The Met Gala Beauty Looks You Need To See

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If award season is prom for Hollywood, then New York's annual Met Gala is the coolest Halloween party you never managed to be invited to — and this year is no exception.

In case you're not familiar, The Metropolitan Museum Of Art's yearly Costume Institute exhibit opening ball — or Met Gala — offers the opportunity for those lucky enough to attend a chance to pay homage to the theme with artsy, provocative, and just plain out-there looks normally reserved for October 31.

To wit: It's the Met Gala that's brought us looks as varied as Rihanna's ornate headband last year to Miley Cyrus' electric-socket hair in 2013.

Enter this year's theme: Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology, which examines the role of technology in fashion today. This was interpreted in the makeup chair a variety of ways, which you'll see in our slideshow, with the big trends being dark, inky lip color, glowing skin, and a variety of unexpected hair accessories.

Ahead, peruse best beauty looks from tonight's Met Gala that you need to see.
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Kristen Stewart
PSA: Stewart is now officially platinum (with roots!) and looked like a badass tonight in silver shadow.
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Lady Gaga
Gaga is no stranger to dramatic red carpet looks — meat dress, anybody? — and this year is no exception. Her big, blonde ‘do almost made as much commotion as her lack of pants.
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Kerry Washington
It is rare to see Washington looking this wild on the red carpet — she has fuchsia hair!
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Lupita Nyong'o
Nyong’o is (basically) the patron saint of colorful makeup, so we were shocked to see her forgo vibrant shadow and lipstick for a bold hair look. Which, for the record, stole the show when she hit the carpet.
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Kylie Jenner
Okay, we’re 99% sure it’s a wig, but it’s still sort of jarring to see Jenner with a classic A-line bob.
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Poppy Delevingne
The model was one of the first to arrive on the carpet and ushered in a slew of deep, inky shades of lipstick.
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Kendall Jenner
Jenner made waves not with a wild, artsy look, but a sporty one.
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Zendaya
The star was almost unrecognizable tonight in a bowl cut and smoky eye look.
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Lily Aldridge
Dior’s gold runway eyebrows made a surprise appearance tonight on the model.
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Chloë Grace Moretz
Moretz’s locks are noticeably full and quite a bit longer, proving that sometimes all you need is a bit more length to make a splash.
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Ciara
Two words: Slaying it. Ciara arrived with silver locks (a nod to technology, perhaps?) and we can’t stop staring.
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Elle Fanning
Considering Fanning is a fan of fun makeup, we were shocked to see her also take the sporty path.
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Saoirse Ronan
Graphic and super pigmented, Ronan’s black cat-eye feels modern when accompanied by no-makeup makeup.
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Beyoncé
Mile-long locks and soft, smoky eyes were the hallmarks of Bey’s look tonight.
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Hailee Steinfeld
Another in the deep-and-inky-lip brigade, Steinfeld opted for a glossy finish to her bold lip.
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Taylor Swift
Swift’s new platinum locks may have officially ushered in a new era of dark lipstick — and for the record, we’re into it.
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Kate Bosworth
Hair accessories were a huge trend tonight — and came in all shapes and sizes — like Bosworth’s gilded olive wreath.
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Emma Stone
Stone’s dark ‘do makes it’s Met Gala debut!
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Lara Stone
Makeup artist Benjamin Puckey, working for L’Oreal Paris created the model’s statement smoky eye.
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Diane von Furstenberg
The raddest hair accessory of the night goes to DVF for her floating butterflies.
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Rita Ora
Another big trend on the carpet was shimmery silver makeup, like Ora wore to match her gown.
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Jemima Kirke
Kirke knows how to make a statement with her ‘do, but tonight she kept her locks sleek and embraced a huge trend: red makeup.
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Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen
Everyone’s favorite twins sported lived-in makeup and messy, day two inspired hair.
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Aja Naomi King
Further proof that a yellow gown and red lipstick always kills the red carpet.
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Haim
The Haim sisters are Destiny’s Child-ing all over the Met carpet and we’re obsessed. Bonus: Their hair and makeup is giving us Rodarte vibes, no?
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