How to get Winnie Harlow’s Met Gala makeup look. Preparing for the Met Gala is so intense, it’s almost like an Olympic sport.
However, one celeb who rocked the Met Gala this year was model Winnie Harlow.
The 24-year-old turned heads with her jewel encrusted two piece, which was a tribute to her ‘beloved Caribbean Carnival’, complete with shimmery pink eyeshadow, flawless skin and fluffy lashes.
Adam Burrell, who was responsible for Winnie’s incredible beauty look has shared his tricks and tips on how to create Winnie’s Met Gala makeup.
When asked on how he prepped the model’s skin for the event, he told Vogue Australia: “”It really depends on the client’s specific needs on the day, but generally I love a squeaky clean, smooth, well moisturised base to work on.”
“I’ll do a light and gentle cleanse with micellar water – La Mer is my favourite. For moisturiser, it would have to be Charlotte Tilbury’s Magic Cream. It gives a finish like you’ve just had a facial. I’ll always end with La Mer lip balm.”
Burrell revealed that he wanted Harlow’s makeup to be ‘extra special’ for this year’s theme, Camp: Notes on Fashion.
“Any red carpet is collaborative, but the Met Gala feels extra special. It all starts with the theme and then the dress. Once I’ve seen sketches of the dress, talked to the stylist about their vision, spoken to the hair stylist and have an idea from the client as to how they would like to look, I can really get to work. I love making mood boards. Sometimes I’ll do several different options, before my client makes the final decision.”
Liking any beauty look to be ‘seamless’, the makeup artist explained why he loves to use cream-based products on his clients.
“It’s about making sure foundation and concealer are seamless, brows are set in place, lashes are down, lips have a clean line and shine is under control. I’m all about glowing skin, but I’d recommend keeping the t-zone matte with a regular dust of blotting powder, too.”
“I love cream eye shadows, waterproof eyeliners and long-wearing foundation for longevity. Generally anything waterproof or long-wearing will stay put.”
How to get Winnie Harlow’s Met Gala makeup look