Last night was the annual Met Ball Costume Institute Gala in New York City where Kristen was the guest of Nicolas Ghesquière, creative director of Balenciaga. It marked Kristen’s first official appearance representing the brand as the new face of their fall fragrance campaign. Kristen wore a slightly modified off-the-runway look in a printed, color block dress and strappy lace-up pumps from the Fall 2012 RTW collection. Kristen was one of the more daring looks at the event, representing the brand’s distinctive aesthetic. Seeing as the dress is both bold and sexy, Kristen needed hair and makeup to match. Her glam squad did not disappoint. All of twitter was buzzing over Kristen’s sultry cat eyes and rock&roll waves. Here are some details on how to get the look:
Makeup artist Jillian Dempsey kept Kristen’s look soft, but sexy. She created bronzy, smoky eyes lined with a thick black liner that made an alluring cat-eye effect. Kristen’s luminous skin was simple with blushing pink cheeks that gave her a sun-kissed glow. Her look was polished off with a pink hued nude lip.
Hairstylist Adir Abergel‘s inspiration for Kristen’s sex kitten hair was rock and roll, vintage Kate Moss with a tousled, sexy, natural look. Here’s the step-by-step on how to recreate the look yourself.
On towel dried hair, Adir applied Fekkai Coiff Strong Hold Volume Mousse to the roots. To create texture, he then applied Fekkai Summer Hair Beach Waves Spray starting one inch from the top of the head and down to the roots. He rough dried the hair to create maximum volume. Once the hair was dry, Adir used a one-inch iron to curl the hair, stopping just before the ends to keep the curls looking natural. He then back combed the roots to add lift and movement to the look. To finish, Adir sprayed a small amount of the same beach waves spray and scrunched it with his hands for added definition.
Taking a break from her usual Chanel ‘Rogue Carat’ and ‘Black Satin’ nails, Kristen went with a much more natural look last night. Manicurist Ashlie Johnson used Chanel’s ’Beige’ to keep things “clean and simple”. The shade helps soften Kristen’s look, and her nails look both elegant and healthy.