Kim Kardashian's '90s-inspired Versace dress and all-over highlight weren't the only things that were golden at the 2018 Met Gala on Monday night. Turns out, Kardashian took her head-to-toe glow to her eyeballs, too. In a blink-and-you'll-miss-it detail (pun intended), Kardashian donned golden contact lenses as the finishing touch to her "Heavenly Bodies"–inspired glam.
"This year at the Met, I wanted my glam to complement my '90s-inspired gold Versace dress," Kardashian explains in a post on her app published Thursday. So, she and longtime makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic decided to complement her smoky, bronzed makeup with colored contacts.
"We chose honey-colored contacts that weren't too far off from my natural eye color, just a bit brighter," says Kardashian. "We can sometimes achieve this color when I wear a golden eyeliner and the lighting is right, but I wanted to really go for it on the red carpet." She notes that she wanted to try something subtle and unexpected, and figured that if ever there were a time to take risks with fashion or beauty, it's at the Met Gala.
As for the rest of Kim's golden glam, it was created almost exclusively with her own KKW Beauty products. For her dramatic cat eye, Dedivanovic used "Albanian" from the KKW x MARIO eyeshadow palette blended into her crease, then took thee KKW x Argenis Crème Eyeshadow Stick in "Dramatico" along her lash line toward the outer corners of her eyelids. For Kardashian's face beat, it was a "Conceal! Bake! Brighten!" situation using Kim's kits, as well as a heavy contour care of the Crème Contour Sticks. Finally, Dedivanovic lined her pout in a brown liner to keep with the '90s theme, then used a lip brush to apply the KKW x MARIO Crème Lipstick in "Classic K" to the center of her lips.
She finished the look with a spritz from a bottle of KKW Body, then stepped onto the red carpet looking like — well, like an even more stunning bottle of KKW Body, of course.
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