Get Ciara’s Affordable #MetGala Makeup Look!

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Don’t you just LOVE this time of year? I very much enjoy watching the red carpet looks at the Met Gala—the themes make it so much fun. One of my favorite looks from last night’s “fashion in the age of technology” theme was Ciara in a gorgeous halter top H&M dress. I also LOVED her makeup which was done by makeup artist extraordinare Yolonda Frederick using H&M beauty. The H&M team sent over the breakdown of the look—and it’s ALL affordably priced.


“For Ciara’s Met Gala 2016 beauty look, I was inspired by her very beautiful jeweled backless gown by H&M. The theme of this year’s Met Gala is Manus x Machina, which created a futuristic tone. The team decided to use metallic silver color in a classic modern sculpted hairstyle, so we wanted to keep the makeup complimentary to the entire look.”

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“To begin Ciara’s look I always love doing her brows and eyes first. I shaped and defined the brows using the H&M Beauty Specialist Pencil in Chocolate Brown. I love this pencil! I based her lids with H&M Beauty Colour Essence Eye Cream in Sirocco and followed by smudging the H&M Beauty Colour Essence Eye Pencil in Celestial into her bottom and top lash lines. I used the H&M Beauty Eyeshadow Palette in Smoky Nudes to carve out a sultry smokey winged eye using the darker brown shades, then layered H&M Beauty High Impact Eye Colour in Sun Worship and Let It Shine to give the eyes drama fitting for the Met Gala. Finally I topped off the eye with some flirty lashes and H&M Beauty Control Chic Mascara in Deep Black.

Next, I began the foundation application. I used a mixture of H&M Beauty All Day Liquid Foundation in Amber and Ebony and highlighted the under eye area with H&M Beauty Medium-to-Dark Custom Concealer Trio. I carved out the cheek bones with H&M Beauty Pure Velvet Cream Blusher in Cameo Brown. We added lots of radiance and reflection to the high points of her face with H&M Beauty Highlight-To-Go Highlighter Stick in ImperialTopaz.

We kept the lips more muted since the eyes were such a focal point. I contoured the lip-line with H&M Beauty Cream Lip Colour in So Cocoa, and then layered with Seashell and a splash of Peach Fuzz to highlight! To make them pop, I finished with a tiny bit of H&M
Beauty Pure Lustre Gloss in Hollywood Muse.”

H&M recently revamped their beauty collection (thank goodness) and I’ve tried a few items like the eyeshadow palettes and the blushers. The quality on what I’ve tried is amazing and under $9.99 each. I see from this breakdown there’s a few more products I need to try.

Would you try Ciara’s makeup look? Have you tried any H&M Beauty items? Tell me in the comments!

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About Danielle

A former finance girl, Danielle is a New York City based freelance writer and fashion and beauty expert. She's a Hofstra University and Fashion Institute of Technology grad with an obsession with fashion and beauty which she loves to tell you all about every weekday on her award-winning blog. Think of her as your style and beauty entourage all wrapped up into one bubbly brown package. Danielle's work and expertise can be found in print and across the web in Cosmopolitan for Latinas,, and more! She's also appeared as an on-air style and beauty expert on The Real, CBS New York's "The Couch" and WPIX11's Savvy Shopper segment.
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