Nicole Richie's Met Gala look proves that even when she's borrowing from the past, she puts an unexpected spin on it. Her Jason Wu dress had a slightly vintage feel, making her '40s-style hair and makeup look all the more glamorous. Makeup artist Eric Polito previewed Nars Larger Than Life long-wear eyeliner on Nicole, blending the fine-point liners in Rue de Rivoli and Via Veneto. They'll be well worth tracking down when they launch this Fall — trust us, we saw them at Fashion Week and they're spectacular — but for now, you can achieve a similar look with a shimmery army green eye shadow like Nars Fuji, along with a black eyeliner pencil. For that classic red lip, Nicole wore Nars Terre de Feu Pure Matte lipstick. As the name suggests, a matte shade is key. For the appearance of a fuller lip, draw the lipstick slightly over the natural shape of the lips — if you dare.
For Kristen's textured updo, Fekkai stylist Abergel created volume by applying Fekkai Coiff Bouffant Lifting & Texturizing Spray Gel to Kristen's roots to add volume. Next, he used his hands, not a comb, while blow-drying her hair. With a ¾ inch styling iron, he created a natural wave and sprayed Fekkai Beach Waves to retain the curl. Then he let the hair fall into a rough middle part and pulled the hair back into a low chignon. After spraying hair to set it, he let a few pieces fall in front to highlight Kristen's face.