If you haven’t heard of Ella Balinska yet, you will soon since the British actress is starring in the new ‘Charlie’s Angels’ reboot. Meanwhile, we loved her look at the MET Extravaganza, where she went all Hollywood glam.

Celebrity makeup artists, Vincent Oquendo,(@MAKEUPVINCENT ) who routinely workes with Winnie Harlow, Lilly Collins, Janelle Monáe, and Hailey Bieber, explained how he achieved the look:

“The Inspiration for Ella’s makeup was Anne Baxter from All About Eve meets Diana Ross. For a nod to classic Hollywood glamour, I created different liners and kept it modern by playing with different textures of silver on the eyes.”


“For Ella’s camp-inspired makeup look, the focus was all on the eyes. I started by etching out the liners with the Shiseido MicroLiner Ink in Brown ($22) to create the shape. Once the shapes were established, I went over it with the Shiseido Archliner Ink Eyeliner ($24) to define the liners and give the eye depth.

“In between the liners on the outer corners, I added a flick of the Shiseido Kajal InkArtist in Kabuki White ($25) and then rimmed her water line to brighten. For the gun metal effect on the eyes, I used the Shiseido Aura Dew in Lunar ($25). I wanted to play with all different textures of silver to tie into the beautiful dress. I finished the eyes with corner lashes and lots of coats of the Shiseido ControlledChaos Volumizing Mascara Ink in Black Pulse ($25). Using the Shiseido Brow Ink Trio in Ebony ($24), I created a straighter brow shape.”

Shiseido Controlled Chaos Mascara Ink. $26.

“For skin, I concealed and highlighted with Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer ($30) and buffed the brand’s Sheer Glow Foundation ($47) all over her face. I highlighted with the Shiseido Inner Glow Cheek Powder in Inner Light ($29) and sculpted with the Shiseido Inner Glow Cheek Powder in Cocoa Dusk ($29).”

“With all the focus on the eyes, we wanted a very sheer nude lip. I used the Shiseido ColorGel Lip Balm in Bamboo ($26) to complete the look.”

Shiseido ColorGel Lip Balm
Color: Bamboo. $26




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Evan Hosie has worked as a Women's Lifestyle editor/writer (expert in the beauty and fashion vertical); created the Pop Culture section for Radaronline.com; never met a gadget she didn't want, and spends waaaaay too much time on Social Media.

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