Exclusive: Here's What Really Happens When You Get Ready for the Red Carpet

As much as we like to focus on the final looks that grace the red carpet, we're also all too aware of the incredible time and effort that goes into every single getup—not to mention the team of people behind it. If you include facials and other preparatory treatments, it's technically even a multiday process.

But the final result? So, so worth it. Exhibit A: rising star Emeraude Toubia, who you might know from her role as Isabelle in Freeform's Shadowhunters. The actress invited Byrdie behind the scenes last week as she got glammed up for the Latin American Music Awards, documenting everything from hair to makeup to final look as she went. With the help of makeup artist Patrick Ta and hairstylist Andrew Zepeda, Toubia and her glam team whipped up the perfect head-turning ensemble. Keep reading to see how it all came together, step by step.