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Met Gala 2022: The Best Beauty Looks

Olivia Rodrigo at the Met Gala in a purple makeup look
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The Met Gala returned in all its glory on May 2 with the theme of Gilded Glamour. Although we’re obsessing over all the gorgeous gowns and suits, we also noticed that daring beauty looks dominated the red carpet. The stars went all out and nailed some of the hottest makeup trends of the season for the first Monday in May this year, and we’ve rounded up our faves.

From Alicia Keys to Olivia Rodrigo, these are our picks for the best beauty looks from the 2022 Met Gala.

Olivia Rodrigo with butterflies in her hair
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Olivia Rodrigo

Olivia Rodrigo looked like an ethereal fairy in frosted eyeshadow with purple butterflies in her hair. It’s giving us all the Y2K feels in the best way possible with her beachy waves. We’re running out to buy butterfly clips right now to get ready for summer.

Related: Olivia Rodrigo reflects on how fame has affected her mental health.

Cynthia Erivo in white at the Met Gala
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Cynthia Erivo

Cynthia Erivo’s nails made a statement and added an extra touch of glam to her gorgeous Louis Vuitton outfit. We love the gold embellishing on them that matches her jewellery.

Related: The best beauty brands NOT sold at Sephora.

Quannah Chasinghorse at the Met Gala
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Quannah Chasinghorse

Native American model and activist Quannah Chasinghorse stunned in blue eyeshadow and a simple lip. The eyeshadow matched her baby blue gown and made her eyes pop, while also complimenting her jewellery.

Related: Indigenous-owned businesses to support across Canada.

Tessa Thompson at the Met Gala in a pink dress
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Tessa Thompson

Tessa Thompson made the case for monochromatic makeup with her matching pink eyeshadow, blush and lipstick. The vibrant pink look perfectly meshed with her bubblegum-pink gown. The whole look was fresh, springy and fun.

Jodie Turner-Smith at the Met Gala
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Jodie Turner-Smith

Jodie Turner-Smith proved that skinny eyebrows are back and better than ever with her blingy brows and matching silver eyeshadow. Her glowing skin accentuated the look perfectly. Paired with her sculpted curls, the entire look gave off a chic art deco vibe.

Related: Grammys 2022: the best red carpet looks of the night.

Alicia Keys' braid at the Met Gala
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Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys took her hair to the next level with these blinged-out discs. The sparkle matched her shimmering gown and proved that a single braid doesn’t have to be boring.

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