Aquaria at 2019 Met Gala
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Though fashion is front of mind when thinking about the Met Gala, the way celebs pair their dynamic outfits with the right hair and makeup is equally as important. So on Monday, while we were gawking at the larger-than-life dresses and surreal costumes, we were also paying close attention to how they pulled it all together up top. 

Check out 18 of our favorite beauty looks from the night of extravaganza. It was bright, it was big, and it was pretty dang extravagant.

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga at 2019 Met Gala
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Gaga put our false lashes to shame with these massive pink, gold, and silver falsies dangling to the middle of her cheek. To add size to her already round and bold eyes, she trailed her water line with a white liner and finished off the look with a bright pink lip that perfectly matched her dress. To keep her skin smooth throughout the night, makeup artist Sarah Tanno prepped Gaga’s face with the new, first-ever skin-care product from Marc Jacobs Beauty, Youthquake Hydra-Full Retexturizing Gel Crème ($59, Marc Jacobs Beauty).

When it came to the hair, she wore a bleach blonde bob wig adorned with hair-made bows across the crown of her head. Talk about extra.  

Kris Jenner 

Kris Jenner at 2019 Met Gala
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Jenner was almost unrecognizable with her blonde asymmetric bob, which made her look decades younger. To add even more drama, she wore a blue smoky eye that corresponded with her royal blue jumpsuit. 

Billy Porter

Billy Porter at 2019 Met Gala
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And if you were wondering how a drama legend shows up to fashion's biggest night, this is it. Porter said forget your shimmery eye shadow and showed up with his lids and their outer regions adorned with real pearls and jewels. He topped it all off with a chain headdress that put any fancy hair pin we thought we had to shame. 

Ashley Graham

Ashley Graham at 2019 Met Gala
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From head to toe, everything Ashley Graham wore this evening was an ode to fashion icon Dapper Dan. That included jeweled hair pins that spelled out Gucci, sea foam green eyeliner to complement the collar of her dress, furrowed brows, and a muted lip. The slick ponytail was created by none other than celebrity hairstylist Justine Marjan using Tresseme, ghd, and Kitsch hair pins

Awkwafina

Awkwafina at 2019 Met Gala
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Staying on theme of matching eye makeup to wardrobe, Awkwafina stepped on the red carpet looking like literal 24K gold. To add contrast to the monochromatic theme, the look was finished off with a simple red lip. 

Laverne Cox

Laverne Cox at 2019 Met Gala
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Cox hit the carpet with a literal rainbow of colors on her face — and on her hair. Wearing an elaborate all-black gown, Cox wore a colorful, avant-garde beat for a masterful contrast that made her stunning face the true star of the evening. 

Mindy Kaling

Mindy Kaling at 2019 Met Gala
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Looks like that April Fools' joke is sticking around a little longer than any of us expected. Kaling wore a full-on blonde wig to finish off her gold fairy godmother look and looked like a dream. 

Yara Shahidi

Yara Shahidi at 2019 Met Gala
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The Grown-Ish star arrived on the red carpet rocking a very ’60s beehive wig, minimal makeup, and one jewel-adorned eye.

Aquaria

Aquaria at 2019 Met Gala
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The drag queen showed up and showed out, putting the other campers to shame. We can't seem to figure out what we're freaking out over the most, the lime-green cut-crease eye look or the white, dripped-in-paint headdress — either way, we're living.

Natasha Lyonne

Natasha Lyonne at 2019 Met Gala
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The Orange Is the New Black star showed up in full-on drag makeup, and we just couldn't get enough. The insanely smoked-out eye, super pale and contoured complexion, and indestructible waves mastered the theme flawlessly. 

Liza Koshy

Liza Koshy at Met Gala Ponytail
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Now THIS is what we call a ponytail. Forget the traditional scrunchie; bright silver wire wrapped 75% of the way down is the only kind of energy we'll accept from ponies this year. 

Danai Gurira 

Danai Gurira at the 2019 Met Gala
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A top hat is not complete without beads, and the Black Panther star did it masterfully. The ever-stunning actress who never ceases to amaze kept it simple yet edgy and on-theme walking the red carpet.

Elle Fanning

Elle Fanning at 2019 Met Gala
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Fanning has never been afraid of color, and tonight was no different. And while we were obsessed with her baby-doll makeup, we couldn't keep our eyes off her extravagant nails.

Lupita Nyong'o

Lupita Nyong'o at 2019 Met Gala
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Though we were undoubtedly obsessed with Nyong'o's bold eye look, what really grabbed our attention was her hair. Adorned with hair picks, the look made a profound statement and made black girls everywhere proud. 

Zoe Saldana

Zoe Saldana at the 2019 Met Gala
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Saldana's voluminous, teased-out hair with purple flowers for accent was the perfect touch to her bronzed look. 

Julianne Moore

Julianne Moore at 2019 Met Gala
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Renaissance beauty is what Moore was going for Monday night, and she did just that. The orange hair and orange makeup with muted brows is oh so camp.

Lizzo

Lizzo at 2019 Met Gala
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Lizzo showed up to the Met drippinvg in head-to-toe pink. Wearing a hot-pink wig meant for a rich bitch, she wore similar hues across her eyelids, lips, and cheeks. 

Gigi Hadid

Gigi Hadid at the 2019 Met Gala
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Hadid was the definition of icy with these bold white lashes and very understated complexion makeup. 

J. Lo

J. Lo at 2019 Met Gala
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Clearly unlocking the fountain of youth, the superstar arrived looking younger than ever with a shimmery purple eye and muted lip.

Kristen Stewart

Kristen Stewart at 2019 Met Gala
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If anyone was going to serve us "those punk rock boys from high school," it was going to be Stewart. She rocked a shaggy orange cut with the brows to match. 

Ezra Miller 

Ezra Miller at 2019 Met Gala
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Miller did magic with his optical illusion makeup with more than three sets of eyeballs across his face. Even better, he finished it off with a bold red lip. 

Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra at 2019 Met Gala
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Chopra arrived to the gala looking like something out of wonderland, and we lived for every minute of it. 

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