See How Aja Naomi King Got Ready for the NAACP Image Awards
The Glam Squad
King poses with her glam team: Her hairstylist Neeko, and her makeup artist Uzo. "My Glam Team! @neeko_backstage and @NARSUzo," she writes. "It takes a village, people!"
Hair Done, Nails Done...
"Make up and hair almost done," says King. "A.k.a. the calm before the storm, haha"
The Statement Lip
The punchy violet lip gave the elegant look an unexpected element. "The most important pop of color...LIPS!!!" King writes.
"Love this top by Alice and Olivia," she says. "It really does sparkle!"
All this sparkle paired with a killer pair of heels is enough to make a girl feel like a Disney princess. "This is everything," she says. "These shoes with this clutch and skirt...I feel like a princess!"
With her hair and makeup all set, King is ready to put on her dress. "Finally time to put it all on...so excited!!!"
The Final Look
Gorgeous! King's Alice and Olivia number is stunning against her bold lip and dramatic smoky eye.
Just before leaving, King adds a set of delicate earrings to her look.
En Route to the Show
On the way to the show, King snaps a selfie to show off her amazing makeup. "Ready to go and well on our way. :)" she writes.
Selfies with Alfie
King gives her co-star Alfred Enoch, who isn't on Instagram, a quick session on the art of the selfie. "Alfie doesn't know how to take a selfie, haha," she says.
Selfies with Jack
"We're sexy and we know it! Lol," King captions this shot of herself and co-star Jack Falahee.
Too cute! King's mother came along for the show, and the star snapped this sweet moment just before her big win. "Best.Date.Ever!" she writes. "Mommy and me enjoying the show. :)"
Can you tell they're excited? "We Won!" she writes. "We are #NAACPImageAward WINNERS!!!!"
Time for the after-party! Or in King's case, a well-deserved glass of champagne and some room service. "This is how a winner celebrates!" she says.
That's a Wrap!
"What a night!" says King. "Now all I need is this pillow...after I wash off this make up of course!"