I have never been interested in any Met Gala event like I was this year. The fabulous display of colours, clothes, gown, makeup and oh Makeup made me quiver in delight. The event co-hosted by Lady Gaga, Alessandro Michele, Harry Styles and Serena Williams centred on the theme “Camp : Notes On Styles” which (after 30 mins of research revealed) meant “the essence of Camp is its love of the unnatural: of artifice and exaggeration”. (Read more). I am no expert in judging fashion theme but I think the celebrities, stylists and makeup artists SERVED US LOOKS!
While you are not here to read my ramblings, I am going to jump right into my 10 best makeup looks from the night and the makeup artist that did a stupendous job of pulling the look of “unnatural”
1. Artist: Mimi Choi
Client: Ezra Miller
I have trouble drawing one eye and Mimi drew an extra 5! (Super Human). Ezra’s look was one of the artistic looks, completed with a red power lip. His makeup was done by Mimi Choi, a Vancouver-based professional makeup artist renowned for her unique artistic style. Since graduating from Blanche Macdonald Centre in 2014, her pioneering illusionary work has garnered international attention and a large following on social media (@mimles).
2. Artist: Nick Barose
Client: Lupita Nyong’o
Nick Barose, a New York–based makeup artist, transformed Lupita into a drag queen ! (We stan!) His work was a tribute and inspired by legendary drag queen, Divine. He played with glitter, vibrant pink tones further accentuating her eyebrows and eyes to create a cartoon and animated vibe around her hair and makeup. Barose began his career in America as an assistant to legendary makeup artist Kevyn Aucoin and his client list include Tracee Ellis Ross, and Gugu Mbatha-Raw.
3. Artist: Sarah Tanno
Client: Lady Gaga
One obvious standout was Lady Gaga, who served as one of the co-hosts for the event, and turned the Met Gala red carpet into a one-woman show with four different outfits. Her makeup artist Sarah Tanno rimmed her eyes in exaggerated black-and-white eyeliner, then layered on thick, ultra-long lashes in black and gold and teardrop-shaped rhinestones on the lower lash line. The whole look was completed with a bubblegum-pink lip color. Sarah Tanno began working as Gaga’s makeup artist since 2009 and has worked as a Marc Jacobs Beauty Ambassador.
(Do they look alike or what)
4. Artist: Matin Maulawizada
Client: Tracee Ellis Ross
Tracee showed up like the “work of art” she is. Her makeup Artist, Matin Maulawizada glammed Tracee with a smoked-out cat-eye, and a punchy red lip. Apart from slaying celebrities, Matin is the founder of Afghan Hands, an organization that supports disenfranchised women.
5. Artist: Erika La’ Pearl,
Client: Cardi B
Erika La’ Pearl is the force behind most of Cardi B’s beauty moment. Although the gown stole the show Erika kept the look very soft with a rose gold eyeshadow and burgundy lips to match the attire. Erika is Puerto Rican and started out working on set of Love and Hip Hop and Real Housewives of Atlanta. Cardi B is her only client.
6. Artist: Yolanda Frederick
Ciara was everything goals that night! Not only did her big hair catch my attention, the green eye makeup was stunning. You think eyeshadow was only meant for the eye alone? Yolanda Frederica, blended out the eyeshadow to the temples. Yolonda Frederick is a 2019 Hollywood Beauty Award-winning celebrity makeup artist and inventor of internationally patented iPhone makeup palette clutch case, Glam Or Ring.
7. Artist: La Sonya Gunter
Client: Billy Porter
Billy Porter knows how to make an entrance! To complement his golden ensemble and head dress, makeup artist La Sonya Gunter used a gold eyeshadow which was also used on the lips. She also used gold and white studs to complete the Egyptian god look. La Sonya Gunter is also a Prime Time Emmy Nominated Makeup Artist.
8. Artist:Erin Parsons
Client: Gigi Hadid
Global Makeup Artist for Maybelline New York, Erin Parsons used FEATHERS for this look! She used feathers that she cut and then individually applied one at a time. She then used a bronzer to shape and define and a matte lip color to complete the look. Erin Parsons celebrity clientele include Gigi Hadid, Ashley Graham and Jordan Dunn. She also serves as the Maybelline makeup lead behind the scenes at many a Fashion Week show, putting together looks that complement designer clothes with an elevated, trendy approach.
9. Artist: Georgie Eisdell
Client: Sophie Turner
The wardeness of the North showed up! She wore glitter in her hair and that bold blue eyeshadow gave me white walker fantasies. Her makeup artist, Australian born artist, Georgie Eisdell is one of the most sought after and trusted creatives of her generation. Her eye for detail and her exceptional way of creating fresh and inspired looks makes Georgie a trusted and admired go to professional. Georgie has collaborated with some of the industry’s most respected actresses and actors including Carey Mulligan, Gwyneth Paltrow, Rosamund Pike, Naomi Watts, Anne Hathaway, and Ben Affleck.
10. Artist: Mario Dedivanovic
Client: Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian’s look was a personal favourite! Her makeup and hair obviously had to match the “wet” aesthetic — and her longtime makeup artist, Mario Dedivanovic delivered. The look was meant to mimic a California girl emerging from the water onto the pink carpet, as her body is dripping in crystals. Master Makeup Artist Mario Dedivanovic is one of the most renowned, followed and influential celebrity makeup artists in the world. In addition to longtime client and muse, Kim Kardashian, Mario has worked with some of the most famous faces of our time, including Kendall and Kylie Jenner, Jennifer Lopez, Ariana Grande, Demi Lovato, Mary J. Blige, Katy Perry and Ciara
While there were other gorgeous looks, looks I loved, these ones were some of my favourites and I hope I caught some of yours. Please let me know which ones were your favourite.