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A celebration of design excellence, the Met Gala 2024, was an evening of true splendour for celebrity beauty fans.

Abuzz with anticipation and excitement, the backstage scenes ahead of the annual ball always capture the height of glam squad brilliance. 

Each year on the first Monday in May, facialists, hairstylists and makeup artists unite to form an unstoppable beauty legion, one that ensures each Met Gala's guest arrives looking picture-perfect and, this year, sporting a look aligned with the intriguing 'Garden of Time' theme.

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Hello! Fashion shares the best beauty looks from the Met Gala 2024:

Amanda Seyfried at the Met Gala© Getty

Amanda Seyfried

Mamma Mia! star Amanda Seyfried served fairytale futurism with a sleek, silver updo featuring curly locks and a foliage-inspired headpiece, styled by Renato Campora. She completed her look with majestic purple lipstick and a pale pink shimmery eye, created by makeup artist Genevieve Herr using Lancôme.

Kaia Gerber at the Met Gala© Getty

Kaia Gerber

Modern beauty muse Kaia Gerber epitomised sophisticated volume at this year's gala, wearing her hair in a smooth side parting with plenty of body. Her makeup felt classic and enduring, consisting of candlelit skin, gently defined brows and dark liner on both her upper and lower water lines.

Kendall Jenner at the Met Gala© Getty

Kendall Jenner

Supermodel Kendall Jenner looked characteristically chic at this year's ball with her hair in a smooth, middle-parted half-up, half-down style by Tamás Tüzes. Her makeup was giving 'elevated natural' with uber-long lashes and a voluminous brown-nude lip look, created by her longtime artist Mary Phillips.

 Dua Lipa at the Met Gala© Getty

Dua Lipa

Training Season singer Dua Lipa sported her now-signature cherry-red lengths, swept over one side. She went for purple shimmer under her lower lash line and a velvety brown-nude lip.

Penelope Cruz at the Met Gala © Getty

Penélope Cruz

International screen star Penélope Cruz opted for a glamorous side-parted bob with an oversized bow accessory, styled by Pablo Iglesias. She kept her makeup classic and timeless, with dark brown liner to emphasise her eyes and a subdued red lip, created by Hung Vanngo using Lancôme.

Kim Kardashian at the Met Gala© Getty

Kim Kardashian

Entrepreneur and cultural icon Kim Kardashian went for long, ethereal platinum locks, styled by Chris Appleton. Mario Dedivanovic created her makeup look, consisting of lengthy, curled lashes and a pillowy pout.

Sienna Miller at the Met Gala © Getty

Sienna Miller

Perennial It-girl Sienna Miller opted for smooth, middle-parted waves and her longtime makeup artist Wendy Rowe kept things relatively pared back, bringing fresh, soft-focus skin forward as the focal point, using Code8.

Rita Ora at the Met Gala © Getty

Rita Ora

Fashion rulebreaker Rita Ora complemented her nearly-naked Marni dress with a wet-look bob styled by Brent Lawler, a dusting of silver eyeshadow in her inner corners and a high-shine pillowy pout, created by Rachel, global pro artist at Charlotte Tilbury.

Elle Fanning at the Met Gala © Getty

Elle Fanning

All the Bright Places star Elle Fanning embodied the glass skin trend with her luminous, sheeny complexion. She kept her makeup fresh and bouncy, featuring dewy cheeks and hints of highlighter, created by Erin Ayanian Monroe using L'Oréal Paris. "I was inspired by the organic, glistening quality of Elle's incredible Balmain dress and wanted her skin to have that same glistening quality," she explained on Instagram. The star's hair had an elegant, slightly undone appeal, with natural-looking movement running through, styled by Jenda Alcorn.

Keke Palmer at the Met Gala © Getty

Keke Palmer

Actress, singer and cultural icon Keke Palmer brought major beauty drama with a super smooth, larger-than-life ponytail, courtesy of hairstylist Tamika Gibson. She also sported a smattering of crystals on her right temple alongside a bronze smokey eye, created by makeup artist Kenya Alexis.

Gigi Hadid at the Met Gala © Getty

Gigi Hadid

Supermodel Gigi Hadid looked every inch the Old Hollywood bombshell at this year's event. The Met Gala regular opted for lit-from-within skin, a pretty, peach flush across the apples of her cheeks and an orange-red lip, designed to emulate eternal beauty muse Marilyn Monroe. She completed her look with an elegant side-parted bob with bouncy curls running through, courtesy of hairstylist Chris McMillan.

Taylor Russell at the Met Gala © Getty

Taylor Russell

Bones and All actress Taylor Russell went for bronzy, sunkissed skin, a graphic cut-out eyeliner look and touches of highlighter on the high points of her face. She wore her hair in a sleek updo with a middle-parted mini fringe.

Emily Ratajkowski at the Met Gala © Getty

Emily Ratajkowski

Runway royalty Emily Ratajkowski went for a statement spiky updo with sleek face-framing sections. Her makeup felt suitably glamorous for the occasion, featuring major lash length and a dramatically lined brown-nude pout.

Tyla at the Met Gala © Getty


Singer songwriter Tyla looked utterly arresting with feline flick eyeliner, radiant rosy cheeks, a brown high-shine lip and her trademark eyebrow slit, created by industry legend Pat McGrath. The 22-year-old wore her hair in a wet-look bob to complement her offbeat Balmain sand gown.
Rebecca Hall with painted floral body art at the Met Gala © Getty

Rebecca Hall

Director and actress Rebecca Hall looked striking in Danielle Frankel, complemented with whimsical floral motifs painted along the lengths of her arms. She completed her look with a moisture-infused bob.

Zendaya in dark lipstick and skinny brows at the Met Gala© Getty


Contemporary beauty muse Zendaya was giving 1920s starlet at this year's ball. The Challengers actress opted for slender brows, a wine-hued eyeshadow look and a crisp, jammy mahogany lip.

Ashley Graham smiling at the Met Gala © Getty

Ashley Graham

Model and body activist Ashley Graham complemented her Ludovic de Saint Sernin dress with radiant skin, including a dusting of shimmer over the high points of her face courtesy of Los Angeles-based artist Ivan Núñez. She also sported a 90s contrasting lip with a statement spiky fringe, created by hairstylist Justine Marjan.

Emma Chamberlain in gothic makeup and a lace dress at the Met Gala© Getty

Emma Chamberlain

Social media luminary Emma Chamberlain brought a sense of gothic romanticism to this year's ball. The 22-year-old wore an earthy smokey eye and a brown-hued lip alongside super skinny face-framing tendrils, created by hairstylist Sami Knight using Emi Jay.

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Lily James

Greedy People star Lily James exuded her signature elegance with a slicked-back bun, created by Halley Brisker. The 35-year-old prepped her skin with globally renowned facialist Iván Pol and went for a fresh, natural makeup look, including fluffy brows and a pale pink lip, courtesy of Valeria Ferreira.

Jennifer Lopez at the Met Gala © Getty

Jennifer Lopez

International hitmaker Jennifer Lopez went for a super sculpted look, courtesy of Scott Barnes, including chiselled cheekbones and a pop of shimmer along the bridge of her nose. She went for an offbeat lash look, swerving classic black in favour of a reddish tint. Her hair, created by Lorenzo Martin, felt unfussy and nonchalant, featuring soft texture around the hairline.