When it comes to red carpet beauty, Rita Ora isn’t one to hold back. There was her graphic liner look at the GQ Men of the Year Awards last year and her perfect neutral lip at this year’s Oscars, and, of course, who can forget her infamous $56,000 manicure? Thus, we were excited when her makeup artist Kathy Jeung offered to give us a peek at exactly how she got the songstress ready for last night’s Met Ball—and sure enough, Ora’s makeup did not disappoint. “Rita’s custom Tom Ford red silk cheongsam-influenced evening gown inspired me to do a classic makeup look, but with Asian touches,” Jeung tells us. “A red lip matching the color of the dress was the main focus, paired with thin, black eyeliner with a hint of red liner over, mink Velour Lashes in Kim on the outer corners, strong and defined brows, and a wash of pink-red blush high on the cheekbones.” Keep scrolling for an exclusive look at Jeung’s day!
Flight from LAX to JFK had heavenly lie-flat seats… JetBlue Mint, I love you!
Good morning, NYC! View from my room at my favorite hotel, The Standard High Line.
Rimmel London makeup product go-tos.
My makeup trunk packed and ready to go!
Definitely more than a just-coffee kind of day!
Makeup sketch inspirations and options. Red lips for sure, but which red?
Me, stylist Jason Rembert, and hairstylist Chris Appleton doing finishing touches of glam!
One last look before Rita leaves with her Met Ball date, Tom Ford.