Here's the thing about the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Gala: People sometimes wear costumes.
And with a theme of "Punk: Chaos to Couture," the looks were bound to go in an especially costume-y direction. That worked out pretty well for some (Madonna, we're looking at you). For others, not so much.
When it came to makeup, several stars seemed to have missed a very important memo: Halloween is in October. This is May.
Not sure how that message could've gotten lost in the mail, but for stars like Ginnifer Goodwin and Lily Collins, it did. It really did.
Collins, who is known for her strong brow, went even stronger and paired them with some serious "Black Swan"-like shadow. Meanwhile, Goodwin went so dark from the edge of her eyelid up to her brow, it was frighteningly difficult to tell hair from skin.
I've no problem with Ginnifer Goodwin's Tory Burch dress, but who did her makeup? A racoon? #MetBall2013
— VB (@super_vix) May 7, 2013
Color doesn't always equate to punk either, as Kristen Stewart and Elle Fanning learned the hard way.
Stewart already broke the mold with her funky, voluminous, burgundy Stella McCartney jumper, but the matching red eye shadow that got darker as it moved towards her nose was on another level. We like the whole androgynous thing she was going for -- we're just not sure it worked.
As for the younger Fanning, we must applaud the 15-year-old for taking more fashion risks than most actresses three times her age. However, it doesn't always pay off, and while we don't hate Elle's tie-dyed Rodarte frock, we can't say that extending its blue and red hues to her eyelids was such a wise choice.
Meanwhile Kristen Stewart still looks like she's playing a vampire. Why her makeup always looks like she died last week?!
— Cristine Ciana (@xSANKOFA) May 7, 2013
The "Mad Men" ladies also went a little mad when it came to their makeup. Seriously, what would Betty Draper say if she saw January Jones's black gemstones glued to the sides of her nose?
And we're not even sure we have words for Jessica Pare's look.
It's a shame -- all of these ladies are far too lovely to be looking so scary!
JANUARY JONES' EYE MAKEUP FROM THE MET GALA IS GOING TO GIVE ME NIGHTMARES! THAT'S THE KIND OF LOOK YOU GO FOR WHEN TRYING TO SCARE CHILDREN
— abeera (@thug_handles) May 7, 2013
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