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2012 Met Gala: Hits, Misses, & Makeup Essentials

Butterfly makeup artist Francesca Roman created looks for a few of this year’s Met Costume Gala attendees. Here’s the inside scoop on the event’s makeup trends, plus a quick look at our picks for some of the best and worst red carpet decisions!


“The most important accessory of the night was luminous, glowy skin. Being facial fresh, making sure to be well moisturized, is essential for having impeccable skin on a night as big the Met Gala. To wear the healthy look, it’s best to keep the eyelids a nude or frosty shade – even with no eye shadow in some cases – but make the eye pop with lots of mascara and lush lashes. I rimmed eyes with a coal liner pencil and a little of Chanel’s new Illusion D’ombre long wear luminous eye shadow – just enough to define but making sure not to create the effect of a smoky eye to keep with the night’s demand for a natural makeup look. My secret finishing touch for perfect skin – which I just LOVE – is the Soleil Tan De Chanel bronzing makeup base.” – Francesca Roman

Beyonce’s daring, shape-accenting gown made a comeback statement. The dress mixed elements of the evening’s trending styles such as lace trim, feather accents, and a pop of gemstone violet – a very Spring appropriate color. Gweneth Paltrow’s ever-classy simplicity mixed with her playfully alluring dress shape was stunning! Bright neon colors as seen on Kristen Wiig and January Jones were a big hit. Sofia Vergara, Amber Heard, Camilla Belle, Nina Dobrev, and Justin Timberlake were some of our other favorites while Ana Rubik’s overly revealing slit, Marc Jacobs’ wild number and Kristen Stewart’s clashing patterns were a miss!

2012 Met Gala: Hits, Misses, & Makeup Essentials

Butterfly makeup artist Francesca Roman created looks for a few of this year’s Met Costume Gala attendees. Here’s the inside scoop on the event’s makeup trends, plus a quick look at our picks for some of the best and worst red carpet decisions!


“The most important accessory of the night was luminous, glowy skin. Being facial fresh, making sure to be well moisturized, is essential for having impeccable skin on a night as big the Met Gala. To wear the healthy look, it’s best to keep the eyelids a nude or frosty shade – even with no eye shadow in some cases – but make the eye pop with lots of mascara and lush lashes. I rimmed eyes with a coal liner pencil and a little of Chanel’s new Illusion D’ombre long wear luminous eye shadow – just enough to define but making sure not to create the effect of a smoky eye to keep with the night’s demand for a natural makeup look. My secret finishing touch for perfect skin – which I just LOVE – is the Soleil Tan De Chanel bronzing makeup base.” – Francesca Roman

Beyonce’s daring, shape-accenting gown made a comeback statement. The dress mixed elements of the evening’s trending styles such as lace trim, feather accents, and a pop of gemstone violet – a very Spring appropriate color. Gweneth Paltrow’s ever-classy simplicity mixed with her playfully alluring dress shape was stunning! Bright neon colors as seen on Kristen Wiig and January Jones were a big hit. Sofia Vergara, Amber Heard, Camilla Belle, Nina Dobrev, and Justin Timberlake were some of our other favorites while Ana Rubik’s overly revealing slit, Marc Jacobs’ wild number and Kristen Stewart’s clashing patterns were a miss!