There were many bold beauty choices at the recent Met Gala in New York. But one standout trend had to be the hot pink eyeshadow sported by Selena Gomez, which was created for her by make-up artist Hugo Vanngo to complement her gorgeous Coach gown.
Selena Gomez worked a hot pink eye look at the 2017 Met Gala
If you're brave enough to try the bright-eyed look for yourself, Lord & Berry make-up artist Abbi-Rose Crook recommends starting by prepping the eyelids. “Firstly, create a canvas for the pigment by using an eyeshadow primer, such as Urban Decay's Eyeshadow Primer Potion,” she told Cover Media.
Then take a light pink eyeshadow, like Lord & Berry's Seta Eyeshadow in Desert Sand, and shade in the inner corners and outer edges of the eye. Add a pop of deep colour in the centre of lid, using a hot pink eyeshadow, or a swipe of Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner in the candy pink hue of (Pop)ular 49 on the upper and lower lashes and blend out. Top the look off with lashings of your favourite black mascara.
Selena Gomez with The Weeknd at the 2017 Met Gala
And if you don't have the perfect pink eyeshadow on hand, Abbi-Rose suggests digging through your beauty bag for a similarly hued product. “If you don't want to invest in a bright pink eyeshadow you can always use your blusher, providing it still contains a bright-ish pigment,” the make-up expert explained. “If it's a powder formulation, it can be used in the same way as an eyeshadow.”
When it comes to the rest of your make-up, take a page out of Selena's book and opt for a minimal, dewy look. To compliment the high-fashion eyeshadow trend, Abbi-Rose would simply use a touch of Becca Backlight Filter Face Primer to make the skin “pop” before adding a little powder highlighter on the top of the cheekbones.
“Lips should be kept understated, so it's a good idea to line the lips with a pencil such as MAC's lip pencil in Soar, a rose pink colour, before adding a little of Lord & Berry's Active Spa Moisture Lip Balm,” she added.