Here's why we love the Metropolitan Museum's Costume Institute ball: It's the one red carpet event where anything goes. Where else could Katy Perry wear a full-length dress fitted with LED lights and hardly anyone flinches? (Though an eyewitness reports her dress's batteries fizzled around midnight and, sadly, the lights went dim...)
The gala, which feted the opening of the museum's American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity exhibit, brought out so many celebrities, supermodels, and socialites that just weeding through all the pictures online took the better half of the morning! But what a spectacular display of fashion—and beauty! We've flagged a few key makeup trends from last night:
Maybe it had something to do with the event's theme, but so many celebs went with an all-American, healthy type of glow using natural makeup tones or soft shades of pink. Lancôme ambassador Anne Hathaway was breathtaking in a mix of earthy browns and plums on her eyes, and dusty pinks on her cheeks and lips. To create Anne's look, makeup artist Gina Brooke used Lancôme Color Design Eyeshadows in Latte, Backstage Pass, and Lézard, Lancôme Blush Subtil in Sheer Amourose, and Lancôme Color Design Matte Lipstick in Pink Preview.
Other glowing standouts included Joy Bryant with bubble gum pink lipstick, Kate Bosworth wearing antique rosy tones, and Kirsten Dunst in petal-pink blush and lipstick.
How gorgeous did Naomi Watts look in fuchsia lipstick? She normally goes for a more natural look, which we love on her too, but last night she looked like a true Hollywood siren with those dramatic lips set against her milky skin. We hope she tries daring looks like this more often.
Also loved Taylor Swift in cherry red lipstick (note to all you young girls: bright cherry or orangey-red shades are great options for a bold lip color that's not too severe), and of course Gwen Stefani looked stunning as always in her signature crimson lipstick.
Winged eyeliner and shadow
This look went one of two ways: Camilla Belle went with just a simple flick of black liner at the outer corners of her eyes, which looked so elegant. Gisele, on the other hand, dragged heavy black shadow out into a point past her eyes—and paired with that super racy Alexander Wang dress (and that body!), she was hands down the sexiest woman of the night.
Who do you think had the best makeup last night? Let us know.
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