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…Score Lupita Nyong’o’s Met Gala Eye Makeup Look!


“With Lupita wearing a Prada gown in a bold peach color with floral details for the Met Gala, I wanted to play on the dress’ embellishments without making the makeup too delicate,” details celebrity makeup pro Nick Barose. “I created smudges on the eyes using many different colors, while keeping the rest of the face polished to balance out the look.”

For the eyes, Barose prepped lids with eye makeup primer Lancôme Aquatique in 01 Beige Ivory. “Since I really wanted the bold eyeshadow to pop and the colors to look true, prepping the lids with a lighter color primer instead of the darker one, created the perfect canvas underneath to truly showcase the colors,” he shares. “I smudged a variety of shades and textures to create a dramatic look in touches of bold fuchsia, purple, blue, peach & yellow.  With my finger, I smudged on Lancôme Drama Liqui-Pencils in Cuirve, Or Brilliant, Brique, Cote D’Azure and Ampoulelike cream eyeshadows.” Next, he enhanced the diferent areas with color eyeshadow using Lancôme Color Design Eye Shadows in Miss Sweetheart D, Sapphire Lace, A

Touch of Coral, All That Shimmers and Exhibition. Brows were defined and darkened against the colors on the eyes with a transparent brow gel to keep them groomed and filled in with pencil. One coat of mascara finishes the look.

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