Natural beauty is cool and all, but there's something about head-turning beauty looks that are so exciting. The 2019 Met Gala is officially here, and celebrities put on a damn show with the boldest hair and makeup looks for this year's "Camp" theme. Beauty enthusiasts know that there's no other award show that inspires Hollywood's hottest to go all out like the Met. And if you're just as here for the drama, you'll die over these over-the-top hairstyles and intricate makeup looks. From Ashley Graham's bubble ponytail to Lady Gaga's iconic lashes, these lewks stole the show tonight.
Gemma Chan is a majestic goddess in this chromed-out eyeshadow and decadent hair piece that deserves a front-row spot in a museum.
Standout makeup product: Monika Blunder using Tom Ford Shadow Extreme in Silver, $36
Standout hair product: Owen Guild using Dove Style + Care Compressed Micro Mist Flexible Hold Hairspray, $4
Lady Gaga stole the show with gold, extra-long luxurious lashes and miniature hair bows topped on her rounded bob.
Standout makeup product: Sarah Tanno using Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Liquid Lip Crayon in Flaming-oh!, $26
Standout hair product: Frederic Aspiras using Joico JoiGel Firm Styling Gel 08, $15
Standout nail color: Naomi Yasuda using OPI GelColor in Big Apple Red, $13
Serena Williams stunned the red carpet in her subtle smokey eye and glowing complexion.
Standout makeup product: Renny Vasquez using Pat McGrath Labs BlitzTrance Lipstick in Full Fantasy, $38
Standout hair product: Nai’vasha Johnson using Dove Care Between Washes Restyler Re-Styling Milk, $5
Ashley Graham sashayed the red carpet in a decked out bubble ponytail that honestly deserves a standing ovation. I have no words. Pro tip: do as Graham did and drop a few of Rodial's Soft Focus Glow Booster Drops ($55) into your foundation for added luminosity.
Standout hair products: Justine Marjan using TRESemme Tres Extra Hold Hair Gel, $5, and Kitsch x Justine Marjan Medium Rhinestone Snap Clips, $29
Standout skincare product: Kate Synnott using St. Tropez One Night Only Finishing Body Gloss, $25
I never knew I needed a latex whip as a ponytail until now, and I'm forever grateful for Tessa Thompson bringing this to my attention. The incredible Lacy Redway is responsible for this hair, of course.
Standout makeup product: Alex Babsky using Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Lip Color in La Rafinée, $38
Oh Céline, who can do no wrong. A true goddess in the flesh with one of the most architectural hair looks of the night.
Standout neutral nail product: Naomi Yasuda using OPI Nail Lacquer in Samoan Sand, $11
Lili Reinhart's angelic face complemented by this sculpted, exaggerated, rosy blush and eye pairing is true art. Plus, is that a bouquet of orchids I see sitting on her updo? Divine.
Standout hair product: David Stanwell using Dove Style+Care Extra Hold Hairspray, $5
Elle Fanning seriously looks unrecognizable, and I'm so here for it. Two words: THESE NAILS>.
Standout nail product: Mar Y Sol using Essie Nail Polish in Strike a Rose, $9
Constance Wu is dripping in decadence. Yes, you absolutely can couple a deep smokey eye with an even moodier lip for a killer "thief in the knight" vibe.
Standout makeup product: Molly Greenwald using Pat McGrath Labs LuxeTrance Lipstick in 35mm, $38
Standout nail product: Kim Troung using crystals from Swarovski Manicure
At this point, I expect excellence from Janelle Monae. Why? Well, ICYMI the singer has been slaying the carpet since she stepped on the scene. "Janelle’s Met Gala makeup had to shimmer and shine," her makeup artist Jessica Smalls says. "I wanted the cameras and light to catch the sophisticated glitter pop of her eyes and the radiant glow from her skin." And that glow was secured by skin-savior Dermaflash Luxe to create the smoothest surface.
Standout makeup product: Jessica Smalls using 100% PURE Fruit Pigmented® Rose Gold Palette, $55
Standout hair product: Nikki Nelms using Maui Moisture Nourish & Moisture + Coconut Milk Weightless Oil Mist, $9
Lucy Boynton is a true beauty, and can pull any look off flawlessly. I hope this is not the end of her mermaid pastel blue hair she debuted on the red carpet.
Standout hair product: Jenny Cho using Suave Professionals Firm Control Finishing Hair Spray, $3
Salma Hayek is doing this dramatic eye so damn right. "For this event with Hayek we chose to create an ultra-dramatic lash look to compliment the amazing dramatic Gucci dress and headpiece," Makeup artist Matthew VanLeeuwen explained.
Standout makeup product: VanLeeuwen using Lashify Lashes in F14 and F16 Gossamers, $25, and Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Beso, $22
Standout skincare product: VanLeeuwen using ALLEVEN London’s Colour Shield GLOW in Sand, $48
Lily Collins looks like she just walked out of a storybook with her lavender-dusted lids and thick headband. “I was inspired by Lily’s Giambattista Valli Couture gown so I wanted to create a Sharon Tate wedding look/Priscilla Presley hairdo," hairstylist Gregory Russell explains. "I thought the exaggerated proportions and adornments really played into this year’s Met theme of CAMP.”
Standout hair product: Russell using Marc Anthony True Professional Dream Big Volume Thick & Full Hairspray, $9
I have no words for how gorgeous this play on neutrals looks on supermodel Emily Ratajkowski. “Emily’s Met Ball makeup was inspired by the exquisite Peter Dundas beaded gown and spectacular headdress," her makeup artist Linda Hay says. "We were channeling iconic Cher from head to toe, a Golden Goddess."
Standout makeup product: Hay using Lancôme Color Design 5 Pan Eyeshawdow Palette in 109 French Nude, $50
Standout hair product: Jennifer Yepez using Hidden Crown extensions and Kerastase Mousse Bouffant, $22
Baby bangs, Madelaine, were made for you. Yes, they're clip-ins. But who else is voting for her to make the real chop? "It was a surprising detail that added a little edge to her fantasy look," celebrity hairstylist Marc Mena added.
Standout hair product: Mena using Aveda Shampure Dry Shampoo,
Katy Perry is literally lit (sorry, had to), and her beauty is blinding.
Standout makeup product: Michael Anthony using COVERGIRL Katy Kat Matte Lipstick in Coral Cat and Pink Paws, $9
Emma Roberts achieved her ethereal glow using pink, rosy, monochromatic tones. "We still pumped up the color on the eye more than what we would do on a regular carpet, but wanted to keep the look romantic, ethereal, glowing, and monochromatic," celebrity makeup artist Nikki DeRoest explains.
Standout makeup product: DeRoest using Chantecaille Lip Veil in Pink Lotus, $48
Iconic makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury along with Sofia Tilbury called this a "spellblinding statement red carpet makeup look," and I couldn't agree more. Plus, this sculptural hair piece is life.
Standout makeup product: Charlotte and Sofia Tilbury using a combination of Charlotte Tilbury lipstick in Super Cindy and Tell Laura, $30
Standout hair product: Bobby Eliot using OGX Locking + Coconut Curls Finishing Mist, $7
Leave it to Lupita to pay homage to the culture tonight with gold-painted hair picks in her afro perfected by the one and only Vernon François. I stan—forever. And about this eyeshadow: :We played up the brows and eyes by super exaggerating it and making it look almost cartoonish," celebrity makeup artist Nick Barose explains. "The key is to keep it graphic with strong black liner and long feathery lashes.”
Standout makeup product: Barose using Lashify Lashes in C10, C12 and C14, $20 and Lancôme L’Absolu Lacquer Gloss in 490 Not Afraid, $26
Standout hair product: François using Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer, $450
Supermodel Taylor Hill is the epitome of timeless glamour with her romantic, loopy curls and mauvey, neutral makeup.
Standout makeup product: Virginia Young using Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge in 317 Pourquoi Pas? , $32
I have a soft spot for a true red lip, and actress Emma stone over-delivered tonight with this 80's-themed makeup. "Lips were a large part of the look," celebrity makeup artist Rachel Goodwin noted. "I used Le Phyto- Rouge in Rouge Capri for a red, brick-like undertone and mixed it with the Phyto-Lip Twist in Love for a glossy finish.”
Standout makeup product: Sisley-Paris Le Phyto- Rouge in Rouge Capri, $57
Country music superstar Kacey Musgraves channeled Barbie in the best way, and I can't get over how spot-on this hair reminds me of my youth!
Standout hair product: Giovanni Delgado using Davines Your Hair Assistant Volume Creator, $75
Standout makeup product: Moani Lee using Pat McGrath Labs FetishEye Mascara, $28
As soon as Mindy Kaling premiered this icy shade of blonde on the red carpet, I felt obligated to gush about how freaking great she looks. That glowing skin of hers was prepped by celebrity facialist Joanna Vargas using a variety of treatments.
Standout makeup product: Janice Kinjo using Burt’s Bees Liquid Lipstick in Tidal Taupe, $5
Cardi, my queen, owned this all-red getup like nobody's business. Celebrity makeup artist Erika La’ Pearl prepped her skin with POND'S Dry Skin Cream and completed her look with an eye-catching bordeaux-painted lip.
Standout makeup product: La Pearl using Pat McGrath LabsMatteTance Lipstick in Guinevere and Vendetta, $38
Bieber's daring take on Barbie is one to remember. Try not to stare at the thong for one second, though, and appreciate this Alexander Wang bow. Remember: never retire your childhood bows, kids.
Standout hair product: Jen Atkin using OUAI Volumizing Hair Spray, $26
Priyanka Chopra's makeup artist wanted her makeup to embody a fantasy level of vanity. "I was inspired by Louis XIV and his royal court, Dior runway extreme, but with the edgy spirit of Bowie," Pati Dubroff explains.
Standout makeup product: Dubroff using Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Crème Lipstick in Boy Gorgeous 222, $32
Yara Shahidi looks like an actual saint with this hair created by the uber-talented Kendall Dorsey.
Standout hair product: Dorsey using évolis professional Reverse Treatment Mask, $40
I've never seen glossy, slicked-back glitter look so damn good. SO much yes for everything about Sophie's screenshot-worthy look. "I wanted it to have a futuristic fashion feel, while still being young and fresh," hairstylist Christian Wood notes about the look. "To me, glitter is the ultimate element when envisioning the camp theme.”
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I'm more than convinced that no one can do "effortlessly cool" the way Kristen Stewart can...with orange-dipped hair and two eyebrows.
Standout makeup product: Jillian Dempsey using Chanel Beauty Sublimage le Fluide, $310
The most snatched ponytail of the night award goes to...the one and only Lily Aldridge, of course. This ultra-sleek look was secured by celebrity hairstylist Bryce Scarlett.
Standout hair product: Scarlett using Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray Medium, $24
Zoe Kravitz paired her radiant skin with straight-back cornrows skillfully done by stylist Nikki Nelms, which always earn extra points in my beauty book. According to YSL Beauty, her makeup was inspired by "a 1960's summer in Italy."
Standout makeup product: Nina Park using YSL Beauty Touche Eclat Shimmer Stick Highlighter in Light Gold, $34