Kate Moss’ Skin and Makeup Prep, Products

Simply ageless There are very few models in history that have captured the hearts and minds as much as this model. Kate Moss. The 48-year-old British beauty looked as stunning as ever when she walked out to the 2022 Met Gala in May 2.

Indeed, the style icon hit the red carpet for fashion’s biggest night with her daughter Lila MossBoth were 19 years old and wore Burberry. The elder Moss wore an off-the-shoulder black double-breasted, tuxedo-inspired gown while Lila, who recently appeared in British Vogue’s cover, wore a youthful, sheer, beige gown.

But beyond the stellar fashion and jewels, it was the supermodel mom’s gorgeous glowing skin and minimal makeup — including a cherry red lip and her signature cheekbones contoured with a bronze sheen — for Us.

Kate Moss at MET Gala on May 02-2022
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Makeup artist, Judith Levine, created the ethereal glam. Sofia Tilbury, who is more than a pro of the moment, but also the niece of beauty legend (and bff to Moss) Charlotte Tilbury. Sofia exclusively shared with Stylish how she created the look, and why it was a night to remember.

Stylish: How long have Kate and you been friends? Have you ever collaborated on beauty looks together? Are you able to do her makeup for other events?

Sofia Tilbury I’ve known Kate since I was a baby! She has always been a part of my life as she’s one of Charlotte’s best friends! They’ve known each other since they were both 19 years old, and Kate has always been such a huge supporter of the brand.

When I was 16, I was helping Charlotte with a Vogue shoot with Marcus and Mert. That was the first time I had the chance to work with Kate. I remember knowing that it was such a HUGE deal to be helping create Kate’s look, and yet at the same time, I knew her so well I wasn’t nervous. It was just so fun and easy, and that’s still how it feels whenever I work with Kate. We have so much fun!

I recently did Kate’s makeup for Charlotte’s new Pillow Talk Party campaign alongside TwiggyAnd Jourdan DuncanIt was also famous! Kate is a master of makeup and knows how to channel the energy of a character with beauty. She’s such a chameleon on set and she instantly brought the Pillow Talk Party to life – she knows how to create a party atmosphere everywhere she goes!


Stylish: Charlotte did you have any tips or tricks to help you on the day of the event?

ST:Charlotte shared with me a few top tips. She loves fake freckles on the cheeks and bridge of her nose! We always use Charlotte’s Lip Cheat in Foxy Brown to create the effect, and Kate calls it ‘the pencil of youth’!

Kate’s signature look is a sultry, 90s smokey eye with a neutral nude lip, so the Super Nudes collection is another staple go-to in my kit when we’re working together. I love to apply a matte taupe color across the entire lid. Next, I add definition to the lash line with a soft brown shade and smoke the crease with a chocolate shade. We love to highlight her eyes with a dramatic flick and lots of Pillow Talk Push Up Lashes mascara.

As for the lips, Kate was one of the very first to try Charlotte’s iconic Lip Cheat in Pillow Talk, which was created backstage by Charlotte to mimic your lip pigments and create the kind of full, sumptuous, heart-shaped, nude-pink lip that Kate naturally has!! We always apply a light layer of lip liner, then press on a shade like Pillow Talk or Kate’s namesake Nude Kate lipstick shade for a flawless, sophisticated nude pout.

Exactly How Kate Moss 48 Got Her Flawless Glow for the 2022 Met Gala

Kate Moss at MET Gala on May 02-2022
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Stylish: What’s the atmosphere like when Kate and you are together? I imagine it’s a big party! Is it more difficult to get someone ready for Met Gala? It’s so extravagant compared to other red carpets like Oscars.

ST: One of my favorite parts of my job is getting my celebrity clients ready for the red carpet because it’s such a team effort. It’s always a lot of fun to look at the cut of the gown, explore makeup looks, create mood boards, and consider hair to bring the character to life. It’s like getting ready with your girlfriends before a night out!

The Met Gala is all about the look, while the Oscars are all about the looks. It’s fashion’s biggest night and the whole world is watching, so all the stars are dressing to be seen on that red carpet! There’s a lot of pressure to really nail it with the beauty!!

Behind the scenes, Kate always brings such an amazing energy to these events because she’s so down to earth. She’s chatty, funny and very calming to be around.

This year’s Met Gala red carpet was extra special because Kate was walking with her daughter Lila, who is another very close friend. The entire glam team wanted them to look and feel amazing. We worked closely with Riccardo and Burberry’s team as well as Bob Recine in hair style to create the perfect look to bring the theme to life.!

Exactly How Kate Moss 48 Got Her Flawless Glow for the 2022 Met Gala

Kate Moss and Lila Grace Moss Hack attend the MET gala in May 2022.
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Stylish: So what were the key elements of Kate’s Met Gala look?

ST: For Kate’s Met Gala look, we wanted to complement the femme fatale aesthetic of her incredible black velvet Burberry trench gown with a softly defined eye, fresh, glowing skin and a bright, cool-toned red lip. Kate wanted to look radiant and glowing, so the complexion really reflected the gilded glamour theme. I used Beautiful Skin Foundation combined with Charlotte’s Hollywood Contour Wand to create a lit-from-within, sun-kissed base, then topped that with rose-gold light on the cheekbones and nose using the Beauty Light Wands in Spotlight and Goldgasm!

We finished by painting on a fresh red lip with the Hot Lips lipstick in Carina’s Love. I am in love with the combination of classic glamour and a pop of modern color for confidence.


Stylish: How long did it take to get Kate ready for the wedding?

ST: With a high-profile event like the Met Gala, we always put aside a couple of hours for makeup so that we don’t feel stressed-out or rushed! It’s so important that we have fun, and I love seeing the full look slowly come to life as hair, styling, jewellry and makeup are all finished!! We always know we’ve nailed it when the brushes are down, everyone stands back and the jaws start to drop!!


Stylish: What’s the secret to Kate’s complexion looking so ageless? 

ST:My top tips on red carpet beauty revolve around how to create a radiant, flawless glow. Red carpet lighting, flash photography, and HD cameras can be very harsh on the skin. I make sure to moisturize the skin before applying Beautiful Skin Foundation.

Two shades of concealer are used: one for under the eyes, one on the high points of my face, to bounce the light off the skin and create a lifting effect. One to match my complexion to conceal any blemishes and redness.

Airbrush Flawless Finish Powder is my must-have for red carpet makeup. It sets and finishes flawlessly. It’s the one product I always slip into my celebrity clients’ clutch bags before they leave me! It’s so finely milled, it never looks patchy or cakey when you reapply, and I adore the way it blurs, sets and soft-focuses pores and fine lines!!


Stylish: What does American Beauty look like to you as a Brit?

ST:Social media has changed the beauty game for me. American beauty in 2022 is all about celebrating all types of beauty. It’s about having fun and radiating confidence! I’ve been lucky enough to spend a lot of time in the states this year working at New York Fashion week and during the Oscars in LA, and I have met so many incredible TikTok stars, from Mikayla Nogueira to Meredith Duxbury and Asia Monet Ray! They all have their own styles and have fun with beauty. It’s something I love!!