The Best Hair And Make-Up From This Year’s Met Ball

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Although it feels like last year’s Met Gala was mere moments ago (we’re still not over Gigi’s sky high scarlet red ponytail), the most fashionable event of the year is upon us once again. And this time it’s returned to taking place on the most infamous date in the fashion calendar: the first Monday in May.

Continuing last year’s ‘In America: A Lexicon of Fashion’ theme, 2022’s Met Gala presents part two of the accompanying exhibition, ‘In America: An Anthology of Fashion’. The dress code? ‘Gilded glamour, white-tie’ celebrating all things high shine and embellished with a nod to the indulgent sartorial era of old school New York. Think pearls, gravity-defying hair and more corsets than Hailey Bieber on a coffee run.

After 2021 gifted us with every OTT A-list beauty look our Instagram feeds could ask for (hello Kristen Stewart’s rockabilly fringe and Ciara’s XXL crimped ponytail), we’re keeping an eye out for some next level hair and make-up at this year’s haute couture filled event.

Read on for the best Met Gala 2022 beauty looks you need to see…

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Olivia Rodrigo

The singer wore lilac eyeshadow and butterflies in her hair to match her glittering gown.

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Amber Valetta

The supermodel opted for a sleek curved in bob to complement her molten gold gown.

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Bella Hadid

Bella Hadid sported micro braids woven into a romantic updo for the evening.

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Kourtney Kardashian

The reality TV star wore an undone bun paired with neutral make-up for the event.

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The singer wore wet look finger waves contrasted with brushed out curls and bold berry lipstick for the Met Gala.

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Cardi B

Part 1960s beehive, part 1990s supermodel, we’re feeling Cardi B’s voluminous updo.

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Emily Ratajkowski

Ratajkowski wore her hair in a side-parted updo and paired the look with suede-finish eyeshadow and matching lips.

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Kylie Jenner

Beneath Jenner’s Off-White veiled cap, the mum of two wore blush pink make-up.

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Khloe Kardashian

Khloe joined Kim in the bleached blonde squad for the evening, wearing her hair in a side swept wet look bob.

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Lily James

The actor wore her newly dark brown hair swept back in slick wet look waves.

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Kim Kardashian

Kardashian opted for a total hair switch up, working Marilyn Monroe-esque bleached blonde for the Met Gala.

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HoYeon Jung

The ‘Squid Game’ actor wore her hair in loose, half-up half-down waves for the Met Gala.

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Kendall Jenner

Jenner offset her dark gothic Prada gown with bleached blonde eyebrows for added drama, and it’s safe to say we are into this.

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Maisie Williams

Williams opted for an edgy take on old Hollywood glamour and the result was breathtaking. Her dark, sculpted hairdo and cat eye liner perfectly juxtaposed her bleached brows.

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Anok Yai

Yai channelled a 1920s style hairstyle and neutral make-up, complete with a smoky eye, which glimmered with her shimmering pink gown.

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Caroline Trentini

Trentini stunned with a sculpted updo that formed an artful floral shape. It lent a note of rock ‘n’ roll to her shoulder-baring gown.

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Jessica Chastain

Chastain dazzled in red sequins on the red carpet but sported a subtle smokey eye and nude lips which we can’t get enough of.

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Tessa Thompson

Thompson styled her bubblegum-coloured ruffled tulle dress with dark fuchsia eyes and a berry lip, and now we’re obsessed.

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Gigi Hadid

What’s an ice blonde hair do without a pop of red lipstick to match your puffer jacket and latex jumpsuit, ey Gigi?

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Kate Moss

The ultimate 1990s supermodel wore a dark pink lip on the red carpet, and we love this effortless look.

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Billie Eilish

Eilish ditched last year’s Marilyn Monroe-inspired blonde curls for a spiky 1990s-esque punk top knot and glossy nude make-up.

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Nicola Coughlan

The former ELLE UK cover star wore pink eyeshadow and black eyeliner to complement her black and pink exaggerated shouldered dress, and we wouldn’t expect anything less from the Bridgerton actor.

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Gemma Chan

Chan wore her brown hair in loose curls and wore a pale pink lipstick on the night.

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Danai Gurira

Gurira looked oh so chic with this stunning diamond headband in her hair and a red stained lip.

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Rachel Brosnahan

The actor let her dress make an impact with pared back, minimal, highlighted nude make-up.

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Winnie Harlow

The model wore spidery eyelashes and her black hair slicked back beneath her white oversized headpiece.

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Carey Mulligan

Mulligan teamed her gold dress and earrings with a red stain on her lips and sported soft blonde curls.

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Daisy Edgar-Jones

Edgar-Jones wore a teal green metallic eyeshadow on her eyes and kept the rest of her hair and make-up minimal.

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Phoebe Bridgers

Bridgers kept things demure and sophisticated with a dark red lip, nude eyes and her blonde hair slicked back into a bun.

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Kiki Layne

Layne opted for a feathered eyeshadow print on her eyelids for the Met Gala 2022, which reflected the pink ruffles on her gown.

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