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The Best 2019 Met Gala Beauty Looks, From Sculptural Updos To Can’t-Stop-Staring Statement Lips

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Today is the first Monday in May, which marks the 2019 Met Gala. You don't have to be a fashion editrix to be intrigued by the myriad of haute couture creations... and this year's theme, Camp: Notes On Fashion, makes for some of the best and boldest 2019 Met Gala beauty looks that have ever hit those hallowed pink carpeted stairs of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

If you haven't been following, the notion of camp fashion embodies exaggeration and irony. So when it comes to what's going on up top — namely, the hair and makeup — you're not necessarily going to see all of the soft, dewy makeup and rolled-out-of-bed curls like we did during fashion month — especially with a guest list that includes co-chairs Lady Gaga and Serena Williams, along with the likes of Lupita Nyong'o, Katy Perry, and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. Nope, a night at fashion camp calls for jeweled eyelashes, as seen on Lady Gaga, created by makeup artist Sarah Tanno. Or perhaps a swept-back center pony, as seen on Williams.

Granted, some of these looks might be a little much for, say, your Tuesday morning board meeting or even weekend cocktails... but that's all the more reason to be inspired. See the best campy hair and makeup looks, ahead.

Lady Gaga

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Lady Gaga wearing Marc Jacobs Beauty products, jeweled eyelashes, and a huge pink bow.

Serena Williams

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Serena Williams wearing a center-parted pony. And as for the nude lips, done by makeup artist Renny Vasquez? Pat McGrath Labs BlitzTrance Lipstick in Full Fantasy and LUST: Gloss in Aphrodisiac.

Ashley Graham

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Ashley Graham wearing Revlon makeup and Gucci barrettes.

Laverne Cox

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"We started at 11 AM today and then we left at 5... however long that is!" Laverne Cox told E! of her glam.

Billy Porter

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Billy Porter wearing makeup by Pat McGrath Labs.

Celine Dion

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"I don't want to take it off... I'm going to go to bed in it!" the iconic singer told E! of her headpiece that reportedly weighs over 22 pounds.

Sara Sampiao

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Sara Sampiao earing a jeweled center part.

Mindy Kaling

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Mindy Kaling wearing a blonde wig.

Charli XCX

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Charli XCX wearing a hot pink-dipped bob.

Yara Shahidi

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Yara Shahidi wearing a sky-high updo and crystal-adorned eyeliner (by Emily Cheng for Bobbi Brown.)

Saoirse Ronan

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Saoirse Ronan wearing a tousled bob.

Tiffany Haddish

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Tiffany Haddish wearing a "pimparella" hat atop her wavy blonde locks, per E!.

Paloma Elsesser

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Paloma Elsesser wearing a topknot and vivid eyeshadow.

Elle Fanning

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Elle Fanning wearing a sky-high ponytail, bubblegum pink lipstick, and 3D nail art.

Joan Smalls

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Supermoel Joan Smalls went for an exaggerated art deco cat eye.

Hailey Bieber

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Model Hailey Bieber went for a dewy, doll-like look with soft rosy makeup and an oversized bow accessory for her high ponytail.

Miley Cyrus

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Singer and actor Miley Cyrus debuted chic new bangs on the pink carpet.

Awkwafina

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The rapper and actor went for a gilded eye (created with Surratt products) to match her gold gown.

Gigi Hadid

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Lashes were the name of the game for supermodel Gigi Hadid, who donned a metallic faux pair that covered her eye area.

Regina King

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Regina King went for stark contrast with her eye makeup, washing her lids with a violet shadow that felt decidedly spring.

Ciara

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Ciara wearing a massive Afro with slicked-back edges and fringed barrettes.

Janelle Monae

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Makeup artist Jessica Smalls used products from 100 Percent Pure and falsies by Lashify on Awkwafina.

Lupita Nyong'o

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Lupita Nyong'o wearing a massive Afro with pick combs intentionally stuck throughout, styled by Vernon Francois. As for makeup, Nick Barose used Lancôme makeup products and Lashify falsies.