BASS Approved: Beyonce at “Life is But a Dream” Premiere

Beyonce Life is But a Dream Premiere

Maybe it was because she wanted the premiere of her hotly anticipated documentary “Life is But a Dream” to garner more attention, that Beyonce waited to gives us the look that most expected to see Sunday night at the Grammy Awards.

Call me crazy, but I think Beyonce specifically wore a non-traditional outfit to the Grammys and then wore this stunning number to the premiere of her documentary. No one’s really talking about what Beyonce wore to the Grammys.

(I believe the best dressed at the 2013 Grammys was Kelly Rowland, followed by Katy Perry, followed by Rihanna. Honorable mentions include Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood and Jennifer Lopez.)

But they will talk about this dress honey.

And that’s what Beyonce and her team of marketing goons want.

Let’s get into this dress, which is a perfect combination of showing off a lot without showing off too much. This dress is revealing, but I think it looks elegant because of the dress’ peek-a-boo nature. By that I mean we only see pieces of flesh through the sheer fabric. The opaque fabric is in all the right places.

The neckline also contributes to the elegance of this look. Beyonce is no stranger to a plunging neckline, but the high-neckline offsets the fact that we can see her entire chest. Her hair covers the large key-hole at the back of the dress, so we barely can see her back.

Had this dress had a plunging neckline, it still would have been elegant because of the bottom of the dress which flares out. If it were short, like this look Beyonce pulled off at the 2009 MTV awards, the outfit would have been sexy. Nothing more. Nothing less.

Moreover, the color of the dress is very fitting for the event and I am in love with the jewels. Had this dress been another color, it would have been serving me high school prom.

Her hair is perfect and her face is beat.

Oh and the booty is perfectly perched. #that is all
Beyonce Life is But a Dream PremiereAnd that is how you wear a dress honey. #snap


Much love,


Click the links to see previous “BASS Approved posts”

BASS Approved | Rosario Dawson in Calvin Klein

BASS Approved | Rita Ora at 2012 EMAs

BASS Approved | Naomi Harris in Dolce & Gabbana

I’m Feeling Wet n Wild

Wet n Wild Lipsticks

The title of this post is very misleading. This is not a Girls Gone Wild post. It’s about makeup (but you knew that).

I have this notion that I don’t care how terrible I look, if I have on lipstick I feel like this:

Beyonce serving

I don’t care if I wake up 20 minutes before class and all I have time to do is wash my face, brush my teeth and make negatives positive, I am “gone with the wind fabulous” if I have on some lipstick. #DontDoMe

This is my justification for any lipstick that I buy, especially the MAC ones that leave dents the size of the grand canyon in my pocket (I only have two). However, Wet n Wild is about that life. Wet n Wild MegaLast Lipstick colors are only $1.99 and are (dare I say it) almost MAC quality. Listen. I put one of these lipsticks on in the morning, had an egg sandwich for breakfast, coffee to wake my tired ass up, and a chicken burger with fries to calm the demon in my belly that ferociously uprises at 2 p.m. In all three of these cases I saw where some lipstick came off, but at the end of the day around 5 p.m., lipstick was still on my lips. How ’bout that?

I purchased them from and the colours of the lipsticks in the photo below are (L-R): Sugar Plum Fairy, Stop Light Red, Mauve Outta Here, and Cherry Bomb. You do not have to offer your kidney to buy makeup because there are a lot of brands like Wet n Wild that offer good quality makeup #onthecheap.

Wet n Wild Lipsticks

Wet n Wild Lipsticks
Wet n Wild Lipstick Swatches

I also like e.l.f. Cosmetics because they too provide good makeup for awesome prices. I’ll be honest, I don’t know much about primers, but I’ve been using the e.l.f. Studio Mineral Infused Face Primer ever since I started priming my face. There is probably a product out there that is a million times better, but for $6 I’m rocking with it for now.

I was also feeling a little “blushy” and I grew tired tired of the same two blushes I wear all the time. I’m not that adventurous with blush. I’ll wear blue lipstick, but I refuse to buy blushes that are lighter than a rosy pink. I just don’t think Barbie face will work for me. So I picked up the e.l.f. Studio Blush in Blush Rose (sorry I forgot to swatch). For $3, I wasn’t even expecting this thing to show up on my face, but this blush is very pigmented. It doesn’t last as long as the brand that begins with an M and ends with a C, but I think it is beautiful.

Okay. My silly behind was spending $12 (or however much it is) on a MAC eyebrow pencil before I watched one of those eyebrow tutorial videos on YouTube. Homegirl was using a good ole $3.09 costing Rimmel Professional Eyebrow Pencil on her eyebrows and here I was wasting my money on an eyebrow pencil that doesn’t even last that long. I regained sense and bought the Rimmel pencil, but the problem is that I bought dark brown. Apparently dark brown doesn’t mean dark brown anymore because  that shit had me looking all light in the eyebrows. As far as quality goes, it’s perfect. It glides on very easily, but the formula of the pencil gives you just the right amount of friction you need. That’s one thing I didn’t like about the MAC pencil: it was too smooth so I couldn’t control it as much.

I also picked up some of that damn Ben Nye powder in the colours banana and topaz (that every body and their mamas are talking about), but we’re gonna discuss those a little later (perhaps after I figure out how to use them) #blend.

Much love,


Elf Makeup

e.l.f. blush "blush rose"