How These 9 Celebrities Got Their Skin Glowing for the Met Gala - Women's Health

How These 9 Celebrities Got Their Skin Glowing for the Met Gala

The experts share their skincare secrets. - by Nikolina Ilic

by | Sep 14, 2021


“Her skin is seriously glowing, minimal but overall flawless. To achieve that radiant look I would recommend a Pomegranate peel followed by LED to really boost that inner glow, giving your skin that deep exfoliation and the clear complexion we are all wanting right before an event”


“We know Serena lives a very active lifestyle and sweat generally follows that so I would recommend to prep the skin using a gel cleanser to really clear the pores and active serums to boost the skins hydration and replenish the skin”


“An absolute goddess, always looking glamorous. We are aware Rihanna would be taking care of her skin with her own skincare line Fenty but I would recommend laser genesis to safely rejuvenate her skin. Laser genesis can help improve skin tone, texture and pores and safe on all skin tones”


“Perfection! His skin looks super dewy. To achieve an overall dewy tone, I would recommend a cream cleanser + a soft granular scrub like a Jojoba wax bead exfoliant followed by a hyaluronic acid mask + serum. In addition to this, I would look to prep the skin with a vitamin C serum to promote that all over dewy feel, another tip is applying your eye cream on your cheekbones can also help to give off that effortless glow look”


“Another super minimal look, but overall, it is about focusing on the skin health, when our skin is healthy and glowing we can get away with that minimal makeup look. The perfect event prep for this would be an oxygen facial to really promote lock-in hydration and revitalisation of the skin. Oxygen facials are already big for Victoria Secret Models before their shows and becoming more and more popular before any big event. Your skin is instantly left feeling more hydrated and plumped, making that makeup look flawless?”


“We know Keke suffered from acne while battling with PCOS and its so nice to see her smiling now. I would recommend prepping her skin with a gentle enzyme cleanser, Niacinamide to help with the breakout, pores and skin texture along with a hydrating moisturiser to lock in that hydration to keep the skin looking bright”


“Wow, this is a polished look. To achieve the polished look, I would suggest a clean shave followed by a microdermabrasion or carbon laser facial. This will help to remove any dead skin cells, blackheads and to ensure the skin is left feeling super clean, soft, and glowing. This is a go-to for most males and another very popular treatment before an event”


“Bronzed goddess Addison is glowing, to gain a bronze facial glow for skin prep I would recommend tanning drops in my moisturiser the night before. As we know Addison can have that combination skin, I would look to use a charcoal cleanser and purifying mask to refine the pores and lean to the glow drops to give that bronzed effect”


“Another glamorous woman, I would recommend to prep the skin before an event to have  Dermaplaning this will help to remove the vellus hair and deeply exfoliate. This will leave your skin feeling fresh, soft and glowing. Make-up will look flawless on the skin without all the peach fuzz hair.”

Forget diamonds, skincare really is your best friend. Especially if you’re an A-lister who also happens to be heading to the Met Gala. After all, being constantly photographed and filmed—it’s their job to put their best face forward!

To help us investigate the routines of the most beauty-obsessed A-listers – and to see how they’re prepping their skin ahead of fashion’s night of nights – we asked Gabrielle Singh, dermal therapist and Founder of Cosmology Skincare, to break down how to achieve their glow.

One thing is clear: Keeping your face and body red carpet-ready comes hand-in-hand with a considered skincare routine.

Recommended to you

8 Of The Best Exercise Shorts That Will Power You Through A Summer Of Movement

It’s official: Shorts Season is officially here. While lockdown has seen many of us realise that activewear is less something to be worn for a workout and more a uniform we choose to do any and all daily activities in, when the warmer temperatures roll around, that favourite pair of sweatpants and leggings sometimes don’t cut it. Sure, they might be a staple in any wardrobe, but the Aussie sun doesn’t listen to reason, no matter how comfortable or cute it might be. And when it comes to summer, working out in leggings can feel like being trapped in a sauna, the sweat pooling at your ankles and around the waistband – as well as those other areas we won’t mention here. 

But as we transition from leggings to shorts, it becomes clear pretty quickly that not all shorts are created equal, and certainly not all shorts are fit for a workout. Take it from us at Women’s Health HQ, we’ve been there, tried it and lived to see the consequences. From the shorts that look cute but ride up to show your undies on the run, to those that feel like being strapped into a harness that’s digging into your hip bones. Then there are the fabrics that can cause chafing – a big no – and those that basically shine a spotlight on any area you might be sweating. 

Thankfully, a number of brands are here to cater to your exercise needs with innovative materials, fabrics and sustainable options to see you through a summer of movement. Regardless of your workout preferences or daily activity, we’ve selected the best shorts that will ensure you feel good in your body, shorts that get you excited to embrace the day and attack it with energy, that make you want to get outside and enjoy the outdoors, whether it be walking, running, or socialising in the park. Here are our pick of the best bike shorts below. 


Uptown Biker, $240

What says summer more than a pop of orange and the sleek shape of these Nagnata biker shorts? With its mid-length and horizontal raised rib side detail, these are shorts you can wear both for a workout and out to meet the girls. Made in Australia with a technical knit fabrication, the double-layer jacquard provides gentle sculpting qualities for the body, making it an excellent choice for light to moderate fitness activities like yoga, pilates or barre. 

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.defineSlot(gamData.adUnit, [300, 250], 'gam_midarticle_pos2_2') .defineSizeMapping(gamData.sizeMap.midarticle) .setTargeting('pos', '2') .addService(googletag.pubads()); googletag.display('gam_midarticle_pos2_2'); });

New Balance

Q Speed Fuel Short, $70

We love the colour of these shorts from New Balance which are cut with a sleek, speedy look that also helps to elongate the legs. Featuring NB DRY moisture wicking fabric, these are the shorts you want for high intensity exercise or long runs, keeping you comfortable and dry. There’s also an interior brief for added comfort and a stash pocket to keep your essentials. 

All Access

Ultra High Rise Zip Front Biker Short, $78

Yes, the colour is amazing but the fit is equally sensational on these All Access shorts. For those who love a high-rise fit and wide waistband that holds you in at the waist, look no further. The sleek, shiny look offers mid-compression and the fabric is moisture-wicking, so you can stay comfortable even during your sweatiest workouts. 


Nike x Naomi Osaka Utility Short, $90

Few things are worse than heading out the door for a run and realising your shorts offer no pockets for those essentials you need. You’re left to hold your iPhone, keys, and anything else you might need in your sweaty palm. Thankfully, Naomi Osaka knows what we need when it comes to exercise shorts and these utility shorts from her collaboration with Nike offer all that and more with a relaxed fit and elastic waistband. 


Session short Tights, $72

When it comes to bike shorts, you want to feel supported and held in but you also want to be able to breathe. These Tracksmith session short tights are exceptional in offering support while still ensuring comfort remains a priority. Forget about chafing, these shorts won’t ride up and down and the fabric offers more coverage and support against the body. 

Outdoor Voices

Relay 3” Short, $48

Who said summer shorts have to be boring? Outdoor Voices brings fashion-forward style and playfulness to their collections with fun prints and exciting colours. We love the relay 3” shorts for their ultralight, quick-drying fabric that also happens to be made from recycled polyester. But more importantly, we love the print and Poppy Swirl is as good as it gets. There’s even a hidden pocket for your valuables, too. 


Align High-Rise Short 6”, $69

If you’re familiar with the buttery-soft feel of Lululemon’s tights, you’ll want to get your hands on a pair of their shorts, too. Made with the same Nulu fabric that their tights are known for, these shorts feel weightless and super soft. They might be our go-to staple for any workout, but the feel is so second-skin that it’s hard to not wear them for every other activity, too. 

Spiritual Gangster

Seamless Biker Short, $112

These biker shorts from Spiritual Gangster move with you, thanks to a three-tiered compressive waistband that offers a flattering high waist that hugs you in all the right places, without proving constrictive. They offer medium compression but are built for all day comfort, and the colour is a true summer staple because, let’s face it, who doesn’t love tie-dye?