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16.05.18 Beauty, Makeup

Get The Look: Rita Ora’s Poppy Bronzed Met Gala Beauty Look

Rita Ora dazzled in a dramatic adorned Prada noir gown at this Monday’s Met Gala, though it was the poppy embellished design of the gown which served asthe inspiration for her beauty look.

Makeup artist Kathy Jeung wanted the makeup to complement her ensemble and look just as bright with bold tones like fuchsia and bronze with holographic finishes.

The final makeup look was structured and brightly colored with a soft romantic appearance. Using Pat McGrath Labs versatile collection, here’s how she created this look:

SKIN: Prior to makeup, Kathy really wanted to treat Rita’s skin, providing it with amply moisture and ensure a radiant and youthful base. She used an array of Valmont skincare products to prep Rita’s skin. To exfoliate the skin, Kathy used the Valmont Clarifying pack, she then masked the skin with the Valmont Energy Prime Renewing Pack, to de-stress the skin and inject some radiance while ridding any signs of fatigue. She moisturized the delicate under eye and lip area with Valmont Prime Contour. For an extra boost to the skin, Kathy also used the ultimate skincare product, Biologique Lotion P50 1970.

CONTOUR/HIGHLIGHT: Once the skin was prepped, primed and set, Kathy contoured and highlighted her flawless complexion. To define her cheeks, Kathy blended ‘Gold Rush & Gilt Trip’ (bronze shades) from the Pat McGrath Labs MTHRSHP Sublime Bronze Ambition Palette onto the hollows of Rita’s cheeks. For stunning warmth and a bronze finish, Kathy used the same shades and dusted it along the temples, along the hairline and under the chin. Once the skin was bronzed, Kathy added lustrous radiance along Rita’s cheekbones using the MOTHERSHIP III: Subversive Eye Palette. To complement the stunning shades on Rita’s dress, she used the ‘VR Pink’ shade to the tops of Rita’s cheekbones, softly blending and diffusing outwards.

EYES: For that glamorous almost opalescent bronze smoky eye, Kathy used the Pat McGrath Labs MTHRSHP Sublime Bronze Ambition Palette. Blending all the bronze shades from the palette helped her created a subtle and elegant colored eye look. For an eye-opening touch, she applied ‘SkinshowFever’ from the MOTHERSHIP III: Subversive Eye Palette in the inner corner or her eyes (tear ducts). To further enhance the eye makeup and create a more uniform look, Kathy used her finger and applied ‘VR Pink’, the same product used to highlight the upper cheekbones, onto the center of her eyelids. Finally, to define the romantic bronzed eye makeup, Kathy lined Rita’s eyes with Pat McGrath Permagel Ultra Glide Eye Pencil in Blitz Brown.

LIPS: To create that poppy fuchsia lip, Kathy opted to use a lasting matte product. She evenly applied Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Lip Color in Heartbeatto Rita’s full lips.

Valmont Clarifying Pack
Valmont Energy Prime Renewing Pack
Valmont Prime Contour
Biologique Lotion P50 1970
Pat McGrath Labs MTHRSHIP Sublime Bronze Ambition Palette
Pat McGrath Labs MOTHERSHIP III: Subversive Eye Palette
Pat McGrath Permagel Ultra Glide Eye Pencil in Blitz Brown
Rimmel London Stay Matte Lip Liquid in in Heartbeatto

08.05.18

Rita Ora In Prada – 2018 Met Gala

Rita Ora shut down the red carpet with her entrance at the 2018 Met Gala on Monday (May 7) in New York City—not the least because of her magnificently long chiffon train.

While we’ve seen a lot of light and golden looks thus far, the songstress tapped into a darker side of heavenly fashion with this Prada gown.

Lit by bright floral appliques throughout, the design was a standout, especially when complemented by the drama of the glittery gloves, Lorraine Schwartz jewels, neon bag, and yes, the black-rose-covered headpiece—worn in homage to the theme, naturally.

Some may be getting Beyonce vibes from the headdress that reminded me of the one we saw on Queen Bey at the 2017 Grammy Awards.

But, this look was all Rita, and she owned the dark-angel quality.

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13.04.18

Rita Ora In Versace – Echo Music Awards 2018

Prior to her performance with Liam Payne, Rita Ora joined Kylie Minogue on the red carpet for the 2018 Echo Music Awards on Thursday (April 12) in Berlin, Germany.

The singer wore a Versace goddess green gown with Swarovski crystal embellishments which accented the waist and complemented her Chopard jewels and Giuseppe Zanotti Harmony crystal sandals.

This look is very Rita in that it marries feminine romance with sex-appeal.

Some might be put off with the opening falling from the waist, but I feel like she carried the look off gracefully.

I’ve seen many compare this look to JLo’s iconic Grammys gown, but I wouldn’t put this look in the same planet, let alone the same zip-code as JLo’s.

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Alain Mikli x Alexandre Vauthier Eyewear Collaboration Launch Party

There was a number of beauties on hand to celebrate the Alain Mikli x Alexandre Vauthier Eyewear collaboration launch party on Thursday (April 5) in New York City.

Rita Ora: Showing off her Alain Mikli x Alexandre Vauthier ‘Edwidge Jeweled’ sunglasses, the singer complemented the sparkly style in a sharp Alexandre Vauthier Fall 2018 outfit. She loves to accessorize and commit to a look, so I was pleased with the restraint shown here. It allows the soft pleating and the contrasting fabrics on the ensemble to stand out. Crucially, the glasses are not lost.

Lily Aldridge: Showing her lengthy pins, the model was also clad in an Alexandre Vauthier Fall 2018 ensemble. Despite the draping, the style has a sultry figure-forming finish. Alain Mikli x Alexandre Vauthier ‘Edwidge Jeweled’ sunglasses completed the ensemble.

Joan Smalls: The disco sentiment was strong in the Puerto Rican beauty’s Alexandre Vauthier Spring 2018 outfit with its glistening fabric and the tall Giuseppe Zanotti boots. Alain Mikli x Alexandre Vauthier ‘Edwidge Jeweled’ sunglasses brought even more bling. Her soft hair and makeup kept the finish modern.

The Alain Mikli x Alexandre Vauthier collaboration includes four signature styles; Edwidge, Edwidge Jeweled, Roselyne, and Nadége. The collection is available starting today for pre-sale at Barneys.com, Alain Mikli NYC, and Alain Mikli Paris Boutiques.

Alexandre Vauthier Fall 2018

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Rita Ora In Vera Wang – Montblanc Meisterstuck Le Petit Prince Event

Rita Ora was serving up a modern take on royal house of Tudor fashion at the Montblanc Meisterstuck Le Petit Prince event on Wednesday (April 4) in New York City.

I love the concept of armour, as this Vera Wang Fall 2018 plays with exaggerated silhouettes where sleeves are emboldened, shoulders are exaggerated and the peplum becomes structural.

It’s not an easy look to pull off. But I feel that Rita wasn’t overwhelmed by its many complexities and carries the look gracefully.

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Rita Ora In Prada – LAX

Rita Ora showed her sartorial credentials at LAX on Wednesday (March 28).

The singer embraces bold themes with such enthusiasm, sometimes ignoring practicality for the sake of fashion.

On this occasion, she appeared to consider air travel, donning travel-friendly layered tops, black joggers and box-fresh white sneakers for a relaxed athleisure vibe.

The neutral separates were topped with a Prada Spring 2018 jacket which elevated the casual pieces via the exuberant mix of embellishment and contrasting fabrics.

The back was also bedecked with studs and a Hawaiian floral print so she turned heads coming and going.

Credit: Vogue.com & Splash