Jessica Stam channeled an ethereal princess at this years Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala. See how she got her gorgeous radiant skin from makeup artist Fabiola, and how hairstylist Jen Atkin gave her whimsical curly tresses.
MAKEUP JESSICA STAM AT THE 2011 MET BALL
"The inspiration for Jessica Stam's look was definitely whimsical Hollywood glamour. To contrast her beautiful diaphanous Tommy Hilfiger blush pink dress, I decided to define her gorgeous almond shaped eyes and emphasize her full eyebrows.
I thoroughly prepped and moisturized her face using Shisedo Moisture Recharge with NARS Skin Smoothing Face Prep applied before the foundation. Using a slightly damp Beauty Blender Egg, I applied a thin veil of Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk foundation #3. For concealer, I used Laura Mercier's Secret Camouflage #2 and #3 where needed. Using a soft wide eye shadow brush I applied a wash of NARS Portobello Duo eye shadow over the entire lid then over layered the lids with NARS Melusine concentrating on the crease and blending outwards. The inside of her eyes were lined with MAC's gold/green eyeliner in Powersurge.To create the extended Sophia Loren cat-eye I used a black kohl liner on the top lash line and blended it outwards in a thin brush stroke thus extending the shape of her eyes. In order to emphasize the same color tones as her dress I used NARS blush Douceur in a rose pink on her cheekbones and finished the look with a dab of NARS lipstick in Pigalle/pink on the lips."
HAIR JESSICA STAM AT THE 2011 MET BALL
"Jess wanted to have an ethereal look this evening. Her Tommy Hilfiger dress was very princess, so we wanted curls that looked fluffy and teased.
I started by prepping Jessicas dry hair with Fekkai dry shampoo at the roots, then used a mason pearson brush to distribute it throughout all of her hair. I then used curlers and wrapped 1" sections around them and set the rollers vertically. After about 15 minutes, I sprayed the hair with Fekkai Volumizing spray, and brushed out the curls with a boar bristle brush. I made a deep side part, and used Fekkai wet gel to smooth down and create a smooth finish. Next, I twisted her bangs away from her face,and tied it in a knot, securing with bobbi pins. Instead of using velcro rollers, i took aluminum foil from Jessica's kitchen and cut 5" wide strips. I twisted the foil into long rollers, and twisted the hair around it by twisting the ends to secure it. Then, I took a flat iron and put heat to each roller to create a dented, fuzzy, curl." —Jen Atkin