These are the exact makeup products the stunning celebrities used at the Met Gala

These are the exact makeup products the stunning celebrities used at the Met Gala

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Text: Renée Batchelor

Yes, it was a given that Rihanna used Fenty Beauty to create her illuminated glow. Here's what else the stars' makeup artists used

Whether you loved to hate (or hated to love) the jaw dropping makeup looks and blatant religious appropriation at the 2018 Met Gala, it's likely that the experience left you as least mildly entertained. And if you're a makeup junkie you might even be curious as to what the products each celebrity used — from the shade of Rihanna's contour to the colour of Janelle Monae's rich red lippie. Here the makeup artists and hairstylists that worked on them reveal all.

Usually fresh-faced (ie with much lighter makeup) perhaps Bündchen was making up for her less than stellar Versace dress with this bombshell, golden goddess look. To us it was a much more successful take than Selena Gomez's hot orange mess.
Makeup artist: Hung Vanngo using Marc Jacobs Beauty
Key products: Eye-Conic Multifinish Eyeshadow Palette in Edgitorial and Highliner Glam Glitter Gel Eye Crayon in Glitterbug and All that Glitters (launching in August 2018).
How to: Hung first applied a wash of the gold shade from the Eye-Conic Multifinish Eyeshadow Palette in Edgitorial all over the lid, up to the browbone and under the lashes. Next, he used a subtle wash of the green shade along the lashline for an unexpected pop of color. To elongate the eyes, Hung gradually built up the color and pulled the shadow in the outer corner of the eye. To intensify the look, he used the yet-to-be launched Highliner Glam Glitter Gel Eye Crayon in Glitterbug and All that Glitters along the upper lash line and soft smudged the colour.


While Rihanna's Maison Margiela dress by John Galliano, made some want to start a new religion, her makeup was also subtly subversive — think bleached-out brows and an otherworldly glow, as well as pale, metallic pink lippie.
Makeup artist: Priscilla Ono using Fenty Beauty (what else?).
Key products: Match Stix Matte Skinstick in Truffle and Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick in Spanked.
How to: To define her face, Ono used the Match Stix Matte Skinstick in Truffle, a colour that's a few shades deeper than Rihanna's actual complexion, to contour and define her face. For that gorgeous lip look, Ono applied the Mattemoiselle lipstick in Spanked, a soft matte pink, and topped it off with glitter for some stunning dimension.


Even Kate Bosworth called her look bridal, and there was no doubt the mantilla veil and virginal blush added to the aura of innocence. We especially loved her face-framing, centre-parted finger waves and super delicate complexion that contributed to the ethereal look her makeup artist was going for. 
Makeup artist: Beau Nelson using Chantecaille
Key products: Cheek Gelée in Happy, Philanthropy Cheek Shade in Laughter and L'Arbre Illuminé Palette. 
How to:  To create her beautiful complexion, Nelson used the brand's Future Skin Shades and HD Perfecting Powder. He then primed her cheeks with universally-flattering pink Cheek Gelée in Happy, and then brushed on the Philanthropy Cheek Shade in Laughter, a warm peachy pink blush. Finally to add that light on the face, he highlighted the high points with the L'Arbre Illuminé Palette.


Monáe was definitely a saint (and not sinner) in this glorious makeup look which combined a defined eye with a bold, red lipstick. 
Makeup artist: Jessica Smalls using Marc Jacobs Beauty
Key products: (P)outliner Longwear Lip Pencil in Oh, Cocoa, Le Marc Lip Crème Lipstick in Amazing and the Perfecting Coconut Setting Powder.
How to:  Smalls gave this lip extra staying power and a matte finish, thanks to prepping and finishing steps. Start by lining and filling in the entire lip with a lip pencil before applying the liptsick over. Finally, dust finishing powder on top for a mattifying effect that also ensures your lippie doesn't budge.