Cue all of the headgear...
Another year, another Met Gala red carpet, and this year certainly wasn’t short of show stopping-looks.
This year’s celebrations had the theme of ‘Heavenly Beings – Fashion and the Catholic Imagination’. Cue lots of intricate head pieces and gowns adorned with jewels and renaissance artwork.
Rihanna attended dressed as the actual pope, Blake Lively wore a gown that took hundreds of hours to create, and this celebrity was the only female guest to wear trousers on the red carpet.
But we’re here to discuss the make-up looks – and what a night it was for red carpet beauty.
While the red eyeshadow trend certainly made some headway, glitter under, over and around the eyes was one of the biggest trends for the day.
The bronze goddess look was another key player for the night, with golden hued eye make-up, rose gold highlighter and shimmery skin all reigning supreme (Kerry Washington and Emily Ratajkowski, we’re looking at you).
As always, glowing skin was a big focus with Naomi Watts, Sienna Miller, Lily Aldridge and a few other celebs seeing Dr Colbert (of New York Dermatology Group aka the Ultimate red carpet skincare specialist) for some of their statement treatments, several using NYDG 119 products (the Runway Facial and Triad Facial) and the newest launch a Bespoke Rejuvenating Facial, featuring Susanne Kaufmann products. As to be expected, they looked exceptional.
And, as ever, many celebrity faces opted for a timeless classic with their beauty looks in the form of an iconic red lip.
Keep scrolling for the Marie Claire edit of 20 of our favoruite beauty looks from this year’s Met Gala celebrations, plus the exact products the top MUAs used on your favourite A-listers’ faces.
Which look is your favourite?
‘When I saw what Emma was wearing this evening, I was reminded of the metallics often depicted in Renaissance paintings,’ said NARS’ Rachel Goodwin. ‘Drawing inspiration from this, as well as the cool and warm tones paired on her gown, I created a mixed metal effect on the eye to complement the dress.’ Emma’s lip colour for the evening was Velvet Lip Glide in Swing.
Supermodel Alexa Chung’s eyes and cheeks were a peachy-pink ensemble, paired with a striking red lip. Perfect for a red carpet, we say.
‘With the “Heavenly Body” theme, Emily is the heavenly body so I wanted to keep her make-up golden and subtle, like the goddess she is,’ said Joyce Bonelli. Using Marc Jacobs make-up, Emily’s eyes popped with the Fantascene and Glambition Eyeconic palettes, and Dream Girl and Sonic Truth lipstick shades were mixed for her lips. And that all over bronze-highlighter? All thanks to the new Dew Drops in Fantasy.
Gigi Hadid’s shimmery make-up look was created by Patrick Ta using Maybelline – including a brand new ‘Soda Pop’ eyeshadow palette that’s reportedly not out until the Autumn.
As always, Kim Kardashian’s make-up artist and partner in crime, Mario Dedivanovic was behind her Met Gala look this year. The smouldering eye look was created using the KKW x MARIO palette, as well as KKW Beauty x Argenis eyeshadow stick in Dramatico. And naturally, Classic Kim wore shade Classic K on her lips.
Our other favourite Hadid sister chanelled a Disney villain with her gothic look, comprising a dewy base with a subtle glitter eye. We love.
Her custom dress may have taken over 600 hours to make, but Blake Lively’s make-up look was considerably cheaper, using entirely L’Oreal products applied by MUA Kristofer Buckle. We love the use of red both on the eyes and lips.
Scandal‘s Kerry Washington was a golden goddess on the red carpet, with her natural hair adorned with a cascading golden clip.
When creating Lily Collins’ look, make-up artist Fiona Stiles was inspired by the darker side of this year’s theme. The glitter tears eye look was created using Lancôme’s Colour Design Eyeshadows in Volcano and Smokey Brown.
Understated and chic, Zoe Kravitz’s taupe eyes and cheeks really accentuated her sharp features. Her MUA, Nina Park, used YSL products for the look, with the Kiss & Blush Duo stick in 6 used on the eyes, cheeks and lips.
Janelle’s lipstick is Le Marc Lip Creme Lipstick in Amazing, a bold, fruity red. For her flawless glowing base, celebrity make-up artist Jessica Smalls used the Shameless-Youthful Look foundation and the Dew Drop Highlighter in Fantasy.
We think it’s fair to say that Katy Perry’s look is much more subtle than last year’s (although she did wear angel wings on the red carpet). We love her shimmery rose gold eye look, paired with a rosy lip.
Kate Bosworth opted for a very bridal look for the red carpet. Her make-up look featured lots of pink blusher and a soft nude lip – we approve. MUA Beau Nelson used Chantecaille’s Cheek Gelée in Happy and the Philanthropy Cheek Colours in Coral and Laughter to make her cheeks pop. Meanwhile her lip colour was a mixture of Matte Chic in Suzy and Marisa.
Amal Clooney’s make-up look was created by none other than beauty mogul, Charlotte Tilbury herself. For the eye-catching lip look, Tilbury used Lip Cheat pencil in Kiss n’ Tell and mixed Hollywood Lips in Screen Siren and Walk of Fame for a mega red lip.
Erika La’ Pearl created Cardi B’s epic make-up look using Marc Jacobs’ Eyeconic Fantascene palette and Blacquer eyeliner. Her rich lip colour meanwhile was the Le Marc Lip Creme in shade Blow.
Not only did Jennifer Lopez debut a brand new lob on the red carpet, but her make-up look was glowy and goddess-like. Judging by her Instagram, J-Lo’s make-up was created using products from her line with Inglot Cosmetics, out now at inglotuk.com.
MUA Kathy Jeung was behind Rita Ora’s showstopping look, using Pat McGrath Labs Mothership Palettes (Subversive and Sublime Bronze Ambition) on the eyes and Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Lipstick in Heartbeat, a bright pink shade, on the lips.
Jillian Dempsey was behind Emilia’s rouge look, taking the blush right up past her cheekbones all the way to her temples. Created using only Laura Mercier products, Dempsey used Second Skin Cheek Colour in Heather Pink, and mixed Velour Extreme Matte Lipstick in shades Hot and Fatale.
We’d forgive you for not being able to take your eyes of Priyanka Chopra’s *incredible* intricate head piece, but
Stella Maxwell is totally on board with this season’s blue eyeshadow trend, showing us all how to make our eyes truly pop.