At 56, Pamela Anderson’s minimal makeup look at the Met Gala sparks debate – “Looks older than her age”

If you ask me, celebrities live rather unenviable lives in the main. Sure, most of them have succeeded in climbing to the top of a ladder millions of people dream of, and in doing so usually acquire riches, fame, and adoration, but there are also plenty of drawbacks to living your life in the public eye.

For starters, I don’t know if I’d be able to cope with the sheer amount of criticism most A-listers seem to get. Everyone’s a critic, or so they say, and even when they’re doing something right, there’s bound to be a whole bunch of people waiting in the wings to tell them they’re doing wrong.

Just imagine trying to navigate life when every move you make, every piece of clothing you decide to wear, is dissected and discussed by people you’ve never met. Newspapers are published, gossip spreads, and before long you find yourself analyzed by the masses simply for doing things that you want to do

Celebrities like Pamela Anderson – that is to say those who have existed in the limelight for a prolonged period of time – are well versed in this reality, but that isn’t to suggest that they’re immune to the hurtful things people can say from time to time.

Never is this more prevalent than in the wake of high-profile events like the Met Gala, where the majority of attendees stretch their creative limits to don outfits that range from the bold to the bizarre.

Now, fans picking apart someone’s wardrobe choices for a red carpet is nothing new, but we like to think its bad form to go out of your way to put down someone’s actual look. Not the dress or suit they wore, not the shoes or tie they decided to don, but their hair, their skin, their choice of makeup.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MAY 06: Pamela Anderson attends the 2024 Met Gala Celebrating “Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion” at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2024 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

If you’re a fan of Pamela Anderson’s, you’ll be well aware that she made her Met Gala debut earlier this week, veering from her recent no-makeup look to sport a slight touch up that didn’t go unnoticed.

The 56-year-old showcased a beautiful cream-colored dress designed by Oscar de la Renta for the event, embellished by diamond strings and crystals, and reportedly boasting close to 200 carats from Pandora.

It’s no exaggeration to say she looked phenomenal on the night, rubbing shoulders with a who’s who of the entertainment industry’s elite. And her makeup? Well, the face Pamela showed the world was one delicately touched up with simple golden eye shadow, pink blush, and glossy lipstick.

And yet there were still people ready to criticize her appearance.

“This ain’t it, Pam. Could have done so much better here, especially with the hair. Not a good look at all,” one person wrote.

“She looks older than her age. More like a woman in her mid 60s,” said another.

She is glowing but wish she had fuller brows. It’s so distracting and very drag-Queen makeup,” wrote a third.

A fourth added: “Seems she didn’t wear much makeup and didn’t have time to finish her hair?

Her hair looks like she was sleeping on bad pillows!!” said a fifth.

PARIS, FRANCE – SEPTEMBER 28: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY – For Non-Editorial use please seek approval from Fashion House) Pamela Anderson attends the Isabel Marant Womenswear Spring/Summer 2024 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on September 28, 2023 in Paris, France. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale – Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)

Fortunately there were others of a mind to offer praise to the actress.

“Pamela is the best and the most beautiful of the whole lot. Simple, elegant, natural and stunning and practical,” wrote one fan.

“She looks better than 90% of women there,” gushed another.

A third opined: “Stile and good taste unlike too many others.”

What do you think to Pamela’s look for the 2024 Met Gala?