Simone Ashley's Met Gala look was truly fit for a Viscountess

Simone was the embodiment of the 'season's diamond'

 Simone Ashley arrives at The 2022 Met Gala Celebrating "In America: An Anthology of Fashion" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 02, 2022 in New York City.
(Image credit: Getty Images / Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue)

Simone Ashley’s Met Gala look showed us a new, edgy side to Bridgerton’s Viscountess, Kate Sharma—from a long slick ponytail to a seriously sexy smokey eye. And we know exactly which beauty products were used to create the look...

When the Met Gala 2022 announced its seemingly Bridgerton-inspired theme of the ‘Gilded Age,’ we knew the cast of the hit Netflix show would represent. Of course, we were proven right with the likes of Nicola Coughlan’s Met Gala look channeling the Featherington name, Phoebe Dynevor’s black lace number and of course, Simone’s own gold embroidered two-piece.

The star of Bridgerton season two truly brought her A-game for her first-ever Met Gala appearance and has already (in our opinion anyway) cemented her place into fashion royalty.

Simone Ashley’s Met Gala look

Simone took to the iconic red carpet wearing a two-piece, black Moschino gown with a gold embroidered bustier and shimmered like the diamond she is. She wore her hair slicked back into a long ponytail and her makeup was, in a word, flawless.

It will come as no surprise to our ‘dearest readers’ that the products used to create her seamless makeup look were all exclusively Pat McGrath—the brand behind the Bridgerton makeup line and the cast’s equally stunning looks at the season two premiere.

However this time, instead of the rosy blush and glowy highlight we’ve grown accustomed to seeing on the eldest Sharma sister, her makeup artist, Alex Babsky went for something a bit more smokey and seductive.

How to get Simone Ashley’s Met Gala look

For Simone’s eyes, Babsky used the Pat McGrath Mothership VIII: Divine Rose II Palette in shades 'Xtreme burgundy', 'skinshow' and 'Rose opal' to create that warm, brown smokey eye and the Perma Precision Liquid Eyeliner for her perfect winged eyeliner.


Pat McGrath Mothership VIII Divine Rose II limited-edition eyeshadow palette

RRP: $128/£120

This Mothership palette feature 10 rose-inspired shades, including mattes and shimmery shades which are all buildable and seriously pigmented.

For Simone's eye look, Babsky used shades: XTREME BURGUNDY, SKINSHOW and ROSE OPAL.

For her diffused and flawless skin base, Babsky used the fan-favorite Skin Fetish: Sublime Perfection Foundation along with the Sublime Perfect Conclear and the Skin Fetish blush.


Pat McGrath Sublime Perfection Foundation

RRP: $48/£53

This foundation comes in 36 different shades, is buildable and offers full coverage and as we can see on Simone—it leaves a flawless finish.


Pat McGrath Skin Fetish: Sublime Perfection Concealer

RRP: $34/£27

This velvety Concealer delivers flawless full coverage while still having a lightweight, 'creamy-whipped' feel. 

For her dreamy wine, matte lip, Babsky then used the lip combo of the Permagel Ultra Lip Pencil in 'Brownouveaux' and the Matte Trance Lipstick in 'Flesh 5.' These two products together and a match made in heaven for the perfect, precise long-wearing pout.


Pat McGrath MatteTrance Lipstick

RRP: $39/£36

This Matte lipstick is available in 37 shades and offers a  lush, soft-focus effect while still helping to keep your lips conditioned. Simone is wearing shade Flesh 5.


Pat McGrath Permagel Ultra lip pencil 

RRP: $29/£26

This lip liner is long-wearing, blends easily and is transfer resistant. Ideal if you need your lippie to stay put all day and night!

Excuse us while we go and buy every product!

Naomi Jamieson
Lifestyle News Writer

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team, where she covers everything from entertainment to fashion and beauty, as well as TikTok trends for Woman&Home, after previously writing for My Imperfect Life and GoodTo. Interestingly though, Naomi actually has a background in design, having studied illustration at Plymouth University but lept into the media world in 2020, after always having a passion for writing and earned her Gold Standard diploma in Journalism with the NCTJ.

Before working for Future Publishing’s Lifestyle News team, she worked in the Ad production team. Here she wrote and designed adverts on all sorts of things, which then went into print magazines across all genres. Now, when she isn’t writing articles on celebs, fashion trends, or the newest shows on Netflix, you can find her drinking copious cups of coffee, drawing and probably online shopping.