Pamela Anderson Just Broke Her No Make-Up Rule At The Met Gala

The reason why may surprise you

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by Rachael Martin |
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Last night marked the biggest night in the fashion calendar – the Met Gala. New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art was flooded with the crème de la crème of the industry, each giving their best take on the 2024 theme. ‘Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion,’ was the brief, with guests invited to to lean into the idea of ‘The Garden of Time.’ The results? From princess-esque gowns and floral jewels to glassy hair and blossoming make-up, it was a breath-taking affair that set social media alight come morning. One star in particular whose dazzling look was much lauded? Pamela Anderson.

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Draped in a sheer nude dress by designer Oscar de la Renta, Anderson, glided down the red carpet in an elegant mesh of minimalism and maximalism – she reportedly wore 200 carats worth of diamonds from Pandora. While her silky, Hollywood-worthy gown received praise from fashion critics, it was her make-up that really set tongues wagging. Since stepping out during Paris fashion week last year, the 56-year-old made her penchant for a make-up free face abundantly clear, speaking out about how ditching her 90s glamour had helped her to feel 'empowered.’ This, combined with the tragic passing of her make-up artist Alexis Voguel led Anderson to embrace a more fresh faced look. ‘I just felt, without Alexis, it’s just better for me not to wear makeup,’ she famously said.

Now, it would seem, the star has done a U-turn. Teaming up with the iconic make-up artist Pat McGrath, the duo sought to create a look that would evoke 'iconic elegance,' for the 2024 Met Gala. Anderson's skin was radiant with a balmy, floral flush and sheen-laden highlight taking central stage. A pearlescent wash of pink gloss adorned her lips - rumour has it the result of a new McGrath product yet to debut. Gone was the full-throttle glamour Anderson was once synonymous with. as well as her preference for total bare-faced beauty in recent years.

Speaking to Vogue, Anderson said '[I wanted] something dewy, soft and ethereal. Kind of romantic and approachable – but still ‘done’. I feel like there’s always been this very elegant woman inside of me. And I feel like [the Met Gala] is actually the time I get to be that woman.'

And, according to fans, it was a look that hit the sweet spot.

Showing their seal of approval in the comment section, one typed, 'Pammie in makeup!!!!Obvs she is so beautiful with and without but… Pammie is in makeup!!!,' while another wrote, 'She looks so beautiful and natural and her actual age.'

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Rachael Martin is Grazia’s Junior Beauty Editor. Originally from Northern Ireland, she studied English Literature at Queen’s University Belfast, before moving to London to pursue a career in magazine journalism.

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