In fairness to The Blanche, she had already been to an event in this outfit — a Q&A about Carol — and that may account for why her makeup seems a little bit like she was just caught heaving a large sigh.
However, it’s not like she wore great makeup to the other event and it just wore off; she looks basically the same. And of course, she willingly wore the gown, which to me is like a bastard hybrid of a boxy Balmain and a baroque Valentino and something a child designed with a spirograph. Carte Blanchett needs TENDING, Cate. Like a garden. You have to water it and mix in some special sauce to get the flowers to grow bigger than your neighbors’. Maybe hers got surprised by a sudden frost.