2013 MET Gala Beauty Trend: Graphic Eye Makeup

Graphic eye makeup dominated the red carpet of the 2013 Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Annual Costume Institute Gala last night. Inspired by 80s film, “Ladies And Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains”, makeup Artist Erin Ayanian created a soft look with NARS Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner in Via Veneto and Barrow Street on Dakota Fanning.

January Jones on the other hand rocked a heavier, black graphic eye. Celebrity makeup artist Rachel Goodwin applied Chanel Illusion D’Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow in Mirifique on the inner and outer edges of her eyes then embellished the look by adding jet crystals on top.

Then there’s Ginnifer Goodwin, whose Siouxsie and the Banshees/punk-rock-inspired look reminded me of the look from Alexander McQueen Fall 2007. To create the look, makeup artist Mai Quynh applied Laura Mercier Matte Eye Shadow in Noir to the lashline, winged it out then connected it to her eyebrow – filling in the shape completely. Next, Quynh layered Laura Mercier Sequin Eye Colour in Black Ice over the lid, along the lashline and under the eyebrows, blending all together. Next, Laura Mercier Sateen Eye Colour in Seashell Pink was blended it all over the lid and Black Ice, creating a gradual light to dark effect. The look was finished with individual faux eyelashes and a few coats of Laura Mercier Full Blown Volume Lash Building Mascara in Black on the top lashes and Laura Mercier Kohl Eye Pencil in Black Violet around the eyes.

Are you guys digging this trend? Learn how to rock graphic eyeliner with my tutorial!

Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE, Glamour.com, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


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