The Best (And Wildest) Beauty Looks at the 2024 Met Gala

We're seeing vampy lips, blown-out hair, and floral appliques.

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Every year, celebrities line the red carpet at the Met Gala, a glamorous event meant to raise money for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute. Stars like Rihanna, Lupita Nyong'o, Bad Bunny, and more are set to turn up in showstopping looks to honor this year's theme, "The Garden of Time," which is set to benefit the Met's exhibition 'Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion.' Tonight, scores of viewers are tuning in to admire not only the fashion, but also the unique hair and makeup looks at the event.

Ahead, the best, most unique, and wildest beauty looks at the Met Gala, from Zendaya and Emma Chamberlain's gothic makeup to Ashley Graham's spiky bangs.

Rachel Zegler's Ethereal Eyes

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Zegler arrived on the carpet with a standout makeup look, thanks to the genius work of Allan Avendano and the shimmer of Dior products. "Her makeup was inspired by the idea of emerging out of water giving her ethereal, luminous skin and hints of blue shades and opalescent color on the face and lips—like the reflection of water," makeup artist Allan Avendano exclusively tells Marie Claire.

The actress' shimmering skin (please, look at her collarbone) is the result of just one key product: Dior Forever Glow Star Filter. "It added this natural yet mega looking glow on her face and body," adds Avendano. Her lip glow was creating using the famed Dior Addict Lip Glow Oil in Mahogany, which I'm adding to my cart as I write this.

Zendaya's Fiery Gothic Makeup

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Ever the crowd pleaser, Zendaya wore a striking goth-inspired lip with fiery red makeup and thin eyebrows.

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Zendaya's makeup draws on both the gothic doll concept and the 1930s beauty trend that's been making a comeback over the past few months. The actress' pin-straight brows and defined Cupid's bow particularly evoke nostalgic classical beauty, while her fiery red-orange eyeshadow lends a modern touch.

Madelyn Cline's Voluminous Waves

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Hairstylist Marc Mena partnered with Stockhold-based hair brand Maria Nila to create Cline's incredibly voluminous waves. The key products to get the full bodiedd look: Pure Volume Mousse, Invisidry Shampoo, and True Soft Argan Oil. The products provide a never-crunchy finish—and hold strong enough for a red carpet event.

Jennifer Lopez's Texture Bun

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Styled by Lorenzo Martin, Jennifer Lopez wore her hair in a dense bun, positioned at the crown of her head. Tresemme Freeze Hold Hairspray and Tresemme Mega Control Hair Gel are responsible for the creating the perfect texture.

Emma Chamberlain's Slick, Dark Look

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Emma Chamberlain smolders in goth-inspired, super-matte makeup.

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Emma Chamberlain also indulged in the gothic makeup taking over tonight's red carpet, though hers incorporated more muted tones. Her hair is also a focal point in her beauty look, with its slick texture and thin baby hairs pressed against her forehead. The shiny 'do contrasted her powdery, ultra-matte makeup.

La La Anthony's Lined Lips

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A host for the evening, La La Anthony opted for simple, stunning makeup that could be worn on or off the Met Gala red carpet. While her outfit took a gothic turn, her makeup was kept in the simple, soft glam category.

Zoe Saldana's Mermaid Waves

Zoe Saldana at the 2024 Met Gala

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The Avatar: The Way of Water star, who arrived with Chloe, embraced long, mermaid waves and a peachy-pink blush that is reminiscent of freshly blooming flowers.

Maleah Joi Moon's red Eyeshadow

Maleah Joi Moon at the 2024 Met Gala

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The singer and actress, who is starring in Alicia Keys' Hells Kitchen, opted for red eyeshadow (just like Zendaya!), and set her edges in a graphic design.

Gwendoline Christie's Teased Hair

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Perhaps the most jaw-dropping look of the night, Gwendoline Christie's teased hair made a massive statement on the red carpet. She also wore a red lip, rosy cheek, and heavy eyeliner.

Ashley Graham's Baby Bangs

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Ashley Graham, who was styled by Justine Marjan, embraced her postpartum hair growth with an edgy baby bangs and a shiny updo.

Deborah Roberts Greenery

Deborah Roberts at the 2024 Met Gala: "Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion" held at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2024 in New York City.

Deborah Roberts channels her inner wood nymph at the 2024 Mer Gala.

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Journalist Deborah Roberts took the Met Gala's garden dress code to heart with her long, leafy hairpiece, which draped past her shoulder and blended with the vine pattern of her yellow dress.

Gabrielle Ulubay
Beauty Writer

Gabrielle Ulubay is a Beauty Writer at Marie Claire. She has also written about sexual wellness, politics, culture, and fashion at Marie Claire and at publications including The New York Times, HuffPost Personal, Bustle, Alma, Muskrat Magazine, O'Bheal, and elsewhere. Her personal essay in The New York Times' Modern Love column kickstarted her professional writing career in 2018, and that piece has since been printed in the 2019 revised edition of the Modern Love book. Having studied history, international relations, and film, she has made films on politics and gender equity in addition to writing about cinema for Film Ireland, University College Cork, and on her personal blog, Before working with Marie Claire, Gabrielle worked in local government, higher education, and sales, and has resided in four countries and counting. She has worked extensively in the e-commerce and sales spaces since 2020, and spent two years at Drizly, where she developed an expertise in finding the best, highest quality goods and experiences money can buy.

Deeply political, she believes that skincare, haircare, and sexual wellness are central tenets to one's overall health and fights for them to be taken seriously, especially for people of color. She also loves studying makeup as a means of artistic expression, drawing on her experience as an artist in her analysis of beauty trends. She's based in New York City, where she can be found watching movies or running her art business when she isn't writing. Find her on Twitter at @GabrielleUlubay or on Instagram at @gabrielle.ulubay, or follow her art at