Met Gala 2023 - Our Favourite Matte Looks

Met Gala 2023 - Our Favourite Matte Looks

Fashions most important night has arrived with a parade of glittering gowns and an endless procession of black bows. From Dua Lipa’s sparkling Tiffany necklace to Sydney Sweeney’s embroidered dress, light catching shimmer was the ingredient everybody wanted at the 2023 Met Gala.

Contrasting and balancing all that sparkle were a host of matte makeup looks on everyone from Devon Aoki to Lala Anthony, and we loved these velvet-like creations.

Read on to get the matte Met look inspired by some of the evening’s best beauty:

Keke Palmer’s Smokey Eye

With a look inspired by the 60’s-meets-Josephine Baker, Keke Palmer’s bold matte smokey eye is the ultimate homage to the golden age of glamour.  

To get the look, begin by applying our Waterproof Eye Define Crayon Pencil Eyeliner all over your lid. With our Pro All-Over Eyeshadow Brush, apply dark brown eyeshadow to blend any harsh lines, focusing on the outer edges.

Gently brush a swipe of the dark shadow to your bottom lash line for added drama.


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Doja Cat’s Cat Eye

Musician Doja Cat took cat eye to the next level with her 2023 MET Gala look.

Reimagine her bold eye look effortlessly with our Winged Eyeliner Stamp + Liquid Liner Duo, a double ended black liner pen.

Place the stamp applicator on the outer corner of your eye and press gently to create the wing. Switch ends and trace the liner along your top lash line. Add a small flick to the inner corner of your eye to amplify the look, Doja Cat style.


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Yara Shahidi’s Nude Lip

To get actress Yara Shahidi’s 90s inspired matte lip look, begin by overlining your lips with a brown pencil, focusing on the outer corners of your mouth.

Layer our Crème Matte Luxe Lipstick in Very Shelley over the top for an effortless old-school nude matte look. If liquid lipsticks are more your style, grab our Ultra Stay Liquid Matte lipstick in shade Nude Brown.


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Lizzo’s Flawless Matte Base

Singer, flute player and style icon Lizzo was drenched in signature Chanel pearls with a velvety matte beauty look.

Achieve Lizzo’s flawless base using our Hydrating Face Primer to moisturize and prep your skin before going in with our Ultrastay Flawless Foundation. With its natural matte finish and buildable to full coverage formula, you will nail Lizzo’s flawless velvet look.

Begin by applying the foundation to the centre of your face, before blending outwards. Build as needed.


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Karlie Kloss Pink Lip

While Emma Chamberlain was delighted to see Karlie Kloss “sneaking in a baby,” our eyes were on her matte pink lips.

To get her look, apply our Perfect Pout Lip Liner all over your lips, overlining your cupids bow. Layer our Crème Matte Luxe Lipstick in Cheeky Chat over the top for the ultimate pink-nude matte lip.


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With a focus on glittering fashion and big hair, natural matte makeup finishes defined the evenings beauty looks with an elegant homage to twentieth century eras and style.