With the eyes of the world on them, it's no wonder attendees start preparing for the night of nights months in advance. Here's how we'd get ready for the Met Gala if our invite from Anna Wintour finally found our letterbox.
The Met Gala is arguably one of the most glamorous fundraising events in fashion. Every year the Costume Institute throws an opening night gala at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, with a guest list that looks like it's been plucked from the top 'verified followers' on Instagram.
This year the glitterati will be making an entrance, arriving in elaborate fashion inspired by 2019's theme, camp. Not to be confused with the wilderness and s'mores variety. This year it's all about flamboyancy, taking things to the limit and stepping outside the box, think RuPaul's Drag Race.
Months in advance attendees are dreaming up big ideas with designers on what to wear, each one wanting to outdo the other. The gowns and outfits are now so elaborate that nothing is off limits these days.
The weeks are now creeping closer, and no doubt attendees are amping up their skin care routine to make sure every limb is in tip-top shape. The first step to red carpet-worthy skin is to apply an all over body moisturiser like our Luxe Moisturising Lotion morning and night. Then once a week apply a body oil at night to deeply nourish and restore your skin. We love our Natural Tanning & Body Oil, which contains coconut and jojoba oil to rebuild and restore your skin back to its optimum level.
The countdown is now on, it's days before the red carpet reveal. Time to start calling in the million dollar accessories, and of course the best accessory of them all - a tan. The prime time to tan is 48 hours before your event. This is because the DHA that is found in self tanners continues to develop on your skin, with the perfect colour and depth coming out on the 48 hours mark. Choose a self tanner that contains 100% natural DHA like our Self Tanning Mousse, this will ensure you achieve the best result without any unexpected skin irritations or streaks before the big reveal.
Although selfies are banned inside the venue, an Insta-ready face is still a must. To flawlessly tan your complexion, apply our Face Tan Water. This buildable water will add a subtle golden glow to your complexion, without running the risk of any breakouts before the event.
Todays the day, the climb to the top of the Met steps with the eyes of the world tuning in. It's understandable that celebs want to be looking their best, so a lot of emphasis is put into perfecting their hair and makeup look. After what is reported to be hours in the chair, it's a wise move to lock it all in. The best tool for this is a hydrating mist that contains Glycerin. The inclusion of this ingredient helps to hold makeup in place and ensures they're walking down the steps still looking just as glam.
Your Met Gala look isn’t your usual subtle red carpet (hello Hayley Bieber's g-string), so take it up a notch and apply our Shimmering Body Oil to your decolletage, arms and legs (if you’re deciding to bare all). It’s the perfect balance of shimmer to have you glowing as bright as Beyonce.
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