes are everything to me!
- Amanda Steele aka Makeup by Mandy said one of her most frequently asked questions is about how she creates her fab Cat Eye, and her response was, ‘PRACTICE!’ (FYI I still haven’t mastered the cat eye!) The secret to a good cat eye is finding a liner with the perfect tip and having good control. I like COVERGIRL’s Intensify Me! Liquid Liner because with the flip of the tip you can create either a thick or a thin line
- A Bold Lip is a simple and easy way to make a statement with minimal effort, especially on the red carpet. Nicole Richie mentioned that she loves to rock an orange lip and likes how it pops on her skin tone. For me, not only do I want a lip color to pop, but more importantly I want it to last, and that’s why I’m obsessed with COVERGIRL Outlast Longwear Lipstick in Red Revenge
After the panel, we enjoyed a nice balmy evening under the stars sipping cocktails, schmoozing with our peers, getting our makeup done with the latest COVERGIRL products, getting a custom VMA makeup bag and listening to an acoustic set by Tori Kelly.
Showing off our custom makeup bags with Dawn & Stacy Cox
Getting our Andy Warhol on with Jake Bailey
And as if that fab pre-party wasn’t enough, the actually VMAs were a couple days later and COVERGIRL sent the uber talented GlamSquad makeup artist (Red Dodge!) to my house to help me get glam and red carpet ready for my VMAs #CoverMoment – checkout my fab finished look
Red used COVERGIRL’s SuperSizer Mascara in Very Black to give my lashes red carpet glam volume and oomph and paired it with their Outlast Longwear Moisturizing Lipstick in Pink Pow for a neutral bit of long lasting color to compliment my bold smokey cat eye.
Here’s a close-up glimpse of my final makeup look in daylight = FAB!
And of course COVERGIRL wanted to send me out in style, so they sent a black car to take me to the VMAs. I was feeling all sorts of red carpet glam in my curve loving, super comfy and flattering Pia Gladys Perey Bea Cocktail Dress paired with my vintage Dolce and Gabana sparkly clutch.
And it’s always such a treat getting to experience these fabulous moments with your BFF by your side
Stacy and I trying to do our best Miley impression
Attending the VMAs and getting an up close and personal glimpse of this year’s antics was such a treat. I especially loved the outdoor performances in downtown LA in front of the Orpheum Theatre – Mackelmore & Ryan Lewis and Demi Lovato & Iggy Azalea’s performances were my favs!
Needless to say, it was a spectacular memorable night and I wanted to give a special thank you to COVERGIRL for treating me like a celeb, giving me my #CoverMoment and allowing me to partake in such memorable evening! Cheers to a wonderful night!