For the past four hours, celebrities swarmed the Met Gala 2019 red carpet to step and repeat, toss their heads to friends, strip, and perform some casual cat-cows on the Met steps. Now that they’ve all collectively entered the Metropolitan Museum of Art to take bathroom selfies, smoke cigarettes, and whatever else goes on in there behind closed, famous-people doors, it’s time to take a closer look at all the beauty looks worth looking at from fashion’s big night.
If this wrapped concoction doesn’t convince you to switch from high ponytails to low ponytails, then try looking at it one more time from a different angle.
A true triple threat, Gaga makes an excellent case for getting a pair of 2019 bangs, investing in a quality lengthening mascara, and tying your hair in bows instead of tying a bow in your hair. Gaga’s makeup was done by makeup artist Sarah Tanno using Marc Jacobs Beauty. Her lipstick is Le Marc Liquid Lip Crayon in Flaming-oh!.
New York’s hottest ponytail is Ashley Graham’s. It has everything: Snap clips, pearls, barrettes, barrettes that know how to spell “Gucci,” a bow, and a barrette in the shape of a bow, expertly placed by TRESemmé Global Stylist Justine Marjan.
Mismatched nails to go with freeing the nipple.
Beach waves aren’t camp, but Barbie waves are. Her hair was done by Giovanni Delgado, who used T3.
What should show up whenever anyone Googles “glowy.”
This is what Bella Hadid looks like with short hair.
Jared Leto and Jared Leto’s Head
An on-trend middle part and beachy waves with the right amount of shine. Times two.
Kim Kardashian West
Everyone wants damp, wet-looking skin. Why not damp hair and cleavage too?
Big hair. HUGE.
Heartthrobs in their early-to-mid-20s aren’t the only ones going blonde.
Janelle Monáe’s sparkly real eyes look as perfect as her sparkly boob eye.
Your nails should wear earrings too. Fanning’s nails were done by Mar y Sol Inzerillo, using essie’s Strike A Rose nailcolor.
The only appropriate eye look to wear when being carried by six shirtless men in public.
How half-up-half-down hair should be interpreted henceforth.
Hair extensions are camp.
A perfect scoop of rainbow-sherbet hair.
Who knew just a few smears of glitter and a smile could be so impactful.
If this doesn’t make you want to wear blue eye shadow, and then match your hair to it, I don’t know what will.
Not quite as grand as Versailles, but the Petit Trianon of Marie Antoinette updos.
Jaden’s 2017 dreads are this year’s Indya Moore braid.
Bonus points to Ezra Miller, who did five more eyes and six more brows than everyone else on the red carpet. His makeup took five hours to do and was done by Mimi Choi using Mehron.
This look is doing so many things, and it’s doing them all the most, which was basically the SparkNotes version of this year’s dress code.
An excellent hairspray ad.
Tracee Ellis Ross
How to wear cornrows with an LBD and a red lip.
How to wear cornrows with an LBD and a nude lip.
A very beautiful head of curls.
Two sets of nonconventional colored eyebrows are better than one!
A headpiece that’s one part cardigan and one part bridal veil, put in the hands of Stephen Jones to become beautiful.
When you cry rhinestone tears.
Swoopy bangs and baby blue never looked so good.