Emily Blunt, Solange, and Karen Elson Rock NARS on the Met Gala Red Carpet

By  May 07, 2013

An actress, a model, and a singer all walk down the red carpet. What do they all have in common? A fabulous face done by NARS! Read on to get their looks from the opening celebration of Met’s spring 2013 Costume Institute exhibition, PUNK: Chaos to Couture.

Who: Emily Blunt wearing Carolina Herrera.
The Look: A gorgeous full length black gown paired with a chic topknot and hot pink eyeshadow.
The Beauty Inspiration: “It was Emily’s idea to do pink!” said celebrity makeup artist Jenn Streicher about the look she created for Emily. “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.”
Key NARS Products Used: Jardin des Plantes Satin Lip Pencil (used on eyes), Desire Powder Blush (used on eyes), Biscayne Park Satin Lip Pencil

Who: Solange wearing Kenzo.
The Look: Funk meets punk with an edgy printed dress, statement earrings, and her signature ‘fro.
The Beauty Inspiration: “I really focused on a strong eye with punk influences for Solange’s look.” said celebrity makeup artist Benjamin Puckey . “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.”
Key NARS Products Used: 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

Who: Karen Elson wearing Julien Macdonald.
The Look: A shimmery gold gown was later swapped out for an edgy Saint Laurent tunic, but her faux nose rings stayed!
The 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. “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.”
Key NARS Products Used: 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)