Mindy Kaling Went Cotton Candy Blonde for the Met Gala and I'm Not Okay

She looks like a completely different person.

Okay, picture Mindy Kaling in your head. Her signature chocolate brown hair color comes to mind, right? Same. Welp, scratch that, and imagine her blonde. Tonight, ladies and gentlemen, Kaling made your imaginations come alive. She stepped onto the red carpet of the 2019 Met Gala with bright blonde hair, and looks like a completely different person.

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Her shade of blonde she donned this evening has a subtle touch of pastel pink. This cotton candy blonde hue is such a vibe. So Camp.

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We're lucky that Kaling is quick on her 'Gram game tonight because she JUST posted a photo revealing her uber talented glam squad.

This hair was flawlessly executed by Marc Mena. Okay, fine, we know it's a wig—obvi. But I'm hoping the blonde comes out to play even more this summer. Her makeup is shimmery and neutral to complement her deep skin tone. Her face was slayed by celebrity makeup artist Janice Kinjo using Burt's Bees products. Kaling is serving, hunny!

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Maya Allen is the former Digital Beauty Editor at MarieClaire.com where she covered makeup, skincare, haircare, wellness, you name it! She has a 15-step skincare routine, owns over 200 red lipsticks, and enjoys testing the latest and greatest in beauty. On most weekends, you can find her at her happy place, which is her makeup vanity. There, she’s usually blasting her speakers while singing along to lyrics at the top of her lungs, and making sure her highlighter is on point.