Breakthrough Beauty Moments at Met Gala 2019
AS REPORTED BY DANA WOOD, BEAUTY DIRECTOR
With “camp” as this year’s theme, there weren’t scads of bridal beauty takeaways at the Met Gala. Still, there were a few hair and makeup ideas we found so intriguing that we just had to share.
The Standout: Gigi Hadid’s Spiky Eye Rings
The Pro Behind It: Makeup artist Erin Parsons for Maybelline New York
The Specifics: To execute her vision for an “ethereal ice queen glow” on the statuesque Maybelline New York spokesmodel, Parsons set the stage by contouring the forehead and cheekbones with City Bronzer bronzing powder, then swept the same product across Hadid’s lids before applying “tinsel inspired” white lashes full-circle.
The Standout: Everything About Hailey Baldwin Bieber
The Pros Behind It: Makeup artist Denika Debrossian and hairstylist Jen Atkin for OUAI and Dyson
The Specifics: HBB for the win! Thanks to the stellar handiwork of Debrossian and Atkin (and a killer Alexander Wang frock), the bareMinerals Clean Beauty Ambassador was a head-to-toe knockout. While Debrossian deployed both liquid and powder highlighters in the same shade (“Whimsy”; put it on your shopping list, stat), Atkin – inspired by no less than Barbie, she says – opted for a sleek, scraped-back high pony oomphed-up with extensions and a jet-black Alexander Wang bow. Literal perfection.
The Standout: Saoirse Ronan’s Gilded “Eye Mask” and Debbie Harry Waves
The Pros Behind It: Makeup artist Kara Yoshimoto Bua and hairstylist Ben Skervin for John Frieda
The Specifics: So, so pretty – and a perfect foil for Ronan’s spectacular, dragon-y Gucci gown. Using a giant pile of Chanel makeup, Yoshimoto Bua crafted “scintillating mask-shaped highlights” by ringing Ronan’s eyes with glistening shadows. Skervin cited eternally glam rocker Debbie Harry as his muse, and kept the Mary Queen of Scots star’s locks soft, fluffy and just a bit beachy.
The Standout: Priyanka Chopra’s Louis XIV Feathery Frizz
The Pro Behind It: Hairstylist Bok-Hee for ghd
The Specifics: Though the Sun King was Bok-Hee’s primary influence, she also threw plenty of other inspos into the mix. “Camp is about vanity,” she said. “It’s outrageous and over-the-top. For Priyanka, we really wanted to go there, but make it more artsy. She has a great eye and a deep interest in the arts and art history, so we looked at Louis XIV for reference because he’s ‘campy’ but in a historical way. We also referenced Dior 2004. We wanted her to look like a Renaissance painting so it was really important to create a big shape for her hair with lots of texture.”