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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

All the Beauty You Can Handle from the Met Gala Last Night

Sorry for the delay in getting this out, but I got a bit carried away going through all the images of the beauties at the Costume Institute Gala at the Met last night.   This year’s Gala highlighted the works of Miuccia Prada and Elsa Schiaparelli, and many of the guests paid homage to these two visionaries in their looks. From over-the-top high drama hair like Rihanna and Cameron Diaz to au natural “I’m so gorgeous I barely even need make up” faces like Gisele and Kate Bosworth, I ended up hitting ‘save’ for almost every image I saw.

Some of the trends:

–  Loving the return of the vampy lip!  Everyone from Camille Belle to Kate Bosworth rocked a dark wine-hued lip

–  This red carpet was all about letting stunning skin and lips be the stars. Some celebs went with almost zero eye makeup except for lashes.

– What is up with the return of the Quiff (a Quiff is like a rockabilly pompadour)? Yeah, Tom Brady, I’m talking to you…

Here are a few of my favorite looks, and perhaps a couple I just want to complain about:

Oh, hello perfection. Beyonce kept things simple with a black kitten eye and a creamy orange (this season's hottest color) on her lips. Her eyebrows were bold yet natural (I can't resist a bold brow), and her cheeks were warmed with just a hint of coral.

I can't look at this photo of Camilla Belle without focusing on those dark crimson lips (GET THOSE LIPS: Line your lips with a natural pencil to avoid bleeding and with a lip brush paint a rich, pigmented yet hydrating lipstick like Lipstick Queen in Sinner). GORG! Soooo flattering for a brunette with her coloring. She definitely gets my "BEST MAKEUP" award for the night. It looks like her makeup artist blended a matching reddish hue in the crease to bring out the hazel of her eyes, penciled in those naturally bold brows, and used the right amount of highlighter in just the right places to ensure Camilla was picture perfect from every angle.


Sooo.... what can I say here? I love that Cameron Diaz is going natural with the makeup BUT she has thin lips so she should have gone for a little more color to punch up the look. I assume her makeup artist decided to go minimal to better draw attention to the silly Quiffed hair? Yeah, I said silly. Is it just me, or does her hair look very similar to the look she became famous for in There's Something About Mary?


Jessica Alba is always gorgeous, but last night she was all out glamour -- her makeup artist gave her a modern bold bushy brow, highlighted cheeks, and a cabernet-colored lip . I LOVED her Veronica Lake hair, crafted by Renato Campora for Frederic Fekkai, who shared that he was going for "well designed, structured and elegant." (HOW TO GET THE LOOK: On wet hair, Renato applied Fekkai Coiff Bouffant Lifting & Texturizing Spray Gel throughout and then formed a strong side part. He dried the hair with a round brush to create volume and shine. Next, he used a one inch curling iron to create the body and shape of the look. Renato then brushed through the curls, to build waves starting from the side-part. After, he applied a small amount of Fekkai Advanced Brilliant Glossing Cream to define the waves of the hair and add a lasting shine. To finish the look, Renato sprayed Fekkai Coiff Sheer Hold Hairspray.)


Yes, we know Tom Brady and Gisele are a stunning couple, but what happened with Tom's hair? Did Cameron Diaz's stylist have too much gel left over so he/she walked over to Tom and gave him a Quiff too? Gisele of course has the "F You I'm Beautiful" makeup look -- meaning she's barely wearing anything. For her hair she used some of Tom's left over gel and swept her hair back into a simply sleek bun.


I have a love/hate thing going on with Rihanna's look. Her hair is just ridiculous. It's a Quiff with an identity crisis and I personally think it takes away from her flawless makeup. I love the warm shadows on her eyes, groomed eyebrows, the perfectly-blended contoured cheeks and the creamy mauve on her lips.

Kate Bosworth proves you don't have to be a brunette to pull off a dark berry lip. I love the understated eye makeup and carefully contoured cheeks, all bringing attention back to that sexy lip. The braided bun is adorbs and with a face like that, she can carry it. (Photo via Just Jared)

When I first saw this photo of Marion Cotillard, I wasn't sure I liked it. I think it was the severity of the bangs that threw me off, but then when I looked at it again the first thing that popped into my head was Audrey Hepburn when she won the Oscar for Roman Holiday. I'm usually not a huge lover of the blunt bang, but it worked for her with her delicate features. I loved the simplicity of her makeup too -- the soft natural lip and delicately smoked eyes. (Photo via Just Jared)

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All in all, the stars far from disappointed last night by bringing all the glam and drama that is fitting for the Met Gala.  I wish I could post more looks, but this Binger has to go try a new skincare line for redness I received yesterday.  So excited!  Yes, my life is tough and I’m constantly making sacrifices for you.

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