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The Best Eye-Catching Beauty Looks at the 2023 Met Gala

The Best Eye-Catching Beauty Looks at the 2023 Met Gala

It’s the first Monday of May, which means the annual Met Gala is here once again. Last year, the theme, “In America: An Anthology of Fashion,” was all about American fashion with gilded glamour as the dress code. This year’s theme, “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty,” is an ode to the late designer known for his work at Chanel, Fendi, Chloé, and his own line Karl Lagerfeld. The dress code, then, is fitting: In honor of Karl.

Last year, celebrities took the gilded glamour theme in many different directions, including tons of intricate headpieces, so it will be interesting to see how folks interpret tonight’s theme. As always, we’re rounding up our favorite beauty moments of the night, so make sure to check back here regularly as we continue to update the list. Now scroll and indulge in all of the eye-catching moments from the 2023 Met Gala.

La La Anthony

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An early arrival, La La Anthony, who is also hosting the live stream, showed up on the Met carpet looking like a glass of milk in a figure-hugging white gown with golden accessories, including a pair of pearl-studded, cat-eye shades. Her hair was swept up into a retro, high ponytail with curled ends and a sleek side bang. Her white headband was the perfect finishing touch.

Penélope Cruz

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Penélope Cruz stepped onto the Met carpet looking ready to say, “I do.” The actor stunned in a white ball gown with embellishments with a matching veil. Her hair was slicked back into a low updo with the veil covering half her head.

Emma Chamberlain

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Emma Chamberlain returned for another year as Vogue‘s special correspondent in a periwinkle ensemble with a matching plush headband. Her brown hair was parted down the middle and slicked back, flowing behind her. She paired her pastel outfit with blue smokey eye makeup and a nude peach lip.

Quinta Brunson

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The Abbott Elementary actor did not come to play with her first appearance at the Met Gala. Brunson looked gorgeous in the bedazzled gown with a lengthy train and mesh gloves, but her hair and hat were the real showstoppers.  It’s hard to tell where her hair ended and the towering hat made of hair began. But you can spot the kinky texture of the hat. Her slicked and swooped baby hairs were as dramatic, if not more than the rest of her hair.

Gabrielle Union

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Union was determined to look red hot on the Met carpet with her monochromatic look. She showed up with curly goddess box braids that cascaded past her waist. Her graphic eyeliner included a thick and sharp cat eye and a shorter line drawn from her inner corner to about a fourth of the way into her crease. The shorter line was also adorned with black glitter.

Emily Ratajkowski

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Emily Ratajkowski brought wispy bangs with loose waves to the event. The end of bangs ended about an inch above her arched eyebrows, but this fringe wasn’t short enough to be considered baby bangs. Her smoked-out eye makeup and pink cheeks look gorgeous with a glossy pink lip.

Anok Yai

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Anok Yai literally made our jaws drop in her sequined dress that looked like a chandelier. Her hair fell in loose waves with blunt baby bangs that were partially covered by her shades. The shades in question were a dark brown mesh pair that were the

Quannah Chasinghorse

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Chasinghorse arrived looking pretty in pink in a tulle gown with cutouts. Her hair was parted on the side and fell in waves with two small braids that cascaded all the way to her hips. On the other side of her head, a section of hair was braided towards the back, and a beaded feather hair accessory was weaved into her hair right next to the plait. Her smoked-out eye makeup extended into sharp tips with pink pigments added to her lids.

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