With all the stars out in full force for this past Sunday at the 2015 MET Gala, the artists of L’Oréal Paris were super busy creating amazing hair styles and makeup looks that embraced the theme of ‘China: Beyond the Looking Glass’. Doing hair for the stars was Mara Roszak along with celebrity makeup artists Sir John, Elaine Offers and Mary Phillips. Each artist embraced the theatrical look of the evening while playing off each stars features and gowns for individually stunning looks. Ready to get the look? First up Beyoncé Knowles with makeup by Sir John.
When Sir John first saw Beyoncé with all of her hair off of her face, he decided to used that as his inspiration. He decided to go with an awakened child look with a bit of an anime vibe. As her gown was a long sheer Givenchy gown covered in jewels he decided that she needed to have her makeup played up.
Step 1: First Sir John prepped her face with L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation ($12.99) focusing on keeping the T-zone matte. Sir John worked to play up her luminous skin tone for an over-exaggerate a fresh, youthful appearance.
Step 2: To create contrast, he mixed L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Liquid Glow Illuminator in Golden and Rose ($12.99; available July 2015) and applied it to the cheeks. To further sculpt the cheek and add dimension, he applied L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Powder ($12.99), which also helped to absorb light.
Step 3: To make Beyoncé’s tan skin really pop, Sir John created contrast with a pastel mint lid. He created a mod eye by applying a mix of L’Oréal Paris Infallible Eye Shadow in Endless Sea and Infinite Sky ($7.95).
Step 4: For a ‘deer in the headlights’ look, Sir John applied L’Oréal Paris The Super Slim Liner by Infallible ($8.95) to the top lid and into the lash line. He purposely kept the bottom lash line clean with no liner and mascara to further enhance the wide eye look.
Step 5: Lastly, to complete the look, he added tons of L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Miss Manga Mascara ($7.99) so that her eyes popped, and added a touch of L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Lip Color in Neverending Nutmeg ($12.99) to simply and subtly enhance the shape of her lips.
Now that you know how to create Beyoncé look for the 105 MET Gala all you need to do is get the right products! All of the above named L’Oréal Paris products except for the L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Liquid Pro-Matte Foundation in Gold and Rose (which won’t be available until July) can be purchased at mass retailers and drugstores nationwide. Locally in the IN/KY area L’Oréal Paris products can be purchased at CVS, Walgreen’s, Walmart and Target stores.
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