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Amy Schumer was sultry on sultry on a hot summer day full of sultry at the Met Gala. Her bright red dress, designed by Alexander Wang, brought touches of machinery to mind with its silver accents and deconstructed elements that hinted at what the formal-wear-world might be like if Mad Max is truly the future.
She really brought the heat with her stunning statement cat eye, however, designed by makeup artist Andréa Tiller. “This time I actually worked with Alexander Wang and his team,” Tiller says. “We both had the same vision for the makeup so it was very easy and I’m very thrilled with the end result and was happy to bring his vision to life!”
Tiller started Schumer’s look by applying Sisley’s Express Flower Gel as a hydrating mask and then massaged RéVive Moisturizing Renewal Cream into her skin. She finished her prep by applying Laura Mercier Repair Eye Crème to smooth the skin under her eyes, a critical part of the canvas.
Tiller says she aimed to give Schumer “radiant, glowing skin.” The first step was applying Laura Mercier Foundation Primer in Radiance all over, followed by Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous Foundation in Golden — patted on with her fingers for a natural look. She used Laura Mercier Secret Concealer in Shade 1.5 under Schumer’s eyes and set the foundation and concealer using Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder.
She enhanced the natural, sun-kissed look of Schumer’s skin by applying Laura Mercier Bronzing Pressed Powder in Dune Bronze using an angled brush to contour and again with a bronzer blush, along her cheekbones, temples, hair line and under her jaw. This was topped with Laura Mercier Second Skin Cheek Colour in Plum Radiance and Barely Pink on the apples of her cheeks.
To stand out in the fashion-forward crowd at the Met Gala is a difficult task, but Tiller aimed to help Schumer do it with a “graphic, edgy cat eye.” Why? “Anything out of the ordinary is ordinary here!” Tiller exclaims.
Her cat eye was crafted by starting with an application of Laura Mercier Eye Basics in Wheat using a crème eye color brush, followed by colors from the Laura Mercier Extreme Neutrals Eye Shadow Palette on the lid. For her smoky eye, Tiller used Chocolate Espresso, starting with the outer corner and tapering towards the middle of the lid. Tiller then tinted Schumer’s waterline with Laura Mercier Kohl Eye Pencil in Brown Copper and lined her lash line with Laura Mercier Tightline Cake Eyeliner in Black Ebony. For the full cat eye effect, Tiller added a “feline flick” using Laura Mercier Kajal D’Orient Eye Liner in Noir Supreme. She topped the eye off with Laura Mercier Brow Powder Duo in Deep Blonde to define the brows and brushed them up using Laura Mercier Eye Brow Gel.
Schumer’s look is finished at the lips with Laura Mercier Lip Pencil in Naked and Laura Mercier Lip Parfait Creamy Colourbalm in Amaretto Swirl. The finish comes from a clever mix of Laura Mercier Lip Glacé in Blush and Bare Pink.