Makeup Mishaps at 2009 MET Gala

May 5, 2009

Just like everyone else, celebrities can have makeup faux pas as well and at the 2009 “The Model As Muse: Embodying Fashion” Costume Institute Gala, there seems to be quite a few.

Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen

Though both wearing a heavily rimmed eye with nude lipstick, Ashley definitely did a better job here by going with a warmer lipstick and adding in blush. Mary-Kate Olsen just looked so washed out.

Lesson Here: Wear blush to warm up your complexion and steer clear of lipsticks that are too close to your complexion.

Rachel Bilson and Blake Lively

Note to Rachel : Hun, this is the MET gala. You can’t just show up wearing barely any foundation with gunmetal eyeshadow and gloss. Take a cue from Blake – even out your skin (especially around the nose) with a foundation, wear a bit of shimmer around the tear duct to instantly add in some glamor and throw some color on those lips!

Lesson Here: Know the occasion and dress and do your makeup accordingly. The last thing you want to do is show up at a formal event looking like you barely tried at all.


  • Reply charliane May 5, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    aww, i actually like rachel’s look here. she never really seems to wear that much makeup anyways.

  • Reply jamie May 5, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    mary kate always looks like she rose out of the grave, in my opinion.

  • Reply Valley Girl May 5, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    Rachel kinda looks like she did her makeup herself, no?

  • Reply Karen May 5, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    I don’t have a problem with Rachel Bilson either.. but she’s not quite a muse to me anyways and I always expect her to be sort of a girl next door… Yea, i know it’s the MET gala… but Rachel is still Rachel

    Blake Lively is gorgeous though!

  • Reply patrice May 9, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    Yeah, Rachel’s makeup looks so her. That’s how she wears her makeup normally. It’s okay for me, too. But, Blake looks diff here, they put matte bronzer on her. Looks better, cos I usually find her plain boring blondie. Not my type. I’m more into brunettes. lol.

  • Reply Kate May 5, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    What foundation does Blake use on her face?

  • Reply Phyllis May 5, 2010 at 5:36 pm


    I’m not sure what foundation Blake uses normally but on Gossip Girl, she wears Make Up For Ever’s HD Foundation.

  • Reply Kate May 6, 2010 at 8:22 am

    ok…thanks. But do you know what foundation she´s wearing in this pic??

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