Monday night was the annual Met Gala in New York. For those who don’t know what this is it is a fundraising event for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute. It is one of the biggest fashion events of the year. Now I don’t know much about fashion, I just like things that look nice, but I do know about makeup and a lot of that makeup on monday was FIRE. The makeup artists were really doing their thing. So here is a selection of my favourite makeup looks, in no particular order.
Jessica Alba. I couldn’t find a close up of her face but you can tell just from this picture the gorgeous peachy/gold smokey eye her MUA has done. And that skin is glowing perfection.
Gabrielle Union. Again, no closeup, but this girl always looks peng. She’s one of my faves and her makeup is always on point. Her smokey cat eye and nude lips goes perfectly with her dress.
Amber Heard. What I love about this is something that’s very trendy in makeup right now, lining the lower waterline with a white or nude pencil and then applying shadow underneath the waterline and using plenty of mascara or even false lashes on the lower lashes. And her lipstick is flawless.
Kendall Jenner. Incidentally this is my favourite dress and its topshop! Kendall is obviously incredibly beautiful so she can pull of any makeup look, but this is another one where I love the lower lashes and the way they’ve lined the lower lash line with a subtle grey shadow. Plus the peachy/gold lipgloss matching her blusher.
This look is classic SJP. She definitely hasn’t gone for a white pencil on her lower waterline and I love it. This is how I personally prefer to do my smokey eyes and I always take inspiration from her. And her skin looks fabulous. Just look at that top picture. She looks beaut.
Lea Michelle looking FIRE! This is a gorgeous sixties look. The bold arched eyebrows, the full false lashes, the nude lined lips. She has, however, gone for a dewy skin look as opposed to a matte look which is more classic of the sixties, but I prefer a dewy look anyway. Plus the hair, I can’t even. Makes me want to go brunette.
Karlie Kloss. I’m so glad she posted this close up picture (sorry Taylor Swift for cropping you out) because here you can really see how gorgeous her makeup is and how well it’s been applied. I love everything from the cut crease and thick liner to the matte nude lips. Just wow.
Joan Smalls. This may be my favourite overall look. I just brings a bit of youth to a slightly stiff tradition. Those indigo lips! and that fishtail plait! with that ear cuff! To be fair, Joan will always outshine people no matter how she looks. But this look for me just eclipsed everyone else.
Rihanna, or #rhenna. This is another look that brings some edge to the stuffiness of a ‘gala’ which I love. Let alone her hair which I love for it’s early naughties girl band style, but her face is on point. I love the pinky purple shadows her MUA has used and the highlighter under her brows. Perfection, Rih.
Suki Waterhouse. I’m not usually that into red lips, but for some reason I just love how she wears them. Maybe it’s the subtle eye makeup, the simple hair and the lack of adornment, but they really work. Plus there is a slight vampy look to this, like the MUA has used a slightly darker liner.
And honourable mention goes to…
Lupita Nyong’o. Because those eyes! Blue liner is so in right now.
Those are some of my favourite makeup looks from the evening. What were yours?