Gwyneth Paltrow at the Met Gala

Gwyneth-Paltrow Met Gala 2012


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Get The Look: Gwyneth Paltrow

Event: Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala

Celebrity makeup artist: Emma Lovell

Makeup artist Emma Lovell drew inspiration from Gwyneth Paltrow’s dramatic Prada dress and her tight chignon when devising the star’s luminous look. “We focused on the eyes with a smoky, taupe-y 60s eye,” says the London-based Lovell. “It’s a modern riff on Twiggy, a little more dramatic than Gwyneth’s typical natural look, and with a focus on gorgeous, glowing skin.”


– Emma primed the skin using the new Hourglass No. 28 Primer Serum, which infuses the complexion with 28 skin-softening ingredients as it prepares it for makeup. “I always aim to create radiant skin,” she says, “and No. 28 ensures a brilliant canvas.”

– She then followed with Hourglass Veil Fluid Makeup in No. 2 shade for a dewy complexion.


“Gwyneth was just in Mexico and got a little color so I wanted to highlight that,” she says. To do so Emma applied Hourglass Illume Crème-To-Powder Bronzer Duo in Sunset. “I used the bronze shade on the top of the cheekbones, underneath the cheekbones and on the temples—anywhere the sun would naturally hit.”

– She then used the blush shade on the apples of the cheeks and blended the two.


– Emma started by filling in the brows with MAC Eye Brow Pencil in Fling.

– She then used the taupe shade from the Hourglass Vol. 6 Eye Shadow Palettee all over the socket and underneath the eyes.

– Followed by Hourglass Calligraphy Liquid Eye Liner in Ebony. “Start from the center of the eye lid and draw outwards,” she says.

– After curling the lashes she applied multiple coats of Hourglass Film Noir Full Spectrum Mascara, focusing on the center of the lashes. “You’re aiming for a rounded effect—more Bambi-like than cat-eye,” she says.

– For extra drama she finished the eyes with a coat of Hourglass Film Noir Lash Lacquer.


– Emma used Hourglass Femme Rouge Velvet Crème Lipstick in Fable, a light pink beige.

– She finished up by blending two shades of Hourglass Extreme Sheen High Shine Lip Gloss and applying it over the lipstick. “I wanted a vintage-y pink lip so I combined the Lush and Child shades,” she says.

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