It’s the couture event of the year, drawing the biggest celebrities of the moment, all decked out in the most unusual, avant garde garb imaginable. Yet there was so much more to the Met Gala this year than the out-there fashion (although everyone is definitely still buzzing about Madonna’s barely-there getup, Katy’s Tamagotchi, and Kanye’s eyes).
The one area almost everyone stood out was in the beauty department. Bold and fearless, the makeup from this year’s Met Gala Manus x Machina theme conjured up wild, daring looks with a metallic bent. Make some of these styles your own with a few pieces of beauty booty from our vast selection.
Taylor Swift stunned in a shocking Louis Vuitton dress with a snakeskin-like finish. What better way to complete the look than with head-turning lipstick? Her grungy take on glam was punctuated by a vampy pout. Make it your own by slicking on Tigi Cosmetics Perfect Lipliner in Couture ($12.99) to achieve a pop of edgy color.
Does anyone exude glamour quite like Cindy Crawford? The beloved supermodel stood head and shoulders above the rest, hitting the red carpet in a slinky, floor-length silver gown and smoothed down, center-parted hair. To achieve a similar look, control frizz and windswept strands with Joico K-PAK Smoothing Balm ($13.42). You’ll look just as chic – even if all you’re wearing are your tried-and-true jeans and a white tee.
Lady Gaga never fails to stun with her enigmatic looks. This year’s Atelier Versace ensemble was no different. She complemented the look with big hair and thick eyebrows, both overtly reminiscent of the 1980s. Don’t fear the thick brow; when it’s perfectly groomed, it has the power to completely transform your face. Use the twist-up bareMinerals Frame & Define Brow Styler ($14.99) to mimic this courageous look. The included brush helps blend in the rich, dramatic color.
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It’s not easy to pull off cranberry-toned eye shadow. Yet when done right, it can serve as the perfect finishing touch for a golden dress. Jemima Kirke showed how it’s done, flaunting an ornate Chanel gown and berry-kissed eyelids. You can emulate this look by applying Youngblood Pressed Individual Eye Shadow in Bordeaux ($15.99) to your lids. Finish with strong black eyeliner to round out your devilish look.
If ever there was a smoky eye to be envied, it was that of Olivia Wilde at this year’s Met Gala. The pregnant actress paired her stunning Michael Kors Collection gown with statement jewelry from Jennifer Fisher and heavily metallic eyelids. Packed with shimmery grays and blacks, her lids were so dramatic they almost upstaged her dress. The Glo Minerals Metallic Smokey Eye Kit ($23.65) has everything you need to achieve a similar look. (Tip: Use a wet brush to achieve maximum color payoff.)