Met Gala 2013: Olivia Wilde Realizes Francisco Costa’s Minimalist Vision for the Met Gala


Olivia Wilde embodied Calvin Klein idea of punk minimalism at the 2013 Met Ball and continued the look into her beauty choices for the evening. Celebrity makeup artist Melanie Inglessis explained that once Francisco Costa created the dress, Wilde wanted to stick to his vision by keeping the face clean, save for an eye-catching look in neutral tones. “[Costa] … dressed her for the ball, so that was everyone’s priority, to make sure his vision was executed properly,” she explained. “You have to keep in mind the theme, you have to keep in mind the design you are going with – his aesthetic, his vision — and then I have to keep in mind those two things, and I have to keep in mind her face and what suits her.”

To keep Costa’s concept at the forefront, Inglessis started by applying Revlon’s Photoready Color Correcting and Perfecting primers to keep her look lasting well into the night. She evened the tone with ColorStay Makeup and contoured the cheeks with a touch of the Photoready Bronzer in Bronzed and Chic with a dusting of the ColorStay Pressed Powder in Translucent. For the focal point, Inglessis first applied the ColorStay Smoky Shadow Stick in Volcanic, using only the gray shade on the bottom lid. She then rimmed the waterlines with the PhotoReady Kajal Intense Eyeliner in Carbon Cleopatra. Next she lined the top lid with the ColorStay Crème Gel Liner in Black before adding a line of white liner on top with a few coats of the new Grow Luscious Lash Potion Mascara in Blackest Black. To polish the look off, Inglessis muted Wilde's lip with a swipe of the ColorStay Ultimate Suede Lipstick in Private Viewing.

But the neutral look didn't stop there, Deborah Lippmann created a matching manicure with two coats of Amazing Grace and a thin French tip of Fade to Black.