Danielle Brooks Dazzles at the Screen Actors Guild Awards

Danielle Brooks was an absolute showstopper on the scene of the Screen Actor's Guild Awards. Ms. Brooks (who plays Tasha "Taystee" Jefferson on the award-winning series Orange Is the New Black) gave us the most perfect and magical red carpet moment. We caught up with celebrity make-up artist, Jessica Smalls to get the deets on her magnificent beat.
Danielle served it all in an old Hollywood glamour style navy one-shoulder Christian Siriano number. Jessica knew exactly what look she wanted to create-

"The moment that I saw Danielle's dress, I knew that we were headed for magical moment on the SAG Awards red carpet! Since the dress was the main attraction, I knew that I didn't want the makeup to compete, but at the same time I still wanted it to speak. So I decided that would give her beautiful glowing skin, subtle sparkling eyes and a juicy berry lip."
Jessica worked magic to create a whimsicle yet natural look for Danielle. Here's how you can get the look!
  1. Step 1: Apply Charlotte Tilbury's  "Magic Cream" and applying Smashbox Photo Finish foundation primer for a luminous glow and hydration and  flawless base.
  2. Step 2: Use MAC Comestics "Studio Fix Fluid"  with MAC's "Select Cover Up" concealer- to achieve an even complexion and under-eye brightening.
  3. Step 3: Using a clean mascara wand,  brush brows into place and apply Anastasia Beverly Hill "Brow Wiz" pencil to sparingly fill in the brows.
  4. Step 4: Use concealer with the beauty blender to cancel out the natural color of your eyelids and apply Chanel's "Illusion D'Ombre" eye shadow in Illusoire; rim the waterline with a soft black eyeliner, apply House of Lashes "Pixie Luxe" lashes and finish with 2 coats of Mary Kay Lash Love Mascara.
  5. Step 4: Add dimension by contouring cheeks, temples and jawline, with Covergirl "Queen Collection Bronzer" in " Ebony Bronzer" and highlight above the cheekbone and down the middle of the nose with Black Radiance's Baked Bronzer in "Gingersnap".
  6. Step 5: For the perfect pop of color, line lips with MAC's "Current" lip pencil and using a lip brush, apply Lime Crime's Velvetine lipstickin "Utopia" and finish off lips with Covergirl's Colorlicious lip gloss in "Plumlicious".
Danielle gave this look so much life and Jessica never disappoints! Will you ladies be giving this look a try on your next night on the town?
Photos Courtesy of Epiphany Agency


Nickecia “Dr. Nick” Alder is creator and editor-in-chief of Black Girl Fly Mag. Hailing from Queens, New York, this "around the way girl" is a therapist, scholar and researcher by day and by night, a digital alchemist, engineering online communities that explore and exalt the beautiful complexities of Black women. Her affinity for learning and creating influenced her to marry her passion and profession; thus the Black Girl Fly Brand! She is a media psychologist in training, working to shift the portrayal of Black women and girls. She stands fiercely at the forefront of a digital revolution, encouraging black women everywhere to love, appreciate, and celebrate one another. Nickecia is #BlackGirlFly! Find Her: @Word2Nick