Your Guide to the Best of Beauty from the Met Gala

Sumptuous and splendid in all its allure, beauty at this year’s Met was breathtaking. From dramatic moments such as bleached-out brows and S-waved hairpieces to cascading, ringlet curls – here are the best beauty moments to remember.

EMMA CHAMBERLAIN

For all that glitters, a pop of gold is the gilded beauty statement to complement an icy-blonde blunt cut. Pro MUA Kelsey Deenihan popped the shimmering metallic on the rim of Emma’s lids & paired with a burnt rosy-hued eyeshadow, lifting her eyes to glamorous iridescence. Crowned atop was a headpiece by Cartier. Naturally.

JULIANNE MOORE

One must not look further than a 60s blowout & smoked-out eyes to complete a Jaqueline Kennedy-inspired Tom Ford gown. Moore was stunningly beautiful, as hair and makeup artistry was by way of Marcus Francis and Hung Vanngo.

GEMMA CHAN

1940’s romantic tresses were made modern for this year’s gala. Pro Owen Gould kept Chan’s hair side parted, with looser, ‘wetter’ locks making the timeless style anew.

KENDALL JENNER

Bleached-out brows have officially returned. To offset Kendall’s newly lightened brows, MUA Mary Philips emphasized bold lashes to complete the ever-transformative look. 

LENA MAHFOUF

A perfectly coiffed up-do calls on an encrusted hairpiece to complete the gilded look. Lena’s smokey, winged eyes kept the look modern.

KIKI LAYNE

Floating, mosaic-like pinky petals graced over the top of Kiki’s lids for a delicate beauty look. Skin was finished with sweeps of blush on the cheeks by way of MUA Billie Gene. Kiki’s stunningly textured Afro completed the 70s inspired look via hair artist Tish Celestine. 

OLIVIA RODRIGO

Olivia Rodrigo knows when to bring a Y2K purple moment. MUA Lilly Keys added a sheet of shimmering, creamy lavender and lilac eyeshadow to her lids. Butterfly clip-ins and unending locks added an aura of ethereal to her rock-influenced look. 

JODIE TURNER-SMITH

A triad of gems underneath a 20s brow plus a stream of finger waves cascading through a micro-bob makes Jodie Turner-Smith’s glistening beauty all-the-more Met-approved. 

PALOMA ELSESSER

A chiseled jaw calls on a choppy bob to showcase its stunning definition…that being supermodel Paloma Elsesser’s. True to that i-D cover, Elsesser stuck to her (shorter length) roots reiling on the coif talents of Ursula Stephen to transform the punky-inspired ‘do. Candlelit makeup by MUA Fara Homidi was glazed on the high points of Paloma’s brow & lids for a lit-from-within finish.

BILLIE ELLISH

Opting for the modern route to the traditional pompadour, Billie’s high-rise updo was kept rock piled high with spiky ends. 

MAISIE WILLIAMS

Amongst the most striking looks of the night, Maisie Williams literally left no strand untouched to her vampy, silver screen beauty moment. Speaking of, hair artist Joey George artfully placed embellished, S-waved hairpieces atop Williams’ head for a striking 20s appeal. Eyes, by way of MUA Yumi Lee were winged outward & finished with a berry-stained lip.

KAIA GERBER

Strand-to-strand, lengthy lush locks are the not-so-new hair trend that’s a forever mainstay.

ANOK YAI

With varying lengths of hairstyles seen on this year’s carpet, the options of beauty were limitless. Take Anok Yai, whose razor-sharp ‘do proves that even the shortest lengths are equally stunning. Echoing each other, Anok’s cheeks & brows were highlighted with a pinky shade for a beautified, contrasting beauty moment to the micro ‘do.

TESSA THOMPSON

Personifying femininity at its rosiest, Tessa’s painterly eyes and lips welcomed pretty-in-pink softness as her gravity-defying, twisted updo edged the look to modernity. 

BELLA HADID

A soft hand from MUA Raisa Flowers laid the literal foundation to Bella’s Victorian-inspired look. Fresh, healthy looking skin with a gentle touch of definition around the eyes were paired with her middle-part, half-up half-down updo (and showy micro braids). 

LAURA HARRIER

Velvety skin by way of Chanel Beauty and artistry by Hung Vanngo sealed Laura’s gilded beauty moment. A palette of smokey hues graced on Harrier’s eyes, deftly counterpart with a cerulean blue shade on the tear ducts and brow bone. Hair by maestro Lacy Redway edged the bygone look into today. 

GIGI HADID

Gigi Hadid knows when to bring lip service. Lips lacquered by MUA Erin Parsons were hyper glossed-out with darker crimson red added with a pat of a truer, vintage-y hue in the centre. 

PRECIOUS LEE

Cover-star Precious Lee can hardly not make a moment when the spotlight is on. Her dramatically-informed brows were made bleached in thanks to Marcelo Gutierrez in combination with a thinly, hyper-winged liner. A viscose-knit balaclava was placed atop keeping the focus on Precious’ stunningly futuristic beauty look.

SIMONE ASHLEY

Using all Pat McGrath makeup, MUA Alex Babsky gave Bridgerton star Simone Ashley a look that’s worthy of red carpet romance with a wing of the eye. To contrast the makeup, Peter Lux transformed Simone’s hair as it was kept goddess-like and lengthy with a slicked, edgy appeal.