Ripped From The Red Carpet

Ripped From The Red Carpet

Written By Jessika Goicochea

This past September, red carpets and runways alike came alive as major fashion and entertainment events such as the Academy Museum premiere party, New York Fashion Week, and the return of the Met Gala descended upon New York and Los Angeles. Along with these events come the amazingly talented stylists, hair, and makeup artists who deliver the beautiful looks, on the carpets and backstage, that we swoon over every year. These trendsetters are the very visionaries behind the style and beauty trends we’re already seeing for the upcoming fall season.

Fresh and dewy skin, bold lips, and pops of color were all prevalent both on and off the runways this year. So, are you ready to bring these stunning looks to your vanity? Well, get ready! We’ve tapped the minds of some amazing Makeup Artists who gave us the 411 on their favorite looks and the products they recommend to achieve them at home.

Rihanna’s Vampy Vibes

Makeup By Hector Espinal


“One of my favorite makeup looks this year was from Rihanna at the 2021 Met Gala. Her look was a soft glam with a bold vampy lip. For my personal taste, I have always LOVED a vampy look/lip color hence why I love the fall season so much. On this particular look, I also enjoy the soft matte complexion as it keeps the skin looking flawless and seamless.” 

Nury Gonzalez, Pro Makeup Artist | Tampa, FL

Get the Look

  • L’Oréal Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation 
  • E.L.F. 16HR Camo Concealer
  • Morphe Medium Vibes Face Palette
  • Jaclyn Hill Palette Volume II
  • Ardell Glamour Lashes in style #137
  • NYX Liquid Lipstick in Copenhagen
  • Mary Kay Translucent Loose Powder

Megan’s Foxy Eyes 

Makeup By Ash K. Holm


“I love Megan Fox’s VMAS look. It’s clean, chic, and the foxy eye with a half lash (which is very on trend) looks effortless while elongating the eyes to bring that feature more focus. I also love how glowy her skin looks along with that subtle touch of blush to bring a beautiful, soft flush to the cheeks. Then the natural, pouty lip completes the look.” 

Ashley Bracero, Pro Makeup & Lash Artist | New York, NY

Get the look

  • Kiss Lashes in So Wispy
  • Patrick Ta Major Glow All-Over Glow Balm in She’s Glossy
  • Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat, Matte Revolution Lipstick, & Lip Lustre in Pillow Talk

Kendall Jenner’s Timeless Glamour

Makeup By Mary Phillips


 “There were many makeup looks this year from the Met Gala that were absolutely iconic. However, I have to pick Kendall Jenner's classic glam. Her inspiration this year was Audrey Hepburn and I think she embodied her effortless glamour perfectly. From the straight brows and soft eyes to sculpted cheeks and pouty lips, this is the type of makeup that will be forever timeless, just like Audrey.” 

Rana Saleh, Pro Makeup Artist | Miami, FL

Get the Look

  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Freeze and Brow Wiz
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Primrose Palette
  • Lilly Lashes in Hollywood
  • Guerlain The Bronzing Powder
  • NARS Blush in Deep Throat
  • Make Up For Ever Artist Color Pencil #604 as Lip Liner
  • Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips Lipstick in Kidman’s Kiss
  • Buxom Full-On Plumping Lip Polish Gloss in Dolly

Hailey Bieber’s Golden Glow

Makeup by Mary Phillips 


“Hailey Bieber’s Met Gala look was my absolute favorite. It was an incredibly elegant, yet versatile look that could compliment any occasion and any outfit. Her fresh skin and bronzy glow screams sophistication and luxury.”  

-Masha Ponukalova, Pro Makeup Artist | Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 

Get the Look:

  • Makeup By Mario Master Crystal Reflector in Bronzite
  • NARS Bronzer Powder in Laguna
  • Danessa Myricks Dew Wet Balm in Hot Water

Akon Changkou’s Backstage Beauty

Makeup by Claudia Koziner


“I’m loving the modern take on the 90’s supermodel look. For this year’s Siriano show at NYFW, our focus was clean, glowing skin and taupe shades on the eyes, finished with a graphic cat-eye. But, for the Oscar de la Renta show, it was all about the skin and soft flushes of color on the lips and cheeks.” 

Claudia Koziner, Team Tilbury Pro Artist | Miami, FL 

Get the Look

  • Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Foundation
  • Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Powder
  • Charlotte Tilbury Magic Serum Crystal Elixir
  • Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Mascara
  • Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Lip and Cheek Glow in Passion 

Jennifer Hudson's Mesmerizing Moment

Makeup by Adam Burrell


“Jennifer’s look had a nostalgic quality to it with super proportioned highlights and a soft, gorgeously blended smokey eye. I’ll admit my favorite part of the look was the stunning ombré lip. I especially loved the deep berry that hugged her lip line. It was the perfect marriage of classic and modern.” 

Louise Ortiz, Pro Makeup Artist – Essex County, NJ

Get the Look

  • Tatcha The Silk Canvas Protective Primer
  • Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation
  • Fenty Beauty Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush in Summertime Wine
  • Make Up For Ever Artist Color Pencil #608 as lip liner
  • Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Satin Lipstick #88 
  • Givenchy Eyebrow Pencil in Brunette
  • Pat McGrath Labs Mothership V Eyeshadow Palette
  • Lancôme Monsieur Big Waterproof Mascara
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