MET Gala 2021: JLo, Rihanna, Ava DuVernay Makeup Tips

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Ava DuVernay brought the glam to the New York MET Gala red carpet, courtesy of makeup artist Adam Burrell using Milk Makeup

Here's how to recreate @Ava's Met Gala skincare prep and flawless makeup look in five simple steps for next-level glam wherever you are. 

SKINCARE: Adam prepped the skin using Vegan Milk Moisturizer ($38) before applying the holy grail of primers, the Hydro Grip Primer ($34) and the brand NEW Hydro Grip Eye Primer ($24).

FACE: Adam applied Matte Foundation ($40) in Caramel + Golden Deep all over, followed by the NEW Sunshine Under Eye Tint + Brighten ($28) in shades 4 & 5 to brighten the under eyes and center of the face. To add warmth, Adam used Flex Foundation Stick ($36) in Warm Deep around the perimeter of her face. To set Ava's under eyes, he applied Translucent Medium Powder ($29) and for the rest of the face, he used Translucent Deep Powder ($29).

EYES: Adam used KUSH Gel Brow Pencil ($22) in Dark Brew to fill in and define Ava's brows before grooming and setting them into place using KUSH Clear Brow Gel ($20). He then applied Matte Bronzer in Baked ($30) all over the lid for a neutral eye color and defined the lower lash line using the Long Wear Gel Eyeliner ($22) in Bonus and smudged it out. For the feline flick, he used KUSH Liquid Eyeliner ($22) and finished the eye using KUSH Mascara ($25).

CHEEKS: After adding some definition to the cheeks using Matte Bronzer ($30) in Blaze, Adam applied a pop of color using the NEW Bionic Blush ($20) in Fly to the apples of the cheeks.

LIPS: For that true old Hollywood lip, Adam used shades OG Red ($24) and Name Drop ($24).

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Get Rihanna's makeup look. Makeup By Hector Espinal, Fenty Beauty Global Makeup Artist

PREP: Fenty Skin Total Cleans'r Remove-It-All Cleanser ($25), Fenty Skin Fat Water Pore-Refining Toner Serum ($28), Fenty Skin Hydra Vizor Invisible Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen ($35), Fenty Skin Flash Nap Instant Revival Eye Gel-Cream ($32)

COMPLEXION: Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation in 300 ($36), Fenty Beauty Sun Stalk'r Instant Warmth Bronzer in "I$land Ting" and "Bajan Gyal" ($30 each), Fenty Beauty Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush in "Petal Poppin" and "Cool Berry" ($20 each), Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'r Instant Retouch Setting Powder in "Butter" ($32)

EYES: Fenty Beauty Snap Shadows Mix & Match Eyeshadow Palette in "Smoky" and "Cool Neutrals" ($25 each), Fenty Beauty Flypencil Longwear Pencil Eyeliner in "Cuz I'm Black" and "Big Truffle" ($22 each), Fenty Beauty Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter in "Trophy Wife," "Ginger Binge," and "Lightning Dust" ($36 each), Fenty Beauty Diamond Bomb Triple Drip All Over Diamond Veil Palette ($42), Fenty Beauty Full Frontal Volume, Lift & Curl Mascara ($24)

BROWS: Fenty Beauty Brow MVP Ultra Fine Brow Pencil & Styler in "Light Brown" and "Medium Brown" ($20 each)

LIPS: Fenty Beauty Pro Kiss'r Lip-Loving Scrubstick ($16), Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint Longwear Fluid Lip Color in "Underdawg" ($25) 

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Get The Look: JLo at The MET Gala with JLo Beauty 

Here's how to recreate @JLo's Met Gala skincare prep in five simple steps for next-level radiance wherever you are. 

Step 1: A good cleanser is non-negotiable, even if you're not hitting multiple red carpets. Jennifer starts her routine with That Hit Single Gel Cream Cleanser ($38)–the formula tightens, firms, and lifts dirt and makeup in one squeaky-clean sweep

Step 2: Revive dry, dehydrated skin with a double dose of glow. Jennifer used the dynamic duo of That Limitless Glow Sheet Mask ($18) and That JLo Glow Serum ($79) for hydration that's twice as nice

Step 3: Gently dab on That Fresh Take Eye Cream ($48) to awaken eyes for those bright flashing lights while ironing out fine lines and wrinkles

Step 4: A serious moisturizer is the perfect base for flawless red carpet makeup (especially after a flight across the Atlantic and an appearance at the VMAs). Jennifer's final skincare step was applying That Blockbuster Hydrating Cream ($58) to create a soft, smooth canvas for her Met Gala glam

Step 5: Finish by applying That Star Filter Complexion Booster ($39) all over for a head-to-toe glow


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