The Met Gala is such a fun red carpet event to watch because it’s all about the glam!! There were so many bomb makeup looks last night, but Ashley Graham’s glam was definitely my fave.
Can we just take a minute to appreciate the soft gold smokey eye that is blown out to perfection? Her skin totally has that “lit from within” glow, which you guys know is my fave! So obvi, makeup artist Lauren Gudz and I (Yup, we’re “The Lauren’s”) decided to create a golden goddess look, inspired by Ashley Graham’s Met Gala makeup, which was done by Allan Avendaño. I’m gonna let Lauren Gudz take over, and she’ll tell you how to get this Ashley Graham inspired makeup!
To start off I took MAC “Omega” into the crease to prime the lid. I then took a combination of warm browns/bronzes from the Carli Bybel Palette and the Tarte Clay Play Palette and blended them into the crease. It’s key tight line with a black kohl liner so your falsies blend in seamlessly! I also used some black eyeshadow to blend out the kohl liner for a smokier effect. After that, I curled her lashes, used some fibre mascara and individual lashes on the outer corners to make the eyes pop. Using flat shader brush sprayed with setting spray, I placed MAC “Goldmine” all over the lid, blending it into the inner corner and around the bottom lash line. To smoke it out, I took a dark bronze shadow on a dense brush and pushed the shadow along the lower lash line. For the brow bone glow, I used this golden highlighting powder.
I started off by priming the cheekbones and temples with some priming oil and used the ItCosmetics CC+ Radiance foundation to create a glowy base. I then concealed under the eyes and brightened up the middle of the forehead, bridge of nose, and chin. Of course, I kept it all in place with a good setting powder. As Ashley’s brows were quite natural, I just used a bit of brow powder and clear brow gel to fill in sparse patches. I warmed up the face with a matte bronzer, then went in with a peachy-champagne blush for a gentle, flushed look. Now, the golden glow! I focused the highlighter on the cheekbones, blending up onto the temples, bridge of the nose and cupids bow. Finally, I spritzed on some makeup setting spray and finished up with the lips.