The Best of Beauty to Grace the Pink Carpet at the 2019 Met Gala

It was one *jaw drop* after another

So the Met Gala (also referred to as the ‘Oscars of Fashion’) took place last night in New York. It is held annually on the first Monday of May, and we have been *counting down the days* to see the looks the celebs would be serving us this year. The clothing? Divine, and with the theme being ‘camp’, we knew that we were going to be in store for the best, most OTT hair and makeup looks as well. We were not disappointed! Here are 10 of the looks that set the beauty bar this year.

1 Lady Gaga

Literally everyone was wondering what Lady Gaga was going to wear at this year’s event. And she had a number of outfit reveals, each more fabulous than the next. But her cute blonde bob with bows made out of hair, paired with the boldest eyes we ever did see was just as fabulous. Those mega-long gold lashes, diamantΓ©s and dark liner stole the show.

2 Ciara

This singer took the theme seriously and decided to go totes over the top by bringing enormous hair to the pink carpet. She also showed off more than one look, with her green ensemble and giant afro getting her the most stares. But did you catch a glimpse of her two huge, perfectly-sculpted buns? You may have been distracted by her twerking, so here’s a reminder:

3 Yara Shahidi

It looks like Yara’s definition of ‘camp’ was to turn up dripping in jewels. And we don’t hate it! As if her bouffant hairstyle wasn’t enough to turn heads, she also had a blingin’ blue manicure and a not-so-subtle string of diamonds around her right eye. The rest of her makeup was natural and fresh-faced, but who needs cosmetics when you are accessorised to the max?

4 Laverne Cox

Actress, activist, and former COSMO cover girl, Laverne’s beauty look was totally snatched. From the black, flowing ruffles and architectural headpiece, it’s clear that she was feeling this year’s theme. The pop of colour she went for was a stunning turquoise, which was in her hair and on her eyelids. Her lips were a metallic purple with a gold accent. In other words: Perfection.

5 Lupita Nyong’o

This movie star is shaking things up in Hollywood and she *shook* people even more when she made her entrance at the 2019 Met Gala. This winged sleeves on her dress made it look as though she was ready for take-off, and her blocked out and drawn on exaggerated brows, glittery eyes and gold afro combs in her sky-high hair was something we’ll never forget.

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6 Tessa Thompson

Rather than focussing too much on her makeup (which was very nice, BTW), actress and singer Tessa decided to emphasise her hair. And we mean really emphasise it. She wore a high ponytail which was covered in shiny black latex, making it look a lot like a whip, and it was insanely long. We’re talking metres here. We are as impressed with the look as we are that she didn’t trip!

7 Lizzo

This singer is making major waves in the entertainment biz, and she made just as many at the Met Gala when she showed up in head-to-toe pink. This wasn’t limited to her very on-theme outfit, but her hair and makeup as well. Her bright wig was studded with jewels, as was her pink metallic manicure, and her eyes and lips were also shades of this fun colour. We love!

8 Lili Reinhart

Lili made sure that when she arrived, the paparazzi would start snapping. Her pouffy dress would have been enough to achieve this but her hair, which was giving us modern-day, tropical Bride of Frankenstein vibes was perfect for the theme. Her makeup was also a standout, with her makeup artist going for the monochromatic look in a gorgeous pink.

9 Elle Fanning

Elle wanted to make sure that everyone was aware of the theme for this year by really ‘camping it up’. Her look, which seems to be inspired by a Palm Springs housewife from the 70s, was super dramatic. She wore Barbie-pink lipstick, a slick of light blue eyeliner and a blonde, voluminous up-do. But her crazy manicure with hanging charms was definitely the standout feature.

10 Lily Collins

We know what you’re thinking, and no, she isn’t dressed up as Lana Del Ray – LOL! This look saw Lily channelling her inner Priscilla Presley, with the big hair and bold eyes to match. The matte lilac eyeshadow with her dark brows and intense false lashes complimented her skin and that puffy headband? We’ll take one in every colour, thanks!

After we’ve recovered from the looks that slayed us this year, we will start counting down to the 2020 event. We can’t wait!

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