A great tip? “Throughout applying the makeup and after I finished, I misted her skin and gave her a final spritz before she hit the carpet,” says Ernesto, to keep her skin looking ultra fresh.
For makeup, he used Bobbi Brown products. “I applied the Skin Longwear Weightless Foundation in the shade Golden Almond all over her complexion and blended it down past her neck and ears, before brightening the centre of her face with the Full Cover Concealer in shades Almond and Honey.
Jennifer Hudson’s beauty look for the Met Gala is the epitome of delicious old-school Hollywood glam. Beautiful updo? Check. Glowy skin? Mesmerising. Red carpet red lips? Is there any other way? The best news is, we know every single product used to create her makeup thanks to her makeup artist Ernesto Casillas helpfully spilling the beans.
“I was inspired by the rich red shade of the gown and wanted to bring that warmth into the face by bronzing up her complexion and painting her pout a rich red shade,” he explains. But the thing that elevates a classic beauty look to a next-level one? Incredible skin starts with some dedicated prep – and not just on the night.
“Before we began, I gave Jen the QMS Deep Gentle Cleanserand Hydrating Boost to cleanse, tone and balance her skin. First I applied the Day Collagen Serum over her entire face – even over the eye because it absorbs so quickly. I also used their Power Firm Mask which is a great way to prep skin for makeup. Last I used the QMS ACE Moisturiser and then we were ready for makeup,” Ernesto explains
He used the Skin Foundation Sticks in Chestnut and Afternoon Glow to contour and highlight, then set her complexion with a sheer loose finish powder.
For brows, Ernesto sculpted with the Perfectly Defined Longwear Brow Pencil in Espresso. The star of the eye look was the Luxe Eyeshadow in the shade Heat Ray but the real headliner were her red lips – created with a combination of the Lip Pencil in Sangria and the Luxe Matte Lip Colour in Red Carpet (it makes total sense. And to keep her pout looking fresh throughout the evening Ernesto used the QMS Lip Line Corrector to hydrate and plump lips for a smoother canvas for a red lip.
So there you have it, all the intel behind J-Hud’s incredible glam.