Met Ball 2010 hair and makeup trends

Thursday, May 06, 2010
By Sara Moore


Hollywood A-listers headed east to New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art to help raise funds for the opening of the museum’s 2010 Costume Institute Exhibit. Leading ladies that included Kate Hudson and Sienna Miller were primed to perfection by their hairstylists and makeup artists for the MET Ball. Find out how to get their looks with these step-by-step instructions straight from their stylists.

“The theme of this year’s Met Ball was ‘American Woman,’ and after seeing Rachel’s Oscar de la Renta dress I knew that we should keep her hair down and sexy,” Mark Townsend said of British actress Rachel Weisz.

1. Add a few drops of Moroccanoil Treatment to hair to condition and strengthen it while reducing drying time. This helps ensure a shiny, healthy look.
2. Blow dry hair with a medium-sized, round brush.
3. When hair is completely dry, use a 1 3/4-inch curling iron and roll the hair from the ends to the roots in the iron. This technique creates more volume at the bottom of the hair instead of at the roots.
4. When the hair is curled, brush it out with a flat brush.
5. Tame flyaway hairs with Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray on the top section of hair and then use Moroccanoil Glimmer Shine Spray on the ends to fight the New York City humidity and frizz. This spray helped enhance Rachel’s highlights and created amazing shine that lasted all night.

“Rachel was so happy with the outcome of her hair and felt it was soft and sexy with a bit of a classic 70’s vibe,” he said.

Sienna Miller‘s hairstylist, John D., said he was strongly inspired by the classic, sensual beauty of Brigitte Bardot.

1. Prep slightly damp hair with Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream, applying a small amount on the palm of
your hand then finger-combing it throughout the hair. It hydrates and protects the hair and helps counteract the humidity in the air and prevent frizz.
2. Do a super-clean, simple blowout using a flat bristle brush. With Sienna, “I wanted to smooth out any natural wave yet still leave a bit of volume at the root,” he said.
3. After the hair was dry, do a messy center part, then pull back the front part of hair, and fasten half into an undone half-upstyle. Leave a bit of volume at the crown so it looks slightly messy, yet classically Bardot.
4. “Since the weather was very humid in New York and the red carpet happened between rainstorms, I had to rely on a spray I could trust to keep her style in place and under control. So I finished the look with new Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray, which is strong enough to keep the style in place and tame frizz, but soft enough to make sure Sienna’s hair looked natural and beautiful.”

David Babaii‘s inspiration for Kate Hudson‘s hair was a day spent sun-bathing in San Tropez. The end result was hair that was elegant yet flirty, not too coiffed but still full of body and texture.

1. Use Living Proof Full to give fine, limp blonde hair a thicker feel.
2. Rub the product between fingers to activate the ingredients and applied from root to shaft.
3. Rough dry the entire head to add additional volume.
4. Create a side part and form a braid along the side of your face.
5. Gather all the hair back into a low bun at the nape of the neck, pulling the braid back with the rest, creating a sexy, cool up-do.

Celebrity makeup artist Sam Fine created a beautiful “Modern 30’s Glam” look for supermodel Iman using products from her own line.

1. Use Iman’s Second to None Luxury Radiance Liquid Makeup Enriched with Minerals (in shade 2) to highlight and conceal the under eye area.
2. Then apply Iman’s Second to None Stick Foundation in the same shade to achieve a flawless complexion to last through the night.
3. Set foundation with Iman’s Semi-Loose Powder Enriched with Minerals in Earth Medium)
4. Dust bronzer near the hairline and sweep onto cheeks to add a luminous glow to the skin. Bronzer also takes the place of blush and can be worn both day and night!
5. To create a smoky eye, use a dark shadow near the lashline and bring it up past the crease of the eye, then use the same dark shadow underneath the eye to add drama and definition.
6. Top this off with a shimmering gold shadow on the brow bone and line the inner rim of the eye in black for added drama. Complete with false lashes and a couple of coats of mascara. Iman Cosmetics Luxury Eye Defining Powders in Black Magic, Vixen & Bewitched are great for adding shimmer to the eye area.
7. Line mouth with a deep brown pencil and fill in the lip with a bourdeaux shade of lipstick, such as Iman Cosmetic’s Luxury Moisturizing Lipstick in WildThing, to make the look sensuous, striking, and oh, so sexy!

“The look was elegant with a luxurious rock-and-roll edge,” Peter Butler said of Claire Dane‘s style. “I created a higher part than Claire usually wears to open up her face and created smooth, flowing waves that looked tousled yet sophisticated. It’s almost like a modern version of combed out beach waves with a refined texture.”

1. Apply a dry shampoo at the roots for volume, then use new argan oil-infused Moroccanoil Light to smooth and hydrate strands, reduce frizz, and help prepare and protect hair before using a curling iron. “I used Moroccanoil Light because of Claire’s fine texture and delicate pale blonde. Unlike a lot of other products, I knew it would be ideal for fine hair, wouldn’t alter her unique color. It also protects without weighing hair down or interfering with the hairstyle.”
2. Use a medium barrel curling iron, picking up small sections starting at the nape of the neck, twisting hair around while leaving ends straight.
3. After combing curls out with a wide-tooth comb, adjust the texture with hands and bring them forward to soften the face.
4. Once you achieve the look, use a bit more Moroccanoil Light to further smooth out ends and help prevent frizz (especially if it’s humid out). Finish with a light mist of Moroccanoil Glimmer Shine Spray followed by Moroccanoil Luminous Hair Spray for a hold that looks natural and allows hair to move.

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