There's a lot to behold on a night like the Met Gala.
"I wanted Hailey to look like a modern-day princess—sleek, clean and sophisticated," said the beauty expert. "[I] wanted Hailey's eyes to standout, but not overpower the elegance of her [Gigi Burris Millinery] diamond veil."
See how the veteran makeup artist toned down the traditional smoky eye below—using a $8 mascara, no less!
Step 1: Prep the eyes with Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour Matte in Au Naturel ($29, launches in July) from lash line up to the crease of the eye.
Step 2: Smudge Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour in both Orchid and Amethyst ($29) directly under the lash line and pat in a metallic gray shadow in the inner corners of her eyes to make them pop.
Step 3: Apply a dark purple eye liner as close to the lash line as possible. "I wanted to be able to see the drama of her eyes through the veil, bit didn't want them to overpower it," he added.
Step 4: Curl lash and apply several coats of L'Oréal Voluminous Carbon Black Volume Building Mascara ($7.99).
Finally! A dramatic smoky eye you can actually do (minus the diamond veil).
For complete coverage of fashion's biggest night, tune in to E! News at 6:30 p.m. and Fashion Police at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, 3 May.