All the best hair and makeup moments from the 2022 Met Gala red carpet
It's the most wonderful time of the year
By Briar Clark
BEAUTYcrew Content Producer / May 03 2022
After a whirlwind awards season, we're ready to welcome The 2022 Met Gala: "In America: An Anthology of Fashion".
Because what's a better palette cleanser for that jaw-dropping slap at the Oscars than a parade of celebrities and socialites in haute couture? Nothing, that's what.
So brace yourselves for an onslaught of highbrow moments in fashion and some mind-bending hair and makeup magic.
This is the best of the best in beauty at the 2022 Met Gala...
Blake Lively may have wowed us with her colour-changing dress but she also taught us all a valuable lesson in the art of accessorising on the red carpet. Earrings, a jewel-encrusted headband and evening gloves are all important but nothing beats a bit of arm candy (we're looking at you Ryan Reynolds).
Influencer Isabelle Boemeke took our breath away with her avant-garde eye makeup, face jewels and gold-lacquered 3D manicure.
Camila Cabello arranged a bouquet of water-coloured blooms atop her head to accentuate her updo.
Cynthia Erivo made sure we got a glimpse of her impressive black and gold talons as she made her way down the red carpet.
Sophie Turner employed the help of hubby Joe Jonas to bring this monochromatic-rouged Addams family fantasy to life.
Chloe Grace Moretz
Painted in a palette of barely detectable nude cheek products and a wet look slicked back style updo, Chloe Grace Moretz was the image of perfect androgyny on the red carpet.
Vampy Maude Apatow really gave us golden age cinema glamour.
First things first: we need to know what hair styling products Musgraves' glam team was using to create this satin-finish on her hair. Second: where does one buy a feather fan? Asking for a friend.
Kaia Gerber looked like she stepped straight out of a renaissance painting with oodles of hair falling down the back of her gown.
Emma Chamberlain made us feel seen when she decided to pile on the blush for the Met Gala red carpet (we wouldn't leave the house without it).
What secret sauce has Vanessa Hudgens been sipping on? Because this woman is glowing brighter than the diamonds dangling from her ears.
Laura Harrier can do no wrong in our eyes, and this soft, muted-tone makeup is just prompting us to obsess even more.
Who knew Phoebe Dynevor had goth girl vibes? We sure didn't. But that certainly didn't stop the Charlotte Tilbury ambassador from nailing this moody makeup moment nonetheless.
Emma Stone kept things classic on the red carpet with a peach-toned makeup look that perfectly flattered her strawberry blonde locks.
Teyana Taylor delivered quintessential afro-futurism with a face-transforming, metallic headpiece.
Winnie Harlow looked like a literal flower in bloom in her headpiece of sculptural lillies.
Fresh-faced and glowing, Jung Ho-yeon left the drama for the hair department with an impressive length of extensions running down her back.
Paloma Elsesser reminded us it's all about angles on the red carpet. The model's sharp, chin-grazing bob articulated her manicured arches and elongated eye makeup.
No matter the event, the only question that's ever on our lips after we see Gemma Chan is: "what's your skin care routine?". Nothing else matters at this point.
Is that an extra cast member of Bridgerton? Nope just literal chameleon Billie Eilish showing her range. Watch and learn kids.
Nicola Coughlan made us gasp when we saw her baby blue peepers rimmed in black eyeliner and pink shadow. Don't even get us started on her blowout because we may faint...
Sabrina Carpenter brought some '70s hippie glamour to the red carpet with her fluffy curtain fringe and effortless waves.
Jodie Turner-Smith embodied the beauty icons of the '20s with her thin penciled brows and waved updo.
What's the secret to Phoebe Bridgers flyaway-free updo? We MUST know.
Normani may have been dressed in all black but she kept her eye makeup fun with a flash of green eyeshadow.
Lori Harvey always keeps it refined when it comes to makeup and the Met Gala was no exception.
Blink and you'll miss Chloe Bailey's yellow inner corner highlight, but honestly we wouldn't blame you considering the singer is literally wearing a set of gold wings as a neck piece.
We're a little bit obsessed with Madelaine Petsch's berry-hued smile and romantic-era wavy hair.
Megan Thee Stallion
Looking every bit the ferocious heroine, Megan Thee Stallion continues to wow us with her glamazonian take on glamour.
Yes it's simple, but damn is it effective. Hailey Bieber is like a walking PSA for good skin care and a less is more attitude when it comes to makeup.
Dove Cameron reignited our love for winged eyeliner all over again with her Met Gala makeup.
From her sleek updo to her wet-look red lipstick, we're memorising every inch of Gigi Hadid's perfect face. Iconic.
Nothing complements a pair of baby blues quite like a classic red lip. This orange red hue does wonders to modernise Miranda Kerr's refined take on glamour.
If you didn't already know, we're crushing on Simone Ashley (like, HARD). She could've walked down the red carpet in a paper bag and we would've applauded her originality. But this lacquer-finish ponytail is just as eye-catching...
What planet does Maisie Williams come from and can we go there? This avant-garde gothic moment is sending us to the high heavens.
Dakota Johnson has really good hair. We know this, you know this. So if it ain't broke, why fix it? Just accentuate your god-given talents with some equally impressive eye makeup. Sorted.
Technically Kylie Jenner has hidden her makeup behind a gauze of white netting but how could we not include this look? Without a doubt the most bold use of hair accessories we've ever seen at the Met Gala.
Addison Rae took it all the way back to the '60s with this Twiggy-inspired makeup look.
Taylor Hill gleamed on the red carpet with skin so perfect she looked bare-faced.
Newlywed Nicola Peltz had the perfected visage of a porcelain doll – her makeup looks like it was practically painted on it's so flawless.
We dare you to tell us about something that pairs better with a smokey eye than bleached brows. Go on.
Emily Ratajkowski dipped into the sleek updos of the '00s for her Met Gala look.
Cardi B somehow managed to serve up a '90s cool brown lip liner moment at one of the swankiest nights in fashion (and pulled it off).
Kourtney Kardashian kept things simple in terms of beauty, but her love for fiance Travis Barker spoke volumes (the pair were caught smooching on the red carpet multiple times).
We need the lowdown on Khloe Kardashian's gua sha routine stat, because there's no way that woman is relying on contour alone.
Lizzo gave us hair, face and body this year at the Met Gala red carpet and all we can do is thank her profusely for her generosity because we ate it all up.
Iris Law somehow managed to colour match her frosty blue eyeshadow to her gilded gold gown with flashes of the same hue of blue. It's all in the details y'know?
Bella Hadid looked like the naughty cousin of the Boleyn sisters on the red carpet with her rouged cheeks and black leather corset.
Cara Delevingne left little to the imagination with her torso covered in body paint in lieau of a shirt and an eyeful of gems instead of eyeshadow.
Lily James' monochromatic makeup was a subtle nod to the 2022 Pantone colour of the year – Very Peri.
Kim Kardashian stunned onlookers when she graced the red carpet with Pete Davidson as a blonde dressed in a slim fit crystal-encrusted nude slip.
Olivia Rodrigo was serving evil fairy vibes on the red carpet with a headful of butterflies and a dramatic plum smokey eye accentuating her moody gaze.
We know we can always count on Lucy Boynton to deliver an eye-centric moment on the red carpet and this year's Met Gala was no exception.
We didn't know we wanted hair charms until we saw Karlie Kloss' 2022 Met Gala look but now we can't think of anything else.
Sydney Sweeney showed up with her blonde hair back in full swing (the curtain fringe? To die for). The Euphoria star amped up the edginess of the whole ensemble though with a lot of lashes and kohl eyeliner.
Briar is a Content Producer at BEAUTYcrew. Her 'down for anything' attitude has resulted in more than a handful of hair transformations, and she doesn't mind being used as a guinea pig for the industry's most unusual products and treatments. Her work has also appeared on Girlfriend and Beauty Heaven.