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MET GALA GLAM SQUAD! These Are The Black Artists Who Created Those Epic Looks For Ciara, Lupita, Janelle, Lena Waithe & More

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You've seen all the extravagant looks. Now, get into the celeb glam squads who worked hard behind-the-scenes putting their genius to work on your CAMP faves inside. #BlackExcellence

When Ciara hit the pink carpet at the 2019 Met Gala in NYC, chick shut ish ALL THE WAY DOWN. The hair, the abs, everything was perfection, including her face beat. Makeup artist Yolanda Frederick gave CiCi the ultimate radiant glow. And guess what? She used makeup guru Pat McGrath's products as well. NICE!

 
 
 
 
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My #metgala2019 Breakdown Everybody knows how much I enjoy using @patmcgrathreal products! So the #MetGala is obviously the perfect occasion to show off some of my favorites! Of course, I work with the beautiful @ciara whose skin is freakin flawless! So I prepped the skin with #youthquake by @marcjacobsbeauty to enhance her radiant and glowing skin. For makeup, I featured the eyes and for me “Green is the new black” so I was over the moon when I first saw her #Dundas emerald green gown created by the uber talented @peter_dundas! It literally took my breath away! So I decided to feature emerald green in the makeup presentation. And what’s more exciting is @patmcgrathreal has the exact emerald green shimmer shadow called "Blitz Emerald” in her Mothership Sublime II PALETTE. I first layered the lid with the Xtreme Black Eye Pencil to create my shape then blended in the “Blitz Emerald” shadow and faded it out towards the hairline. To amp up the #metcamp vibe, I dabbed a bit of “Gigabyte” gold eyeshadow into the inner corners of the eyes for a glitzy finish! I lightly chiseled her face using rich warm bronzers around the perimeter and golden highlights on the high points of the face. This made her features popped off the grid! I got her “glow-up” on point with PML’s Sublime Skin Highlighting Trio in “Bronze Nectar”. I just love this product. It’s super pigmented! With the wrong lip color choice, you can completely ruin your entire look no matter how incredible everything else is. This is why I chose a warm muted color like PML’s “Lust Angeles” LuxeTrance Lipstick to compliment the bold green eyeshadow. To get this sultry retro lip I first contoured with the “Ground Control” lip pencil then blended in the “Lust Angeles” lipstick. Finally, I topped it off with “Nude Negligee” a scrumptious creamy gloss giving her the perfect pout! #yolismakeup Hair: @cesar4styles Press: @vogue Team: @crowdmgmt Team Ciara: @jorddberg @thenylc @hannai_me @jessicalabramson #ashleyacevedo #amandarudio

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Yolanda did Ciara's makeup for her pre-Met Gala twerk session with Big Freedia as well:

 

We're still bowing down.  Yussss.

Lupita Nyong'o broke necks when she hit the carpet and we can thank her longtime hairstylist Vernon François for that. The gold hair pics in her high afro really stood out. He def comes up with some unique styles for the actress, and he totally delivered for the Met Gala. Here's where he pulled his inspiration from:

We stan!

Fab chicks Janelle Monae and Zoe Kravitz had their crowns done by hairstylist Nikki Nelms. Chick gave Janelle a long braid with 3D floating “Air kisses” and braided up Zoe in some straight backs:

 

 

 

 

3D hair art and cornrows at the Met!

Makeup artist Jessica Smalls served up "painted fruit" face glam for The Dirty Computer.

The face beat was FLAWLESS and meshed perfectly with Janelle's overall look.

She's Polished's Anjaneth (Angie) Aguirre did her thing on Janelle's nail art. Details, people! Janelle's whole dress was literally on her nails:

Can't forget the nails! Angie did that. 

Oscar winner Regina King served up royalty realness when she showed up at this year's Met Gala. Makeup artist Oslyn Holder worked her magic for the fierce face beat:

She didn't have to do much to make Regina beautiful as ever. 

Hairstylist Tiffany Lamb got the chance to work with Regina for the Met, and she was OVER the moon:

 
 
 
 
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This is what it looks like when you Put GOD first! He makes room for your gift! This wasn’t even a dream of mine but God! When your his Whole Daughter his blessings are far beyond your dreams! I am beyond Grateful @iamreginaking that you would give lil ok me this major opportunity thank you so much for trusting and continuing to pour jewels into my life you know I love you so much and you know this already but your such a blessing to me! I made it to the #metgala2019 Jesus! And thank you to my family and friends that prayed with and for me I love y’all to the max And just to think God is just getting started with me #touchedbytiff #reginaking #oscardelarenta #njhairstylist #celebrityhairstylist

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Makeup artist Rebekah Aladdin gave fans a sneak peek at the pre-Met Gala action before EMMY winner Lena Waithe hit the pink carpet. She did a beautiful job:

 

 

Erik " The Barber" Ryan made sure Lena's cut was extra crispy.

And hair colorist Gabrielle Corney made sure Lena was a total blonde bombshell on the carpet.

 

 

FAB!

Swipe through our gallery below to meet more black artists on the Met Gala Glam Squad below!

Photos: Instagram/Backgrid/Splash/MEGA/Getty

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