The Exact Products to Use to Get Kim Kardashian's Met Gala Hair and Makeup
KKW's glam squad is dishing on what they did to get her ready for the flashing lights. (Gold chain-mail dress not included.)
The Met Gala always brings out the most extravagant red carpet looks, and this year was no exception. The "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination" theme had Blake Lively in a gilded dress that required a party bus to transport and Rihanna wearing pope attire. In other words, you won't be able to copy the looks at your next event unless you have a few M's sitting around. The good news is you can definitely copy the stars' beauty looks, which is the next best thing (and more wearable anyhow).
Luckily, for anyone inspired by Kim Kardashian's beauty, her glam squad took to Instagram to offer up the products they used to achieve her sultry look. Kardashian's makeup artist, Mario Dedivanovic, shared that he used a cocktail of Rodial skin products to prep her skin for the bronzed look. He started with a double cleanse using the brand's Dragon Blood Cleansing Water ($18; rodial.co.uk) and Vitamin C Brightening Cleansing Pads ($56; rodial.co.uk). Next up, Rodial's Vitamin C Energizing Mask ($85; rodial.co.uk) and Dragon's Blood Sculpting Gel ($108; rodial.co.uk). (Find out the one skin-care product Kim uses every single day.)
On to makeup. Naturally, Dedivanovic used products from Kardashian's own line, including their collaboration. He gave her a tightly lined, smoked-out eye using the eye shadow in "Albania" (a matte brick red) from the KKW x Mario palette ($45; kkwbeauty.com) and the KKW x Argenis eye shadow stick in a matte black aptly named "Dramatico" ($18; kkwbeauty.com). To set and brighten, he used the KKW Conceal Bake and Brightening Kit ($80; kkwbeauty.com). (Check out his Instagram caption if you want the *exact* shades Kim uses.) For the dramatic contour Kim is famous for, Dedivanovic used the KKW creme contour sticks ($18 each; kkwbeauty.com) set with the powder contour and highlight palette ($44; kkwbeauty.com). On her lips, Dedivanovic used the KKW crème lipstick in "Classic K" ($20; kkwbeauty.com). (ICYMI, Kardashian covered her whole body in glitter to announce her new highlighter.)
In concert with Kardashian's slinky dress and glam makeup, hairstylist Chris Appleton gave her a shiny, slick half-up hairstyle. In a teaser on Instagram, he shared a snap of his hair tools at the ready, including the Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer ($450; dyson.com) and what appear to be Ibiza hairbrushes. In a follow-up post, he revealed that he used Luxy hair extensions (starting at $129; luxyhair.com) and Color Wow Hair's Dream Coat anti-humidity treatment ($28; colorwowhair.com). (Related: Recreate This Glam-Yet-Sporty Hairstyle Seen On Hailee Steinfeld)
The products that the two artists mentioned add up to $1,117 conservatively, which is no small sum, especially since they likely used other products as well to complete the looks. If you don't have such a generous beauty budget to score these ~exact~ celeb-endorsed products, similar drugstore products can do the trick to make Kim's look within reach for your next night out. Now if only you had the skills of a professional smoky eye-artist.