All The Details Behind Miranda Kerr’s Met Gala Makeup Look

Celebrity makeup and hair artist Ericka Verrett breaks down the Aussie supermodel’s red carpet look.

A Met Gala regular since her days as a Victoria’s Secret angel in 2009, Miranda Kerr has been wowing us with her understated yet glamorous style for the last decade. For this year’s Gilded Glamour theme, the Australian supermodel and businesswoman opted for a classic all-American look, pairing her billowy white Oscar De La Renta gown and Bulgari diamonds with a sleek middle-parted chignon, softly smoked eyeliner, and a bold red lip. 

Makeup and hair artist Ericka Verrett, whose clientele includes Courteney Cox and Lilli Reinhart, shared the inspiration behind Kerr’s Met Gala glam using hair products from Paul Mitchell and makeup from clean beauty brand Ilia. Learn more about how Verrett got Kerr red-carpet ready with a step-by-step of her makeup routine.

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Verrett let Kerr’s porcelain skin shine through by using a simple base of Ilia’s Super Serum Skin Tint SPF 40 and True Skin Serum Concealer. To emphasize the supermodel’s iconic cherub cheeks and dimples, Verret then used the Multi Stick in Whisper, a dusky pink shade, for a natural-looking flush. Swipes of Liquid Light Serum Highlighter in Astrid, a rose gold shade, on Kerr’s face and collarbones gave a lit-from-within look that mirrored Kerr’s diamond accessories and white gown.


Kerr’s baby blues sparkled with The Necessary Eyeshadow Palette in Warm Nude, using both matte and shimmer shades to create a dimensional look. To emphasize the cat-eye shape of her eyeshadow, Verrett then applied thin flicks of Clean Line Gel Liner in Dusk and two coats of Limitless Lash Mascara for a lifted look.

“I focused on creating a dramatic yet tastefully muted makeup look to help emphasize the bold lip,” said Verrett. “My favorite shade, 1979, is a beautiful, warm terracotta that I used to create the subtle cat eye effect.”


No vintage Americana look is complete without a bold red lip. Verrett began with applying the same multistick she used on Kerr’s cheeks on her lips. Then, she rounded out the beauty look with swipes of Color Block Lipstick in Flame, a saturated orange-based red, for the final touch to Kerr’s Met Gala makeup. 

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