Yes, Gwen Stefani Did Her Own Makeup for the Met Gala

And she looks completely flawless.

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While the majority of the celebrities stepping foot on the Met Gala red carpet had glam squads at their beck and call, Gwen Stefani did her makeup on her own. And to be completely honest, The Voice judge has the makings of a true professional. 

To create an edgy look that complimented her custom neon green Vera Wang gown, Stefani turned to her namesake beauty brand, GXVE (pronounced ‘give’) for help. The star of the show was hands-down her metallic blue cat eye, which was achieved with the Line It Up 24-Hr Waterproof Gel Liner in Bathwater. Even though the “Sweet Escape” singer’s eye makeup was the standout, it was her nude lip that got us the most excited.

According to a press release shared with Marie Claire, the color in question is a mixture of two never-before-seen nude lipstick shades from her line. While the drop is still under wraps, we got word that it’s going to officially go live on on June 7—so mark your calendar. 

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As for the rest of Stefani's look? She prepped her skin with All Time Prime, a hydrating and glowy face oil packed with soothing aloe vera and meadow seafoam seed oil, which provides soothing properties. She kept her blush, highlighter, and bronzer on the soft side, and lightly filled in her brows with the Hella On Point Ultra Fine Eyebrow Pencil in shade two. 

Stefani launched her makeup line back in March after years of development. “I think [everything] I've done in my entire life has led me to this point,” she told Marie Claire at the time. “Everything that comes from a place of creativity is what led me to [create a makeup line].”

While the brand has plans to expand, it's current lineup is complete with eyeliners, brow pencils, eye shadows, and, most notably, lipsticks. "The matte lipstick is my original recipe and I love how I beat all the [matte lipsticks] that I loved in the past,” she previously told Marie Claire. “I was trying to create something that would be comfortable for a long wear.” 

Beauty Editor

Samantha Holender is the Beauty Editor at Marie Claire, where she reports on the best new launches, dives into the science behind skincare, and shares the breakdown on the latest and greatest trends in the beauty space. She's studied up on every ingredient you'll find on INCI list and is constantly in search of the world's glowiest makeup products. Prior to joining the team, she worked as Us Weekly’s Beauty and Style Editor, where she stayed on the pulse of pop culture and broke down celebrity beauty routines, hair transformations, and red carpet looks. Her words have also appeared on Popsugar,,,, and Philadelphia Wedding. Samantha also serves as a board member for the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME). She first joined the organization in 2018, when she worked as an editorial intern at Food Network Magazine and Pioneer Woman Magazine. Samantha has a degree in Journalism and Mass Communications from The George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs. While at GWU, she was a founding member of the school’s HerCampus chapter and served as its President for four years. When she’s not deep in the beauty closet or swatching eyeshadows, you can find her obsessing over Real Housewives and all things Bravo. Keep up with her on Instagram @samholender.