22 Feb 2012

City People 2012 Awards for Fashion & Beauty

I had my first makeup assistant experience last weekend and it was loads of fun. I didn't get to do full makeup but i must say i still learnt a lot. The MUA i was an assistant to for the weekend was the very fun and lovely Lola Maja-Okojevoh.

On Saturday, she had a private Hair and makeup session (forgive me please bu ti never knew Lola does hair too and very well too. The styles she did for them were on point) which was for an event. I did their foundation bases and their brows while Lola did their hair and makeup. Need i say they were flawless after the makeover was done? Lol.

Sunday was the City People 2012 Awards and Lola was billed to do the makeup for Susan Peters. Yours truly was present at the event as her assistant and i have loads of great backstage pictures to show you.


Zaron was at the event and they won Best makeup Brand of the Year *yaaaaay!* (there is MJ doing what she knows how to do best)
 
the Zaron team working backstage on some of the models for the fashion show

 
Lola Maja hard at work on Susan Peters. As her humble assistant for the day, i was behind her handing out brushes and products as needed, lol.
Even celebrities can't do without their blackberries too
I absolutely loved how her eyes looked from this angle.
the star makeup artist and the star
we decided that perhaps a brighter red wouldn't be a bad idea
it worked right? Instantly brightened up her face.
I actually took this picture for my sis and i am still yet to give it to her, lol
After an appearance on the red carpet
change of clothes
i got to meet Toyin Lawani of Tiannah's Place ( i used to pass there every week to a meeting never knew id someday work with the owner)
hanging the clothes
shoe deliberations
all the lovely shoes
Tiannah Styling
the stylist and the makeup artist
to choose or not to choose
and we have a winner
Ugo of Make Me Beauty Place was on hand to style Susan's hair.
 
the making of the perfect coiffure
Susan and her team *wink*
and Uti
Hosts of the City People Awards 2012 (there is Lola getting ready to tackle some shine)
and the stylist
where have you been Lola? How can you not be in the picture?
and Ugo too
the next change - a change of dress, shoes, accessories, lippie and of course, hair.
my very favourite of all the outfits and of course it just had to be Tiffany Amber, lol.
it has to be just right.
posing with their awards - Toyin won Fashion Stylist of the Year and Make me beauty Place won came out tops too as Best beauty Salon
an interview with Toyin Lawani of Tiannah Styling
last preps for the last outfit of the night
During the show, best dressed people at the show were called out and Sleek goodie bags were given out to them. Lola was one of those called out and she gave me her goodie bag. Of course you can be sure i just had to show you what was in the bag. Here they are

Posh notebook, Sleek studio flier, a sample Sleek l/g (which is currently hooked to my key holder), samples from the new Sleek skincare line and an ink pot (which i had to chuck as it was dried out)
I had a very fun time and everyone was down to earth (which was very surprising. Don't ask me why) It was a lot fo fun working with Lola for the 2 days and i look forward to doing more with her in the future and in the Nigerian makeup industry.

it was nice to meet everyone.

Were you at the City People Awards? Did you meet anyone new?
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ooluwaseun said...

Well Done girl you going places

Barbara1923 said...

thank you so much @ooluwaseun

mreliyas said...

i want to see you!!!! wheres the blogger?

Upnaija said...

This is interesting... I like this. The behind the scene story is tight

Barbara1923 said...

Thank you. I am glad you like it