Lil Nas X Wore Nothing But Glitter and Pearls to the Met Gala — See the Photos
The opulent face details continued down Nas’s neck and chest with a pretty, lace-inspired pattern, then faded into the silver glitter body paint. Each of his fingers was painted the same shade, ending in long extensions that were also covered in pearls and gemstones. From behind, you could see a pearl-bedecked thong and more gems scattered across his body. (How does he sit down?!)
Stylist Coree Moreno used Matrix products to shape Nas’s hydrated short curls. “For this look, Lil Nas X went bold with a feline-inspired metallic-crystal look from head to toe,” Moreno explained. “With his whole body covered in silver, we needed his hair to shine like the ensemble, but remain natural to provide contrast. We opted for luscious and ultra-hydrated curls to frame the headpiece.” Moreno used Setter Mousse and Controller Gel to add volume, shine, and hold, then finished with Food for Soft Multi-Use Hair Oil Serum for a ”yummy, hydrated look.”
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The artist behind Nas’s look was Dame Pat McGrath, who created a similar fully bedazzled look for Doja Cat at Paris Fashion Week. According to a press release from Pat McGrath Labs, the look involved over 5,000 crystals and took the team 10 and a half hours (they started at 8:30 a.m. and finished at 7 p.m.) to complete.