Get Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s Makeup Look at 2013 Met Gala!


The gorgeous Rosie Huntington-Whiteley wowed us with a classic look – neutral eye and red lip – at the 2013 Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Annual Costume Institute Gala. “I wanted Rosie to look like a punk princess so I gave her a strong brow and lip, and kept the rest of her face really fresh. It made her punk element feel more modern.” said celebrity makeup artist Monika Blunder for tarte cosmetics.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's Makeup Look at 2013 Met Gala

The brows were a major focal point tonight. “Rosie already has gorgeous, naturally full brows so I just enhanced them.” Monika used tarte’s Amazonian clay brow pencil in taupe to give her brows a sharper edge.

Monika started by applying Amazonian clay full coverage 12-hour foundation all over to even her complexion. Then she brushed tarte’s matte waterproof mineral powder bronzer in park ave princess in the hollows of her cheeks, over her temples and across her forehead to create extra dimension. Next, she mixed maracuja blush & glow brightening luminizer & cheek tint in sunlight with tarte’s cheek stain in awakening and blended it over the apples of her cheeks to bring extra light to her face. She then used tarte’s buffy bamboo face powder brush to blend everything together and make sure the contouring was seamless.

Monika used different shades of bronze from tarte’s call of the wild palette Amazonian clay 8-shadow collector’s palette to create a smudgy, washed-out eye that went from light to dark. She started by sweeping the shade wild all over her lids and into her inner corners, then brushed meow close to her lashlines and pulled it out toward the edges. She took the shadow instinct and blended it into the center of her lids, and brought that same shade onto her lower lashlines to bring everything together. She finished by painting her lashes with three coats of lights, camera, flashes statement mascara.

Monika created a custom burgundy shade for Rosie by layering two colors. First, she filled in Rosie’s lips with LipSurgence lip tint in moody (a deep berry) and then went over it with glamazon pure performance 12-hour lipstick in wild, (a vivid red) to create a long-lasting, edgy hue.

Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE,, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


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