Blake Lively’s barrel curls were the epitome of old Hollywood glamour at the 2014 Met Gala. The benefit, held in New York City on May 5, really showcased Blake’s beauty. Get the exact hair and makeup how-to below!
When we saw Blake Lively, 26, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York on May 5, we knew we had to get in touch with her glam squad! We chatted with her hair and makeup team to bring you her exact, stunning look!
Blake Lively At The Met Ball — Gorgeous, Flowing Waves
Rod Ortega from Solo Artists created the “modern Joan Crawford victory roll” in her hair.
Here’s the exact how-to:
“Beginning with wet hair, using the T3 Featherweight Luxe 2i Dryer and T3 Anti-Gravity 2.5” Barrel Brush, Rod dried the hair creating movement and texture while also giving the roots a lift.
Once dry, starting at the nape of the neck, he then began curling the hair with the T3 1.25” SinglePass Twirl Curling Iron and then finger-rolled each section into a pin curl. Once finished in the back, he then began working on each side.
EXPERT TIP: Start from the nape of the neck working up to the top in order to avoid tangles.
Once pin curls have set and cooled, Rod flipped the hair over and began to brush out the curls creating deep waves with the T3 Paddle Brush. When finished, he flipped the hair back upright and brushed the hair from the part down to the roots.
Once waves were brushed, he then sprayed the hair with a light hold hairspray keeping it light and moveable.
Next, on the side of the deep part, Rod then took a small section from the front and rolled the hair around his finger working toward the back and finishing behind the ear and securing with bobby pins – creating a “Joan Crawford-esque” Victory Roll on one side of the head.
When finished, he sprayed the entire style with light hold hairspray.
EXPERT TIP: For a looser wave, use the T3 SinglePass Whirl Wand in place of the T3 1.25” Curling Iron.”
Blake Lively’s Gorgeous Makeup
Makeup Artist Elaine Offers for NARS Cosmetics created the gorgeous look. She told HollywoodLife.com:
“This look is very classic but very glamorous. We wanted to nod to Charles James’ aesthetic by creating a look reminiscent of vintage Hollywood but modernize it with a muted red lip.”
Blake also wore Kevyn Aucoin The Precision Brow Pencil in Warm Blonde, Kevyn Aucoin’s The Curling Mascara and Kevyn Aucoin The Liquid Airbrush Foundation #10 and #13.
Do you think Blake had the best beauty at the Met Ball, HollywoodLifers?
— Dory Larrabee-Zayas