20 Facelifters and Makeup Artists Talk About How They Prepared Celebrity Skin for the 2022 Met Gala

    As we spend the week unpacking the red carpet’s fashion and beauty looks, one major beauty question at the Met Gala is on our minds: How do the experts really make these stars’ skin look so good?

    “I’ve always had a style where I emphasize skincare as an integral part of my makeup ritual for myself and others,” says makeup artist Gucci Westman, who worked with Emily Ratajkowski overnight. Vogue magazine. “You’re putting on the entirety of makeup, if you will. When you take the time to [perfect the skin]It makes a huge difference to your overall appearance.”

    With so many risks involved in getting the sparkle right, it should come as no surprise that the routine begins days before the party. A session with celebrity facialist Toska Husted might include sculpting, lifting, and toning, while time with Iván Pol might showcase his rejuvenating treatment of Tour de Force (as he did on Katy Perry) or his infamous Triple Threat treatment that focuses on the eyes, eyebrows, and jawline.

    As for what not To do before a big event? Professionals advise against using invasive or harsh treatments like extractions, micro-pricks and exfoliation, and instead tend to create definition, radiance and enhance natural beauty. Here, 20 facialists and makeup artists guide us on how to prep the skin of celebrity clients for fashion’s biggest night.

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    Paul was behind Kris Jenner’s royal brilliance from within. After his signature treatment, “I applied the No. 1 de Chanel Revitalising Serum to the skin and infused natural ingredients derived from the red camellia flower to boost radiance. So her complexion can look almost golden,” he explains. Then he followed it up with No. 1 de Chanel Revitalizing Cream and what he calls his secret sauce: “a skin enhancer infused with golden sandalwood to give skin an even more gilded appearance.”

    Gucci Westman

    Trusting Noble Panacea Skincare, Westman chose the serum and eye cream from their dazzling range—which she especially loves for their under-eye light-reflecting properties. “[Noble Panacea] It’s also nice because when you’re working with other people, it feels so clean and subtle,” she says, since the formulas are put together in recyclable single doses.

    Joanna Vargas

    Joanna Vargas, a celebrity facialist who worked with Vanessa Hudgens and Laurie Harvey before the ceremony, focuses not only on custom skincare procedures, but also on a range of in-office treatments. Think: microcurrents, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, and a full-body LED light bed. For similar results, she recommended Magic Glow Wand of her radiance-boosting range or Eden Hydrating Pro Facial Moisturizer at home.

    Tosca Hasted

    Husted, who treated Karlie Kloss and Khloe Kardashian, started his sessions with an enzymatic cleanser, like Auteur’s Definitive Enzyme Cleanser, followed by a gentle milky cleanser. Then, after epilating, contouring, and a cocktail of serums, I relied on Biologique Recherche Masque PIGM 400 to boost radiance.

    Vincent Oquendo

    Professional makeup artist Vincent Oquendo relies on FaceGym beauty tools to prep the skin. To release a face lift for Daisy Edgar-Jones, use the FaceGym Face Ball along with Multi-Sculpt contouring gua sha. “It helps eliminate puffiness and drain any remaining tension and adds great definition to the face.”

    Mario Dedivanovic

    Mario Dedivanovic perfected Kim Kardashian’s makeup with the help of Augustinus Bader’s collection. Along with the brand’s cream, use a few drops of facial oil around the cheekbones and brow bones “for extra hydration and smoothness.”

    Kelsey Deenihan

    Before applying Maude Apatow’s classic glitter, makeup artist Kelsey Deenihan looked at Skinfix to prep the actor’s complexion. “I gently pressed the Skinfix Barrier + Triple Lipid-Boost 360-degree eye barrier under her eyes to make sure the concealer wouldn’t smudge or crease,” she says. She then chose Repair Balm for “extra hydration and for setting lipstick”—the key to long, eye-catching red lips.

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    Makeup artist May Queen worked with Chloe Grace Moretz for the evening. “By using Naturopathica’s glow-inducing skincare before and after applying makeup, I was able to bring out Chlo’s already radiant complexion to create the ultimate canvas for her red carpet look,” Quynh says. Before applying makeup, I applied the Eye Brightening Vitamin K Complex to add “a touch of radiance to the under-eye area,” even under concealer. Then, after setting Moritz’s look with powder, she sprayed a lavender-honey-balancing mist to “help makeup melt into the skin for a dewy, balanced look.”

    Rachel Goodwin

    Makeup artist Rachel Goodwin turned to Monastery Skin Care for Emma Stone Pre-Met prep, saying the brand “quickly became my go-to for treating my clients’ skin before makeup.” While the hyaluronic acid-infused gel serum delivers lightweight, plumping hydration to the face, the squalene-based oil delivers a photo-ready glow to Stone’s arms and legs.

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    Beloved rapper Jack Harlow has documented on social media nanny Fitch Lunar for his appearance at the Met Gala. Lunar began their session with TheraFace Pro, using a cleansing supplement, then moved on to LED and Percussive technology to “relieve any facial tension.” Then rely on Murad’s blend of products – notably Correct & Protect SPF to moisturize and protect.

    Georgy Isdel

    111Skin was the choice of celebrity makeup artist Georgi Isdel to perfect Dakota Johnson’s look—a process that began and ended with effective masks. Eisdell has come up with a rose gold sheet mask to brighten and clarify across the face, and a cyan black diamond eye mask to revitalize the under-eye area.

    Alex May

    Makeup artist Lizzo Alexx Mayo relied on the Dermaflash Luxe microplaning device to prepare the music for the Met Gala. “I like to start with clean, dry skin and use the lowest setting. I use gentle downward strokes to remove any peach fuzz and dead skin on the surface.”

    Matin Muluizada

    “I like to draw on skin and enhance the complexion with makeup rather than applying a heavy foundation mask and recreating the glow or contouring, so the CurrentBody mask is one of the tools I always use with my frequent clients,” explains makeup artist Matin Mulawizada. , who worked with Olivia Dejung at the Met Gala. “She’s been using the mask for a few weeks already and today we used it again to keep up with her previous skincare routine.”

    Scott McMahan

    “When my friend Joe Jonas asked for a cool and easy-to-decorate look at the 2022 Met Gala, I immediately thought of skincare!” Scott McMahan says: Choose Mario Badescu’s Milky Cleansing Oil and Moisturizer to protect and moisturize Jonas’ skin.

    Fiona Styles

    “A theme like Gilded Glamor and a show-stopping Versace dress demands elegant, timeless makeup with an emphasis on radiant, flawless skin and beautiful light colors on eyes and lips,” says makeup artist Fiona Stiles of her philosophy at the Met Gala Skin Prep for Gabrielle Union. To achieve this, I relied on TheraFace Pro Cooling and Heat Extensions to reduce puffiness and help the products absorb into the skin.

    Lisa Aharon

    Regardless of what makeup looks like on Rachel [Brosnahan]Skin care is of paramount importance. I seldom deviate from my natural glowing complexion and Susan Kaufman does the job,” says makeup artist Lisa Aharon, who applied the brand’s hydrating mask and eye cream A for star radiance.

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    “For me, The Gilded Age/Gilded Glamor was all about opulence and I find that the richer the skin, the more luxurious the look,” said celebrity makeup artist Moani Lee, who trusted 111Skin to set up Kacey Musgraves. I started with Y Theorem Repair Serum NAC Y² to reduce redness and its soothing benefits, as well as Rose Gold Radiance Booster for extra glow on the high points of the face.

    Comy Craig

    How did nanny Comy Craig prepare Pete Davidson to hit the red carpet alongside Kim Kardashian? It started with Olehenriksen’s star serum infused with Vitamin C to brighten and plump skin, and finished with an elasticity-boosting moisturizer.

    Jin Teusikow

    Celebrity makeup artist Jen Teusico trusted Mario Badescu to prep Madelaine Petsch’s complexion. I started with the brand’s rose-water-infused witch-hazel toner for balance, then used a glycolic eye cream as the perfect foundation for concealer.

    Melissa Hernandez

    To perfect Sidney Sweeney’s look, makeup artist Melissa Hernandez relied on the Lineage Water Punk range—notably the toner, serum, and moisturizer for deep, lasting hydration.

    This article first appeared on Allure.com

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