09 May 2013

Katie Holmes at the 2013 Met Gala: Pretty In Punk

As a lover of punk, both the music and the style, I was interested in the theme for this year’s Met Ball – Punk: From Chaos to Couture. The event saw some edgy looks carried off with flair – Rooney Mara and Sarah Jessica Parker, I salute you - but it could also have been a recipe for disaster. Just ask Madonna, who had clearly raided her daughter’s dressing-up box…


Katie Holmes could have fallen into a similar trap – her style is as far removed from punk rock as you could imagine – so I was delighted to see her subtle interpretation of the theme.

She wore an ethereal white Francisco Costa gown and kept the emphasis on her impeccably made-up face, which had a rockier, smokier vibe than she usually wears.


Her look was created by Genevieve Herr for Bobbi Brown, who said:  “Katie’s MET Gala makeup was a departure from her natural look.  We took the traditional punk look of black eyes and white lips and modernized it by combining metallic shadow with black liner and lots of black mascara to create a winged smoked out eye, and finished the look with a bit of pale pink blush and a beige lip. Pretty in Punk.”

Products Used

Face: Long-Wear Even Finish Foundation SPF 15 in Warm Natural

Cheeks: Pot Rouge for Lips & Cheeks in Pretty Powerful Pink, Shimmer Brick in Beige

Lips: Beige Lip Color, Beige Lip Liner

Eyes: Dark Brow Kit, Golden Bronze Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick, Caviar Eye Shadow, Jet Long-Wear Eye Pencil, Lash Glamour Extreme Lengthening Mascara

Who were your favourites on the night?

27 comments:

Ann said...

Lovely Make-up
and she's smiling more often now
you rarely see her smile when she was still with Tom.

Mandy said...

Katy always looks great she is such a good choice for bobbi brown!!

fluff and fripperies said...

Ann and Mandy, agreed, she seems much happier now and is the perfect face of Bobbi Brown!

Katie Larkin said...

She looks amazing, she really pulled off the punk look expertly and still managed to look like herself.
I really loved her hair at the MET ball
xx



Adele said...

Love the make up used on Katie!
Have a fab Thursday Hun xoxo
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Nurse Fancy Pants said...

You really cant go wrong with Bobbi Brown, she looked beautiful. Loved SJP, Sienna Miller, JLo and Ann Hathaway too.

Emmy said...

The punk theme this year was probably my fave so far, out of all the MET galas. I agree that Katie looked fantastic that night. My fave was Miley Cyrus's look though:D

Sam said...

Katie looked beautiful and her makeup was so exquisitely down, thanks for sharing this!

Anonymous said...

Great eye makeup!

Kim Alston said...

I thought she looked beautiful! The gown, hair and makeup all worked.
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Stylish By Nature said...

Simply fantastic !!

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Laura Go said...

I actually laughed when I saw that the theme was "punk" and that not a lot of people could pull it off, trying too hard or just getting the wrong idea! hahaha I really like Katie's makeup and hair!
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Johanna said...

I've always thought she was such a beauty.

Chantel said...

Katie looks gorgeous!

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

I thought Katie's look was more elegant than punk and her hair and makeup had the perfect touch of edge. Thanks for sharing Emma!

Rowena @ rolala loves

Coco said...

I love her makeup, nice post Emma!
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Emma said...

Little Joey Potter! I love how she embraced the theme in this subtle way, like hoe Maggie Gyllenhaal was wearing a really simple red dress with a choker style necklace and I tihnk it was Cameron Diaz who wore quite a simple blue dress but with a spiked belt. Rooney Mara and Jennifer Lawrence were two of my favourites. There was some crazy make up too!

Emma x

Sam said...

Thank you for your visit, Happy Friday dear!

Virginia said...

She looks stunning! gorgeous!
great job!
kisses!

little t said...

I didn't know you were into punk... huh!

Yeah, she looked great. And I loved SJP's look too.

fluff and fripperies said...

T, I love old-school pop punk like The Ramones, The Undertones, Blondie etc xo

The Dainty Dolls House said...

She looks stunning x

Beauty Follower said...

Nice dress!

Marian McCarthy said...

I do like it but a little too subtle as a punk look for my tastes. But I suppose if she went any edgier, it would totally go against her usual style. Either way she looks lovely. :)

The Chic Sheet said...

Perfection!


XX,
Miranda

Krystal said...

thats my kind of punk :)

Johanna said...

The whole look - lovely. Dress, make up, hair - total package!