Kendall Jenner Only Used Drugstore Makeup for Her Glamorous Met Gala 2023 Look

Kendall Jenner's makeup at the Met Gala 2023 proves you don't need to break the bank to look glamorous. Get all the dazzling details of the drugstore products she wore for fashion's biggest night.

By Alyssa Morin May 02, 2023 7:48 PMTags
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Kendall Jenner's high-fashion moment at the 2023 Met Gala wasn't entirely expensive.

The Kardashians star lit up the red carpet for the May 1 event with effortlessly glowy makeup that consisted of look-at-me-lashes, a pinch of pink-cheeks and a soft nude lip. Best of all? The supermodel achieved her glamorous look by using only drugstore products.

Kendall's makeup artist Mary Phillips worked her magic by first prepping the star's skin with L'Oréal Paris's Revitalift skincare line. Mary followed that up with her viral backward contouring technique, applying L'Oréal Paris's Age Perfect 4-in-1 Tinted Balm "on the perimeters of the face and down the jawline as the contour under the foundation."

"I then highlighted under the eyes and the center of the face using the L'Oréal Paris Infallible Full Wear Concealer," the makeup artist shared in a press release. "On top of the contour and highlight, I buffed the L'Oréal Paris Infallible Foundation into the skin."

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To add a touch of color to Kendall's cheeks, Mary brushed on the brand's True Match Blush and drew faux freckles on her nose and cheek area with a gel liner. For the reality TV star's perfectly plump pout, Mary "patted in the Colour Riche Intense Volume Matte Lipstick in Le Nude Admirable."

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However, Kendall's eyes were the star of the show, with Mary drawing a classic cat-eye with black liquid eyeliner and adding a chocolate shade to the lower lash line. "For instant length and intense color," she added, "I coated her lashes with L'Oréal Paris Telescopic Lift Mascara."

As for what influenced the 27-year-old's glam? Mary simply looked to the past.

"The inspiration for Kendall's makeup was pulled from mod '70s makeup with an emphasis on the eyes," she explained. "Bold lashes to compliment the upper and lower lash lines with a classic winged liner."

Kendall paired her radiant makeup with an equally dazzling look.

For fashion's biggest night at New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art, she shined bright in a sparkly bodysuit from Marc Jacobs that featured dramatic diamond-embellished collars and floor-length bell sleeves with quilted white lining in the interior. She accessorized with sky-high lace-up boots and statement camellia earrings, which served as a nod to Chanel's symbol and late designer late Karl Lagerfeld, whose work influenced the Met Ball 2023 theme.

And unlike the references to Karl's iconic bridal moments on the runway or his black-and-white uniform—both of which dominated the red carpet—Kendall and her stylist Marni Senofonte took a different approach.

"All of his swimwear is so iconic—I love that iconic Naomi bikini [from Chanel's 1994 collection]," the stylist told Vogue. "[Kendall and I] have done five Mets together, so to make it different, we were looking at all of the shapes and silhouettes she's done; The bodysuit was a silhouette we've never done before, and you don't ordinarily see it on a red carpet."

Marni added, "I love doing the Met with Kendall. It's always so much fun. She's so into it—this is her Oscars! She loves fashion and trying new things."


See all of Kendall's fabulous outfit changes from the Met Gala, in addition to what her sisters Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner wore.

Kim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner and Kendall Jenner
Kendall Jenner, Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner
Usher, Pete Davidson and Kim Kardashian
Usher, Pete Davidson and Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian
With Jared Leto
Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner
Kendall Jenner
Kim Kardashian
Kylie Jenner
Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner and Kendall Jenner
Paris Hilton, Marc Jacobs, Kendall Jenner, Anitta and Kim Petras
Kylie Jenner and Stormi Webster Leaving the Hotel
Kim Kardashian and North West Leaving the Hotel