Blake Lively and NARS at Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute Gala 2013

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After sifting through some beautiful and other more “interesting” looks from last night’s Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute Gala, I am left with a true respect for artistry. While some of the looks I found frankly unattractive, I appreciated the punk theme inspired by the Met’s newest exhibit, PUNK: Chaos to Couture. Makeup artists were really allowed to show creativity and unique styles, albeit some not really great for everyday wear. One look I wouldn’t hesitate to try for an evening out is is Blake Lively’s.

"PUNK: Chaos To Couture" Costume Institute Gala

NARS and celebrity makeup artist Elaine Offers was first inspired by “Blake’s signature approach: luminous beautiful skin.” The more dramatic and serious eye was a “nod to the punk theme”. Thanks to her layered and gauzy skirt, the overall look is “both glamorous and edgy.”

Key items used:

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Mesopotamia Eye Paint (NEW for Fall 2013; for now try Bali Single Eyeshadow) | Ubangi Eye Paint (NEW for Fall 2013; for now try Dark Rite Soft Touch Shadow Pencil) | Black Valley Eye Paint (NEW for Fall 2013; for now try Via Veneto Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner) | Floralies Satin Lip Pencil

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