Tuesday, May 05, 2015
By Tricia Stevens
With the theme for the 2015 MET Gala being “China: Through the Looking Glass,” inspirations for some of these looks included cultural films and food utensils.
John Frieda stylist Ryan Cotton gave Emma Roberts a polished, origami-inspired bun for the gala with a subtle nod to China by adding chopsticks. “Emma has a stunning face, so a clean look always benefits her and brings out her true beauty,” Cotton said. “However, we wanted to create a little drama – the chopsticks and ‘bird of paradise’-inspired bun were the perfect way to align with the evening’s theme.”
1. He applied John Frieda Frizz Ease Expert Finish Polishing Serum to wet hair from mid-shaft to the ends.
2. Then he applied John Frieda Luxurious Volume Root Booster Blow Dry Lotion to the side part of the hair for extra volume and lift.
3. With a round brush, he blow-dried the roots and bangs to a smooth finish and curled hair all over with a 2-inch curling iron for additional shine.
4. Using a boar bristle brush, Cotton smoothed hair into a side ponytail, securing it with an elastic band.
5. He twisted the ponytail to the side in a long row, pulling straight ends out to create an origami-shape resembling a Birds of Paradise flower.
6. He set the look by spraying John Frieda Frizz Ease KERAFLEX Flexible Hold Hairspray all over and added two pink chopsticks for a polished look.
Inspired by her low-cut electric blue dress, celebrity makeup artist Fiona Stiles gave Elizabeth Banks an edgy look using Avon products.
1. She applied Avon ANEW Overnight Hydration Mask overnight to moisturize skin.
2. The next day she applied ANEW Reversalist Complete Renewal Express Wrinkle Smoother to create a blurred effect on the skin.
3. Using a damp sponge, she applied Avon Ideal Flawless Invisible Coverage Liquid Foundation in Honey Beige, feathering out to the outer edges of the face to evenly blend.
4. She then used a Tom Ford Concealer in Medium and a dusting of Avon Ideal Flawless Pressed Powder in Medium Deep.
5. Next, Stiles applied an Armani Bronzer Sun Fabric #200 under and along the cheekbones.
6. She penciled the brows in.
7. For the eyes, she first started with a neutral eye shadow base on the lids using shades #1 and #2 from Avon True Color Eye Shadow Quads in Berry Love.
8. Then, she used Avon SuperShock Gel Eyeliner Pencil in Aqua Pop—Fiona, which matched her dress. She drew a V-shape on the outer part of the eyes, connecting the top and bottom lines—a nod to a winged liner.
9. To finish off this bold eye look, she applied Avon SuperExtend Winged Out Mascara in Blackest Black, adding a few extra coats to the outer corners of the eyes.
10. To keep the emphasis on the eyes, she opted for a nude lip by applying Avon Ultra Color Lipstick in Matte Nude.
Inspired by the Chinese film In The Mood for Love, John Frieda International Creative Consultant Harry Josh gave Rose Byrne frizz-free, full-bodied waves for the 2015 Met Gala. “The film focuses on fleeting youth, beauty and love, so we wanted the hair to look fresh, glamorous and romantic, taking inspiration from the storyline,” Josh said.
1. First, he applied John Frieda Frizz Ease Beyond Smooth Frizz Immunity Primer.
2. He then applied John Frieda Frizz Ease Curl Reviver Mousse to the roots for frizz-free lift at the crown.
3. Josh blow-dried hair section by section using the Harry Josh Pro Tools Pro Dryer 2000 and a round brush, concentrating on creating extra volume at the roots.
4. After creating the part, he set 2 inch wide sections down the center in Velcro rollers. He curled the remaining pieces of hair piece by piece.
5. After all of the curls had set, he brushed out the hair for a voluminous wave.
6. For a touchable finish, he spritzed John Frieda Frizz Ease Keraflex Flexible Hold Hairspray all over the hair.