Get Red Carpet Ready! Check Out Ndani’s AMVCA Guide + Our Expert Tips

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The 2014 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA), is the biggest award event in Africa and it is taking place tomorrow, Saturday, March 8th 2014 at the Expo Hall of the Eko Hotel & Suites in Victoria Island, Lagos. The buzz and excitement is everywhere.

Ndani TV presenter Folu Storms, gives a glimpse on how to get ready for the red carpet like a celebrity. Watch this interesting video.

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Also, the Style team at OnoBello.com hasrounded up some of the hottest makeup, hairand fashion experts tips to help you, thank us later!

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Makeup
Celebs always bring their A-game on the red carpet with flawless makeup that makes us all jealous. But you can create red carpet-worthy beauty looks on your own and it doesn&#39t have to break the bank!

Expert tips:

You might be dedicated to a light makeup look for every day, but when it comes to special events, coverage is key. Make sure you spend most of your time on making your skin look flawless by using a good foundation.

Figuring out what kind of products work best for photography can be tricky, stay away from HD powders if you&#39re being photographed. HD means High Definition: good for HD video, but not good for digital photography!

Two other gems of advice? Finishing powder is key! It can take shine out of skin without making it look too matte. And a strong or penciled eyebrow is a neat way to switch up your beauty look for that special event without going too beyond your comfort zone.

Hair
One of our favorite parts about watching red carpet arrivals is seeing what the hottest stars chose to do with their perfectly coiffed locks. The next day it&#39s so fun to recreate the styles on your own!

Expert tips:

You might want to go all out with your hair, but keep in mind that less might be more. When making an appearance on the red carpet, you have to take the entire look into consideration. Hair, makeup, dress, jewelry, shoes and handbag all have to work harmoniously to pull a look together.

Especially when doing an updo with your hair, the worst thing you can do is have it look too intricate and fussy. It just makes it look more appropriate for a prom than a red carpet arrival.

Two other gems of advice? For impressive volume, use the lightest product that works for your hair type, and use it sparingly. Too much product will weigh locks down! And if you want a backstage beauty trick, use a toothbrush! It&#39s a secret weapon for smoothing out flyaways and fine baby hairs around the hairline. You can spray the toothbrush with hairspray and smooth them right away.

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Fashion
Now on to the most important part: Getting the perfect outfit for your party! If you&#39re hoping to win the regular gal&#39s version of best dressed — jealous stares and compliments a plenty! — you&#39ll want to read these tips.

Expert tips:

Two super important pieces of advice? Watch the fit and colour of your dress! If you don&#39t have fit, you don&#39t have fashion! Tugs, pulls or if it feels like it reveals too much when you move naturally, don&#39t wear it.

Pick a jeweled toned dress that pops your skin colour rather than blending.

Fashion emergencies happen! Don&#39t let them ruin your night, though. If you step on a hem and it tears, tape it from underneath with clear packaging tape If you want to secure your gown from not slipping, fold the tape on itself and stick anywhere you need extra security.

If your shoes are slippery, take a butter knife and score the bottom of the shoe in a grid like pattern and the texture will create a non-skid surface.

The easiest thing you can do to create a major fashion moment? Be your own paparazzi! Take selfies before you leave the house so you know exactly what your best poses are and also test the dress with lighting from behind and in front to make sure it&#39s not see through.

A great way to build confidence before you leave the house is to give yourself a pep talk because no matter what you are wearing, your individuality will stand out the most.

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Credits: Ndani TV | Sheknows.com


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