#MetGala Hair & Makeup: An In-The-Moment Analysis

#MetGala Hair & Makeup: An In-The-Moment Analysis

[Adding this note post-publication, but other hair and makeup standouts include Katy PerryLupita Nyong'o, Zayn Malik & Gigi Hadid—also how sweet is this picture he shared?!—Beyoncé (despite a horrendous eyebrow situation) and Kristen Stewart.]

It's red carpet time and #MetGala chatter is in full force. We know from experience how annoying it is to sort through the onslaught of non-hair and non-makeup nonsense in order to stare at what we are metaphorically here for (and, just to be clear, we are here for hair and makeup nonsense). 

Therefore, we have rounded up the most attention-worthy snaps from across Instagram for you to turn your attention to. Brace yourself for LOTS of nude lips since makeup artists heard the Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology theme and dropped their colored lipsticks immediately.

Taylor Swift

Um...it's great that Taylor Swift—who has an admirably and clinically clean Instagram presence—is trying new things with her look these days, but this dark lip and way too blonde hair combo is kind of...odd? Judging by the snap by @enews though, she seems to be all about it and that is what matters.

Kerry Washington

At the exhibit. #MetGala

A photo posted by Kerry Washington (@kerrywashington) on

First of all, Kerry Washington gets automatic points for actually posting a picture OF something that is happening at the Met Gala on Instagram which a shockingly small number of attendees are actually doing. We are bummed it's not a photo of her GORGEOUS purple-ish reddish curls, nude lip and sort of smoky eyes, but do what we did and just Google it.



A photo posted by Jeremy Scott (@itsjeremyscott) on

Seen here in a picture posted by @itsjeremyscott (and surrounded by a few other famous faces, including Nicki Minaj who is looking on-theme and beautifulMadonna's hair and makeup look is in itself not terrible, but it could have used a few more layers of mascara. And that headband thing is...questionable.

Just in general, someone needs to pull Madonna aside and just say "You're Madonna. MADONNA. Cut this sh*t out and stop trying to be a 20-something! You're an icon and you really don't need to be acting like such a messy mess".

Anyway, we hate this.

Selena Gomez

Say what you want about Selena Gomez, but she usually brings her A-game in the makeup department and this minimal hair and makeup combo (seen in this promotional shot from @louisvuitton) is super unexpected and cute. Plus, it doesn't distract from her Louis Vuitton outfit. Which is actually pretty awful, but whatever. 


Back at it again with the yellowwww fan lol. Mellow Yellow in David LaPort. #metball

A photo posted by Solange (@saintrecords) on

Solange's rumpled yellow dress(?) might be way too artsy and out-there for our tastes, but the triangle hair is...also too artsy and out-there for our tastes. Sorry, Solange! On a related note, go follow her on Instagram! It's a trip.

Kylie & Kendall Jenner

This faux side-by-side snap of the Jenner girls (taken by we-have-no-idea but posted by @malinita4makeup) shows that both of them did well in the hair and makeup arenas. We are a bit more partial to Kylie's bob than we are to Kendall's ponytail, but both get a thumbs-up from us.


#zendaya at the 2016 #metgala

A photo posted by ‼️Follow @15secondsofD1Y‼️ (@15secondsofpop) on

Who else but Zendaya could make a bowl cut look chic? And her makeup is perfect. Thanks for the sneak peek, @15secondsofpop

That's it for now, but please share your #MetGala beauty thoughts with us via Twitter. And if you try your hand at coming up with a Met Gala theme-y look, clue us in, okay?

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