Met Ball 2010: Kirsten Dunst

Her red carpet beauty look.
Michelle Villett
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Her red carpet beauty look.

Even though I write about makeup a lot, I don't wear a ton of it myself. Or at least, I don't want to LOOK like I do.

And Kirsten Dunst's makeup here is a perfect example of what I aspire to most of the time.

Let's not kid ourselves—the girl is probably wearing a truckload of makeup. But it sure doesn't look like she is.

My favourite part is the highlighting going on at the inner corners of the eyes. Without it, this look could fall a bit flat, but the slight shimmer gives it a more special occasion spin. Look for a pale eyeshadow with a bit of shimmer and make sure to blend it really well.

Also notice the lining around the eyes—this part is key if you want to look dressed up with an otherwise bare-ish face.

And finally, you may know that I don't hop on the updo bandwagon often... but Kirsten is one that can pull them off.