Behind-the-Scenes: How Your Favorite Celebs Got Ready for the Met Gala

Behind-the-Scenes: How Your Favorite Celebs Got Ready for the Met Gala

If you’re like us, you spent the better half of last night poring over all of the gorgeous, gravity-defying looks from this year’s Met Gala. As usual, the hair was big, the shadows were bright, and the lips were lacquered (looking at you, Ms. Swift)— no surprise, since fashion’s most daring night always lends itself to bold beauty as well.  

If you’ve ever wondered what happens before your favorite celebs gracefully arrive on the red carpet, look no further—we’ve gathered the best behind-the-scenes beauty Instagrams to give you a glimpse. Warning: may cause extreme FOMO.


Click through the slideshow above for the best behind-the-scenes beauty Instagrams from this year’s Met Gala!

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    Instagram: @markusrfrancis

    Hairstylist Markus Francis snapped a quick picture of his client Dakota Johnson and designer Jason Wu en route to the red carpet.

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    Instagram: @karolinakurkova

    Caught in the act, supermodel edition. 

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    Instagram: @msleamichele

    Michele looks old-school Hollywood glam, even before hair and makeup.

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    Instagram: @beau_nelson

    Richie’s makeup artist Beau Nelson calls her iridescent eye makeup “sea nymph-inspired.”

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    Instagram: @caradelevingne

    Delevingne snaps the ultimate “getting ready” selfie—complete with three-person glam squad.

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    Instagram: @thecut

    Giovanna Battaglia’s floral braid can best be described as a “hair garden.”

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    Instagram: @rebekahforecast

    Supermodel Ming Xi gets one last touchup from hairstylist Rebekah Forecast before heading out the door.

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    Instagram: @benjaminpuckey

    Solange snaps a quick picture with her makeup artist. Also—how great does her layered, messy short ‘do look?

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    Instagram: @jilliandempsey

    A close-up of Kristen Stewart’s smoldering MET Gala look, thanks to her longtime makeup artist, Jillian Dempsey.

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    Instagram: @pattidubroff

    Champagne and jewels are all Kate Upton needs to feel Met ball-ready.

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    Instagram: @cervandohair

    We love Kirsten Dunst’s sleek, rolled coif, courtesy of hair stylist Cervando Maldonado.

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    Instagram: @officialjdunn

    Jourdan Dunn and Toni Garrn snap a quick picture in the limo before hitting the red carpet. 

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    Instagram: @taylorswift

    Getting ready with a friend is always more fun—especially when your friend is Karlie Kloss.

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    Instagram: @storyofmailife

    Makeup artist Mai Quynh tests out lip colors to use on Jessica Paré.

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    Instagram: @keithcarpenterhair

    Hairstylist Keith Carpenter used all-organic brands John Masters Organics, Neuma, and Nevo to give Shailene Woodley her tousled pixie.

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    Instagram: @tamahk

    Alexa Chung doesn’t need bold makeup to stun—we’re mesmerized by this simple beauty look created by makeup artist Tamah Krinsky.

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    Instagram: @karliekloss

    Ms. Kloss gets ready for her close-up.

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    Instagram: @lilyaldridge

    Makeup artist Quinn Murphy works his magic on model Lily Aldridge.

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