The Met Ball 2018- My favourites

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So incase you didn’t know, the theme for this year’s Met Ball 2018 was  “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination”. Some took this to some interesting and at times quite vulgar extremes- Rihanna, Cardi B, Cara D, Solange Knowles, Zoe Kravitz, The Kardashians’, J-Lo, Shailene Woodley, I’m talking to you. Some also, were just a little dull. I’ve picked out my absolute FAVES.





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Obviously. Italian Catholic heritage in black Sunday service attire. Pushing boundaries by translating materials used- fishnet. Incredible piece of costume jewellery via THAT crown headpiece. Her makeup for is complimentary, simple. It lets her skin and the crown do the work. I also adore her plaits.


Palette: Black, pewter, burgundy, flesh


Rosie Huntingdon- Whiteley


Heavenly Bodies Met Gala 2018 with @ralphlauren #metgala2018 👼🏼

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Rosie’s Makeup Artist Kate Synnott and Hair Stylist Christian Wood have exquisitely complimented her Styling by Cher Coulter here. Her makeup is clean, romantic and has beautiful depth and her hair style is simple, seemingly effortless but absolutely HAS to be executed to perfection to get right. I’m going to sit and wait patiently for the Bride that wants this look.


Palette: Warm pinks, soft warm bronze, dark peach



Emilia Clarke




I honestly could NOT love this look more. Everything about it is technically brilliant. Colours have been very carefully chosen to compliment Emilia’s bleached hair, the gold in the dress, her naturally coloured eye brows and complexion. The pink in the blush is a gorgeously vivid wash of 1930’s inspired Galliano but made modern. The flowers, the crown, the ‘do. I love it. Again, waiting patiently to do this on something.


Palette: Fuchsia, berry, plum, cool brown



Sarah Jessica Parker


sarah jessica parker the met gala 2018

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I believe I will ALWAYS love SJP’s choices in fashion and makeup. Like Madonna she just does exactly as she pleases. I’m not a massive fan of light blue eye shadow but you know, I love it here! It’s a bright, flattering colour wash that’s uplifting and compliments are complexion and whole outfit with it’s simplicity. Sometimes as a Makeup Artist making a brave decision is using the simplest of Makeup designs to compliment your client’s look.


Palette: Cool light blue, soft peach- pink


Kate Bosworth

(under the veil) 📷 by @michaelpolish xx

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The final look with @katebosworth using @chantecaille makeup and @houseoflashes individual lashes hair by @michaelsilvahair dress by @oscardelarenta We were inspired by the Bynzantine paintings from the Eastern Roman Empire and the and we wanted to emulate a painterly effect on the face. Product break down of the Chantecaille products. Skin Prep- Face: 1) Gold Recovery Mask 2)Gold Energizing Eye Recovery Mask 3) Emulsión Apaisante 4) Rose de Mai Face oil Make-up Foundation: 1) Future Skin Oil free Gel Foundation- Ivory & Alabaster Setting Powder: 2)Poudre Parfaite – HD perfecting powder placed on center of face Cheek Colour: 1) Cheek Gelée- Happy 2) Philanthropy Cheek Color- Coral/Laughter Highlighter: 1)L’Abre Highlighter Palette Lips: 1) Lip Definer- Natural 2) Matte Chic – Marisa/Suzy 3) Cupid’s bow- Les pailettes highlighter Eyes: 1)Lid: Lasting Eye Shade- Coriander 2)Crease: Mermaid Eye Matte- Elephant 3)Inner Corner: Mermaid Eye Matte- Lion Eyebrows: Waterproof Brow Definer- Ash Blonde Lashes: 1)Chantecaille Faux Cils Mascara 2) House of Lashes Individual lashes- Le petit single

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I couldn’t put Beau’s words better myself. I absolutely adore the cleanliness and purity of this look. Very painterly and with one of my favourite cruelty free brands Chantecaille. I also absolutely love the hair. I’m not usually a fan of hair that’s incredibly close to the skin but she pulls this look off. Well done Beau Nelson and Michael Silva.


Palette: Soft champagne, corally pinks, ash brown


Kate Upton


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This, everyone is how you show of your beautiful cleavage with class. Kate’s makeup and hair, I could easily translate this into something one my Brides or Special Occasion makeup clients  would want. Simple smokes, gorgeous natural skin and a nude lip. Just perfect. I love the way the emerald and blue tones in her eyes have been oh so carefully matched with her gown and head band. Also, sometimes nothing quite beats a beautiful, neat side parting with a low bun. Perfectly regal.


Palette: Emerald, dark grey, nude pink


Lily Collins


Beauty breakdown for the divine @lilyjcollins from the MetGala tonight…. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 👑Skin prep: Lancôme Genefique Youth Activating Concentrate 👑Foundation: Lancôme Le Tient Idole Ultra 24H Longwear Foundation 110 Ivoire C 👑Concealer: Lancôme effacernes 110 Ivoire 👑Powder: Lancôme Absolue Powder in Ecru Light 👑Highlighter: Lancôme Dual Finish Highlighter in Shimmering Buff 👑Contour: Lancôme Le Duo contouring and highlighting stick in Ivoire 👑Brows: Lancôme Sourcils Styler in Transparent 👑Eyeshadow: Lancôme Color Design eyeshadows in Smokey Brown and Volcano Shimmer 👑Mascara: Lancôme Hypnose Drama in Excessive Black 👑Lips: Lancôme Lipgloss in Purple Onyx 👑Body: Lancôme Tient Idole Ultra Custom Highlighting Drops in Champagne Glow and Lancôme Dual Finish Highlighter in Shimmering Buff #lilycollins #lilyjcollins #metgala #metgala2018 #lancome #workingwithlancome #redcarpet #heavenlybodies #fionastiles

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” I wanted Lily’s skin to look like moonlight on marble, or like the way light seems to emanate from the Old Master’s paintings. Layers of liquid and powder shimmer gave her an ethereal glow that just added to her already otherworldly beauty. ” I see pure Gothic Pierrot Clown Princess. Breathtaking.


Palette: Dark pewter, plum, aubergine, brown


Lana Del Ray



The reason I love this and of course Jared’s so much, is the absolute purity and translucency of the makeup and hair. The focus has been solely on skincare. Getting a sheer glow that truly imitates religious paintings from medieval times right up until Waterhouse. I absolutely adore the no makeup makeup look, the wig I love in theory 🙂


Palette: Soft taupes, soft pink, soft shimmer



Priyanka Chopra



I just beyond adore this look. If you take a look at Pati’s instagram she’s mood boarded the look, taking into consideration past influences, her outfit, colours and textures. Another stunning centre parting here too with the start of a marcel wave. I absolutely LOVE the glitter and the way it’s been used. The red lip is the perfect shade for Priyanka and her outfit is demure, sophisticated and bejewelled to perfection. She looks like an Asian Medieval Goddess.


Palette: Warm golds, burgundy



And these last three just because they deserved a shout out:


I love Blake and her head dress, that is all.


RITA ORA – 2018 “HEAVENLY BODIES” MET GALA RED CARPET _ @RitaOra #RitaOra #ontheredcarpet wearing @patmcgrathreal #patmcgrathlabs #PatMcGrathMakeup for 2018 #MetHeavenlyBodies #MetGala @voguemagazine @MetCostumeInstitute @MetMuseum @metgalaofficial #MetGalaRedCarpet #MetGala2018 #MetGalaMakeup _ makeup @kathyjeung @forwardartists using @patmcgrathreal hair & headpiece @brentlawler @streetersusa styling @jasonrembert @thewallgroup nails @naominailsnyc gown @prada jewelry @lorraineschwartz _ #makeup #makeupbyme #makeupartist #mua #beautymakeupartist #celebritymakeupartist #celebritymakeup #redcarpetmakeup #RimmelRitaOra _ SKINCARE @biologique_recherche_usa Lotion P50 1970 @valmontcosmetics Clarifying Pack / Renewing Pack / Prime Contour 24 MAKEUP @patmcgrathreal #patmcgrathlabs (available at @sephora & @themetstore) EYE SHADOW Pat McGrath Labs #MTHRSHP PALETTE #MTHRSHP Sublime #BronzeAmbition using all the colors from this palette to create a softly bronzed #smokeyeye @Pat McGrath Labs #MothershipPALETTE #Mothership III Subversive Eye Palette – with ring finger, use the #VRPink shade on top of the lid, centered in the middle of the eye EYE PENCIL Pat McGrath Labs #PermaGelUltraEyePencil in Blitz Brown – Chocolate Brown with Bronze Pearl on along upper lash line and along lower lash line and softly blended BRONZER Pat McGrath Labs – MTHRSHP PALETTE MTHRSHP Sublime Bronze Ambition – use bronze color Gold Rush & Gilt Trip lightly along hairline, on temples, hollow of cheekbones and under chin CHEEKBONE HIGHLIGHT Pat McGrath Labs – Mothership PALETTE Mothership III Subversive Eye Palette – use the VR Pink shade with a blush brush placement high on the cheekbones and radiate outwards EYE HIGHLIGHT Pat McGrath Labs – Mothership PALETTES Mothership III Subversive Eye Palette – with small brush apply “#SkinshowFever” to inner corner of eyes LIPSTICK @rimmellondonus @rimmellondonuk Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colour in Heartbeat _ #ritabots #ritafans #ritaorastyle #ritaoramakeup @firstaccessent @elenaora @frankhonnyc @boldpr

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The absolute most beautiful I’ve ever seen Rita Ora look, ever.



I love her ethereal skin and silver sparkle.


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Because I adore Frances McDormand.