This year’s Met Gala honoured Rei Kawakubo for Comme des Garçons— which translated to plenty of revolutionary experiments in “in-betweenness” on the red carpet. From black lips to hot pinks and reds, the biggest trends from the evening shaped up to be just as unconventional and bold as the designer’s avant-garde designs. Read ahead to see the best beauty looks from the year’s biggest fashion night. – Anisha
1. No one does effortlessly chic brunette hairstyles better than Selena Gomez. Always in vogue, Selena has enhanced her brown eyes while keeping it natural for a healthy and glossy hair look. To recreate the ‘Kill Em with Kindness’ singer’s look, pair your razor-sharp bob with hot pink cat eyes, minimal makeup, and nude lips.
2. Oh, Zendaya.
We have to admit that we adore her bold curls to bits; there’s something so effortless about her larger-than-life hair that we cannot wait to try ourselves! To get the Zapped actress’ stunning afro hair: gently comb and part your hair, apply a texturising spray to the roots and mid lengths, follow this by teasing your hair and backcombing each lock a couple of times to maximise the volume. The complementary bold tangerine lipstick was on-trend as the lip colour of the night.
3. Cara Delevingne’s futuristic style made her one of the brightest of the night! The Paper Towns actress went all out by spray-painting her bald head with diamantes and silver – which look like hair and slightly like a painting. To keep things subtle, Delevingne went for minimal makeup—light foundation, glossy coral lips, eyelash-defining mascara, and signature brows— perfectly balancing her flashing Chanel pantsuit.
4. Taylor Hill opted for sleek, straight hair with a centre parting for the Met Ball red carpet. By leaving her hair simple, the model allowed her dress to make the real statement: and the strapless silk faille gown by Carolina Herrera sure turned heads. The current Victoria’s Secret Angel kept her skin clear and glowing and finished the look with a coat of a beige pink lip colour. But it was her berry eyeshadow that added sultriness to her overall makeup look.
5. Beauty chameleon Lily Collins showed us yet another edgy look. The Rules Don’t Apply star went for a blunt bob with bangs with hairstylist Gregory Russell for Suave Professionals before hitting the red carpet. Lily got the makeup just right by opting for a deep burgundy lip colour and perfect porcelain skin. Spidery lashes, black eyeliner, and statement bold brows were the other focal points of Lily Collins’s beauty look.