The Metropolitan Museum’s annual Costume Institute Gala was held last night, and it is the perfect runway for stars to show up in their best. This, of course, means tons of inspiration for hair, makeup, and fashion. It’s so fun to see the dazzling ball gowns, the dolled-up faces, and who tries new trends or stays classic. Last night there were a ton of stars rocking a vampy, dark red lip, and it was full on glamour. Dianna Agron, the gorgeous beauty from Glee, was a vision in a bright green gown, and beautiful metallic eye makeup. She is always someone I look forward to seeing on any red carpet because she always has really great makeup and isn’t afraid to try new things. I recreated this look because it’s the perfect makeup for wearing out on the town or for a big event. It’s sultry, it’s smokey, and it’s has super shine power. To see how I achieved Dianna Agron’s Met Gala makeup,
- Perfect your skin. Prep your skin as you usually do with foundation and/or concealer. Lightly bronze your face and apply a gorgeous shimmering peachy-pink blush onto the apples of your cheeks, blending toward the hairline. The rosy cheeks help add a sweetness to the metallic smokey eyes. Use a highlighter down the center of your nose, on your cupid’s bow near your lips, and onto the upper portion of your cheekbones. Dianna’s look has very youthful, feminine, glowing skin.
- Get ready for the eyeshadow! I used all mineral eyeshadow for this look because they perform so well for metallic looks. I wet my makeup brush and packed on Bare Minerals in “Queen Tiffany” (a metallic mauve-brown) over my entire eyelid, into the crease, and slightly onto my brow-bone. Also apply this shade onto your lower lash area, and apply it quite heavily and thick. We really want the lower lash area to reflect that metallic light. I also used Bare Minerals in “Radiant Rebecca” on my lower lash-line because it is a gold-bronze shade and I applied it just in the center of my lower lash-line and in the inner corner a bit. Blend the two shades together with your pencil brush. Then, take a fluffy blending brush and blend only the very top of the brow-bone shade out. We don’t want to take away the metallic shimmer from “Queen Tiffany,” but rather soften the edges and make the brow-bone area look more like a dark brown rather than full-on metallic. This is a great way to make it look like you are wearing two eyeshadow shades with only one!
- The black eyeliner makes the look. Dianna has a black eyeliner applied along her upper lash-line, and it has major shimmer/sparkle to it. You can use anything you have in your collection. I used Fyrinnae’s “Immortality” which is a multi-colored sparkle black. I wet a stiff eyeliner brush and applied the color along my upper lash line. This creates a smokey effect that is super sparkly. I kept my black eyeliner a bit closer to my lash-line than Dianna did because she has more lid space than me, and I wanted you to still be able to see the metallic eyelid when my eyes are open.
- Lighten up your lower water-line. If you have a white or flesh-toned eyeliner, go ahead and apply it to your lower water-line like Dianna has. I applied a flesh-toned liner there to open up my eyes a little bit.
- Apply mascara generously. I applied about 3-4 coats of mascara, and I also applied it to my lower lashes, smudging it into the lash-line slightly like Dianna!
- Get a pretty pink pout! Apply a light, neutral, glossy pink shade to your lips. I used Rimmel Lip Liner in “Eastend Snob.” Then, I applied some clear lip gloss over top of the color.
The Finished Look:
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