Met Gala Beauty
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Met Gala Beauty 2017

Met Gala Beauty: The Met Gala is the one event that gives carte blanche to experiment to your heart’s content. Thanks to the theme, which honoured Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons, guest opted for daring beauty looks – ranging from Rihanna’s doll-like bold fuchsia blush to brightly painted eyes and lips.

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Met Gala Beauty: A Bold Eye

A focus on a wonderful and bold statement eye seemed to be a recurring theme this year at the fashion forward event. When going in with such a bold pop of colour on the eye, the rest of the makeup tended to remain much more minimal and natural in order to balance the look out and keep it still very chic and red carpet ready.

Selena Gomez’s mua Hung Vanngo used Marc Jacobs beauty to create this gorgeous look with a subtle nude lip, muted blush cheeks and with a fuchsia pink almost ombre effect eyeshadow look that complimented her coach dress perfectly and paid tribute to the theme of the gala.

Lupita Nyong’o’s technicolour eyeshadow look created by mua Nick Barose was everything you’d want in an eye look and more! The ‘multi colour impressionist florals eyes’ stood out from the crowd and complimented the orange Prada dress that she wore with elegance. The eye look contrasted the very natural face makeup and slight pink sheen to her lips with pops of orange, purple, pink, yellow and blue.

Rihanna stole the show with her blushed out look that reminds us an awful lot of that scene in Bridget Jones’ Diary in which she decides to do her makeup in a dark taxi cab, yet of course Lora Arellano somehow managed to do it in a way that made Rihanna look elegant and doll-like and of course paid homage to the theme which honoured Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons, because Rihanna is never one to cower at the sight of a bold beauty look.

Met Gala Beauty 2017

Met Gala Beauty: A Natural Look

Whilst very apparent bold eyeshadow looks did take over the blue and white carpet (btw where’s the legendary red carpet gone?), a very classic and very natural beauty look also made an appearance on many faces.

Gisele Bundchen is a natural beauty to start with, so I’m sure it didn’t much for make up artist Hung Vanngo to complete this natural makeup look. With a ‘your lips but better’ lip stain, a subtle bronze and blush to give that sun kissed look and a light purple shimmer eyeshadow with a emphasis on her lashes and a delicate winged eyeliner she really did let her Stella McCartney dress do the talking.

With perfect skin, and perfect cheekbones that all should envy, it’s no surprise that Zoe Kravitz kept her makeup minimal with a very simple beauty look using only the most subtle amount of blush and bronze to simply add a glow, again a very true nude lipstick to give a pouty look and a thick winged liner to make a slight statement amongst all the naturalness.

Adriana Lima is another who doesn’t need any makeup at all to be camera ready, but everyone loves a bit of glam, so for Lima’s Met Gala beauty, Maybelline gave her a glowy, fresh faced glam look that consisted of minimal makeup and just a slight touch of bronzer, blush and highlight to accentuate her cheekbones as well as heavily coated lashes to give her striking blue eyes a natural pop.

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Met Gala Beauty: A Statement Lip

Whilst some opted for a bold and daring lip, others went for an audaciously bold lip that turned heads and stood out amongst an otherwise natural beauty look.

Kendall Jenner is a frequent fan of a bold lip, and the Met Gala was no exception as she arrived with a blood red, almost orange toned lip look which juxtaposed her very natural face makeup and eye look which consisted of an all over nude eyeshadow look and some bronzer to accentuate her cheekbones.

Whilst Joan Smalls didn’t technically sport a ‘bold coloured lip’, she definitely bought attention to her lips with three diamond lip rings in the centre of her bottom lips. Aside from the attention drawing, temporary lip piercing, the rest of Smalls makeup was very minimal and elegant as makeup artist Patrick Ta focused mainly on the eyes giving her lust worth lashes that created an effortless beauty look.

Another culprit of a statement lip was Lily Collins who went for a completely matte makeup look with a deep, dark burgundy lip, spider lashes and a slight pinky toned blush to break up the darkness of the look. The dark lip worked so well against the contrast of her pale, english rose skin and created a ‘rock chick’ beauty look which juxtaposed the ballet tulle of her Giambattista Valli gown.

Words: Maija Sicklin