The 2021 Met Gala is well underway, and already, we’re seeing a major beauty trend: face jewels. The masks are off on the red carpet, and makeup artists are adding all kinds of 3D flourishes to the mugs of the rich and famous.
The theme is “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion,” and what could be more American than putting extras on everything? We love the playful mood this trend is bringing to the red carpet, and it’s one that comes with a touch of nostalgia for those of us who came up in the early aughts, when no makeup look was complete with a little rhinestone stuck to the corner of your eyes with the help of a little lash glue. Those were the days!
But this is today — scroll down to see all the best-bedazzled faces on the 2021 Met Gala red carpet.
A light dusting of shimmery, pale pink shadow served as the perfect base for these pearl appliqués surrounding Storm Reid’s eyes. We love the rounded shape of the wings the pearls create and the fluffy, fluttery lashes that go with it.