The Met Gala has, historically, been referred to by many other names. Some have dubbed it ‘Fashion’s Biggest Night,’ while others are more inclined towards a talent-focused slant by claiming it to be ‘Celebrities’ Biggest Night.’ Either way, it’s safe to say that both titles do aptly convey the crux of the Met Gala 2022; an occasion where luminaries from the entertainment, business, sports, and political field show up in sartorially-forward garments that adhere to a specific dress code. This year, that is ‘Gilded Glamour, White-Tie’, as drawn from the exhibit ‘In America: An Anthology of Fashion’. Said showcase delves deep into the significance of American fashion, examining its impact and significance on a global-scale.
And how did our favourite personalities choose to interpret that? In a variety of ways and mediums, it seems. Creativity wasn’t limited to just the frocks, with the same spirit of inventiveness and ingenuity extending to the hair and make-up as well—of which was heavily showcased amongst the Asian celebrities that showed up. Emily in Paris star Ashley Park added a hint of whimsy to her smokey eye by opting for chartreuse eyeliner that arced delicately over her lids, while Mindy Kaling went for an aubergine colour palette for her visage that turned heads.
That’s far from all. Below, a curation of the most captivating beauty moments spotted on Asian celebrities at the Met Gala 2022. Get your pens and papers out—this is something the beauty world will be buzzing about in the months to come.
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Soft, cascading waves complemented by wispy baby hairs serve as the perfect counterpoint to HoYeon Jung’s minimalistic make-up, whereupon it granted dimension and texture to her entire look.
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Inject a hint of playfulness to any look by adding a bright wash of colour to it. Ashley Park elevates her neutral eyeshadow by adding hints of green along the upper lid.
Ashley Park used the Dior Backstage Face & Body Foundation, Dior Backstage Face & Body Flash Perfector Concealer, Dior Backstage Rosy Glow Blush and Dior Addict Shine Lipstick in #418 Beige Oblique for this look.
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The Never Have I Ever creator and actress is living proof that you can’t go wrong matching your eyeshadow to your frock. Mindy Kaling makes sure to go the whole hog my ensuring her lipstick is in the same hue, to boot.
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The Met Gala red carpet co-host dazzles with a mesmerising braided bun configuration inlaid with diamonds.
Vanessa Hudgens used the Pat McGrath Laboratories Skin Fetish: Sublime Perfection Foundation, Pat McGrath Laboratories Skin Fetish: Sublime Perfection Concealer and the Pat McGrath Laboratories FetishEyes Mascara for this look.
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There’s no doubt that Simone Ashley’s shellacked locks would be able to hold up against the intense flash photography, heat and humidity that is typical of Met Gala festivities. Same goes for her monochromatic make-up, of which comprises long-wear formulas from the Mother of make-up herself, Pat McGrath.
Simone Ashley used the Pat McGrath Laboratories Skin Fetish: Sublime Perfection Foundation, the Pat McGrath Laboratories Mothership VII Artistry Eyeshadow Palette in Divine Rose II and the Pat McGrath Laboratories PermaGel Ultra Glide Eye Pencil in Xtreme Black for this look.
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More is more. Chinese-Jamaican icon Naomi Campbell is certainly well-aware of that, if her multitude of face jewels is any indication.
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Take a leaf from Olivia Rodrigo’s book when it comes to creating a sun-kissed complexion by extending your blush past your nose bridge. Go the extra mile by throwing faux freckles into the mix.
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Talk about taking the term ‘dripping with diamonds’ to a whole new level. Singer Conan Gray opted for an unconventional take by weaving them through his lustrous mane.