Exclusive: Gigi Hadid's Met Gala Makeup Was Inspired by Soda Pop
Gigi Hadid rolled up to the 2018 Met Gala looking like a million bucks, and notice her near-blinding eye shadow? That came courtesy of a new Maybelline palette that will set you back a mere $14. Oh, and it's the cutest dang thing you'll ever see, because it's soda-themed.
Much like Maybelline's last palette, Lemonade Craze, the Soda Pop offering takes inspiration from your favorite drinks. Gigi's the first person to wear it on the red carpet, and I spoke to her makeup artist, Patrick Ta, to get a sneak peek into this newness.
If it's versatility you crave, Patrick says you can drink it up with this multiuse palette. "If you want to go bold and vibrant, you can use the purple and orange shades, or you can create an everyday look with the brown and gold shadows," he said.
Since Gigi's face chart took inspiration from her stained-glass-themed Versace dress, Patrick opted to go bold or go home. "I applied the shade Grape Pop in the crease, then used the same brush and blended in the shade Blue Raspberry to add even more depth," he said.
Patrick added, "I mixed the shades Cherry on Top and Blue Raspberry on the lid to create a base and blend out the crease. Next, I took a clean brush and pressed Cherry Cola onto the lid for a pop of color. Finally, using a pencil brush, I applied Blue Raspberry on the lower lash line and blended out any harsh edges."
The makeup artist says that if you're tired of a boring black eye shadow look, you can mix it up with the palette's darker colors like Blue Raspberry "to make a statement." This packs just as much punch as your standard black but is just a wee bit different to keep things interesting.
I know, I know — you need this in your life now. You'll just have to wait until September for the Maybelline New York Soda Pop Palette to be released in your local drugstore. Don't despair — you can sign up for a presale notification on the brand's website so you don't miss out come Fall. Until then, you can whet your appetite with the following swatches!