As much as we loved style-stalking the red carpet, we’ll leave the ball gown copycats to the pros — that would be you, Mayhem — and concentrate on ogling the looks that we really can recreate at home: the Met Ball’s top beauty moments. Not only did the Gala guests look dashing whether they chose to don a fashion forward lip shade or classic Hollywood waves, but their covetable looks are completely wearable outside of a “white tie” dress code. That means Y.O.U. can totally wear them, no occasion necessary. Get the inspo you need right here to try your hand at the Met Gala’s most DIY-able beauty moments.
Retro Waves: Nothing screams glamor more than retro waves, and we couldn’t ask for more perfect poster girls than Blake Lively + Taylor Swift. Whether you want to wear ‘em loose and lovely or teased and tight, check out three foolproof ways to make waves.
Noir Lips: We love that we’re seeing noir-inspired shades on lips OTHER than Lorde’s. We know SHE can rock it right, but seeing rich purples on Beyonce + Selena Gomez definitely help the bold lip look feel more relatable. And we all know what happens when we don’t follow Beyonce’s lead… will you dare to try it?
High Impact Eyeliner: Running low on eyeliner? These Met Gala beauties might make you pass up that jet black pencil for a more vibrant colored liner. While Janelle Monae’s red shaded eyes might be trickier to pull off on some skin tones, Lupita Nyong’o’s lilac lids will freshen up any face.
Pastel Lips: It’s no surprise that springy pastel lip colors made their way onto some of the red carpet’s prettiest faces. With berry hues dominating the scene lately (see above), it’s way refreshing to see a peachy pop on Olivia Munn and a flashy shade of radiant orchid on Jessica Pare.
The New Updo: We’re way over the chignon, and we’re not alone. These style mavens show us two totally new ways to toss up your locks: perfectly slicked side-swept bangs like Marion Cotillard + a wavy pomp (and purple hair <3) like Nicole Richie.
Bronzed All Over: The hunt for hacking perfectly sun-kissed skin is over thanks to Leighton Meester + Zoe Saldana. Both lovelies looked radiant rocking a dewy complexion and the sultriest brown smokey eyes.
Messy Braids: If you really needed more evidence that braids are back in style (really?), then set your eyes upon the dashing ‘dos of these two A-listers. Emma Stone shows that a pretty messy hairstyle is suitable for even the most formal of occasions + Joan Smalls kills it with what should be every lady’s go-to braid: the fishtail.
What red carpet beauty trends are you psyched to try? Tell us in the comments below.