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Met Ball Make-Up

While there was the usual abundance of classic red lipstick on the Met Ball red carpet this year, there were also a number of more daring make-up looks. Here are four beauty lessons we learnt from Hollywoood’s leading ladies.

1. Embrace dark lip shades this spring. Beyoncé’s deep berry pout perfectly complemented her dramatic Givenchy gown and made her skin glow with radiance.

2. Sparkle softens a smoky eye. Elizabeth Olsen added fine flecked glitter at the inner corner of her eyes which added subtlety and elegance to a dramatic smoky eye.

3. Less is more when it comes to contouring. Jessica Alba’s cheekbones have been artfully blended to eliminate the tell-tale lines of bronzer and highlighter – good contouring should be invisible.

4. Red lips can be modern. Red lipstick never goes out of style, but by choosing a brighter, orange-based shade, the look transforms from classic to contemporary - Marion Cotillard is our new lip inspiration.

Make like our favourite celebrities and recreate the looks with the products below.

Read the 12 style rules from the Met Ball and check out the Side-Swept Hair trend spotted on the red carpet.

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