The Met Gala last night was host to a number of interpretations of "Camp." While some attendees like Kate Moss and Harry Styles preferred a sophisticated take on the theme, there were others — hello Lady Gaga and Billy Porter! — who took things to another level.
While the outfits themselves may be hard to recreate (Kim Kardashian's custom Mugler look reportedly took eight months to create), makeup and hair were big contributors to crafting the camp effect.
PAPER spoke to the makeup artists behind the scenes, who broke down every product used to create the most spectacular beauty looks of the night:
For the skin: For most part, La Pearl chose to keep Cardi's skin simple, keeping the focus on her eyes and lips. After perfecting her base, the makeup artist used the Skin Fetish: Highlighter + Balm Duo in the shade Golden for an added glow.
"[Kim is] a California girl, stepping out of the ocean onto the pink carpet of the Met Gala. She emerges from the water, revealing her body dripping in crystals. She is CAMP by day," celebrity makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic told PAPER about Kardashian's look. Here's Dedivanovic's step-by-step guide to the look:
For the eyes: For Kim's eyes, I wanted to mimic the reflection of light glistening off of a body of water. I layered both Albanian and Bronzy from the KKW Beauty X Mario Palette on the eyelids. I then buffed the lower lash line using Albanian. I highlighted the brow bone with a mix of 2008 and Armenian. To give the glistening effect in the middle of the eyelid, I added a highlight of Ultra Lightbeams in Iridescent. To finish off the eyes, I customized the lashes using individuals and small pieces of strips.
For the skin: To prep the skin, Tanno started with the new, first-ever skincare product from Marc Jacobs Beauty, Youthquake Hydra-Full Retexturizing Gel Crème. The cream claims to "retexturize and moisturize at the same time," making it the perfect prep step for "a makeup-ready canvas and the ultimate red carpet glow must-have."
Musgrave's pick for the night was Pat McGrath. "Kacey's look was inspired directly by Moschino's Barbie," makeup artist Moani Lee told PAPER. "It was important for me to bring to life the essence of Barbie with doll-like, mannequin skin that was still breathable and satiny, finishing off with a power lip in a Moschino Barbie Pink using none other than Pat McGrath Labs iconic makeup."
For the skin: Much like Cardi, to keep the attention on the rest of the look, Gunter kept the skin simple and topped the minimal base with the Skin Fetish Highlighter + Balm Duo in Golden and Bronze.
For the lips: Lips were a big part of Porter's look and so was the work that went into it. First, Gunter first used the Perma Gel Ultra Lip Pencil in Deep Void to outline. Then she topped it with the MatteTrance Lipstick, also in Deep Void. The gold glow on Porter's lips, however, was thanks to the makeup artist's use of the EYEdols Eye Shadow in Gold Standard.