Behind the Scenes of the Most Glamorous Moments at the 2018 Met Gala
The expectant rapper got decked out in a crystal-covered Moschino dress and matching head piece, which gave makeup artist Erika La’Pearl plenty of inspiration for those oh-so-dramatic eyes. "The [elongated] look of the KISS Triple Push Up lashes in Teddy [complemented] the spikes in Cardi's crown,” says the pro, who extended the jewel-toned shadow so as not to get lost against a backdrop of her full hair. "The combination of soft purple and black liner created contrast — and highlighted her eye shape."
Get the Look: KISS Lash Couture Triple Push-Up lashes in Teddy, $6.99; ulta.com
Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner in Blacquer 42, (Grape)vine 63, Mist Me? 55; sephora.com
The actress and Neutrogena spokeswoman shared a lighthearted moment with hairstylist Takisha Sturdivant-Drew, who says, “when I saw Kerry in her Ralph Lauren Collection dress, I instantly thought she had to have some big, heavenly hair. So I went for it!” After prepping Washington’s locks with Neutrogena Anti-Residue Shampoo and the Neutrogena Triple Moisture Deep Recovery Hair Mask, the pro added extensions from her line for a volume boost. Once she’d diffused Washington’s curls with her GHD air dryer and attachment, Sturdivant-Drew used a Tangle Teezer to loosen her texture. "Finally I added the Lorraine Schwartz [headpiece] to the left side of her head to finish off her look!”
Tangle Teezer The Original Detangling Hairbrush, $15; sephora.com
One can’t deny Munn nailed her manicure, which is courtesy of pro Tracylee. "Olivia’s nails for tonight were inspired by the body armor worn during the Crusades,” the manicurist explains. First, she filed Munn’s nails into a pointed almond shape. Then, she applied two coats of a deep berry shade (Essie Gel Couture in Model Clicks), and created gold adornments using Essie’s Good as Gold. "I gave Olivia two nail design options to make this nail armor concept really come to life,” she says. The look was sealed with Essie’s Gel Couture top coat.
Makeup artist Allan Avendaño had a clear vision for the model's makeup: “We kept saying, ‘She's like a star that dropped from the sky and became a bronze statue!’” Avendaño warmed up the Revlon brand ambassador’s skin with the brand's peachy Powder Blush in Melon Drama. Next he created a sun-kissed effect by swirling the colors in Revlon’s Sunlight Dream palette together, then sweeping the blended shades on the high points of her face. On her lids, he laid down a cream base using Revlon’s ColorStay Crème Eye Shadow in Honey, and gave her a golden gaze using the PhotoReady Primer, Shadow + Sparkle palette in Rustic. "We just kept adding more and more shine. Like, shining for the Gods!”
"The spiritual art of Mary Magdalene that we referenced used a lot of golds and bronzes,” explains makeup artist Vincent Oquendo. “We brought that into the look [using the latest Pat McGrath Labs eye shadow palette, which Oquendo layered with his fingers] as an accessory to her sheer Tory Burch gown and bejeweled hair."
Get the Look: Pat McGrath Labs x The Met Mothership IV: Decadence Eye Palette, $125; store.metmuseum.org