In today’s Glam Slam feature: Style mavens Sarah Jessica Parker and Blake Lively dominated the Met Ball red carpet with their retro inspired looks in honor of the Charles James Exhibit.
Both stars epitomized the total package — gorgeous gowns and beauty looks.
Here, we break down how the ladies achieved their red carpet glam!
SARAH JESSICA PARKER
WHO: Celebrity makeup artist Leslie Lopez (using NARS Products)
BEAUTY INSPIRATION: “Her makeup look is a modern version of something we’d see from the 1950s. Oscar de la Renta created her dress with Charles James in mind so I created a very distinct shape for the eye that was popular during that era.”
Complexion: Using fingers, apply Sheer Glow Foundation to skin to the center of the face, blend outward.Apply bronzer to the hollows of cheekbones to sculpt and contour skin, adding a small amount to the hairline for dimension.
Eyes: Using the dampened Wet/Dry Eyeshadow Brush #49 (New for Summer 2014), apply Giove Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow (New for Summer 2014) to the entire eyelid extending slightly past the corner in a winged-shape. Soften the edges using a dry eye shadow brush. For contrast and highlight, apply Dione Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow (New for Summer 2014) on the brow bone.Apply Via Veneto Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner to the top and bottom lash lines. Curl lashes and apply a few coats of black mascara to the top and bottom eyelashes.
Cheeks: Apply shimmering lavender pink Adelaïde Illuminator to the apples of cheeks for a highlight.
Lips: On lips, apply Bangkok Pure Matte Lipstick, a soft rose color.
WHO: Celebrity makeup artist Elaine Offers (using NARS products)
BEAUTY INSPIRATION: “This look is very classic but very glamorous. We wanted to nod to Charles James’ aesthetic by creating a look reminiscent of vintage Hollywood but modernize it with a muted red lip.”
Complexion: Apply Foundation to the face followed by Radiant Creamy Concealer to blur imperfections.Blot with oil papers and apply Light Reflecting Loose Setting Powder to center of face.
Cheeks: Apply Love Blush (a Tea Rose shade) on the apples of the cheeks, sweeping up toward the hairline. Pat Adelaïde Illuminator (shimmering lavender pink) on top of the blush at the very high points of the cheekbones, melting it into skin with fingers. Create a halo of bronze with Gina Blush, applying to the forehead, cheekbones and jaw bone.
Eyes: Apply brown Ponderosa Cream Eyeshadow to the crease and outer corners of the eyes. Follow with shimmery copper Mykonos Cream Eyeshadow on the entire eyelid and along the lower lash line. To create definition in the crease, apply Subra Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow (New for Summer 2014) with a fluffy brush. Apply Andromeda Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow (New for Summer 2014) to the inner corners of the eye. Apply bronze Baalbek Eye Paint three quarters of the way across the top lash line extending outwards and upwards past the outer corner. This will give a lifted effect. Shape and fill eyebrows with a dramatic 1950s shape using a Brow Pencil. Apply two coats of black mascara to eyelashes.
Lips: Apply plum brown Salsa Lip Liner Pencil to the entire lip and dab down with fingers for a muted color.
-- Ryan Patterson