Met Gala Beauty: Dark Lips Make a Statement

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Claire Danes (left) and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley at the 2015 Met Gala.

Beauties like Claire Danes, Carey Mulligan and Adriana Lima tapped into their sultry sides.

There’s no doubt that bright red was the most popular color of the evening at the “China: Through the Looking Glass”–themed Met Gala on Monday. It’s pretty obvious. But several top models and actresses opted for something a little different.

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley was one of the first to walk the crimson carpet in a deep burgundy-hued lip, which jumped out against her golden blush gown. A few of her catwalk compatriots—Lily Aldridge, Karolina Kurkova and Adriana Lima—also tapped into their darker sides. On the latter, makeup artist Morgane Martini used Maybelline New York Creamy Mattes in Divine Wine ($7.50).


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Claire Danes also broke out of her box and rocked a super sexy blackberry shade with her deep green gown. And Carey Mulligan’s swept back hair helped put the focus squarely on her pout, which makeup artist Georgie Eisdell painted with her "favorite lip color at the moment: Tom Ford’s Matte Lip in Velvet Cherry ($50)."