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How To Copy Ciara's Met Gala Sultry Smoky Eye

The future Mrs. Wilson wowed us on the red carpet with gorgeous silver strands and the most delicious sultry eye we've ever seen!

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By Virginia Lowman · May 3, 2016

The secret’s out: Ciara is officially our beauty crush of the moment. The gorgeous singer never disappoints when it comes to to a red carpet and the Met Gala was no different.


To perfect her beauty look for the bign night, CiCi turned to none other than celebrity makeup artist, Yolanda Frederick for H&M Beauty, who was inspired by Ciara’s gown — which was also by H&M. In keeping with the Met Gala theme Manus X Machina (Man meets Machine or the intersection of humans and technology), Frederick and her team “decided to use metallic silver color in a classic modern sculpted hairstyle, so we wanted to keep the makeup complimentary to the entire look.”


Here’s how to get the look:


1. Start with brows and eyes.

Define the brows using H&M Beauty Specialist Pencil in Chocolate Brown. Follow it by basing the lids with H&M Beauty Colour Essence Eye Pencil in Sirocco and smudge Celestial into upper and lower lash lines. Using the H&M Beauty Eye shadow Palette in Smoky Nudes, carve out a smoky winged eye using the dark brown shades in the palette and layer with H&M Beauty High Impact Eye Colour in “Sun Worship” and “Let It Shine.” Complete the eye look with a set of flirty lashes and single coat of mascara— Frederick used H&M Beauty Control Chic Mascara in Deep Black. 


2. Apply foundation.

To get the perfect shade for Ciara, Frederick mixed H&M Beauty All Day Liquid Foundation in Amber and Ebony. She highlighted under the eyes using the H&M Beauty Medium-to-Dark Custom Concealer Trio. 


3. Contour.

To sculpt Ciara’s cheeks, Frederick used H&M Beauty Pure Velvet Cream Blusher in Cameo Brown and highlighted the high plains of her face using H&M Beauty Highlight-To-Go Highlighter Stick in Imperial Topaz. 


4. Add a nude lip.

“We kept the lips more muted since the eyes were such a focal point,” states Frederick, who contoured Ciara’s lip line with 

H&M Beauty Cream Lip Colour in So Cocoa, and then layered with Seashell and a splash of Peach Fuzz to highlight. For an added edginess, she completed the lip look with H&M Beauty Pure Lustre Gloss in Hollywood Muse.


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