The MET Gala is a big deal. It’s basically the biggest night in celebrity fashion (office chatter is always popping off the next day, with everyone piping in on their faves). People get so excited for the MET Gala because, compared to most red carpets (I’m looking at you Oscars, Golden Globes, etc.), the looks are infinitely more exciting, as it’s an opportunity to really show off your fashion and beauty chops. The theme for this year’s exhibit was Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology, so needless to say there was a lot of silver on the red carpet—I’m guessing the thought was it gave off a machine/robot kind of vibe. My fave display of silver? It wasn’t Kim Kardashian’s ultra-shiny Balmain gown or Taylor Swift’s glitzy Louis Vuitton, but Kristen Stewart’s silver eye makeup. While everyone waits with bated breath for the frocks on MET Gala night, I’m always more excited about the beauty. Hair and makeup have been such a snooze on every red carpet in the last few years, with celebs opting for natural, nude looks over bold colour. Dark lips were a big trend for this year’s gala, so when I spotted KStew’s sparkly, angular eye I knew right away it was my fave look of the night. Her makeup tends to be on the safe side (she’s a neutral smoky eye kind of girl), so seeing that sparkle made me cheer. It fit the theme to a T without going OTT.
I immediately needed to know who did it and what they used. I found out that makeup artist Jillian Dempsey used Chanel products, so I gathered everything I would need for a DIY look.
What You Need:
- Silver eyeshadow pencil – I used Chanel Stylo Fresh Effect Eyeshadow in Vert Grisé (this is what Kristen’s MUA used on her)
- Silver eyeshadow – I used Joe Fresh Eye Shadow in Twinkle
- Black eye liner – I used Maybelline New York Lasting Drama by Eyestudio Waterproof Gel Pencil in Sleek Onyx
- Mascara – I used Quo Effortless Curl Mascara in Black
I started by applying my favourite eye primer, then layered Chanel’s Stylo Fresh Effect Eyeshadow over top. Instead of using the eyeshadow pencil right out of the tube, I dipped a precise eyeliner brush into the tube and painted the shape on with the brush (it’s so much easier that way!). I marked where I wanted to apply the shadow and filled it in, and when I was happy with the shape, I cleaned up the edges with a Q-Tip.
Once you’re happy with how it looks, dust the Joe Fresh Eye Shadow over your cream shadow. This will give it added sparkle, and since you’re setting the cream with a powder, it will help lock your look in for the long haul.
Line your eyes with a black pencil, smudging it into your top and bottom lash lines for a smudgy effect. I used a Q-Tip to help diffuse the colour. Lastly, curl your lashes and add a few coats of a volumizing mascara.
Boom! You’ve got yourself a totally cool, futuristic beauty look. I love that the shape is out there but the silver makes it soft and modern. Guess what look I’ll be rocking when I go out this weekend?