The Met Gala is not a night for demure or subtle anything (c’mon, you saw Bey and Riri and those dresses!!) and that’s true for makeup and hair on the red carpet too. One of the trends that caught my eye was the red shadow that stars like Jennifer Lopez and Claire Danes were rocking. Super unique and actually really beautiful, but I know what you’re thinking — how the heck can I do that IRL? I’ll show you! Here’s how you can actually wear red eyeshadow (inspired specifically by our girl Jenny from the Block!) with a simple hack using makeup you already have and must-know tips.

Prep: How to Get A Glowing Bronze Face


Prep your base makeup using our go-to tutorial, just adding a little more bronzer this time around. Highlight your cheekbones and bridge of your nose with a golden shimmer and add a neutral mauve gloss to your lips.

Step 1: Highlight Eyes


Use a golden shimmering shadow like Urban Decay Naked Palette in Half Baked ($54) to highlight your brow bones, inside corners of your eyes and across your lower lashline.

Step 2:  Blush Hack for Red Eyeshadow


If you don’t have red eyeshadow just lying around, you’re not alone. Here’s a simple hack to make it happen. Use a blush that has a deeper currant undertones in it like NARS Blush in Seduction ($54) and mix it with a second to bump in the right hue of red for your skintone. For Lee, who is fair, we went with a bright pink like NARS Blush in Desire ($30). If you are medium in complexion you can try a lighter peachy orangey blush like NARS Blush in Orgasm ($35). If you have a deeper skin tone you can go for a more orangey blush like NARS Blush in Taj Majal ($30).

Step 3: Add Another Pop Of Gold


Apply another layer of the golden eyeshadow to your brow bone to really make this look pop.

Step 4: Add Eyeliner + Mascara


We went with a black winged tip eyeliner and a couple coats of mascara on both the top and bottom lashes to bring this look to life.


Is there a crazy celebrity beauty look out there that you want to know how to do in real life? Share with us below and we could make it happen!

(Photos via Dimitrios Kambouris + Larry Busacca/Getty)