Celebs attended the 2011 Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on Monday, May 2nd. This year’s MET Ball, themed “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty,” was hosted by Anna Wintour, Stella McCartney and Colin Firth, with Francois-Henri Pinault and Salma Hayek as honorary co-chairs. The annual event, dubbed “The Fashion Oscars,” attracts the most stylish and influential in the entertainment and fashion industries.
Here’s a roundup of some of the amazing looks (and products)…
Kate Hudson & Almay
Almay Global Brand Ambassador, Kate Hudson, complemented her dazzling dress with smoldering eyes and a subtle lip at this year’s annual MET Ball. To get Kate’s look, Almay recommends the following products:
Almay Wake-up Hydrating Makeup: Almay’s wake-up makeup instantly hydrates and soothes to keep skin looking well-rested and feeling energized all day. ($12.99)
Almay Smart Shade Blush – Berry: Almay’s Smart Shade Blush instantly transform on application into a shade that perfectly complements your unique skin tone, ($8.99)
Almay Smart Shade Bronzer – Sunkissed: Almay’s Smart Shade Bronzer contains a liquid cream formula unlike any other bronzer that provides a sheer, natural color that builds to your desired intensity.
Almay Intense i-color Shadow – Trio for Green Eyes: Almay’s Intense i-color Shadow is formulated with light interplay technology that brightens and intensifies eye color and blends smoothly for all day wear.
Almay Intense i-color Eyeliner – Rich Mocha (for green eyes): Almay’s Intense i-color Eyeliner brightens eyes while adding definition and dimension and features a built in smudger for a customizable look.
Almay One Coat Get Up & Grow Mascara – Black: Almay’s first anti-breakage, pro-vitamin formula instantly lengthens the look of lashes and defends against breakage so lashes can grow to their healthiest, longest, and shiniest.
Almay Hydracolor Lipstick – Flushed: Almay’s Hydracolor Lipstick combines rich color with hydration and nourishment that refreshes lips with over 100x more water than regular lipsticks.
Jessica Alba & Revlon
Revlon Brand Ambassador, Jessica Alba, complemented her sparkling dress with simple and sophisticated makeup, playing up her eyes with shimmery shadow while keeping her lips and cheeks neutral. To capture Alba’s look, Revlon recommends the following products:
Revlon PhotoReady Makeup and Concealer - Lightweight, creamy texture blends seamlessly and contains photo-chromatic pigments which bend, reflect and diffuse light to help erase flaws.
Revlon Cream Blush in Rosy Glow - Revlon’s Cream Blush formula blends easily into skin, adding a sheer wash of color to your cheeks.
Revlon CustomEyes Shadow in Naturally Glamorous - The silky, lightweight formula containing jojoba and shea butter glides effortlessly on lids and blends easily to offer the greatest versatility to achieve any desired look.
Grow Luscious by Fabulash in Black - Patented formula of unique fibers and phytopeptide complex to help condition and strengthen lashes, complimenting the natural growth cycle by helping to prevent premature breakage.
ColorBurst Lipgloss in Pink Ice - Revlon ColorBurst Lipgloss uses Elasticolor™ technology to distribute rich color pigments evenly over lips while conditioning and improving the texture with moisturizers and antioxidants such as sweet almond oil and vitamin E.
ColorBurst Lipstick in Icy Nude - Brings a burst of rich, true color that is virtually weightless on lips. The technology distributes rich color pigments evenly over lips and allows the formula to move comfortably with lips - like a second skin
Top Speed™ Fast Dry Nail Enamel in Sheer Cotton - The patented fast dry formula with built-in top coat that rises to the surface to form glossy, ultra smooth manicure with strengthening power.
Penelope Cruz & Fekkai
Renato Campora for Frederic Fekkai created tousled tresses for Penelope Cruz
Inspiration: A modernized Sophia Loren; a super chic do
The Look: A side part, full of volume and texture
How To Get The Look: Campora applied Fekkai Coiff™ Strong Hold Volume Mousse throughout and then formed a side part. He then used a ½ inch curling iron, pinning the up to let it cool. Once cooled, he took the hair out of the bobby pins and brushed the hair using the Fekkai Classic Brush to form the shape. To set the look, he sprayed Fekkai Coiff™ Sheer Hold Hairspray.
Products: Coiff™ Strong Hold Volume Mousse ($24), Fekkai Classic Brush ($95) Fekkai Coiff™ Sheer Hold Hairspray ($24)
Demi Moore & Fekkai
Duffy for Frederic Fekkai styled the locks of Demi Moore
Inspiration: Philip Treacy Head Dress
The Look: A juxtaposed style; up but down
How To Get The Look: On wet hair, Duffy applied Fekkai Coiff™ Strong Hold Volume Mousse throughout and blow-dried the hair giving the roots volume. He then let the hair fall into it’s natural part and curled the hair with a 1’ barrel curling iron, using special technique to give it a broken look. Next, he applied Fekkai Coiff™ Océanique Tousled Wave Spray and teased the hair with a wide tooth comb to break the curls and created 3 sections in the hair. He then took the left and right section and tied the hair as if you were tying a knot in a shoe lace to create two separate knots. Then, to refine the shape he bobby pinned the knotted pieces and the middle section together and secured with Fekkai Coiff™ Océanique Tousled Wave Spray to finish the look.
Products: Coiff™ Strong Hold Volume Mousse ($24), Fekkai Coiff™ Océanique Tousled Wave Spray ($24)
Margherita Missoni & Fekkai
Anthony Sorenson for Frederic Fekkai tended to the tresses of Margherita Missoni
Inspiration: A Nubian Princess
The Look: A soft take on and edgy look
How To Get The Look: He started by prepping the hair with Fekkai Coiff™ Bouffant Lifting & Texturizing Spray Gel to create texture and loose waves. Next, he pulled hair into a ponytail and secured at the top of the head. He then split the hair into two sections and applied Fekkai Advanced Full Blown Volume™ Styling Whip creating two fishtail braids leaving the edges of the hair out spraying with Fekkai Coiff™ Sheer Hold Hairspray. To finish the look, he twisted the braids together and pinned the hair to the top of the head.
Products: Fekkai Coiff™ Bouffant Lifting & Texturizing Spray ($24), Fekkai Advanced Full Blown Volume™ Styling Whip ($24) Fekkai Coiff™ Sheer Hold Hairspray ($24)
Jessica Szohr & KeSARI and TEMPTU
Jessica Szohr Preps Skin with KeSARI and TEMPTU AIRbrush Makeup for Flawless, Dewy Skin at the 2011 MET Ball.
Inspiration: Celebrity makeup artist Talia Shobrook says “Essential to red carpet ready beauty is having flawless skin from all angles in three dimensions, and blending makeup seamlessly with a minimal amount of product for the most skin-like, dewy finish.”
KeSARI Triphala Radiance Firming Serum to nourish and firm the skin: We prepped the skin with this serum as this gave a great base for the flawless skin that is needed and required for being red carpet ready, it is firming and brightening, while adding moisture.
TEMPTU AIR pod Foundation in Golden for the base and then contour with Espresso
TEMPTU AIR pod Highlighter in Champagne applied to the eyebrow bone and the cheekbone for highlight
TEMPTU AIR pod Bronze in Warm Glow: “No red carpet look is complete without attention to the body. I used TEMPTU Bronzer on her shoulders and décolleté to add shimmer and glow to her skin.”
Michelle Alves & Kerastase, FHI, Aquage, and KeSARI
Marcelino Gonzalez Tended to the Tresses of Michelle Alves for the 2011 MET Ball
Inspiration: Old Hollywood Glamour, sleek with a touch of a wave to compliment the gorgeous Abed Mahfouz sheer gown
How To Get The Look: Create a deep side part on wet hair and apply Kerastase Reflection Chroma Protect Polish for a polished shine and smoothness, then blow-dry the hair using the FHI Heat Nano Salon Pro 2000 Dryer with the Creative Brushes Creative Jumbo Ceramic Ion Thermal Brush. Using the FHI Heat EPS 1" Flat Iron, straighten the hair for a super silky straight look. Then take 2 inch sections and create a wave with the FHI Heat Platform 1 1/4" Styling Iron. Spray Aquage Finishing Spray for light hold and ultimate humidity resistance and brush out hair. Apply KeSARI Indian Oil Hair Serum with Triphala Radiance™ Silk Complex for added shine and frizz-control
Products: Kerastase Reflection Chroma Protect Polish ($37.99 on www.kerastase-usa.com ), FHI Heat Nano Salon Pro 2000 Dryer ($92 on www.FHIHeat.com ), Creative Brushes Creative Jumbo Ceramic Ion Thermal Brush ($19.99 on www.creativehairtools.com ), FHI Heat EPS 1" Flat Iron ($120 on www.FHIHeat.com ), FHI Heat Platform 1 1/4" Styling Iron ($90 on www.FHIHeat.com ), Aquage Finishing Spray ($18 on www.Rickysnyc.com ), KeSARI Indian Oil Hair Serum with Triphala Radiance™ Silk Complex ($26.50 on www.hsn.com )
Rachel Roy & Kerastase, KeSARI, and Rusk
Elad Bentov of Valery Joseph Tended to the Tresses of Rachel Roy for the 2011 MET Ball.
Inspiration: Elad Bentov wanted to create a fresh, young, simple updo to complement Rachel's dress and beautiful décolleté.
How To Get The Look: On wet hair, apply Kerastase Mousse Volumactive and blow dry hair using fingers in order to create texture. Apply KeSARI Indian Oil Hair Serum with Triphala Radiance™ Silk Complex to dry hair, starting at the ends and working up through the hair to leave hair with extraordinary shine and frizz-free all night
Finger-comb hair back into a ponytail at the middle of the head and secure with an elastic
Diffuse roots with hair dryer attachment for added volume and a tousled effect
Then twist hair into the shape of an S down to the nape of the neck to achieve the texture of the messy bun. Finally, secure the look by adding Rusk W8less Plus Extra Strong Hold Shaping and Control Hairspray to provide texture, natural shine and long lasting touchable support all night.
Products: Kerastase Mousse Volumactive ($37.99 on www.kerastase-usa.com), KeSARI Indian Oil Hair Serum with Triphala Radiance™ Silk Complex ($26.50 on www.hsn.com), Rusk W8less Plus Extra Strong Hold Shaping and Control Hairspray ($12.99 on www.Rickysnyc.com )