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Met Gala Inspiration

This year's Met Gala paid homage to the work of Karl Lagerfeld who infamously worked with Balmain, Patou, Chloe and Fendi prior to his decades long stint at Chanel. The Met is an opportunity for ARTists to collaborate at the highest level with top tier talent. Let's take a peek at some of my favorite looks of the night.

Amanda Seyfried

What struck gold in this look for me was how harmonious Amanda Seyfried's hair, skin and dress appeared tonally. Her look showed us how every element of the ensemble can have its moment while SHE is ultimately the focus. Genevieve Herr nailed it by using rose toned shadows on the eye and a berry red lip to create drama. It's important to note how the cool toned red shows up warmer in some photos than it actually is – something I imagine Genevieve took into account when choosing tones.

Anok Yai

I nearly screamed when I saw this look live on the red carpet because as a woman of color, the way Anok embraced her melanin was truly breathtaking. I loved the glowing skin, sheer black gloves, dual toned dress and the classic Jimmy Choo shoes. The harmony was rich, expensive even, and Sheika Daley is the GOAT (greatest of all time) when it comes to melanated skin on the red carpet.

Michelle Yeoh

I love when a woman knows her signature style. “At the end of the day, I know who I am. You can't let the dress wear you and you can't be walking around going, 'I'm so uncomfortable. I can't breathe.'” - Michelle Yeoh. This timeless beauty showed us that your signature look can be honored every time you get dressed. This high contrast look in tone and structure was paired well with a softly graphic eye by Daniel Martin – an ARTist who does clean beauty oh so well.

There is beauty in honoring your naturalness, but there is also fun in stepping into a character for the night. The best part? You get to choose every time you pick up your makeup brush. :)

In Your Corner,

Natalia Barlow

Educator | Makeup ARTist | Self-first Care Advocate

"Bespoke Experiences. Individualized Results."

IG: GlowByNatalia


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