Get The Look: Gigi Hadid's Luxe Bronzed Gold Beauty Look at 2019 VMAs

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Celebrity: Gigi Hadid
Makeup Artist: Carolina Gonzales
Brand: Maybelline

Monday night's MTV Video Music Awards were incredibly bold and it's prime guests certainly made quite the fashion and beauty statements. One of my favorite beauty looks of the evening was the stunning gold-toned bronze look celebrity makeup artist Carolina Gonzalez created for Gigi Hadid.

When creating this look, Carolina was inspired by the warm, golden shades of late summer and wanted the eyes to be the focal point of the makeup. The Maybelline New York spokesmodel sported an array of gleaming gold-toned products from the brand which included the ultra-chic and glamorous 25K Nudes Eyeshadow Palette in Gold. Using the affordable range, here's how you can recreate this look yourself:

A perfect canvas always starts with a clean, freshly cleansed face. Carolina wanted to create a flawless complexion that looked both luminous and subtly radiant. For an even base, she applied Fit Me Dewy + Smooth Foundation in Buff Beige, to Gigi's face, softly blending into the hairline and along the neck for a perfectly blended effect that extended beyond the face. For a brightening effect, she went back in with Super Stay Full Coverage Under-Eye Concealer in Medium and delicately used her fingertips to blend the product under her eye-area. To achieve that radiant finish and lightweight sheen on  Gigi's skin, Carolina strategically applied Master Chrome Jelly Highlighter Face Makeup in Metallic Rose along her nose, cupid's bow and chin area for a wearable luminous effect.

Once the complexion was perfected, Carolina moved onto a soft contour which sculpted Gigi's face and further highlighted her striking features. Using City Bronzer Bronzer & Coutour Powder Makeup in Medium, she buffed the powder onto her cheeks and areas where the sun would naturally warm the face (hairline, jawline). For added depth and a uniform warm-glow, she pulled the product down along the neck and the ear area.

This awards show makeup was centered on the eyes and Carolina opted for luxe golden shades that enhanced Gigi's eyes and tied in with her effortless and elegant glowing complexion. To create this multidimensional bronzed smoky eye look, Carolina used both light and medium shadows from the 24K Nudes Eyeshadow Palette in Gold. Expertly blending the shades onto the lids, the brow bone and smoking the soft shades along the lower lash created the look of a more highlighted and wide-eyed look, ultimately making them appear bigger. To add a gltizy feature to the makeup, Carolina popped a champagne-tone shimmer atop the lids. Finally, Carolina elongated Gigi's stunning eyes by creating a subtle, soft-focused cat-eye effect with dark brown shadow concentrated along her outter lash lines. The look was finished by layering the lashes in generous coats of Snapscara Washable Mascara in Pitch Black, whereas a single coat was applied to the lower lashes. To further enhance the cat-eye effect, Caroline focused mascara on the outer upper lashes.

Feathery brows were the goal for this look, and Carolina used Brow Ultra Slim Defining Eyebrow Pencil in Light Blonde to fill in any sparse areas and concentrated product in the inner corners of Gigi's brows, ultimately enhancing her natural shape and framing the full look.

To keep from competing with the glamorous golden eye look, Carolina chose to color Gigi's lips in a richly-hued nude tone. For an unexpected style, she created a gradient effect on the lips by contouring the outer lip line in Color Sensational Shaping Lip Liner in Totally Toffee and filling the in the rest of lips in with the lighter shade in Color Sensational Shaping Lip Liner in Nude Whisper. To seal in the lip, Carolina dabbed Shine Compulsion by Color Sensation in Baddest Beige with her fingertips atop the liners giving it a hydrated effect and providing a long-lasting wear.  The overall look was a modern ombre lip that beautifully complemented the bronzed tones of the full makeup. For added depth to the lips, Carolina's expert tip details the application of powder and bronzer along the outer lips to create a more plump pout.

For the final aspect of this look, Gigi's face was dusted in a light layer of Shine Free Oil Control Loose Powder, focusing on tricky areas like around the nose, chin, mid brows while avoiding the cheeks to maintain their glow.

Image: Courtesy of Maybelline New York/GETTY Images

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