At simply 24 years previous, Amanda Gorman has actually made her title identified on the planet of poetry and past. Not solely has her most up-to-date work, Name Us What We Carry, landed a formidable spot on the New York Instances Greatest Vendor Record, however her highly effective poetry assortment’s audiobook has additionally earned a nomination for Greatest Spoken Phrase Poetry Album on the 2023 Grammy Awards.

A nominee *and* presenter this yr, Gorman tapped celeb make-up artist Joanna Simkin (who additionally counts stars like Issa Rae, Gabrielle Union, and Nia Lengthy as shoppers) to create her classically glamorous search for the monumental event. What’s extra: Simkin gave Bustle unique particulars concerning the look.

As Estée Lauder’s International Changemaker, the duo used the model’s merchandise and opted for a magnificence second that was impressed by Gorman’s Prada costume. “I stored calling her ‘Victorian Boudoir,’ and he or she stored saying ‘it’s very Wednesday Addams,’” the make-up artist tells Bustle.

For the proper deep lip colour, Simkin used the model’s newly dropped Pure Colour Lipstick at midnight, chocolate-red matte hue aptly named Change The World. “I additionally needed her lips to pop, feeling heat and wealthy however not overly darkish so we didn’t go full Wednesday,” says Simkin. “It’s the proper chameleon colour that someway seems like a purple, a impartial, a wine, and a brown all of sudden.”

The key to getting lipstick to final all evening for a special day just like the Grammy Awards? Simkin says to start out by exfoliating the lips. Firstly, apply a thick layer of balm corresponding to Estée Lauder’s Pure Colour Envy Colour Replenish Lip Balm. “Then, use a washcloth in a round movement to softly take away any flaking or peeling,” she continues. “Subsequent, apply a layer of lipstick straight from the tube, and blot twice to take away all extra moisture so the colour adheres and locks in. Then, go in once more and apply one other layer and blot once more. Lastly, do a 3rd coat and don’t blot for full flawless protection.”

Gorman’s eye make-up featured clear strains to enrich her modern bob haircut. “I knew LaRae [Burress] was going to be giving her an elegant bob, so I needed to play with the angles of her hair and provides her a really sharp winged liner,” Simkin says. To recreate the look, use Estée Lauder’s Little Black Liner ($35; and Luxurious Insurgent Mascara ($30;

Joanna Simkin/Estée Lauder
Joanna Simkin/Estée Lauder
Joanna Simkin/Estée Lauder

After all, Gorman and her glam squad had enjoyable earlier than the present even began. “We at all times have a lot enjoyable glamming Amanda and [Grammys day] was no exception,” Simkin says. “[There was] plenty of laughter and music, full along with her recreating the Wednesday Addams dance as soon as she was totally dressed. She bought totally into the spirit of the look.”

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