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Lily Collins is known to go all out with her Met Gala beauty looks, and this year was no exception. In 2013 debuted punk blue hair and wolf-like extended brows at the event, and last year she wore a mesh mask over her Audrey Hepburn bangs – but this year was her best look yet. Her romantic Maison Valentino gown cutout gown led to an exciting beauty opportunity – a vertical white line extending from her hairline to her rib cage. Celebrity makeup artist Molly R Stern is the mind behind the futuristic centerline, and used Lancome products on the actress. It pulled together her entire look in this year’s Manus x Machina theme. And while you probably won’t be wearing a white line down your own face any time soon, her Grecian hairstyle is gorgeous and perfect for any length.
Lily Collins preps for the Met Gala with her beauty team. (Photo: Instagram)
Celebrity hairstylist Miki Loiacono was inspired by the dress and knew just what to do to make Lily look like her beautiful self. “"Taking cues from the Valentino collection, I wanted to keep Lily looking fresh and modern,” Loiacono told Yahoo Beauty. “Nothing was too stereotypical, or too decadent. The look we achieved was sophisticated, yet perfectly undone to match her youthful nature. “ He was inspired by Grecian style, flowing silhouettes, and classic beauty to create a romantic look that echoed her gown with soft waves that frame the face and a messy texture in the back. He started the look on clean hair, washing with and to make the hair look weightless. He spritzed on damp hair to keep it looking soft and conditioned throughout the night, and followed with on the roots. He then protected the hair from heat with , sprayed from root to tip, then used a medium sized brush to blow out the hair. He then applied to tame frizz and seal the shaft of the hair. He created soft waves around the face with a one-inch curling iron, followed by on the ends. He sealed the look with – and Lily was red carpet ready, but still fuss-free.
“My sweet ethereal robot” makeup artist Molly R Stern captioned on her photo of Lily Collins’s finished product for the Met Gala. (Photo: Instagram)