The Top 4 Met Gala Trends

The Top 4 Met Gala Trends

The Met Gala has been the pinnacle of beauty and fashion over the years. Each year the gala has a theme where the rich and famous adorn themselves with futuristic cutting edge styles and beauty trends. This year’s theme was comme-des-garcons, which in French translates to like some boys. Celebrities like Solange Knowles, La La Anthony, Thandie Newton, Rihanna, and many more graced the red carpet with their glamorous looks. Some of the top fashion trends of the night were ruffled rose colored fabric, lace, and rose hair crowns. Recreate some of the most celebrated looks of the gala with our breakdown.

Solange Knowles paid homage to her friend Missy Elliot, by wearing a long puffy black jacket similar to the one Missy wore in the music video The Rain- Supa Fly. Solange’s makeup artist sketched and arched her brows like Cranes in the Sky. Keeping with the no makeup makeup trend Solange wore a natural foundation, which you can achieve with Cover FX foundation powder.


La La Anthony slayed the red carpet in her black lace gown, and showed Carmelo Anthony what he will be missing while they’re separated. Her makeup artist selected a mattified foundation like Makeup Forever Mat Velvet + to ensure that her look would last all night. La La’s eyes had a soft smokey mauve eyeshadow to keep with her soft gothic lace ensemble.

Thandie Newton wore one of the trends we will likely see beyond an Easter day parade. She wore a colorful blossoming arrangement of roses in her hair, and an off the shoulder red dress. You can create a floral crown by using a floral wire. First take the floral wire and bend it into a circle, then wrap that circle with green tape. Next use a hot glue gun to glue your flower pieces to the circle.

Rihanna stunned us with a ruffled multicolor dress and red knee high laced sandals. Her hair was placed in a ballerina bun with precision cut bangs. To recreate Rihanna’s look place your hair in a ponytail, then use a Goody bobby pin to pin your hair into a bun.


What are some of your favorite fashion and beauty trends from the Met Gala?

Creative Spotlight: Learn About Skincare Expert Judith Vasquez Journey to Success

Creative Spotlight: Learn About Skincare Expert Judith Vasquez Journey to Success

Judith Vazquez is the queen of all trades! She is a phlebotomist, makeup artist, and esthetician. When clients receive her facials, they feel as though they have been transported to the ethos of calm and relaxation. Find out more about Judith, and her journey to becoming a makeup artist and esthetician in the interview below.

Please tell us a little bit about yourself, and how you got started in the makeup industry, and how you have transitioned into the skincare industry?

I’m a single parent from NYC. I work in a  hospital as a medical assistant/Phlebotomist for the past 19 years, and now as a freelance makeup artist and  Esthetician. This experience has allowed me to enhance my skills, and bring my makeup artistry background to skincare.

Give us a glimpse into what your day at esthetician school looked like.

I attended evening class after a long and busy day at work. I was always excited to learn what we were doing next in theory, but on the practical days… We actually worked on each other. This gave us the opportunity to deal and analyze different skin types such as mature or younger skin.

What are some of the challenges you experienced while in esthetician school?

One of the challenges was the fear of the unknown with my own skin. My skin was going through a change all of a sudden. Acne, dry skin, dehydration, hyper-pigmentation. In addition to this, I  was sensitive to products. Eventually I got through it. Thank god I did!

What advice would you give someone applying to esthetician school(s)?

If you are love skincare and helping people define their beauty before using makeup, Then Go for It!!!! You’re not limited to only working in a spa. You can open your own business, work in other fields for a skincare company, medical office, or freelancer. The list goes on and on because the sky’s the limit!

As the weather starts to change, what skincare advice would you give to someone with dry or oily skin?

For my dry skin ladies and men I recommend seeing a skin specialist. Esthetician first before a dermatologist. We would know the proper care for your skin by analyzing your skin first. Then we would recommend products or treatments to cater towards your skin type. (For dry skin a milky cleanser ,enzyme exfoliator,vitamin C serum ,and a SPF moisturizer at all times). For Oily skin a Purity cleanser not foamy at all- leave that for your dishes, lol!  Some products to also look into are an enzyme exfoliator, a serum like ClearCell by Image, then a mattifying SPF moisturizer. That should keep your skin looking fresh and prevent less oil buildup.

What are some of your favorite skincare products?

I have so many on my list! There are so many brands from commercial to pharmaceuticals. But so far they are Image skincare, NaturalPathica , Expurtise, Skincueticals, and Limelight by Alcone .

What are 3 tips you would give someone starting their career in the makeup and skincare industry?

Whether you choose makeup or skin, make sure you continue to educate yourself. Whether it’s going back to school and getting your license or certification, or attending seminars about them. Never give up because it’s all going to come together as one.

How can new clients get in touch with you?

Clients can easily DM me on Instagram, inbox on FB or send me a text. My number isn’t private, so please only reach out if you’re serious about your skin concerns.

Review of The Mane Choice Hair Products

One of the many things I love about having natural hair is trying out a variety of hair products. A few months ago, I purchased some of the latest products from the brand The Mane Choice. This brand is known for its products being jam packed with key ingredients like biotin. In this Youtube video, I share with you some of my holy grail products from this brand.

Winter Skincare Essentials

During the winter my skin goes from lush and dewy to dull and dry. In this video, I share some of my new skincare products I am testing out this winter.

What are some of your favorite winter skincare products ?

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