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How to Score Florence Welch's Dreamy Met Gala Makeup

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Florence Welch

Hint: It involves starburst-shaped eyelashes (swoon).

"When you’re dealing with a masterpiece of a dress, the beauty look needs to revolve around the dress," says makeup artist Lisa Aharon of Florence Welch's celestial Alessandro Michele for Gucci gown at Monday's Met Ball at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

"We wanted to keep the look authentic to Florence's usual style," says Aharon, all while taking the evening's technology-driven theme also into consideration. This was achieved by making the lips and eyes the focal point of the look.

Zeroing in on Welch's pout, Aharon layered Sephora Collection Rouge Cream Lipstick in Decollete ($12.50) for a "stain-type" effect, followed by Sephora Collection Rouge Balm SPF 20 in Enchanting Blush ($12.50) for extra moisture.

On Welch's eyes, Aharon dusted the lighter shades of the Colorful 5 Eyeshadow Palette in N°13 Nude to Neutral ($25) across the base of the lid, and created a smoky effect using the darker shades in the crease and below the lash line. To amp up the look, the makeup artist applied a light coat Full Action Extreme Effect Mascara in Black ($12) to the lashes. But the piece de resistance? An individual strip of the Sephora Collection Individual False Lashes ($10) added to the outer, center and inner lash area in a star shape. Starry eyed, indeed!

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