The first weekend in May brings with it anticipation for many things: sunny weather, summer vacations and the hottest fashion event of the year, otherwise known as the Met Gala. Given the current state of the world, the Met Gala took a virtual turn this year, as people across the world recreated past red carpet looks to honor the postponed event. butter LONDON took our own trip down memory lane by transforming the event’s most memorable fashion looks into our very own makeup and nail tutorials, which you can easily follow below!
2020 Virtual Met Gala- Julia Roberts
Leave it to the queen of the 90’s to make a dress bathroom chic. While the 2020 Met Gala has been postponed indefinitely, Julia Roberts shared a flawless-looking Instagram pic showing off her “almost” Met Gala gown while casually perched atop a bubble filled bathtub (talk about an aesthetic). But it wasn’t her sophisticated black and white tiered dress that turned heads—it was her tousled blonde hair and fresh-faced, natural makeup look that truly stole the show.
Get the natural makeup look: Au naturale is the key to mastering this beauty look. Start by applying LumiMatte Blurring Skin Tint onto the skin to help create an even, radiant-looking complexion. Next, make eyes pop by lining your upper and lower lash line with butter LONDON Brown Sugar Eye Pencil in a chocolate brown—use your finger to gently diffuse the eyeliner edges for a softer, doe-like appearance. Take your lashes to new heights with a swipe of the Double Decker Lashes Mascara, then complete the look with a swipe of warm rose Plush Rush Lipstick in Playful.
2019 Met Gala Camp: Notes on Fashion- Saoirse Ronan
Edgy and chic was the name of the game for Saoirse Ronan’s 2019 Met Gala look. The award-winning actress sported a fiery form-fitting sequin gown that looked like something straight out of Game of Thrones novel. Her fierce dress was brilliantly complemented by a delicate, grunge makeup look, which butter LONDON easily recreated with the products below.
Get the Look: After applying LumiMatte Blurring Finishing and Setting Powder to the entire face, pull focus to the eyes using the Teddy Girl Eyeshadow Palette. Using a dense eyeshadow brush, outline the entire eye with the warm brown eyeshadow in Beatrice, creating a winged eyeliner effect all the way up to the outer brow bone. Next, add a chromatic finish to the upper eyelid and lower lash line using the glittery eyeshadow colours Ella and Lottie. Voila! It’s Rockstar glam fit for a red carpet.
2018 Met Gala Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and Catholic Imagination- Blake Lively
Blake Lively has become such a staple at the Met Gala, she’s even started blending in with the event’s carpet. The bombshell actress has sported some of the most memorable looks over her years of attending the star-studded exhibit, but it’s her 2018 saint-inspired gown that is sure to go down in history. butter LONDON was so inspired by the ruby red and gold embellished gown, that we created a dazzling nail polish look centered around it’s brilliant colour palette.
Get the Nail Look: : Lay the base and ensure long-lasting covering using our protective Horse-Power Basecoat. Next, apply 2 thin coats of our chip-resistant Patent Shine 10X Nail Lacquer in Her Majesty’s Red to the nails, allowing each coat to dry. For the finishing accent touch, apply a small dot of Gold Rush Glazen Peel-Off Glitter Nail Lacquer at the base of your nail, then gently feather it up and out for a sheer ombre effect that is fit for a queen.
2017 Met Gala Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between- Rihanna
butter LONDON found more manicure inspiration in Rihanna’s 2017 show-stopping gown. While the floral wonder was something of a fashion masterpiece, we were instantly captivated by the dress’es beautiful colour scheme. The gown’s delicate blue, nude, pink and mauve colours were practically begging to become trendy manicure inspiration, so we transformed them into one of the season’s hottest nail polish looks: the multi-colored french tip.
Get the Look: Gather butter LONDON Patent Shine 10x Nail Lacquer in 5 colours: a story blue in London Fog , a mauve polish in Toff, a soft grey in Ta-Ta, a raspberry polish in Broody and a nude in Mum’s the Word. Choose one nail polish colour to apply to the top half of each nail, alternating light and dark colours on each finger for contrast. Next, gently dip a cotton swab in nail polish remover and carefully sweep it along the bottom of each nail polish strip to create a precise, curved line. Once the desired french tip is achieved, seal the deal with our glossy Hardwear Top coat to make your multi-colored french manicure shine!