The Met Gala celebrated its theme of Fashion in the Age of Technology this year. And not only was it seen throughout the attendees’ attire, but it was shown in their entire ensemble from makeup to hair and, in the case of Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom, a Tamagotchi virtual pet. Getting in the grunge has come to take a whole new meaning, when it comes to beauty and fashion. Only, this time around, you get to skip the ‘90s version.

Begin with your choice of hair, whether you want to keep it simple or get a little more complex. To get the slicked-back style for a very futuristic, robotic appeal similar to Olivia Wilde, try Living Proof Control Hairspray. However, if you’re looking to defy gravity like Lupita Nyong’o, use DevaCurl Flexible Hold Hairspray to revive texture and calm frizz, while also volumizing and adding definition to your up-do.

When successfully achieving the grunge facial beauty look, take one approach in order to get the fullest and most dramatic effect. Zendaya definitely won us over with her sexy smoky eye. Get the same metallic look with Bobbi Brown’s Sunkissed Gold Eye Palette. Another option is to perfect a winged-liner with Makeup Forever Graphic Liner. It automatically puts you in the mind of Star Wars like Sofia Sanchez, but with a rustic and classic look. Try either of these trends with a natural face and they’ll certainly pop with character. However, the grungiest look of them all lies in a bold, dark lip. Taylor Swift worked a black lip stain that gave her good-girl image with a bit of an edge. One pucker of Anastasia Beverly Hills in Opaque Black, and you’ve completely reinvented the meaning in “grungy chic.”

– Brooke Leigh Howard
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