Recreate Michelle Williams's Met Gala beauty look with these expert tips & tricks:
The Hair: Soft & Sweet
Celebrity stylist Peter Gray explains: "The [Miu Miu] dress was so beautiful with those bronzes and golds that I wanted to reflect that in Michelle's hair. I didn’t want it to look styled or even blow-dried, so I created the whole effect on freshly-shampooed, naturally-dried hair. My inspiration was a modern-day Jean Seberg with a ‘Breathless’ nuance, but with a soft, sexy and defined texture.
I started by trimming and squaring Michelle’s hair around the temple areas, leaving the overall outline of her haircut untouched. This made the style look a bit more unusual and further brought out the beautiful features of her face. Next, I poured a bit of Moroccanoil Light, for fine and light-colored hair, into my palms, then dabbed my fingers into it. I applied Moroccanoil Light on the root areas all over the head to separate the strands, to help the hair look more substantial, and give it a look of effortless volume. It gave the hair a gorgeous texture and prevented it from looking flat. It also gave the color depth and vibrance instead of appearing fine or smooth.
Next, I lightly combed the back of the head to create a nice flat shape. Then I ruffled the hair all over the head with my fingers for movement. I pushed up the Moroccanoil Light into the roots at the back and then to the sides of the head, finally finger-shaping the entire style.
The finished look had a beautiful glow that complemented the design accents of Michelle's dress, and worked perfectly with the soft bronze and gold tones of her make-up.”
The Makeup: Golden Smoke
Celebrity makeup artist Jeanine Lobell explains: “The gold birds on Michelle’s dress really inspired us to go for a golden look... We wanted something chic, but a little edgy to offset the black of the dress. We felt a modern ‘golden smoky eye’ would be cool and fresh, but not washed out.
I started by applying, with my fingers, CHANEL Vitalumière Aqua Ultra-Light Skin Perfecting Makeup SPF 15 in Beige-Pastel very lightly all over the face and under the eyes; then I set it with the CHANEL Natural Finish Pressed Powder in Clair Translucent 1.
For her eyes, I used the CHANEL Quadra Eyeshadow in Mystic Eyes, applying the palest shade all over they eye area to act as a base so I was able to smoothly blend the other shades into it. I then applied the softer of the brown shades in the crease of the eye, wrapping it as a smoky liner under the eye. Then I added the darker brown shade in the upper lash line. I used CHANEL Long-Lasting Eyeliner in Espresso inside the eye and as a sharper line on the top eyelash line. Lastly, I used CHANEL Inimitable Intense Mascara in Noir on the top and bottom lashes.
On her brows, I used the CHANEL Precision Brow Definer in Soft Brown, above the brow to the outside of the brow, to create an arch and filling in below and on the inside.
Next, I applied CHANEL Powder Blush in Tempting Beige, as it works great as a contouring cheek color. I brushed it under the cheek bone, fanning it up over apples of cheeks.
To finish, I opted for CHANEL Rouge Coco Shine Hydrating Sheer Lipshine in Canotier to achieve a pale, beige-gold wash to keep everything soft and balanced.”