Olivia Munn in Carolina Herrera at the “Robocop” LA Premiere

Posted on February 11, 2014

Olivia Munn attends the Los Angeles premiere of “RoboCop” at TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California in Carolina Herrera.

Carolina Herrera Spring 2014 Collection [not exact match]






[Photo Credit: Peter West/ACE/INFphoto.com, IMAXtree]

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  • TheOtherChristina

    Her makeup artist needs to be fired and possibly also made to sit in the corner to think about what they’ve done.

    I wish the dress fit better in the bust, because it’s kind of pretty.

    • Maluca

      Her makeup artist clearly hates her.

    • marlie

      Her hair and makeup always look DIY. Which is fine for “regular people,” but not Ms. Munn, at this event.

      • scoobynacks

        Honest to God, she does her own makeup. I wanted to make sure I wasn’t just projecting that on her because I thought I’d read that somewhere. I found this from 2013: ““This is why I do my own makeup,” she said. “My whole life, I’ve had a problem with people who can’t do Asian faces. I have a round face, small eyes, narrow lips, and I meet people who want to overaccentuate my features. I had to learn … because I’d much rather look bad by my own hands than someone else’s.” – Philippine Daily Inquirer.

        So yeah, thus the godawful makeup every single time. Olivia, you’re gorgeous. Please know there are makeup artists out there that you can work with and if we have to stage an intervention, we’ll do it.

        • St. Ace

          Oh HELL NO. What delusions.

          I agree that sometimes a non-Asian make-up artist will have trouble making up an Asian face, because our features are so different. I myself have had troubles with Caucasian make-up tutorials because of the way my eyelids work compared to the eyelids of a Caucasian or even black model. That much is true.

          BUT SHE’S NOT DOING A BETTER JOB. Her eyes are not any bigger, her face is not any smaller, or her lips fuller than if she’d let a professional make-up artist do it. In fact, a good make-up artist will listen to her concerns and help her figure out a look that meets his/her standards as a professional while making her feel beautiful. Look at any other Asian lady celebrity out there. Look at Fan Bing Bing. Look at Lucy Liu. They all consistently look beautiful and exotic, and they use professionals.

          Lady needs to stop it with the false premise that a professional will make her look bad.

          • marlie

            Exactly. She needs to find the RIGHT professional. She’s not doing herself any favors by going it alone.

          • St. Ace

            Part of the problem is that she, a non-professional in cosmetics, thinks she’s at least as good as professionals. Even if she has a better understanding of her features, a professional is still better at actual technique (blending, how to contour, etc)!

          • Sarah

            Spot on St. Ace! I’m a makeup artist and LOVE making up Asian faces because they are so striking and gorgeous. Sure, it takes some practice and getting used to, but once technique is nailed down it’s one of my faves. Olivia doesn’t even have difficult features to work with – wonder why she feels so strongly about that?! HIRE NEW PPL WOMAN.

          • St. Ace

            She’s also forgetting that with Asian features, she can play with techniques and looks that may not look as good on Caucasian features. Example, a cat eye on an Asian face looks very different from on a Caucasian face.

        • suzq

          I’m pretty sure she did NOT do her own make-up on “The Network.” She looked consistently gorgeous on that show.

  • kategs

    Love this color on her and while I keep going back and forth on the lipstick, I think I rather like it!

  • demidaemon

    Somehow, she managed to make Carolina Hererra look a little trashy and slutty.

    • Alyssa

      She has a skill on making things look that way.

    • H2olovngrl

      it would have been so much better as the original style

    • ShaoLinKitten

      Something between the turtleneck and the sleeveless would have been perfect, no? It’s a beautiful dress.

  • Danielle

    I can’t decide how I feel about the lip color. Part of me likes it with the dress but part of me thinks it’s completely overwhelming her face.

  • KinoEye

    Interesting fabric. Shame it falls so flat on her. The makeup is also wrong. Overall, this reads as a summer look to me, though she is in LA.

  • RussellH88

    It just looks kinda cheap and “blah”, which makes me sad because after watching The Newsroom I like her.

  • boweryboy

    She should have stuck with the runway version.

    • And the runway makeup too. Matching your eyeshadow to your dress is a risky proposition at the best of times but more so when the frock in question is orange.

    • ConnieBV

      She would have killed in the runway version, a pony and a red lip. It’s a crime that they can make a woman this stunning look so blah.

    • SugarSnap108

      I’m in love with the runway version. Somehow this strapless variant is dull. That filmy fabric along the neckline ain’t helping.

      • MoHub

        I think making it strapless with that stupid trim at the top of the bodice cheapens it by miles. The runway version is so much more elegant.

    • conniemd

      Somehow her version loses all the delicious white swirls. The beauty of the runway dress is the elegant lines running down her body and they way the fabric plays with them as it hugs her body. This version comes out blah and misuses the beautiful fabric.

  • Anna

    I’m thinking she would look good as Sheldon Cooper’s date when he dressed up as the Doppler effect for Halloween. She could be the sound waves.

    • NinaBoo

      First thing I thought: salmon sashimi

      • Anna

        Ha, you’re right! I see it too. And now I want salmon sashimi.

        • NinaBoo

          That was my dinner! Couldn’t get it out of my head.

          • Anna

            One of my favourites! I envy you!

  • Sarah

    No, berry lipstick, you are not friends with orange dress. Orange dress wants you to be red, and you have failed.

    • kimmeister

      I think there might be a handful of people who could pull off a combination like that, but Olivia is not one of them.

  • willworktomorrow

    The runway version was killer. Wish she’d gone with that–so chic with the turtleneck.

    • Denise Alden

      Agreed. Also do not like the lipstick: so wrong.

  • MilaXX

    I pray for the day Ms Munn gets a MUA that does her face in a flattering way. Eyes look unbalanced; orange-y looking shadow, needs some mascara and it’s fighting the berry lip which could work with the dress if face was done properly. I guess it’s a good thing the dress at least fits well.

  • lamamu

    I guess I’m in the minority here, but I LOVE that dress. And I love it on her. The only problem I see is the lipstick: it negates the wonderful color that the dress color brings out in her eyes by visually breaking them up. A simple gloss would have been better.

    • teensmom99

      Agreed and I think maybe starlets who aren’t so comfy with the red carpet yet should just go Carolina Herrera until they’re ready to take on more of a challenge.

  • @Biting Panda

    The model’s is dramatic and chic. Olivia’s is beachy and cheap.

  • Are you sure that’s not a Target knockoff of the Hererra?

  • Gatto Nero

    The bright, cool pink lip with that orange dress is so wrong. And the orange eyeshadow?

  • SierraDelta

    The dress on the model combines its elements in unexpected ways; the dress on Olivia is generic — pretty but not particularly memorable.

  • nannypoo

    Terrible makeup. Everyone seems to hate this dress but I love it.

  • Imasewsure

    I feel like the fit is a tiny bit off on the bodice but I do like it. Love the model’s higher neck version more though

  • ashtangajunkie

    I adore her and simply cannot understand how her stylist/MUA manage to do this to her so consistently.

  • sagecreek

    I like the dress in spite of itself, but who paired that lipstick with that dress? Because they need to seek alternate employment.

  • crash1212

    I love the dress and she looks great in it. Having said that, why does such a gloriously beautiful, smart, talented woman such as our little Olivia up there get the details (and sometimes the entire thing) SO wrong? Does she not have helpers? Does she not have eyes? I mean seriously…THAT lipstick with this dress? With all the colors of the rainbow, THAT’S the one you choose? GAH!

    • marlie

      This might actually be one of the few circumstances where the “nude” or “neutral” lip might have worked, considering the color of the dress.

  • Tracey Magyar

    Love this dress! I know I am in the minority, but I am a sucker for anything orange.

  • rissa42210

    I’m not convinced this orange is working on her. I also think the dress was more interesting on the runway rather than given the chop on Olivia. The eye make-up makes me weep. But at least it’s better than her usual?

  • bertkeeter

    Nice colro and pattern…VERY cliche’ shape…but minimal and clean!

  • Trickytrisha

    Not minding the dress, but the lipstick makes my eyelid twitch. I’m thinking the dress on the model is a model only design. You’d need an elongated torso to even attempt it.

  • jw_ny

    I think a lot of the impact of the pattern is lost with the elimination of the sleeves and turtleneck, but seeing as this is LA, I understand why the change was made. I love the color and patten and overall she looks pretty, however I’m not lovin that shade of lipstick.

  • jilly_d

    ACK THE MAKEUP. I can’t even see the dress for that hideous makeup job. YOU’RE OLIVIA MUNN FOR CHRISSAKES! Hire a professional! Or fire your current one!

    • scoobynacks

      Unless she’s hired someone in the last year (and it sure doesn’t look like it) this is all Olivia.

  • Carly Clement

    Love Love Love! The fabric is so pretty and airy! pity it isn’t seasonally appropriate… save this dress for spring or autumn! And girl let your hair down!!!

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    I love this, and I may be in the minority, but I love the lipstick. I love the way the orange of the dress and the pink of the lipstick compliment each other.

  • MannahattaMamma

    wait. is there another beautiful olivia who is pregnant somewhere there in hollywood land? this body is not the body I was expecting. But WOW do I love that dress. Does she know it’s February and she’s in New York? Or are the “stahs” so insulated (literally & figuratively) that seasons are only for us little people?

    • Yes, Olivia Wilde is the pregnant one, Olivia Munn is the one wearing salmon sashima (thanks @NinaBoo:disqus )

  • marlie

    The print on the dress is really pretty, but I wish she’d worn the runway version instead. And that shade of lipstick is AWFUL on her.

  • quiltrx

    That’s a great fabric. It’s too bad her forehead is the same color as it, though.

  • E. D.

    Love everything but the hair.

  • BayTampaBay

    Like the runway version much more.

  • Diego!

    Orange is the new black. Indeed! Hair and make up suck. But I like how this dress looks on her. She should fire her make up artist and hair dresser. ASAP!

  • Jessica Freeman

    Really love this dress. It needs a belt, necklace…something.

  • MaggieMae

    Tough color to pull off. I also prefer the runway version. It’s unexpected.

  • She looks like she thinks she’s the hottest thing in the room, a particularly unattractive attitude when one is wearing a waist-obliterating dress that bags on the boobs. That lipstick is all kinds of wrong with her complexion and the color of that dress. With things so bare up top she really could have used a big necklace or looser hair. I do like the 80s sci-fi inspired print of her dress for the remake of an 80s sci-fi movie premiere.

  • Kelly

    I find the model’s version much more interesting and chic. The print is fun and futuristic, so fine for the venue, and the fabric manages to look swirly and diaphanous even at rest. But in style terms, Olivia’s version is unmemorable, nothing out of the ordinary. Of course, maybe that high turtleneck is impossible for a non-model to pull off, but I wish she had tried.

  • andreawey

    gorgeous dress, perfect color!

  • kt

    She ALWAYS reads as simultaneously boring and trashy to me. It’s approaching impressive.