10 Looks to Try from Last Night's amfAR Gala

Updated 09/03/19
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…And the insane NYFW red carpet game continues. Last night, the amfAR New York Gala may have even trumped the Zoolander 2 premiere in the way of gorgeous hair and makeup looks. Not an easy feat—and it was even tougher for us to narrow down our favourites. 

Still, we managed: From Blake Lively to Taylor Hill, these are the looks we think you'll want to try yourself, mainly because we feel the same way. Keep reading to see who, what, and how.

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Adriana Lima

Even if you're intimidated by the model's elaborate 'do (there's literally a bow made of hair back there!), try borrowing her sleek center part. Stylist Jennifer Yepez used a flat brush to pull the hair back tightly and smoothed it down with Kérastase's Laque Couture (£13). 


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Blake Lively

True to form, Lively favored a more classic look—and we can't stop staring at those glossy waves. Part your hair to one side, use a flatiron to create S-waves, and mist on some of Tigi's Bed Head Masterpiece Shine Hairspray (£11) for flexible hold and luster.

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Taylor Hill

Excuse us while we lose it over Hill's flawless demonstration on how to make '80s makeup look modern. The full brows, sculpted cheekbones, and punchy lip are definitely a nod to that "more is more" decade, but the wet-look chignon and gilded eye add restraint.

Get the fuschia-red lip with the help of Nars's Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil (£19) in Mexican Rose, and borrow the eye look with NYX's Hot Singles Eye Shadow (£4) in Gold Lust. Hill has genetics to thank for those incredible brows, but Revlon's Brow Fantasy Pencil & Gel Duo (£8) will help anyone out through thick and thin. 

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Diane Kruger

Per usual, the actress shows us that "effortless couture" is definitely a thing. Start by adding some texture to your mane with Herbivore Botanicals Sea Mist (£14) before tossing it back in a low bun or ponytail. Let some face-framing pieces fall loose.

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Anais Mali

The model's sun-kissed curls and fire engine–red lips practically thaw the frigid NYC air. Keep your own natural curls hydrated with a deep moisturizing treatment, like Sheamoisture's Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen Grow & Restore Treatment Masque (£14).

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Hailey Baldwin

The french braid is slightly messy, as is Baldwin's eye makeup—and yet it all just works. To get the same "next-day" eye look, use a kohl pencil along your waterline and smudge on some charcoal cream shadow like Charlotte Tilbury Eyes to Mesmerise (£22) in Veruschka. Don't worry about smudges or creasing—that's just part of the DGAF vibe. 

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Coco Rocha

We're calling it: Dreading the in-between bangs stage is officially a thing of the past. Rocha's center part isn't just a cool '70s throwback; it flatters her bone structure, too. 

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Elsa Hosk

See how Hosk has a peachy-mauve color underneath her lower lashes? That's an underrated makeup artist trick to make your eyes pop—and all you need is a tiny brush (or a very steady finger). Try using Surratt's Classique Shadow Brush Petite (£32) with an eye shadow that's a couple of shades darker than your natural skin tone. 

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Emily Ratajkowski

Face it: You'd wear this look for a night out, but probably to brunch or the office, too. Get that dewy sheen with a great highlighter, like RMS Beauty's Living Luminizer (£30).

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Hannah Davis

In a sea of glossy lips, Davis's matte pout stood out in a major(-ly good) way. Get the look with MAC's Ruby Woo ($17)—a classic

Which look is your favourite? Sound off below.

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