Beauty Standouts at the Met Gala
SOFIA VERGARA'S KNOCKOUT LIPS
The actress test-drove three different lip shades before settling on this grapey-pink color (CoverGirl Queen Collection Lip Color in Regal Raspberry), says her makeup artist Kayleen McAdams. McAdams’s other secret to making sure the lip was as high-impact as Sofia’s Marchesa gown? Don’t be afraid to use lip liner – just choose one in a similar hue to avoid looking too ’90s.
JESSICA ALBA'S ROMANTIC WAVES
An asymmetrical do for an asymmetrical dress! Frédéric Fekkai stylist Renato Campora created a deep side part on , then dried her mane and used a one-inch curling iron to create waves. Campora then took a brush to the ringlets, starting at the side part. The result: a curled coif that was polished but not at all Orphan Annie.
GWYNETH PALTROW'S NOT-SO-NUDE POUT
Can’t find the perfect lip color? Steal a page from makeup artist’s playbook and layer on three – yes, three – different hues! Emma Lovell wanted a vintage-feeling pink shade, so she applied Hourglass Femme Rouge Velvet Crème Lipstick in Fable then blended in Lush and Child lip gloss from the line.
AMY ADAMS'S PORCELAIN SKIN
Great genes are a start, but the also owes her camera-ready complexion to her primer. It creates a flawless palette on which to apply makeup, plus it keeps foundation, bronzer and blush from creasing and melting. (Celeb makeup artist Stephen Sollitto used Tarte’s Clean Slate Flawless 12-Hr Brightening Primer.)
SHAILENE WOODLEY'S HIGH-FASHION PONY
Not just for the gym, a simple and sleek ponytail is the perfect complement to a futuristic and youthful dress like Shailene’s. The key to keeping it from coming off as too casual, according to Jamal Hammadi, the stylist who created this look, is to use serum before blowing out the hair (he likes Hamadi Healing Serum). Then flatiron the strands and finish with hair spray.
EMMA STONE'S PERFECT BROWS
It was hard to take our eyes off the actress’s Alber Elbaz for Lanvin mini, but once we did, we couldn’t stop looking at her eyebrows. (Strange, we know, but they are so well-shaped!) Makeup artist Rachel Goodwin reveals that it’s not just about plucking or waxing, though; she also swiped on Revlon Brow Fantasy in Dark Blond. It accentuates the arches, fills sparse spots and adds to the overall drama of a makeup look.
JESSICA CHASTAIN'S SOFT CURLS
Her dress was romantic, so Frédéric Fekkai’s Renato Campora played it up by adding elegant Old Hollywood waves to the star’s scarlet locks. After texturizing with Fekkai Coiff Bouffant Lifting & Texturizing Hair Gel, he added curls with a 1-inch curling iron, then gently brushed them out and spritzed with hair spray.
KATE BOSWORTH'S DRAMATIC LIPS
Deep plum pouts were totally on-trend during the evening, and went with a look that was “all about the lip,” according to makeup artist Pati Dubroff, who used NARS Pure Matte lipstick in Volga for the impactful shade, then balanced Kate’s face with NARS Cream Blush in Penny Lane and a strong brow.