Met Gala 2018 Red Carpet: The Best Drugstore Beauty Buys Used by Celebrity Stylists
Watching all the celebrity style on the Met Gala 2018 red carpet was truly a spiritual experience. From other-worldly headgear to dazzling jewelry, the stars showed their best and brightest interpretations of the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination theme. Though the couture fashion was anything but attainable, a number of the red carpet beauty looks are surprisingly affordable. Keep clicking for the budget-friendly, drugstore-beauty essentials used to create the night's most memorable looks on Rita Ora, Blake Lively, and more.
Rita Ora: “I wanted to create a hair look that was angelic, luxurious, and has a beautiful ethereal quality to it,” says hairstylist Brent Lawler for Dove. To help her style stay sleek throughout the evening, he finished her strands with Dove Style+Care Compressed Micro-Mist Extra Hold Hairspray ($5). (Photo via Matt Winkelmeyer/MG18/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue)
Blake Lively: Makeup artist Kristofer Buckle complemented Lively’s Versace gown with a deep-red lip courtesy of L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Shine Lipstick in Varnished Rosewood ($10) and a dot of L’Oréal Paris Infallible Lip Paints in Bewitching Bordeaux ($10). (Photo via Matt Winkelmeyer/MG18/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue)
Emilia Clarke: ORLY ambassador Alicia Torello painted Clarke’s nails with the brand’s Kiss the Bride ($8) and added small crosses at the base with Party in the Hills ($8). (Photo via Karwai Tang/Getty Images)
Zendaya: For her wavy bob, Unilever celebrity hairstylist Ursula Stephen relied on a healthy dose of Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray ($27) and Dove Style+Care Curls Defining Mousse ($4). (Photo via Dia Dipasupil/WireImage)
Tiffany Haddish: To help keep shine at bay, makeup artist Dionne Wynn dusted Haddish’s face with Black/Opal Invisible Oil Blocking Loose Powder ($10). (Photo via Dia Dipasupil/WireImage)
Katy Perry: The secret to Katy Perry’s angelic eyes? “I used the champagne color of the COVERGIRL target="_blank" Peach Punch Palette [available in June 2018] on the center of her eyes to make them really pop,” says makeup artist Michael Anthony. (Photo via George Pimentel/Getty Images)
Ashley Graham: Allan Avendano created a luminous complexion for Graham with Revlon Photoready Highlighting Palette in Sunlit Dream ($13). “I used it by swiping my fan brush over all four shades in the palette and applying them to all the highlight points on her face,” he said. (Photo via Karwai Tang/Getty)
Gigi Hadid: Celeb makeup artist Patrick Ta took inspiration from Hadid’s stained-glass inspired gown by Versace. “Making the eye feminine yet bold was definitely key,” he said, noting he relied on the blue tones from the Maybelline New York Soda Pop Eyeshadow Palette (out in September 2018). (Photo via Karwai Tang/Karwai Tang/Getty Images)
Alicia Vikander: Celebrity hairstylist Chris Naselli prepped Vikander’s hair with TRESemmé Repair & Protect 7 Pre-Styling Spray ($5) before creating a fishtail braid. (Photo via Dia Dipasupil/WireImage)
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