Ezra Miller’s Eye-Popping 2019 Met Gala Makeup Took Over 5 Hours [PHOTOS]
The Fantastic Beasts star stunned viewers with a surrealist makeup look that made it appear as if he had two sets of eyes and another three on his forehead.
Wearing a custom pinstriped Burberry suit and a rhinestone corset, Miller also carried a handheld mask, used to cover — and then reveal — his trippy optical illusion look.
I ACTUALLY CANNOT BREATHE, EZRA MILLER REALLY SNAPPED THIS HARD pic.twitter.com/jRRTl85bZn
— amy (@jakegyllenhaaal) May 6, 2019
He took the dramatic makeup moment even further with a bold red lip and an Old Hollywood-esque wig.
The look was a perfect embodiment of Miller’s original vision, said makeup artist Mimi Choi, who worked with the nonbinary actor to execute it.
“Ezra interpreted the theme ‘camp’ as being the transformations that we as individuals experience throughout our lives,” Choi said. “The depth and layers of a person were represented by the multiple eyes.”
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4AM start to get Ezra Miller ready for Met Gala 2019! 🦓 #metcamp #metgala #metgala2019 #ezramiller #campnotesonfashion Because the makeup had to be ready by 9:30AM for photoshoots and last till end of the day, I had to make sure the makeup was stable all day long. I used @mehronmakeup Mimi Choi Illusion Palette, @kryolanofficial Aquacolor, @makeupforeverofficial Artist Color Pencils, and @velourlashesofficial @houseoflashes falsies for the multiple eye illusion. Skin was done using @kevynaucoin Skin Enhancer and @katvondbeauty Shade+Light Face Contour Palette. Lips were @maccosmetics Ruby Woo. The whole face was thoroughly set with Green Marble Sealer. Thank you for all the love! I’ll be sharing more behind-the-scenes of our Met prep throughout this week. ❤️ Makeup: me Makeup assist: @paulalanzador Hair: @samiknighthair Nails: @naominailsnyc
Choi, who has one million followers on Instagram, said she started working on Miller at 4 a.m. on Monday and the whole process took about five and a half hours.
“Many of my signature looks include the painting of realistic eyes, so I’ve had a lot of practice,” she explained.
But the most important element, she noted, were the lashes. “I prefer to use false lashes as they provide shadows and are visible from all angles,” she said.
Choi admitted that while Miller loved the makeup, it took a few seconds for the actor to adjust. “Ezra’s initial reaction was like most others’ when they see it for the first time … [it had] a dizzying effect.”