Without fail, the annual Met Gala brought out another round of visionary fashion with this year’s theme of Chinese Whispers. I’m sure if you head over to any fashionable blog worth it’s weight in designer handbags, you’ll catch all the news on who wore what (or catch the Rihanna pizza dress memes), but here – you know, at your run of the mill beauty blog – we’re focusing on the face.


The people behind Maybelline shared with us three different looks from their ambassadors for the evening : Gigi Hadid, Adriana Lima and my personal favourite, Jourdan Dunn!

I adore Jourdan’s  look (created by Frances Hathaway) the most because I think it combines two things I love for eyes but without going overboard: bold black liner and a pop of colour.

Often, the everyday beauty gal will apply a strong lid colour and then finish it off with their liquid line but with Jourdan’s look, the liquid line does all the work against a lid shaded in soft mauves which actually reads as natural and almost nude. The freshness comes from that pop of colour across the lower lashline which is a mix of bronze and pomegranate shades. People often reserve this technique for your basic black, brown, or grey smudge for a super smoked up eye … but choosing a brighter colour with a hint of sheen looks so clean and fresh.


What do you think? Agree or disagree?

Below is the full how-to and product list for this Maybelline look. Think you’re going to try it out?



Jourdan’s “how-to” for her eyes, courtesy of Maybelline :

To create a gorgeous, stand-out eye look, Hathaway used Maybelline New York The Blushed Nudes Palette (launching June 2015), focusing on the beautiful, mauve toned shades on her lid and crease. To create a glow-y effect on her lower lash line, Hathaway then applied Maybelline New York Eye Studio Color Tattoo 24HR Cream Gel in “Bad to the Bronze” and “Pomegranate Punk”. As the look was “all about the eye,” Hathaway used Maybelline New York Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner in “Blackest Black” to create a more pronounced winged eye. She finished with multiple coats of Maybelline New York Lash Sensational Black Pearl Waterproof Mascara. Hathaway sculpted her brows with Maybelline New York Brow Drama