This year’s Met Gala theme was “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion.” The vague theme gave designers and attendees loose reigns on how they interpret it. Although some looks fell short and others were show stoppers, the beauty looks did not disappoint. Here are six trends seen throughout the red carpet.
1. Green At the Scene
Green accents can be seen throughout a lot of makeup looks, more specifically a pastel lime green. Adding a pop of colour to a neutral eye look has been a trend all summer. Makeup artists have managed to continue the craze in new and unique ways.
2. Lilac Dreams
With the popularity of the early 2000s, lilac has taken over the beauty and fashion landscape. It’s a colour that suits everyone and is easy to pull off, especially if you’re new to colour. It’s no surprise many makeup artists incorporated the colour in their looks. To make it pop, an iridescent topper with a purple and blue shift can take it to the next level.
3. Face Jewels
Since the airing of Euphoria, face jewels of all varieties have become a popular way to add some sparkle to any makeup look. Rhinestones, beads, and pearls stand out under the flashing lights on the carpet making them the perfect accessory.
4. Big Hair, Don’t Care
Some celebs decided to go big or go home with their hair choices. Whether it’s braids to make a cultural statement or sculpting the hair into an architectural masterpiece, hairstyles did not disappoint at the Met.
5. The Headpiece
Headpieces on the carpet helped tie outfits to their beauty looks and create an overall complete picture from head to toe. Some can be tiny and dainty while others the size of Texas. Regardless, a chapeau of any sort made some celebs stand out.
6. A Nod To the Greats
Several celebs decided to pay homage to American icons like Keke Palmer as Diana Ross, Dixie Demilio as Audrey Hepburn, and Billie Eilish as Marilyn Monroe. While channeling the past, they also brought some elements of current beauty trends making the looks both modern and nostalgic.
Standings Out From the Crowd
The following people were truly in a league of their own Monday night. They stood out from the crowd and gave us something to talk about for the rest of the week.
Hunter Schafer deserves to be in a category of her own. Makeup artist Sandy Ganzer created a look that was futuristic, alluring, and fashion-forward. The sci-fi look was a bold choice in a sea of glamour makeup we are used to seeing on the red carpet.
Gigi Hadid was meant to be a redhead and no one can convince me otherwise. Auburn and ginger-coloured hair started to trend late this summer and I predict it’s going to get even bigger this fall-winter. The blue eyeshadow was a perfect contrast to the hair and both elements were able to stand out without overpowering each other.
Queen Riri decided to grace us with her presence later in the evening because she knew we would stay up and wait for her arrival. As per usual she ate and left no crumbs. What I love about Rihanna at the Met is that you can always guarantee she’s going to give us something new and unexpected. This year she gave us glam vamp and I can not wait to recreate this look all winter long.