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When it comes to hair and makeup, the stars are always one step ahead for their Met steps.
After all, while Vogue’s annual prom is famous for its great fashion statements, it never fails to deliver equally great moments of beauty – and Monday’s Met Gala 2023 red carpet was certainly no exception.
The “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty”-themed feast was filled with magical makeup looks ranging from Kim Kardashian’s classic glamor to Doja Cat’s cat suit.
And while it’s hard to get an invite to the Anna Wintour-hosted event, you can recreate some of the best hair and makeup moments on your own.
Below, we’ve listed the top products that the stars use as they prepare for the chic night.
Want some pearls of wisdom from Kim Kardashian’s makeup artist? Mario Dedivanovic rounded up the shapewear king’s pearl-encrusted Schiaparelli Haute Couture ensemble with products from his own Makeup by Mario line, including the frosted SurrealSkin Liquid Foundation ($42) and MoistureGlow Plumper Lip Color ($24), a “weightless” lip moisturizer. , glossy texture” — soft nude and hot pink.
The pregnant tennis star displayed a stunning beauty on the carpet. Makeup artist Farzana Zaman She prepped her skin with Beautyblender Boost 18-Hour Firming and Smoothing Peptide + Ceramide Primer ($29) before applying products, including 12-Hour Always on Radiant Skin Tint ($29), a vegan formula with hyaluronic acid.
Kidman’s nearly two decades old Chanel dress wasn’t the only thing looking fresh on Monday’s red carpet, thanks to the star’s glowing skin.
Before applying her Oscar-winning beauty products, she prepped her skin with skincare from Seratopical Revolution, a brand that considers itself both an ambassador and a long-time fan. The skincare routine includes DNA Complex ($80), designed to “reduce wrinkles” and layer under makeup without leaving residue on the skin, according to the product description.
Even the Kardashian-Jenners love drugstore beauty products. In addition to showing off bountiful skin with her ass-exposing red carpet look, the supermodel also kept her famous face in perfect shape with L’Oréal Paris products like Revitalift Derm Intensives 1.5% Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum ($22). , originally $33).
Makeup artist Mary Phillips then applied eyeshadows from the brand’s Infallible 24 Hour Fresh Wear Foundation ($9, originally $16), Infallible Grip Gel Eyeliner ($9, originally $11), and La Palette Nude ($10).
Bad Gal brought new meaning to the trendy late hours at the 2023 Met Gala, where she closed the night in a stunning white Valentino gown. She finished off her style with products including Uncensored from Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint ($28), Match Stix Matte Contour Skinstick ($32), and of course a spritz of Fenty Eau de Parfum ($140).
“For the 2023 Met Gala, we paired an iconic Rihanna red lip with a glamorous yet sharp, high-shimmer pearlescent eye,” makeup artist Priscilla Ono said in a press release, adding that the look “celebrates the same classic yet modern.” The beauty of Karl Lagerfeld’s designs.”
Are you kidding about Cardi B’s silver hair style and radiant skin? Makeup artist Erika La’Pearl prepared her for the big night with Murad Daily Defense Colloidal Oatmeal Cream ($54) and the brand’s Moisturizing Toner ($42).
“Cardi always represents not only elegance but also her own unconventional sense of style,” La’Pearl said in a press release.
As Monáe’s outfit transformed on the red carpet, the star’s hairstyle was locked in with products like Mielle Rice Water Braiding Gel ($10) and Pomegranate and Honey Blend Super Hold Gel ($7).
“The super long, structural ball knot was inspired by the extravagant tweed tuxedo,” hairstylist Nikki Nelms said in a press release.
While the runway came without a real cat (Karl Lagerfeld’s beloved pet, Choupette, stayed home on Met Monday), he paid tribute to the late designer with a tribute to his iconic white shirts. Makeup artist Hung Vanngo used under $20 products, including Cetaphil Moisturizing Foaming Cream Cleanser ($10, originally $11) and Moisturizing Lotion ($16, originally $17) to complete the look.
Jessica Chastain regularly turns to Charlotte Tilbury’s TikTok favorite products for her red carpet appearance. And while she changed her hair to pay homage to the theme, she reached for some of her essential makeup essentials for the Met and used the full face of beauty products the brand had purchased, including the popular Beauty Skin Foundation ($49) and the viral Hollywood Contour Wand. ($42).
Paris Hilton made her Met Gala debut with high fashion and a matching high ponytail. The latter came thanks to products including Unite’s Hair 7Seconds Shine Spray ($32), designed to keep hair “shiny, smooth, and protected,” according to the product description.
“Karl Lagerfeld used to have a sleek pony with some volume on the top, so we thought it would be fun to turn up the volume as a nod to the latest legend, so that’s exactly what we did,” celebrity hairstylist Eduardo Ponce said. A press release.
Want Doja Cat’s beauty secrets right? meow? The star dressed as Choupette on the red carpet and appropriately completed her cat-eye beauty using Charlotte Tilbury Feline Flick Eyeliner ($32) in the Panther shade.
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The “Citadel” star prepped for the red carpet using the latest iteration of Hollywood’s beloved Solawave wand: the Radiant Renewal Wand ($169), which uses red light therapy, therapeutic warmth, and facial massage.
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The “Devil Wears Prada” star looked downright angelic in a white Versace dress and elegant updo, the latter held in place with Orlando Pita Play Body Breakthrough Volume-Enhancing Hairspray ($17).
Are you a fan of Ashley Graham’s cat eye and pink face? Shop the Revlon foundations she uses, including ColorStay Lip Liner ($10) in Sienna, Super Lustrous Lipstick ($6, originally $10) in Bare it All, and ColorStay Liquid Liner ($15) in Blackest Black.