With the Met Gala just under a week away we are hotly anticipating all of the incredible celebrity looks and with this year's theme being 'Camp: Notes on Fashion' we will be waiting with bated breath for all of the photos from the Red Carpet to start to come through!
In honour of Fashion's most glamorous event, we thought we would look back at some of our lust worthy makeup looks from last years' Gala!
We have grouped our faves into 4 different categories and have also given you a selection of Prima products that you can use to recreate them!
If in doubt Smoke it Out
Almost as iconic as the Gala itself, is a stunning sultry smoky eye! This timeless classic is perfect for adding that extra drama to your look. Worn most notably by last years co-chair Rihanna, her stunning Maison Margiela gown contrasted perfectly with her deep, striking smoky eye. With a nude lip and bright highlight it meant all attention was focused on the eyes.
Similarly to Rihanna, Solange Knowles let her eyes do the talking with her look. By keeping the rest of her makeup fairly neutral the gorgeous singer drew attention to her dark eyes and sixties inspired lashes. She also added a little bit of sparkle, by using a shimmer shadow in her crease.
If you want to give your smoky eye a feline feel, then get inspired by model Taylor Hill by taking the shadow under the eye and out into a wing, giving the look a more structured, geometric feel, mirroring that of her Diane Von Furstenburg gown.
Glowing Skin is Always in
True to the title, glowing skin, is always in, and last years’ Met Gala was no exception; with the theme being Heavenly Bodies, it’s no surprise that many celebrities chose makeup looks that had them glowing like Gods.
The beauty of this look is that you can take this trend as bold or as minimal as you would like. Model Rosie Huntington Whitely had a gorgeous glow to her cheeks which only added to her angelic appearance with her golden halo and Ralph Lauren gown. Her overall look was simple but utterly breaktaking.
Bella Hadid and Tessa Thompson. took their glow to another level and when their side profiles caught the light they were glowing goddesses. Both women took their highlight along their cheekbones and up to their temples creating a stunning crescent that was accentuated by having their hair slicked back into high buns. Bella went for a golden glow, whilst Tessa took inspiration from her accessories with a more pearlised finish to her highlight. It’s safe to say we were obsessed with both these looks.
Here at Prima we have 3 stunning shades of Glow Up! Illuminator Drops that will help you recreate these looks and leave you with that Met Gala Glow:
Glow Up! Illuminator Drops in Pearl
Glow Up! Illuminator Drops in Gold
Glow Up! Illuminator Drops in Bronze
All that Glitters
Possibly our favourite category from all of these Met Gala looks, we’re only slightly biased we promise, is the ones that involve Glitter and Gems!
We felt that actress Lily Collins channelled her inner Queen with this fabulous look. Using gems underneath her eyes to create a tear drop effect and a dark steel coloured glitter on the lid in a similar shape, it brings an otherwise minimal eye to the forefront of the look. This further accentuates the geometric shapes used within her accessories and we absolutely love it!
Similarly to Lily Collins, model Gigi Hadid also took her glitter both underneath and above the eye. Gold glitter was used in a more subtle manner and was used to give a contrast to the more pink toned shadows used within her makeup. This look is easy to recreate with our stunning 'Precision Glitter Liners'
and perfect for the festival season.
You can also use our glitter liners to recreate another of our fave looks by Gigi’s sister Bella! To tie in with her glowing makeup, Bella lined the inner corner of her eyes with a glittering gold that contrasted perfectly with her darker eye makeup. This simple technique really draws attention to the eyes and is a great way to incorporate that extra bit of sparkle to your look.
If you want to try out any of these looks you can use these products to help you recreate them:
Its an unwritten rule that nothing is too extravagant at the Met Gala and you can get as creative as you would like with outfits, accessories and makeup looks, which is one of the reasons why it's such an iconic evening within the industry!
From this our final makeup trend is ‘Colour’. We loved seeing celebs use bright bold colours to really makeup their looks POP!
Singer Rita Ora kept her makeup fairly simple but had a gorgeous matte pink lip that tied into the beading on her Prada gown. Here at Prima HQ we love a bright bold lip colour, especially for the warmer months and we have a stunning selection of shades in our Power Pout
Over the years Sarah Jessica Parker has always wowed with her Met Gala outfits and last year was no exception. Her towering head piece commanded attention and her makeup complimented her outfit perfectly, with a striking teal blue eyeshadow that covered her lid and ran along her waterline this addition of colour brought everything together.
Singer SZA’s celestial-inspired Versace gown was complimented by her flawless makeup look that was a colourful contrast of lilac and gold. Her lid was a stunning purple hue that turned into a gorgeous glittering gold in the inner corner of her eyes. This gold was also used as droplets down her cheek, completing this angelic look. We’re in love!
If you want to try and create any of these looks at home then you can use these fabulous Prima products:
Stay tuned next week as we will be going through our favourite makeup looks from this years Met Gala and showing you how you can recreate them using some of your fave Prima Products! If you try out any of these don't forget to tag us on social media as we love to see the looks that you create!
Love & Hugs,
The Prima Team x
(A selection of images were sourced from Allure, Vogue & ELLE)