Oh, the Grammys. Whether or not you watched the star-studded spectacle last night, chances are you’ve seen some of the head-turning looks that graced the red carpet by now (thank you, Instagram). One of our favorites of the night was Bella Hadid’s sultry, sleek, and romantic hair-and-makeup combo. “Our inspiration for Bella’s makeup look was a modern, bronzed Italian sex bomb in La Dolce Vita!” says her makeup artist, Vincent Oquendo, who used Kat Von D and Sephora Collectionmakeup products to create the look. Sex bomb indeed—we couldn’t stop staring at her smoldering yet subdued smoky eye and taupe lip. Luckily for us, Oquendo gave Byrdie the exclusive behind-the-scenes diary of how exactly he got Hadid red carpet–ready. Plush lips, perfectly groomed eyebrows, and a well-deserved post-glam nap (amid a pile of beauty products, naturally) were involved.
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“Starting my day off right with my Baby Bells!”
“READY. SET. BEAT.”
“You can never have too much money. Or too much mascara!”
Ed. note: Oquendo used Sephora Collection’s The Mascara ($12) then layered the brand’s Luxe False Lashes ($17) on top for a fluttery fringe. On Hadid’s eyes, he used the Liberatus shade from Kat Von D’s Shade + Light Contour Palette ($46) then added Metal Crush Eyeshadow ($21) in Thunderstruck on the inner corners of her eyes.
“Final touches on my girl before she slays the red carpet.”
Ed. note: The lip product is Sephora Collection’sOil Infusion Color & Care ($14) in Iced Coffee. Meanwhile, hairstylist Mark Townsend smoothed down Hadid’s baby hairs with a mascara wand coated in Dove’s Strength & Shine Extra Hold Hairspray($5).
“A well-deserved nap!”
This story was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated