Nicole definitely took a risk with her painted gray hair at the opening of the PUNK: Chaos to Couture exhibit at the Met museum in NYC on May 6. Read the inspiration by the exact artists who created her hair and makeup looks below!
Nicole Richie had all eyes on her at The Costume Institute Benefit at The Metropolitan Museum on May 6 in New York City. Did you love or loathe her daring look? Read about the looks and vote below!
Nicole Richie At Met Ball — The Exact Inspiration Behind Her Hair
Luke Chamberlain created her amazingly dramatic hair and shared the process with HollywoodLife.com:
“We wanted to look to be an elevated, next level kind of punk — something that could hold up to her incredible, collaborative Topshop dress! I started off by blow drying her hair using only my hands and a texturizing spray. I wanted to build off of a very rough, unkempt texture.
Next I started with the color process. Taking small sections I applied the hair paint using a tint brush and then combed the color through each section as I went along. Keeping in mind the shape I wanted, I would twist large sections and allow the color to dry.
Once the color was evenly distributed throughout her hair, I secured the style using white hair pins. I finished the look with a strong hold hairspray.”
Nicole’s Met Ball Makeup — The Exact Products Used
Beau Nelson, who also worked with Kristen Stewart at the Met Ball, was the makeup artist who created Nicole’s look.
“Nicole’s dress was not an obvious punk choice but her nails definitely were, and were the starting point for the inspiration of her makeup. Once I saw the color of them all I could think about was doing a rich, velvety, matte dark lip.”
“I started by using Giorgio Armani Designer Lift in shades 8 and 6 to create dimension on the face (she was tan from being in St. Bart’s a few weeks ago) and then used MAC Contouring Creme to bring out her cheekbones and jaw line. I used Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer under her eyes to brighten. I set the makeup with Shu Uemura Colorless Loose Powder on the face and Laura Mercier Brightening Powder under the eyes.”
“On eyes, I used Shu Uemura and Bobbi Brown shadows to sculpt and enhance her natural eye shape. I used Laura Mercier Liquid Eyeliner Pen at the base of the lashes and used real mink lashes from Velour along with L’Oreal Carbon Black Mascara on curled lashes to further define the eye. On the brows, I chose Tom Ford Brow Sculptor in Espresso.”
“I custom mixed a lipstick from CHANEL Rouge Allure in Rouge Noir and MAC Lipmix in Black and Fuchsia and applied with a lip brush for precision.”
“As a finishing touch, I applied Tom Ford Citrine Illuminating to the tops of cheekbones and the brow bone to give skin life and radiance.”
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Did you love or loathe Nicole’s hair and makeup?
— Dory Larrabee
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