Miller’s look was all about the optical illusion, and we’re still dizzy in awe, so it only made sense that he called in illusion expert and Instagram talent Mimi Choi to create the masterpiece.
The illusion makeup artist is no stranger to making a face look both eerie and mesmerizing all at the same time, and Miller’s look was certainly no different. Choi painstakingly hand-painted five eyes on the actor to create a trippy effect using Mehron Mimi Choi Illusion Palette ($70), Make Up For Ever Artist Color Pencils ($18), and Velour and House of Lashes for the added 3D effect, finished off with a classic MAC Ruby Woo ($18).
Ezra Miller didn’t just turn up to the Met Gala, as one Twitter user analyzed: “Ezra Miller understood the assignment, turned it in early, did extra credit, and checked in to see if there was anything else she needed to do to ensure successful completion.” Extra credit he certainly delivered, and we couldn’t take our eyes off him, literally.
His makeup artist, Mimi Choi told POPSUGAR via email, “Ezra’s interpretation of the theme “camp” is an ultimate transformation that everyone goes through at least once in their life. The multiple eyes represent his layers hidden beneath an exterior mask that was revealed on the red carpet.”
With a start time of 4 a.m., the look took five hours to create as the concept was adjusted and positioning of the eyes changed. Although the makeup was completed by 9:30a.m., she was around throughout the day for touchups. But it wasn’t just the makeup on Miller’s face that Choi created; the mask concealing his look was also her master creation.
As for the collaboration and inspiration behind the look, Choi said her and Miller had an in-depth conversation about what they wanted to achieve and they both had a past look of hers in mind. Choi explained, she “enjoyed the spontaneity and collaborative nature of the process as Ezra has such a creative mind and is an incredible canvas to work on.”
Get a closer look at the process of his intricate illusion makeup, but maybe take a seat first because things are about to get trippy.
We Can’t Even Tell You What Ciara Is Wearing at the Met Gala Because OMG, Her HAIR
Ciara is never one to shy away from a statement red carpet moment. (In fact, she made waves at the Billboard Music Awards with her son, Future Zahir Wilburn, just last week.) But for this year’s Met Gala, she truly went balls to the wall with a giant Afro reminiscent of Diana Ross circa her days in The Supremes.
The ‘fro was created by celebrity hairstylist Cesar DeLeon Ramirez using six wigs he sewed together and then teased and volumized with Unite Go 365 3-in-1 Hairpsray. It towered over her head and made its way to halfway down her back, forming a gorgeously curly halo around her face and shoulders.
The Afro was pinned back away from her face with two bedazzled and tasseled hair clips, right on trend with the popular hair accessories that made appearances on the carpet tonight.
Though her hair was definitely the statement of the outfit, her dress certainly did not disappoint. Her emerald green beaded Dundas gown featured flashy cutouts around her midriff, as well as a thigh-high slit and flowing feathered train. She looked so stunning, I’d be surprised if she didn’t make every single best dressed list this year.
Will Smith Gave “Friend Like Me” a Hip-Hop Makeover, and I’m Loving the Fresh Prince Flair
“Robin Williams smashed that role,” he told Fallon. “When you look at things like that, you always try to find what would you do differently. . what would you add to that? I looked at it and I didn’t feel like I wanted to touch it.”
However, after spending time with the directors and getting to know the character, Smith decided to give Genie another chance. He put a personal spin on the role, and even gave the Tonight Show audience a taste. Watch the video above to hear Smith’s hip-hop take on the beloved song “Friend Like Me.” If the Genie met The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, the result would sound something like this.