There are few events that garner as much, excitement, pomp, and social media frenzy as the Met Gala. Sometimes referred to as the Super Bowl of red carpets and fashion’s biggest night, the annual event brings together the fashion, beauty, and entertainment industry’s biggest names in their most outlandish looks. While the buzz of the red carpet hinges on the fashion, the beauty looks are nothing short of spectacular whether they’re as bold as the gowns or a subtle complement. As such, the best 2022 Met Gala beauty looks are sure to rank among the most memorable in all the Gala’s history.
After a two year hiatus, the red carpet was back last year but not on the usual first Monday of May. Stars came dressed to the nines (many wearing classic American designers to fit the In America: An Anthology of Fashion theme) — though they were probably just getting their feet wet and back into the groove of things. Now that everything is back to regularly scheduled programming spectators can be sure to expect celebrities and their glam squads to be back with glamorous hair, statement nails, eye-catching makeup, and probably a headpiece or two to fit the Gilded Age dress code.
Ahead, see all the jaw-dropping, swoon-worthy beauty looks hitting the Met Gala red carpet.
The queen has arrived! As one of the event’s co-chairs this year Blake Lively was sure to dress to impress and she has certainly outdone herself, and not just in the gown department — her simple hair topped with a dainty tiara and gorgeous jewel-toned earrings scream opulent.
From her gilded gold manicure to her trendy pink eyeshadow, Thompson made a serious beauty statement on the red carpet this year.
Johnson’s signature bangs looked glossy and chic paired with her muted mauve lipstick and dark blue smokey eye.
Rogers’ trendy bowl cut looked refreshing and particularly cool on the Met Gala red carpet, especially paired with her winged liner and pearl drop earrings.
With her half-up half-down curls and rosy matte makeup, Bella Hadid turned heads at the 2022 Met Gala.
Chloe Grace Moretz
Moretz’s bouffant pony is the perfect addition to her unique pants and coat combo.
Talk about a dramatic entrance! Winnie Harlow’s angelic headpiece stole the show in her Met Gala look. But also not to be missed are her wispy lashes, smokey eyeshadow, and white inner corner highlight, all courtesy of makeup artist Adam Burrell using Lancôme.
Jaw-dropping hair alert! Alicia Keys’ elaborate braid (and beautifully styled baby hairs) elevate her look tenfold.
If you can peel your eyes off Lori Harvey’s abs you’ll catch her impeccable baby hairs, eye gems, and side part tendril and swoon.
Bold red lip and spiky bun in tow, Gigi Hadid’s glowy glam for the Met Gala is the perfect backdrop for her dramatic quilted cape and red hot corset and pant combo.
Kim Kardashian is officially an icy girl. The star debuted platinum blonde hair pulled back in a sleek bun that perfectly matched her champagne gold gown.
Sarah Jessica Parker
There’s a lot going on here, which is exactly what you’d expect from fashion icon Sarah Jessica Parker at the Met Gala. Her netted headpiece is *almost* enough to distract from her intricate hairstyle — but not quite.
This wet hair look is so chic on Gemma Chan — plus, it makes a strong case for a side part.
Leave it to Cynthia Erivo to bring her Signature flare to the Met Gala and light up the red carpet. Of all the statement headpieces of the night hers just may take the cake for the tallest.
Channeling flapper glam, Janelle Monáe’s glitzy ensemble shows she understood the assignment and went for extra credit with the headpiece.
Kacey Musgraves’ chic updo with curtain bangs certainly has a ‘50s American flair to it — not to mention her feather fan and jeweled gown is bringing all the drama.
Kaia Gerber’s long mermaid hair steals the show in her entire look in the best way. Her signature bold arches made an appearance and her subtle cat eye is no-doubt eye catching, but honestly who can get past the hair?
Safe to say Cardi B gets an A+ for the 2022 Met Gala. She took the gilded glamour theme and ran with it, even putting her own signature on it with her overlined lips, dramatic winged liner, wispy bangs, and reto chignon bun — well done Cardi, well done.
Amber Valletta’s look put the gilded in ‘Gilded Age’. Her sleek bob, sculpted cheekbones and shimmering tear ducts give a very statuesque look.
Although she didn’t stray far from her usual glowing skin and sleek bun, Hailey Bieber still looked positively gorgeous on the 2022 Met Gala Red Carpet.
Maude Apatow’s old hollywood bob and rich red lip perfectly complement her bustier neckline and diamond choker.
The queen of Coachella brought her talents to the Met Gala red carpet, wearing the smokiest of eyes, an intricate top knot bun and impossibly sculpted cheekbones.
Emma Chamberlain debuted a stunning platinum blonde bob on the Met red carpet and looks almost unrecognizable in the best way possible. The addition of her diamond tiara and glitzy jewels gives the look a chic ice queen vibe.
Camila Cabello showed up with all the flower power. This soft feminine look offsets the high glamour moments of the night perfectly. And face framing tendrils have never looked so divine.
Baby doll chic was missing on the red carpet until Lucy Boynton walked on. The wispy dramatic eyelashes send this look over the top, not to mention the swoopy bob makes her look like a literal doll.
The actor proved just how chic ‘20s style thin eyebrows can be for both the red carpet and everyday.
La La Anthony
Opulent headpieces seem to be the trend du jour at this year’s Met Gala and La La Anthony is leading the pack in a deep maroon ensemble complete with a spiral headpiece fit for royalty.