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The best beauty looks of the 2024 Met Gala — and how to shop them



The Met Gala 2024 red carpet was in full bloom, with stars pulling out all the stops to nail the “Garden of Time” dress code.

But while Vogue’s annual fête is known as fashion’s biggest night, stars’ beauty looks were just as show-stopping as their couture.

The best part? You won’t need industry connections or access to designers’ archives re-create some of the night’s best makeup and hair moments at home.

Below, explore (and shop) some of the buzziest beauty looks from Hollywood’s night at the museum.

Sydney Sweeney

Sydney Sweeney wearing Miu Miu at the 2024 Met Gala. Getty Images

Sydney Sweeney debuted a bold new ‘do on Met Monday, covering her signature blond waves with a jet-black wig styled using Kérastase products like the bestselling Elixir Ultime L’Huile Originale ($28).

The “Euphoria” actress and Laneige ambassador also reached for products from the famous K-beauty brand to get gala-ready — including its viral Lip Sleeping Mask, which has a long list of A-list (and editor) devotees.

“It strengthens the lips’ moisture barrier and provides [eight] hours of hydration, making it a crucial step ahead of important events like tonight,” Sweeney’s makeup artist Melissa Hernandez said in a press release.

Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask

Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask in Berry


Tyla wearing Balmain at the 2024 Met Gala. AFP via Getty Images

Tyla brought the beach to the big city with her “sands of time”-inspired Balmain gown, which was coated in three types of real sand.

And while her dress required five people to carry it up the steps (plus a last-minute tailoring session inside the Met), her makeup look from beauty icon Pat McGrath is far easier to re-create.

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Pat McGrath Labs foundation
Pat McGrath Labs

Cardi B

Cardi B at the Met Gala
Cardi B wearing Windowsen at the 2024 Met Gala. Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue

Forget red bottoms; Cardi B opted to go green at the 2024 Met Gala, matching her emerald-hued nails and eyeliner to show-stopping bling.

Her jewelry wasn’t the only thing shimmering, as makeup artist Erika La’ Pearl completed the star’s look with a swipe of Vaseline body oil for a glowing finish.

Vaseline Radiant X Hydrating Body Oil

Vaseline Body Oil

Lana Del Rey

Lana del Rey
Lana Del Rey wearing Alexander McQueen at the 2024 Met Gala. Getty Images

Lana Del Rey returned to one of her longtime beauty go-tos for this year’s Met Gala: Charlotte Tilbury. Having previously worked with the brand to get glowing for February’s Grammys, the “Summertime Sadness” singer prepped for the museum benefit with products like Charlotte’s Magic Serum ($85), Pillow Talk Beauty Light Wand ($42) and Pillow Talk Push Up Lashes Mascara ($29).

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Push Up Lashes Mascara

Charlotte Tilbury

Kendall Jenner

Kendall Jenner at the Met Gala
Kendall Jenner wearing Givenchy at the 2024 Met Gala. Getty Images

While Kendall Jenner’s 1999 Versace dress had never been worn by a person before (only a mannequin), her beauty standbys have appeared on a long list of fellow famous folks. The reality star and global ambassador for L’Oréal Paris added some shine with the brand’s True Match Lumi Glotion ($17 $14) — which Martha Stewart, Alix Earle and Kyle Richards similarly swear by.

L’Oréal Paris


Zendaya at the Met Gala
Zendaya wearing Maison Margiela Artisanal at the 2024 Met Gala. AFP via Getty Images

For her first Met Gala appearance in five years, Zendaya made up for lost time with not one, but two red carpet looks, both designed by John Galliano. Hairstylist Ursula Stephens helped get her ready for the big night by applying Living Proof products like this leave-in hair mask, then blow-drying with the Dyson Supersonic ($429).

Living Proof Triple Bond Complex

Living Proof Triple Bond Complex
Living Proof

Naomi Campbell

Naomi Cambpell at the Met Gala
Naomi Campbell wearing Burberry at the 2024 Met Gala. Getty Images

Celebrity aesthetician Lord Gavin McLeod-Valentine’s worked with some of the most famous faces in the biz, and Monday’s red carpet was no exception. He treated stars including Campbell to his signature “The Method” facial, which uses Augustinus Bader skincare like the luxe Rich Cream.

Augustinus Bader The Rich Cream

Augustinus Bader's The Rich Cream in a blue and gold bottle
Augustinus Bader

Ashley Graham

Ashley Graham at the Met Gala
Ashley Graham wearing Ludovic de Saint Sernin at the 2024 Met Gala. Getty Images

Ashley Graham prepped for her role as a Vogue livestream host with sunless tanner from St. Tropez, including this under-$50 buy she used in the days prior to the gala. 

St. Tropez Self Tan Suprême Violet Bronzing Mousse

St. Tropez Mousse
St. Tropez

Elle Fanning

Elle Fanning at the Met Gala
Elle Fanning wearing Balmain at the 2024 Met Gala. AFP via Getty Images

Elle Fanning’s Met Gala look went to the (crystal) birds. The actress looked like she stepped right out of a fairytale in a crystalline Balmain gown accented with rosy cheeks dusted in this blush you can pick up from your local drugstore.

L’Oréal Paris True Match Super-Blendable Blush

L'Oréal Paris True Match Blush
L’Oréal Paris

Sabrina Carpenter

Sabrina Carpenter
Sabrina Carpenter wearing Oscar de la Renta at the 2024 Met Gala. Getty Images

Sabrina Carpenter wore her platinum tresses in Dyson Airwrap-perfected waves for her Met Gala debut — a look she kept going at the afterparties. (Hopefully she had some espresso to get her through the late night.)

Dyson Airwrap Multi-Styler

Dyson AirWrap

Keke Palmer

Keke Palmer Met Gala 2024
Keke Palmer wearing Marc Jacobs at the 2024 Met Gala. Getty Images

Jealous (or should we say, jelly) of Keke Palmer’s Met Gala beauty look? The star sported a full face of budget-friendly Milk Makeup products, including the brand’s viral Cooling Water Jelly Tint.

Milk Makeup Cooling Water Jelly Tint

Milk Makeup Cooling Water Jelly Tint
Milk Makeup

Linda Evangelista

Linda Evangelista at the Met Gala
Linda Evangelista wearing Khaite at the 2024 Met Gala. Getty Images

Linda Evangelista made her first Met Gala appearance in nearly a decade with soft glam from Pat McGrath Labs — including this long-lasting nude lipstick.

Pat McGrath Labs MatteTrance Lipstick in Nude Venus

Nude Lipstick
Ulta Beauty

Venus Williams

Venus Williams at the Met Gala
Venus Williams wearing Marc Jacobs at the 2024 Met Gala. WireImage

Game, set, match with Venus Williams. The tennis pro sported an all-over glow at this year’s gala, thanks to this $12 Beauty Pie buy.

Beauty Pie Triple Beauty Luminizing Wand

A highlighter wand
Beauty Pie

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez at the Met Gala
Jennifer Lopez wearing Schiaparelli Haute Couture at the 2024 Met Gala. FilmMagic

To execute J.Lo’s perfectly tousled bun, her style team kept this tangle-fighting, under-$20 hairbrush on hand.

“The focus was on refreshing Jennifer’s look, so we kept the color process simple and just worked to amp it up a bit to heighten her natural beauty,” celebrity hairstylist Tracey Cunningham — who also used Olaplex professional products on Lopez — said in a press release.

Tangle Teezer The Ultimate Styler Hairbrush

Tangle Teezer hairbrush
Tangle Teezer

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