Annie Walton Doyle is a writer based in Manchester, UK.…
The Met Gala is ostensibly an occasion to raise money for a museum. But we all know what it’s really about. The looks – duh. And this year’s Met was no exception. The Karl Lagerfeld theme allowed the stars to get creative, and there were some genuinely iconic fashion and beauty moments. So, without further ado, let me present the best beauty looks from the 2023 Met Gala.
Met Gala Artist: Cedric Jolivet
Suki’s watercolour eye makeup is the stuff of dreams. These soft pastel eyeshadow tones are perfect if you want to make a statement without opting for anything too harsh. The statement eye, pared-back skin, and simple, neat hair make for an unexpected and cool Gala look.
Get the look: The Viseart Editorial Brights palette is my go-to for any more out-there eyeshadow look. These highly pigmented colours are incredibly blendable. This makes achieving a more washed-out, subtle, pastel vibe, a la Miss Waterhouse, easy.
Met Gala Artist: Genevieve Herr
Amanda really brought the drama with her glam Met Gala look. She paired a stunning plum-toned smokey eye with a deep, wine-stained pout and big, bouncy hair. She proved that sometimes you can go for it all!
Get the look: After curling your hair, you’ll want some old-school hairspray to achieve Amanda’s level of volume and bounce. I’m always a fan of the Sam McKnight Cool Girl Texturizing Hair Spray, which offers airy lift without ever feeling sticky or crispy. The name says it all.
Met Gala Artist: Bernicia Boateng
Michaela always looks regal, and her Met Gala custom Schiaparelli gown accentuated that vibe. But her gorgeous hair and makeup cemented Michaela as one of the night’s best looks for me. The cornrows, in particular, were an inspired choice.
Get the look: Michaela’s makeup is always centred around a lit-from-within, glowing skin. To achieve this natural glow, mix a Saie Glowy Super Gel pump with your foundation. It’s incredibly hydrating and has lumin