Mandy Moore Steps Out of Her Comfort Zone at the Met Gala and Looks Amazing

Dana Oliver
Beauty Director

We are still on a high from Monday’s Met Gala! Even though some of the red carpet moments were underwhelming (Kim Kardashian stuck with a nude makeup palette and skipped the jewelry), celebs like Katy Perry, Rihanna, and Cara Delevingne certainly didn’t disappoint with their dramatic looks.

One star who stepped outside of her comfort zone was Mandy Moore. The This Is Us mom sported vibrant lilac eyeshadow with a touch of silver paint at the inner corners and an origami-inspired updo.

The terrific trio behind the A-lister’s glamorous transformation, the Streicher Sisters, told Yahoo Beauty that they’ve never done a bold color like that before on Moore. After brainstorming several shade options to work with her ruffled Michael Kors dress, they decided on lilac because it popped against her olive skin tone and hazel eyes.

“She’s really been pushing the boundaries this season,” says makeup artist Jenn Streicher. “Everybody has been noticing that she’s not the old Mandy Moore; she’s definitely coming into her womanhood and is up for change.”

Get into Mandy Moore’s gorgeous lilac smoky eye makeup, and scroll to see more stars who made our Perfect 10 list, Yahoo Beauty‘s weekly roundup of the best celebrity beauty looks.

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Perfect 10

Mandy Moore tops this week’s best-beauty list with her lilac smoky eyes. (Photo: Getty Images)

Mandy Moore

Moore’s lilac-washed lids, bold brows, matte lips, and slicked-back hair is nothing like we’ve seen her wear before, but we absolutely love it! (Photo: Getty Images)


Zendaya was the belle of the ball with her teased-out Afro, bronze makeup, and coral-red lipstick. (Photo: Getty Images)

Rose Byrne

Hello, beautiful! The Aussie actress styled her reddish-tinged locks in voluminous curls and matched her lip color to her red, plunging-neck dress perfectly. (Photo: Getty Images)

Lily Collins

Collins really embraced the Met Gala Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons theme with her jet-black blunt bangs and bob, spidery lashes, and dark lips. (Photo: Getty Images)


RiRi shut down the Met Gala red carpet with her fuchsia holographic blush, slick bangs and simple topknot hairstyle, and ravishing deep-red lip color. (Photo: Getty Images)

Chloe x Halle

We are huge fans of these beauties. The musical sisters attended a Refinery 29 New Fronts event with their dreadlocks styled to a T and wearing natural-looking makeup with a pop of color on their lips. (Photo: Getty Images)

Irene Kim

The social media star and Estée Lauder global beauty contributor’s unicorn-purple hair is oh so dreamy. Simple black winged liner and pale pink lipstick complete this look. (Photo: Getty Images)

Kelly Rowland

The singer switched things up for the Wearable Art Gala with this lavendar choppy bob, silver smoky eyeshadow, and metallic purple lipstick. (Photo: Getty Images)

Jackie Cruz

The Orange Is the New Black actress radiates warm-weather beauty with her polished updo with face-framing curls, gold eyeshaodw, lush lashes, and matte rose-pink lips. (Photo: Getty Images)