Blake Lively Steals the Spotlight

Last week at the Metropolitan Museum Costume Institute "Model As Muse" Gala models and stars such Eva Mendes, Heidi Klum, Jessica Stam, Gisele, Renee Zellweger, Jessica Alba and Jessica Biel all gathered to celebrate.

The red carpet was also flooded with the finest in the fashion industry including Anna Wintour, Vera Wang, Marc Jacobs, and Oscar de la Renta. However, even though there was an overwhelming amount of talent and beauty at the Met, one starlet shined brighter than the rest, Blake Lively.

We're all used to seeing her "Serena" side from Gossip Girl, which normally consists of touseled hair and school girl makeup.  Here, she portrays an overall sexy chic look that compliments her figure flattering Versace gown. The key to her look is her sleek ponytail and eye makeup.  

"To make the eyes appear darker and more mysterious, black eyeliner was used on the top and bottom lash lines and on the inner bottom rims," states celebrity makeup artist, Katherine James-Gibson.

To duplicate it, after lining your lids, curl your lashes and apply two coats of black mascara to the top and bottom. Then, fill your brows in with a color that's about one or two shades lighter than your hair color.  A strong brow is essential.  If you're preparing for a special occasion, you can also apply individual false black lashes to the outer top lash line.  It will give you added flare in a natural way.

Which look do you prefer for Blake: school girl or sexy chic?