Top Hair And Makeup Trends From The Met Gala (And How To Get The Looks!)

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Met Gala 2017 Top beauty trendsThe Met Gala is known for showing fashion forward looks. This year was no exception but some hair and makeup trends are truly notable. Here are a few of our favorites from the 2017 gala honoring Rei Kawakubo from Comme Des Garçons. The best part? We tell you how to recreate the top beauty looks from the Met Gala at home!

Riley Keough: Polished Natural makeup

Makeup artist Beau Nelson’s inspiration for Riley Keough, who attended the Met Gala with Louis Vuitton, was cool French girl – flawless and natural.



Allison Williams: Classic Glamour

Rebekah Forecast styled Allison Williams for the Met Gala after studying the runway shows of Rei Kawakubo throughout the years. “The designs are quite wacky and very sculptural so I embodied this with sculpted waves” said Forecast. “All the while, keeping the look soft and beautiful” to honor the classic Diane von Furstenberg gown Allison wore.

  1. To prep dry hair, apply Matrix Style Mineral Airy Builder foam for texture and Matrix Style Link Heat Buffer for protection and smoothing.
  2. Create a side part and comb Matrix Style Link Skinny Blowout Queen around the hair line creating waves and giving the hair direction.
  3. Spray with Matrix Style Link Volume Fixer hairspray then use a ¾ inch barrel curling iron to curl hair and pin each piece up, letting this sit for 30 minutes.
  4. To keep texture, work Matrix Style Link Mineral Grip Definer through the hair and brush so waves slap straight up.
  5. Smooth flyaways and ends with Matrix Style Link Over Achiever 3-in-1 cream paste.
  6. Tease hair where you want the volume to hold and use minimal pins to hold hair in place, spray the hair once more with Matrix Style Link Style Fixer finishing hairspray.

Kate Bosworth: Rose chignon

Hairstylist Bridget Brager created a beautiful, sophisticated chignon for Kate Bosworth, who wore Tory Burch and looked absolutely exquisite.

  • To prep the hair, Bridget used the Infusium Repair + Renew Soothing Serum from mid-shaft to the ends of Kate’s hair to smooth the cuticle and illuminate shine from within. This was crucial in helping to achieve this sleek and smooth look.
  • Using the PRO Beauty Tools Professional Ionic AC Motor Dryer, Bridget dried Kate’s hair on medium heat with a large PRO Beauty Tools XL Ionic Ceramic Thermal Brush.
  • Once her hair was smooth, she used the PRO Beauty Tools 1” Professional Ceramic Shine Digital Straightener mid chapter ends to smooth the cuticle further, for a glossy effect.
  • Once hair was smooth, she pulled the lengths of the hair up to just under the crown of the head for perfect profile.
  • She then brushed the hair smooth to the scalp and secured with a bungee.
  • Once up she used the Infusium Repair + Renew Leave In Treatment Spray to hand craft petal like sections of hair and carefully pinned to create a rose effect. She used hairspray for extra hold.
  • Once complete she added extra shine with a pea sized amount of the Infusium Repair + Renew Soothing Serum on to add extra shine and an additional spritz of hair spray.


Blake Lively: Bronze goddess makeup

Blake Lively was a vision in Versace. Kristofer Buckle, makeup artist for for L’Oréal Paris, tried to balance her look. “We decided to keep Blake’s makeup soft with a touch of gold. We didn’t want to go too heavy with the makeup since her Versace gown made such a statement…something heavy would be too theatrical. Instead, we went for bronze-tone makeup – both on the eyes and on the face.”

  1. To prep Blake’s skin, Kristofer used L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Moisturizer for a dewy canvas. To even out her complexion, he applied L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Healthy Luminous Makeup in Shell Beige with a wet L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Foundation Blender
  2. Then, Kristofer used the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Total Cover Concealing and Contour Kit . Next, Kristofer took the Visible Lift Blur Concealer in Light to brighten the area and accentuate the bronzed look. For Blake’s soft, rosy-tone cheeks, Kristofer used the L’Oréal Paris Visible Lift Blush in Peach Gold Lift
  3. To add more definition to Blake’s cheeks and also give them a stand-out glow, Kristofer applied the L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Liquid Glow Illuminator in Rose.
  4. Then for Blake’s eyes, Kristofer used the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Paints Eye Shadow in Nude Fishnet over the entire lid as a cream base. Then, he gently padded on top the copper shade found in the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche La Palette Nude . Next, he applied L’Oréal Paris Infallible Silkissime Eyeliner in Gold in the inner corner of the eyes and inside of the eyes for a bright, pure gold effect.
  5. To make the eyes pop even more, Kristofer applied the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Mascara in Black/Brown to Blake’s bottom and top lashes.
  6. For Blake’s soft brows, Kristofer used L’Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Definer Pencil in Blonde and drew them in gently.
  7. To finish the look, Kristofer applied the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Gloss in Bare Attraction softly to the lips.

Jennifer Lopez: 60’s flashback

L’Oréal Paris makeup artist Scott Barnes once again collaborated with Jennifer Lopez to create an unforgettable look. “Jennifer wore an aqua Valentino chiffon gown that inspired a 60’s cat eye,” said Barnes. 

  1. To prep Jennifer’s skin, Scott applied L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Bright Reveal Brightening Day Moisturizer SPF 30 evenly all over the face.
  2. For her iconic sculpted face, he began by lightly applying the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Contour Palette along the jawline, the hollow part of her cheekbone, and the temples of her forehead. Then he applied L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Glow Foundation using the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Foundation Blender. He then lightly re-contoured her face.
  3. To brighten her under eyes, Scott carefully applied the purple shade from the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Total Cover Color Correcting Kit .
  4. Then, Scott began to create a bronze/burgundy look using L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Pocket Palette Eye Shadow in Boudoir Charme. He used the chocolate brown shade for the cut crease and rimmed it underneath the eye. Using a big eyeshadow brush, he swiped the golden brown shade and applied it all over the lid. To complete the look, he used the copper brown color in the inner corner of the eye and lifted it towards the top of the brown, to give the eye warmth.
  5. Next, inspired by her gown, Scott created a thick, bold 60’s cat eye wing using L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Liner Noir and gave her lashes volume with a couple of coats of the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Original Mascara
  6. To complete her glowy look, he applied L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Liquid Glow Illuminator in Golden above the cheekbone to highlight her skin, and then applied a mix of the lighter shades from L’Oréal Paris Infallible Paints Blush to the apple of her cheeks.
  7. Scott finished the look by applying a thin layer of L’Oréal Paris Infallible Lip Paints in Spicy Blush to Jennifer’s lips, and then a mix of nudes from the L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche La Palette Lip in Nude .

Claire Foy: Architectural Updo

Jillian Halouska took inspiration from Rei’s work to create a look that was feminine and structured but also had some edge. Claire Foy wore a stunning Erdem gown and her structured hairdo gave it some edge.

  1. To start, apply John Frieda Frizz Ease Clearly Defined Styling Gel on wet hair
  2. Next, using a rat tail comb, create a severe side part and section a piece of the hair in the front
  3. Begin to brush the rest of the hair using a boar brush (leaving the front sectioned area aside) into a ponytail and secure it with a bungee hair tie
  4. Apply John Frieda Frizz Ease Extra Strength Serum to the ponytail, working from the top to the ends of the hair to prevent any flyaways and frizz
  5. To create the sculptural look, take a long piece of leather and satin and secure it to the ponytail using bobby pins
  6. Then, take the sectioned hair from the front and comb it back and wrap it around the bungee to hide the elastic, pins and pieces
  7. Wrap the two pieces around the hair working down to the ends and secure it at the bottom with a pin
  8. To finish and lock in the style, spray John Frieda Frizz Ease Moisture Barrier Firm Hold Hairspray.


Sarah Paulson: Sleek hair

Hairstylist Bridget Brager was in charge of Sarah Paulson’s sleek hairstyle to complement her Prada gown.

  1. First, she applied Infusium Repair + Renew Leave In Treatment Spray to the roots to ends and dried the hair with PRO Beauty Tools Professional 1875 W IONIC AC Motor Dryer and PRO Beauty Tools Professional X-Long Ionic Ceramic Thermal Brush.
  2. Once dried, she used the PRO Beauty Tools® 1” Professional Ceramic Shine Digital to skinny the hair tight to her head for strength.
  3. Then she created a deep parting for a helmet newton 90’s effect.
  4. Next she gathered the lengths of the hair low at the nape and created a Chignon bun, leaving a bit of texture to the bun to play off the sleekness of the hair.
  5. After the hair was pinned, she added extra shine using the Infusium Repair + Renew Smoothing Serum for high shine.
  6. To finish, she sprayed hairspray for hold.


Kendall Jenner: Crystals and red lips for the Met Gala

Kendall Jenner in La Perla Met Gala 2017Created from 85,000 hand painted and placed crystals, Kendall Jenner’s La Perla gown for the Met Gala was a culmination of over 160 hours of work. It involved 5 cities and 26 craftsmen. Each hand painted crystal was placed en dégradé, creating a flow of color from Diamond into Jet Hematite and finishing off in Jet Black. Julia Haart, La Perla Creative Director, said that she “was inspired by Rei Kawakubo’s concept of ‘un-fabric’ and her ability to create movement out of seemingly immobile materials. So, I created my own ‘un-fabric’ by affixing stones to a single thread, creating a beautiful and liquid suspension that mirrored the qualities of a fine silk.”

Kendall complemented this daring gown with classic makeup: defined brows and red lips, with a touch of highlighter on her upper cheekbones. Makeup artist Mary Phillips used Estee Lauder products, especially from the DoubleWear collection.

Met Gala 2017 top hair and beauty trends

Which was your favorite Met Gala look?

Special thanks to La Perla, L’Oreal Paris, Matrix, Infusium, John Frieda Hair, Pro Beauty tools, Bridget Brager, Beau Nelson, Avon, Rebekah Forecast, Scott Barnes, and Jillian Halouska.

En español: Tendencias de belleza de la Met Gala 2017


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