The Met Gala 2012 was held last night. It’s not called the fashion Oscars for nothing, so I always look forward to seeing what the stars will be wearing and how the hair and makeup will be done.

The makeup from the Met Gala 2012 was a mix of uber-nude makeup and super dark vampy lips, and the hair followed suit with two completely different trends, some stars sported super sleek up-dos while others went for loose feminine waves.

Hair and makeup at the Met Gala 2012

Hair and makeup at the Met Gala 2012

The standout for me from a hair and makeup point of view, was Camilla Belle (top right) who had perfect super dark vampy lipstick paired with minimal makeup for the rest of her face and a gorgeous vintage looking, sleek up-do. In at a close second was Kate Bosworth (bottom right), with her perfectly made-up face and simple plaited top-knot.

Out of the stars who chose nude makeup, Gwyneth Paltrow‘s stood out for me (unusually as I’m not a huge Gwyneth fan!). I also loved her smooth low bun.

Julianne Hough and Vera Wang at the Met Gala 2012

Julianne Hough and Vera Wang at the Met Gala 2012

As for the worst hair and makeup from the Met Gala 2012, there were a few stars who underwhelmed, but my worst hair award goes to Julianne Hough, her hair would be fabulous for a low key night out, but the Met Gala is high-fashion darling and that hair is not!

My worst makeup award goes to Vera Wang, who looks so washed out and pale especially with that curtain of hair!

The pictures are from Femail, where they have loads more pictures from the Met Gala 2012, so pop over for a browse.