Every year the MET Ball carries with a showcase of the fashion talent around the world and with a theme of ‘PUNK: Chaos to Couture’ there were bound to be some adventurous creations walking along the red carpet. Dressing the biggest celebrity names in their latest and greatest couture that has heads turning around the globe and this year NARS was there to style and compliment the stars with their luxury cosmetics.

BLAKE LIVELY

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Makeup Artist: Elaine Offers for NARS

Beauty Inspiration: ” It starts with Blake’s signature approach: luminous beautiful skin,” said Elaine Offers about the look she created for Blake Lively. “We created a serious eye shape as a nod to the punk theme by building on a smoky eye and winging it outward. With the diaphanous layers of her skirt and a light lip, it comes together as being both glamorous and edgy.”

Products 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

SARAH JESSICA PARKER

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Makeup Artist: Leslie Lopez for NARS Cosmetics

Beauty Inspiration: “I had to make the punk look glamorous,” said Leslie Lopez about the look she created for Sarah Jessica Parker. To create strong eyes, we used a plum pencil that is both intense but beautiful. No matter what the theme, I always want Sarah Jessica to look beautiful, so we softened the intensity of the eyes with a light mouth – Tender Night Velvet Matte Lip Pencil was the perfect, modern, approach!”

Products Used:

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Calabria Soft Touch Shadow Pencil

Gaiety Blush

Tender Night Velvet Matte Lip Pencil (New for Summer 2013)

SOLANGE KNOWLES

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Makeup Artist: Benjamin Puckey for NARS Cosmetics

Beauty Inspiration: ” I really focused on a strong eye with punk influences for Solange’s look. The smoky eye gave an edge to the whole look, which is very much what she’s into right now – a smoky eye with lots of lash. We felt it complemented the dress so well because of the black and blue print and chose a nude lip to keep the focus on the eye.”

Products Used:

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Ubangi Eye Paint (NEW for Fall 2013: Available September 1; for now try Dark Rite Soft Touch Shadow Pencil)

Brumes Duo Eyeshadow

Het Loo Satin Lip Pencil

EMILY BLUNT

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Makeup Artist: Jenn Streicher for NARS Cosmetics

Beauty Inspiration: “It was Emily’s idea to do pink!” said Jenn Streicher about the look she created for Emily Blunt. “Her dress was black so we decided to bring out the theme of the gala by playing up her hair and makeup. This was pretty daring – we wanted it to be punk yet glamorous.”

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Products Used:

Jardin des Plantes Satin Lip Pencil (used on eyes)

Desire Powder Blush (used on eyes)

Biscayne Park Satin Lip Pencil

Elle & Dakota Fanning

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Makeup Artist: Erin Ayanian for NARS Cosmetics

Beauty Inspiration: “It was important for us to create something in harmony with the Rodarte looks that Elle and Dakota were wearing,” said Erin Ayanian about the makeup look she created for the Fanning sisters. “Dakota’s look is softer, but Elle’s is more tribal. We referenced the 80s film, Ladies And Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains.”

Key NARS products used on Dakota Fanning:

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Via Veneto Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner

Barrow Street Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner (NEW for Summer 2013!)

Penny Lane Cream Blush

Nico Highlighting Blush

Key NARS products used on Elle Fanning:

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Soloman Islands Eye Paint (NEW for Fall 2013; for now try the vivid cyan blue side of Mad Mad World Duo Eyeshadow) | Jungle Red Lip Liner (used on eyes) | Isola Bella Satin Lip Pencil

STELLA TENNANT

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Makeup Artist: Uzo, NARS International Lead Makeup Stylist

Beauty Inspiration: “Stella was the inspiration behind her own look – you can just understand why she’s a model,” said Uzo about the look she created for Stella Tennant. “With such ornate tailoring from Christopher Kane, and really exquisite earrings, we needed to keep the look clean. It’s all about healthy luminous skin with a simple statement on the eyes and a next-to-nothing lip. It’s balanced, and stunning, like Stella.”

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Coconut Grove Single Eyeshadow for brows

Black Valley Eye Paint (NEW for Fall 2013; for now try Via Veneto Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner)

Isola Bella Satin Lip Pencil

 

KAREN ELSON

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Makeup Artist: James Boehmer, NARS Director of Global Artistry

Beauty Inspiration: “The Julien Macdonald dress that Karen is wearing is so incredible on its own- I didn’t think the makeup should be a distraction or too literally “punk,” said NARS Director of Global Artistry James Boehmer on the look he created for Karen Elson. “The bonus is that she is wearing a septum ring- a nod to the punk era, so we chose a look that’s quite healthy and radiant, with a defined eye and a grape-stained lip.”

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Train Bleu Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

Radiant Cream Compact Foundation (NEW for Fall 2013; For now try Sheer Glow Foundation)

Iskandar and Black Valley Eye Paints (NEW for Fall 2013; For now try Campo de Fiori Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner and Carpates Eyeliner Stylo)

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