Known as one of fashion’s flashiest annual affairs, celebrities graced the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art for this year’s Met Gala Monday evening, showing off a dazzling display of chic ensembles meant to represent the expressive qualities of the occasion’s theme, “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion.” In addition to fashion, the start-studded costume event presented the opportunity for celebs to simultaneously showcase epic beauty looks. Here, a roundup of the incredible hair, makeup and nail looks that graced the red carpet.
Rihanna’s soft smokey eye and deep burgundy lip complemented her fall 2021 couture black ruffle Balenciaga dress. The singer/actress/designer/entrepreneur’s beauty look was created by Hector Espinal, Fenty Beauty’s Global Makeup Artist, and featured an army of products from her Fenty beauty line, including Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation in 300, Fenty Beauty Snap Shadows Mix & Match Eyeshadow Palette in “Smoky” and “Cool Neutrals,” and Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint Longwear Fluid Lip Color in “Underdawg.”
Bille Eilish’s voluminous Oscar de la Renta gown channeled old Hollywood and was complemented with hero products from Charlotte Tilbury’s collection, including some of the latest from the recently launched Super Nudes Collection, such as the Face Palette in Nudegasm. “The inspiration behind Billie’s makeup look was old Hollywood glamour meets rockstar,” said Rob Rumsey, Billie’s makeup artist. “We paired a rich, smoldering smoky eye and a nude lip with an illuminating highlighter for the ultimate Hollywood glass-like glow.”
Model Anok Yai’s gorgeous complexion was enhanced with products from Danessa Myricks Beauty. Makeup artist Sheika Daley used Vision Cream Cover, a versatile foundation-concealer hybrid, paired with Evolution Setting Powder. Additional face products include The Nudist Luxe Cream Pallet and Illuminating Veil in “Queen.”
Naomi Osaka’s gravity-defying hair was meant to be a powerful celebration of the professional tennis player’s multicultural heritage. The sculptured appearance was achieved using products from the NatureLab Tokyo Perfect Smooth and Shine Collection and the Dyson Supersonic hair dryer. “The look is all about cross-pollinated conversation of culture, fashion and homage, cognizant of youth, fantasy and a new American – a new us. The story is embodied in hair and its structure. We drew inspiration from Haitian school girl style and Onna-Musha warriors of Japan,” said stylist Marty Harper.
Social media star Emma Chamberlain’s gold asymmetrical–cut Louis Vuitton minidress was paired with slicked-down hair. Hairstylist Laura Polko said, “We wanted to keep it young and cool but not too young. Chic is the vibe and keeping the focus on the eyes.” Products used include Aquage Uplifting Foam, Aquage CBD Medium Hold Styling Gel, T3 Fit Dryer, and to flip the ends out, Laura used the T3 Curl ID.
Olivia Rodrigo tapped OPI to create an elegant nail look against her lace catsuit at the Met Gala. Celebrity nail artist Casey Herman painted a deep blue manicure using OPI Natural Nail Base Coat, two coats of OPI Nail Lacquer in “Abstract After Dark” from the OPI Downtown LA Collection, and one coat of OPI Top Coat.
Much like the Met Gala, CEW’s Beauty Creator’s Awards is a highly-anticipated event on the beauty industry’s calendar. Be sure to see which beauty products rated the best among industry insiders at this year’s event to be held on November 3. Click here to learn more and register.