Last night’s Met Gala transpired under the theme “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.” While many of the actresses at the coveted, invite-only affair showcased their – or their designers’ – interpretations of the religious topic in lavish gowns, some placed their bets on stunning make-up. We rounded up our favorite looks.
While Blake Lively’s Versace gown sparkled with almost unattainable opulence, her makeup proved to be pretty affordable – drug-store affordable, that is. Her makeup artist, Kristofer Buckle used L’Oreal products under $20 each to create a look “inspired by Italian religious paintings,” PopSugar reported. He fancied the peach and pink shades of L’Oreal Paris Paradise Enchanted Eyeshadow to create Lively’s natural yet intense smokey eye.
Emilia Clarke’s over-the-top blush definitely commanded attention away from her formidable attire – a good way, though. Celebrity makeup artist Julia Dempsey swooshed Laura Mercier Second Skin Cheek Color in Heather Pink in a c-shape across Clarke’s temples and cheekbones to give the actress a rather flushed, runway-worthy appearance.
Under the enormous Pope-inspired headdress, Rihanna’s countenance shone in metallic glimmers, both on her eyes and lips, that were purportedly the result of new Fenty Beauty products.
Priyanka Chopra looked like a modern, bold interpretation of an atavistic religious reverence. Hiding her wavy hair under a stunning, bejeweled headdress, the actress opted for a dark ruby lipstick and fiercely defined eyebrows, which framed gold-speckled eye make-up.
Cynthia Erivo’s face evoked all the feels last night. Red, white and gold stones shaped her eyebrows in triangular forms, while her numerous ear and nose piercings vied for attention. With all that bling, her dark lips and thick eyelashes retreated to the backdrop.
Lily Collins took gothic to a whole another level with her bejeweled eye shadow, accentuated by a red teardrop. The glossy lips, pulled-back hair and tiara completed the look that might as well have been appropriate in an old European cathedral.