Met Ball Make-Up On A Budget

Whilst this year’s Met Ball may have seen a whole host of disastrous outfits (Kim Kardashian we’re looking at you in particular), the make-up on show was, for the most part, absolutely gorgeous. The Ball’s theme, ‘punk: chaos to couture’, clearly had the celebs’ make-up artists thinking two things and two things only: dark vampy lips and smouldering  smoky eyes.



Cara Delevingne, Taylor Swift and Kristen Stewart all wore a striking, dark smoky eye paired with a toned-down, nude lip. Kristen updated this classic look to match her dress with a slightly red toned shadow blended across the lid – risky, but we think she manages to pull it off! To create the look at home arm yourself with Avon’s Supershock Gel Eyeliner Pencil, it’s the softest, most pigmented pencil eyeliner ever. You can get it for just £6 on the Avon website, or you can get one for free with this month’s Marie Claire magazine, such a bargain, it’s the best eyeliner you’ll ever try!


Simply line the upper and lower lash line and blend, blend, blend! Use a firm blending brush to pull the colour up towards the crease of the eyelid until it fades out subtly and for the bottom, keep it closer to the lash line to avoid looking like you’ve been punched! Finally, take a light, shimmery eyeshadow and highlight the brow bone and inner corners of the eye to keep your eyes looking bright. If Kristen’s look is more your thing, use MAC ‘Cranberry’ eyeshadow (£12) and lightly blend it over the top of the smudged out eyeliner – simple!

Katy Perry and Miranda Kerr opted out of the smoky eye in favour of a bold, vampy lip which looks equally as striking. Going easy on the eye make-up is a must if you’re wanting to have a go at this one and a simple, black winged eyeliner keeps the look feeling classic whilst ensuring your eyes are more subtly defined.




Katy went for a more purple toned hue, whilst Miranda opted for a deep red stained look. Sleek Makeup’s ‘Vamp’ lipstick, which you can get at Superdrug, is a purse friendly way to give dark lips a go, so if you decide they just aren’t for you it’s no great loss at just £4.99.

So, whilst the highlight of this year’s Met Ball most definitely (and disappointingly) wasn’t the dresses, we think the make-up made up for it!

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