Behind the Scenes of the MET’s Costume Institute Gala 2018: Lily Collins

I usually don’t cover social events, but the theme of this year’s Costume Institute Gala (Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination) intrigued me a lot. Unfortunately, most of the celebrities attending approached the theme with a Carnival-like, if not grotesque, attitude, but there’s an exception: Lily Collins. Her make-up artist, Fiona Stiles, published on Instagram pictures of the cosmetics used on the British actress, so let’s start from there. All of them are Lancôme: there are Advanced Génefique youth-activating serum, two bottles of Teint Idole Ultra Wear liquid foundation, six Color Design eyeshadows, Effacernes under-eye concealer, Matte Shaker liquid lipstick in Black Flip, two Color Design and two L’Absolu Rouge lipsticks, Le Metallique lip lacquer and Hypnôse Drama mascara. The palettes are Blush Subtil and Color Design eyeshadows. The large compact contains Dual Finish illuminating highlighter. Last but not least, there are two sticks of Teint Idole blush.

Here is Fiona applying some shimmering powder on Lily.

And here is Lily in her Madonna Addolorata glory. I love how the theme of the soiree was reflected by her make-up, which included crystal tears on top and bottom of her eyes and a red teardrop. Sublime! Here you can find a list of the products used on the actress. If you’ve come here for the lip colour (I understand, I really do), it’s the Metallique gloss in Purple Onyx.

Long gone are the days in which I wrote about fashion on a now-defunct blog, but let me indulge in some details from her outfit, starting from the accessories. She wore Cartier jewellery (black pendant earrings, statement ring and diamond cross pendant with on a chain) and a metal crown by Clare Waight Keller, the current creative director at Givenchy.

The dress she wore is from Givenchy Haute Couture spring 2018: it has a chic cloister vibe and looks simply perfect on her.

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