At long last, your annual big fat Met Gala beauty report is finally here!
We have a lot to cover, with 60+ celebs channelling their versions of the Comme des Garçons and designer Rei Kawakubo theme. (Or in some cases, ignoring it altogether.)
Get comfy, because I'm sharing my first impressions of every look, plus alllll the makeup details!
What I like: Rihanna's '70s-style blush-turned-eyeshadow. Oh my goodness, could this be any more perfect? With the gorgeous highlights, berry lips, top knot and bangs, she nailed the theme—and has never looked prettier. What I'd change: Nothing.
What I like: Gigi's exaggerated cat eyes and the matte, pinky tones on her lips and lids. It's cool how she left that wavy piece out of her updo for a mysterious, sculptural vibe. Her hair looks darker than normal—I like it! What I'd change: Nothing.
Gigi is wearing: Primer // Foundation // Powder // Highlighter // Setting spray // Concealer (on brows) // Brow mascara in Blonde // Eyeshadow in The Rock Nudes // Eyeliner in Sleek Onyx // Eyeliner in Blackest Black // Mascara in Very Black // Lipstick in Loyalist (available in June)
What I like: Lily's vampy lipstick and spidery lashes. Always my favourite my favourite makeup look with her pale colouring! The bob and baby bangs are Rei Kawakubo-inspired (and don't worry, they're just a wig). What I'd change: Nothing.
What I like: Zendaya's giant, fuzzy cloud of hair. With the sophisticated makeup, she is getting more editorial by the day! The orange lipstick and soft lashes are fantastic on her. What I'd change: Nothing.
What I like: Selena's bright pink shadow (well, actually it's an eyeliner) in a horizontal shape. I also dig her sophisticated new lob haircut with reddish ends. What I'd change: I might soften the lower lip liner a tad. Is she getting injections in her top lip now?
Selena is wearing: Primer // Foundation in 34 Beige Medium // Highlighter in 50 Dew You? // Concealer in 2 Wake-Up Call (under eyes) // Concealer in 3 Young // Powder in 300 Beige // Bronzer in Tantric 102 // Blush in 500 Lush & Libido // Eyeliner in (Pop)ular 49 // Eyeshadow in The Lover 220 (soft pink shades) // Mascara in Noir (top lashes) // Mascara in Noir (bottom lashes) // Brow pencil in Medium Brown 6 // Brow gel // Lip liner in Nude(ist) 300 // Lipstick in In the Mood 152 // Illuminator in Spotlight (on body) // Setting spray
What I like: Kendall's healthy, summery skin! And everything else she's got going on here, from the wet hair to the long lashes to the vibrant orangey-red lip. I've never been this blown away by her beauty before. What I'd change: Nothing.
What I like: Mandy's creative lilac eyeshadow, all the way around her eyes. Instead of highlighter, she did graphic dots of silver at her inner corners. A sleek, centre-parted updo is a great new look for her. What I'd change: The foundation seems a little heavy/slippery. I think the brows are too red and don't need so much over-drawing.
What I like: Rose's disco-era curls. (Usually that pyramid shape is what people want to avoid, but here, it's so right!) Also notice the pink liner under her lower lashes. What I'd change: Nothing.
What I like: Lily-Rose's Cleopatra liner (or a "double cat eye," as her makeup artist Kate Lee called it). The peach blush and highlighter are to die for, as are her cheekbones—but remember, she's only 17! What I'd change: Nothing.
What I like: Lupita's painterly, multi-coloured eye look. So fun! As usual, her skin gleams with health, and it was the right move to add the surprise of hair at the back. What I'd change: Nothing.
Lupita is wearing: Eyeshadow base // Eyeliner in Cuivre // Eyeliner in Or Billiant // Eyeliner in Brique // Eyeliner in Côte d'Azur // Eyeliner in Ampoulé // Eyeshadow in Miss Sweetheart // Eyeshadow in Sapphire Lace // Eyeshadow in Touch of Coral // Eyeshadow in All That Shimmers // Eyeshadow in Exhibition //
What I like: Emily's two-toned turquoise and gold eyes, which are a little matchy to the dress, but not perfectly (which is more interesting). Ever since the Globes, I've thought she looks stunning in oranges. What I'd change: Nothing.
Emily is wearing: Primer // Foundation in 46 Golden Deep // Highlighter in 50 Dew You? (one pump mixed with foundation) // Concealer in 4 Late Show // Powder in 400 Golden Fawn // Bronzer in Tantric 102 // Blush in 502 Lines & Last Night // Eyeliner in (Whirl)pool 51 // Eyeliner in (Over)night 61 // Eyeliner in Sunset 74 // Eyeshadow in The Dreamer 212 (golden nude shade) // Mascara in Noir (top lashes) // Mascara in Noir (bottom lashes) // Brow pencil in Medium Brown 6 // Brow gel // Lip liner in Oh Cocoa 310 // Lipstick in Understudy 114 // Illuminator in Spotlight (on body) // Setting spray
What I like: Thandie's heavy, rounded smoky eyes (inspired by Comme des Garçons models in the '80s). Somehow, she pulls off their intensity, perhaps because of her flawless skin and the equally dramatic floral updo. What I'd change: Nothing.
What I like: Taylor's sultry burgundy eyes. They match her dress, but the heavy application is more edgy than glam. I love her natural brows, centre-parted hair and matte lip stain. What I'd change: Nothing.
What I like: Priyanka's silver lids and brown lipstick. Along with her top knot, they're quite the departure from her usual style! I appreciate the soft lashes, too. What I'd change: Nothing.
What I like: Leave it to Cara to make a silver, bedazzled bald head look good. (She shaved it off for an upcoming film role.) Her eyes are super-mesmerizing, complemented by her signature brows. What I'd change: Nothing.
What I like: Can you believe Halle is 50 and looks like this?! The smoky, shimmery eyes are less "safe" than what we're used to seeing on her, and she's actually wearing a gold crown at the back of her updo. What I'd change: Nothing.
What I like: Hailee's graphic cat eyes (notice a theme on this red carpet?). Her skin is looking flawless lately. The stained pink lips and tight top knot are so pretty. What I'd change: Nothing.
What I like: Zoey's soft stripes of orangey shadow, with matte lips in a similar tone. As always, I love her brows, and she looks great in the updo and earrings. What I'd change: The blush looks patchy and poorly blended.
What I like: Rita's hairstyle may not be my taste, but the way this pixie headpiece was layered and pasted down sure is impressive! Makeup-wise, she stuck with her go-to red lip. What I'd change: Nothing, but I do feel like I've seen this makeup many times before.
Rita is wearing: Primer // Concealer in Light // Foundation in Sand // Contour, highlight and blush in Golden Bronze // Bronzer in Sun Bronze // Eyeshadow in Keep Calm and Wear Gold // Eyeliner in Black // Mascara in Black // Brow powder in Dark Brown // Brow gel in Clear // Lip liner in Red Dynamite // Lipstick in Kiss of Life
What I like: Dakota's rosy cheeks, freckles and natural skin finish. She looks so darn pretty here, with such simple, fresh makeup! The soft updo is a must with the ruffles. What I'd change: Nothing.
What I like: Bella's angled long bob. I really love this length on her. Makeup is her usual soft nude palette—not that anyone was looking away from that bodysuit! What I'd change: Nothing.
What I like: The way Zoë's new blonde pixie is showing off her gorgeous skin and exquisite bone structure. The strong brows and flicks of liner contrast with the soft, pinky lips. What I'd change: Nothing.
Zoë is wearing: Highlighter in Daylight // Foundation in Sand // Concealer in Light Peach // Powder // Bronzer in Jasper (as blush) // Brow pencil in Dark Brown // Brow powder in 02 // Eyeshadow palette // Eyeshadow in Onde Sable // Eyeliner in Charcoal Grey // Eyeliner in Blanc Arty // Lip liner in Rose // Lipstick in Coral Remix // Lip gloss in Nude Carat
What I like: Blake's sun-kissed skin and shimmering gold liner, to pick up on her opulent earrings and dress. We can't see it in this pic, but I love that she wore her long hair in a high, straight ponytail instead of a formal updo. What I'd change: I'm not crazy about these particular false lashes that she usually wears. The lip texture could be softened.
Blake is wearing: Moisturizer // Foundation in Shell Beige // Contour // Concealer in Light // Blush in Peach Gold Lift // Illuminator in Rose // Eyeshadow in Nude Fishnet // Eyeshadow in Nude // Eyeliner in Gold // Mascara in Black/Brown // Brow pencil in Blonde // Lipstick in Bare Attraction
What I like: Janelle's crystal-adorned hair and face-framing feathers. She returned to her favourite red lipstick and black liner, but it still looks fresh. What I'd change: I don't mind these false lashes, but I might add a hint more powder around her nose.
What I like: Jennifer's pink shadow, which goes from warm and golden at the inner corners, to a cooler purplish hue at the outer edges. It's perfectly executed with minimal lashes, nude makeup, slicked-back hair and her amazing straight brows. What I'd change: Nothing.
What I like: Karlie's glowing skin and super-natural makeup. Even the orangey eyeshadow is so sheer, you almost miss it. What I'd change: I'm not really feeling this platinum blonde bob, but if you look closely, you can see it's a wig.
What I like: Léa's voluminous, wavy lob with a deep side part. She always looks incredible in a stained red lip, with only a bit of subtle shading and highlighting to enhance her eyes. What I'd change: Nothing.
What I like: Kim's straight, centre-parted lob. And I think her makeup is actually okay, at least compared her heavy looks from the past. The lipstick is quite pretty. What I'd change: She has an orangey hue from the spray tan, and her under-eye area looks too powdery and "baked."
Kim is wearing: Moisturizer // Face oil // Eye cream // Foundation in 50 Beige // Eyeshadow in Undertone // Eyeshadow in Sable // Eyeshadow in Visone // Eyeliner in Noir // Mascara in Noir // Lip balm in Clear // Lipstick in Libre
What I like: Elle's fresh, flawless skin and barely-there makeup. With the princessy updo and headband, she looks even younger than her 19 years (which is very refreshing in our era of Instagram makeup!). What I'd change: Nothing.
What I like: Daisy's curvy cat eyes, pink lipstick and tight updo (with ends peeking out). How did I not notice her great brows before? What I'd change: Nothing.
What I like: Isabelle's black leather beret and fluffy red waves, topped off by a deep berry lipstick. I love her subtle shadow and lashes, too. This woman is the epitome of chic! What I'd change: Nothing.
What I like: Sophie's sparkling eyes. The cat-eye liner and silver shimmer make them pop like crazy. I'm also into the glossy lips and off-the-face hair. What I'd change: Nothing.
What I like: Joan's airbrushed skin and long, wet-look waves. Oh, and about those lip rings—they're painted on! What I'd change: I think natural lashes would've suited this look better.
What I like: The flakes of gold foil in Brie's wavy side pony. As if that weren't enough, she added faux pearls at the edges of her smoky eyes! The rest of the makeup is warm and glowy. What I'd change: Nothing, although the one pearl at the inner corner kinda bugs me.
What I like: Naomi's shiny, swingy bob (which I believe is a wig?). I also like her mauvey lip colour and the silver eyeshadow. What I'd change: The lashes and waterlines make the eyes seem heavy-handed, but she can wear anything.
What I like: Diane's pretty pink blush and matching lipstick. This is such a great shade for her! Brows are groomed, lashes are long but tasteful, and I love this new shorter, wavy bob. What I'd change: Nothing.
What I like: Kate's two-toned eyeshadow, featuring pink up to the crease and a sheer orange up to the brows. The vibrant, shimmery red lipstick adds to the colour-blocking effect. What I'd change: The over-drawing of her upper lip is too ambitious.
Tracee Ellis Ross
What I like: Tracee's charcoal shadow, which enhances her unique rounded eye shape. The matte pink lipstick is more interesting than a nude. What I'd change: Normally, I love a natural skin finish, but I think some strategic powdering could help here.
What I like: Miranda's glossy, orange-red lips. Yes, we've seen her in similar lips/lashes/updo combos many times before, but it always works on her. What I'd change: Is it just me or is her eye area looking freshly Botoxed?
What I like: Kerry's glossy pink lips and silver eyeshadow. Like Lily Collins, she's having fun with the bobbed wig and short bangs. What I'd change: I would've left the bangs a little longer and straighter (i.e. not so hacked-looking). Also, the brows should be more ashy, with a softer shape.
What I like: Doutzen's beachy waves and au naturel makeup. It's her darker brows that define this look, because she's barely wearing any mascara. What I'd change: Nothing.
What I like: Emmy's shimmering taupe eyes and beautifully textured, soft red lips. Lashes are low-key and brows are feathery. This is such a modern way to do glam makeup! What I'd change: Nothing.
Emmy is wearing: Lipstick in Tango
What I like: Gisele's (very Gisele-esque) messy, beachy high ponytail. Her skin is beyond gorgeous, with some possibly faux freckles adding to the natural effect. I like the lashes, shimmery shadow and soft rose lips. What I'd change: Her brow is Spocking, a telltale sign of poorly placed Botox.
Gisele is wearing: Primer // Foundation in 38 Beige Deep // Concealer in 4 Glow // Highlighter in 50 Dew You? // Powder in 360 Golden // Blush in 504 Kink & Kisses // Bronzer in Tantric 102 // Eyeliner in (Iron)y 45 // Eyeliner in Ro(Cocoa) 48 // Eyeshadow in The Enigma 216 // Mascara in Noir (top lashes) // Mascara in Noir (bottom lashes) // Brow pencil in Taupe 2 // Brow pencil in Ashbrown 4 // Brow gel // Lip liner in Slow Burn 306 // Lipstick in Eat Cake 150 // Setting spray
What I like: Reese's royal blue eyeshadow, which I'm sure was outside her comfort zone! It doesn't overpower because it's only up to the crease, with the rest of the makeup staying super-clean. Her hair is in a ponytail, pinned up with two barrettes. What I'd change: Nothing.
What I like: Behati's long waves. This is such an awesome idea to make the waving really precise, but with a relaxed texture—so they look neither mermaidy nor "old Hollywood." Her smudgy brown smoky eyes are fab, too. What I'd change: Nothing.
What I like: Hailey's gorgeous skin and tawny, balmy lip colour. Under the diamond veil, she's sporting metallic smoky eyes. I really like the wrapped, high bun. What I'd change: Nothing.
What I like: Emma's returned to brunette! I was so waiting for this. I love that she did a pink lipstick with a red dress. What I'd change: The lashes are a bit heavy, but she has such pretty doe eyes, she gets away with them.
Emma is wearing: Self-tanner // Moisturizer // Eye cream // Illuminator // Foundation in 02 and 03 // Powder in 2 Medium and 3 Dark // Concealer in 1 Fair // Blush, highlighter and eyeshadow // Blush in Moon Beach // Eyeshadow in The Dolce Vita // Eyeliner in Audrey // Eyeliner in Eye Cheat // Mascara // Brow pencil in Rita // Brow mascara in Clear // Lip liner in Pillow Talk // Lipstick in Pillow Talk // Body shimmer
What I like: Riley's strong, darkened brows and rosy lipstick. What I'd change: I keep saying this, but I love her with reddish brown hair. This blonde looks dry and washes out her skin tone.
What I like: Felicity's go-to black liner and '60s pink lipstick. Fresh skin and loose hair keep this from looking too "done." What I'd change: The lipstick texture needs fixing.
What I like: Elizabeth's artistic bright blue liner with light, warm pink lips. I think the lashes are actually okay, as they have a good texture. What I'd change: I'm not a fan of this solid-colour, bleached blonde at all.
What I like: Allison's skin looks nice, and the blonde doesn't seem as fried as it looked on that Allure cover. I like the red lipstick on her. What I'd change: The stiff curls, weird heavy eyeliner and overdrawn lips are too much! There should always be a few fresh, "effortless" elements to tone things down.
What I like: Kylie looks very sweet in this bobbed blonde wig and baby pink makeup. We can see more of her nice skin, for once. I like the soft texture of her lipstick. What I'd change: How these Instagram brows became a trend, I can't fathom! As usual with the Kardashian-Jenners, the mid-face is heavy, the lashes are spidery, and the lips are over-inflated.
Evan Rachel Wood
What I like: I have to admire Evan's bravery for wearing this over-the-top eye makeup with blue hair... even though it is prett scary. What I'd change: I think Thandie Newton did a better job of making an avant-garde beauty statement look fresh and beautiful. Of course, it's always easier with a flawless skin canvas.
What I like: The way Candice's dramatic cat eyes contrast with her healthy, natural skin. What I'd change: The high ponytail looks messy, and is she getting lip fillers now?
What I like: Kate's warm smoky eyes and matching lipstick are fine. What I'd change: Not only do I dislike the powdery white hair, but it looks like it got on her skin, too!
What I like: It's a bit dated, but Jennifer always looks good in half-up hair. What I'd change: This would be a million times better without her favourite goopy pale lips (and ring around them). Also, her brow pencil does not match.
What I like: Claire's ponytail, I guess? She had to wear her hair up with that collar. What I'd change: I never like her in edgy makeup, like this sooty liner... and where did her eyebrows go? The giant arrow in her hair seems unnecessary.
What I like: Kerry's brows. They've been darkened, but have still have that feathery touch I always talk about. What I'd change: I get why she went for elaborate eye makeup, since it looks like she might have a cold sore on her lip. (UPDATE: Not a cold sore, just a mole. Never noticed it before, since she usually wears bolder lipsticks.) But this cat eye reminds me of that famous eyeliner meme. If her hair were tidier and her skin more perfected, it would help.
What I like: I'm not opposed to Katy's glitter lips and the sequins at the inner corners of her eyes. Too bad we can't see them properly! What I'd change: Since when did she become Lady Gaga? Is the Met Gala really the place to blatantly advertise the name of your next album across your forehead?
What I like: Courtney's shimmering forest green eyeshadow. It's surprisingly good! I like it with the berry lip colour. What I'd change: She could really ease up on the injections.
What I like: Haley's matching bright pink lipstick and blush. I love this colour, and the soft textures are really great. She has gorgeous skin and brows. What I'd change: I don't fully understand the Marie Antoinette theme, complete with cherubs sitting in her hair. Maybe she's at the wrong party? Even more egregious are the fake-looking green contact lenses.
What I like: Well, this is one way to get your name out there! Grace really committed to the Comme des Garçons theme. Being a model, she looks less cray in it than most people would. What I'd change: Actually? Nothing. Good for her for doing her homework (apparently this dates back to the '90s runway).
What I like: The one thing I will say is that Madonna does have nice eyebrows. What I'd change: I don't know if the outfit is scarier, or the lopsided cheek fillers! Sarah Paulson is all of us:
Who had your favourite (and least favourite) beauty looks on this red carpet?