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How Kim Kardashian's makeup artist perfected her Marilyn Monroe dewy skin for the Met Gala

Kim Kardashian was GLOWING at the Met Gala - here's how she did it

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Arianna Chatzidakis
Arianna ChatzidakisCreative Content Director
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In a now-iconic moment, Kim Kardashian appeared on the 2022 Met Gala red carpet donning Marilyn Monroe’s iconic gem-embellished gown, made famous when the late icon wore it to serenade US president John F Kennedy for his birthday six decades ago.

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But what about that gorgeous movie star glow? Kim enlisted the help of her trusty makeup artist, Mario Dedivanovic AKA Makeup by Mario, to help recreate Marilyn Monroe’s ultra-dewy skin for the glamorous Met Gala event. And it's a look that is so timeless, it's one to copy in 2023 and beyond.

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Kim Kardashian looked glowing at the Met Gala - and we know how to get her dewy skin

Revealing the details of how he achieved the glowing look, Mario posted a breakdown of the skincare steps he followed on his Instagram.

“Skincare prep using all @augustinusbader

Step 1: I cleansed Kim’s face with the The Cream Cleansing Gel.

Step 2: Using a cotton pad, I applied The Essence all over her face.

Step 3: Once The Essence absorbed, I applied The Cream all over skin.”

Founded by a world-leading stem cell specialist, Augustinus Bader has rapidly become a celebrity favourite skincare brand, counting Victoria BeckhamJennifer Aniston, Margot Robbie and Gigi Hadid among its A-list fans.All the skincare products created by the brand contain Professor Augustinus Bader's patented TFC8 technology (Trigger Factor Complex), which is backed by 30 years of science and research.

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The products used on Kim to replicate Marilyn Monroe’s youthful skin are some of Augustinus Bader’s best-sellers...

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Augustinus Bader Cream Cleansing Gel, £21 / $23, Augustinus Bader


This light-weight cream-gel cleanser removes dirt, impurities, and makeup all without stripping the skin. It also helps to smooths imperfections, tighten pores, and improve elasticity.

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Augustinus Bader The Essence, £22 / $31, Augustinus Bader


As a 3-in-1 exfoliant, toner and essence, this clever skincare product helps to smooth and brighten skin. If you suffer with discolouration or redness, you’ll also see benefits from using this daily.

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Augustinus Bader The Cream, £71 / $92, Augustinus Bader


This daily moisturiser helps support cell renewal and is a favourite cult-skincare product amongst the A-list. It also defends against damage from environmental aggressors like pollution and UV rays.

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The Ultimate Travel Kit, £150 / $195, Augustinus Bader

With Kim's The Cream Cleansing Gel, The Essence, and the Cream


If you want all three to exactly copy Kim's skincare prep, you can shop The Ultimate Travel Kit with the trio plus a handy toiletry bag.


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