By Kim Higgins
The MET Gala is a great event to gain artistic inspiration for your upcoming bridal shower and wedding day. For couples seeking old Hollywood glam, attention to detail, and guests talking about your aesthetic for weeks, then start pinning celebrities like Yara Shahidi, Emily Blunt and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. These next four celebrities look confident on the red carpet and are Kind Bride approved when it comes to hair & makeup!
Kendall Jenner stunned in a Givenchy gown inspired by her idol Audrey Hepburn. Jenner’s lipstick was a gorgeous light pink, which is the bridal lip color of the season. Aubrey Hepburn often inspired women with her delicate and elegant appearance, wearing Revlon’s cruelty free “Pink in the afternoon” lip color in the classic “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” which is sometimes still available for purchase to this day. Budget friendly vegan options like E.L.F Moisturizing Lipstick and Kat Von D Lipsticks come in a wide range of colors.
Photo Courtesy Kendal Jenner
Kendall Jenner wasn’t the only one channeling her idol. 19-year old Billie Eilish surprised guests in a feminine Oscar de la Renta nude tulle gown and an old Hollywood blonde hairstyle with a clear message: Eilish convinced Oscar de la Renta creative directors Fernado Garcia and Laura Kim to go fur-free before she strutted down the red carpet. Billie Eilish, long time vegan, has used her voice to empower fashion houses to elicit an ethical policy change. Feeling like making a powerful statement? For maximum impact, Eilish kept her eyeliner simplistic and thin, but opted for a bold wing. Try Milk Makeup Kush Liquid Eyeliner in black for 24-hour wear.
Photo Courtesy Billie Eilish
Iman stood proud in her golden ensemble, giving major show girl vibes. When the outfit is as over the top and detailed as Iman’s, it’s important to pick one feature to play up and keep the rest natural. Deep blue eyeshadows were blended outward to create a smoky eye. Iman stated, “young designers, young blood” who received much praise for the entire look. Create a similar look with vegan-friendly Clarins 4-Color Eyeshadow Palette in midnight gradation.
Photo Courtesy Iman
Kaia Gerber, daughter of iconic supermodel Cindy Crawford, donned an Oscar de la Renta simplistic black strapless gown with the emphasis on her natural beauty. Known for her strong fluffy brows, for a similar look brush with Thrive’s Instant Brow Fix Semi-Permanent Eyebrow Gel in upward strokes. The overall look will be naturally defined instantly tinting and filling in any sparse areas.
Photo Courtesy Kaia Gerber
While a MET gala ticket might be out of your price range, beauty inspiration from our most loved looks don’t have to break the bank! It’s important to find long lasting products that are user friendly and embrace your natural beauty.
Kimberleigh is the owner of Eye For Beauty LLC, specializing in travel makeup + hair services for brides who love non-traditional elements, adventurous vibes, and authenticity- those that don’t want to cover freckles, and want to embrace who they are- wherever their love takes them! Located in Connecticut, Kim travels all over the country striving to be affordably adventurous! Kim went on two road trips a year growing up and enjoys the journey getting to the destination just as much as being there. When she’s not working, she loves cooking with her family, writing, sipping tea and being in nature. Read Kim’s articles