Drumroll, please. One of the most highly anticipated red carpet events is finally here. These past few days, talks in the office of what our favorite Hollywood A-listers will don on the red carpet have been at an all-time high. As you can imagine, our eyes have been peeled awaiting the beauty forecast for the night. Let's just say, we're thoroughly pleased with these jaw-dropping hair and makeup looks. It's not to say we don't care about the clothes, but the best hair and makeup looks at the Met Gala are top of mind for us beauty fanatics.
Below you can find the gorgeously over-the-top and stunningly extra looks we cannot stop staring at.
Rihanna's sky-scraping crown is seriously to die for. Of all the hair pieces worn during the night, this one takes the cake. Her smoked-out shadow paired with her soft pink lips completes this regal look. "John Galliano is the inspiration of all inspiration," says Rihanna's hairstylist Yusef Williams. "For this look, I wanted to go back in time and create this Vatican-homage, but with a single finger wave to make it feel modern and more avant-garde.”
Bella Hadid looks absolutely stunning in this badass black-and-gold combo. We can't get over the gold-adorned head jewelry along with that dash of gold in the inner corners of her eyes. Hairstylist Jen Atkin created a twisted updo for Bella and sleeked down the front of her hair d
Praise be to the most ethereal braid of the night worn by Jasmine Sanders. Her hair looks like a literal masterpiece. These red roses are enveloped and wrapped so perfectly.
We're partial to Zoë Kravitz—and she did not disappoint tonight. This sparkly bow paired with her gorgeous braids looks so elegant.
Olivia Munn looks striking in this gold headpiece paired with a bold wine-colored lip.
Rita Ora is straight-up queening in this gorgeous black flower crown—a bolder take on the classic trend. Plus, this fuchsia lip is such a standalone shade.
We have major hair envy for Amanda Seyfried and these beautifully blown out beachy waves. She looks so radiant in this yellow and gold combo.
Celebrity makeup artist Fiona Styles says she was inspired by the "dark arts" when creating Lily Collins's look. Somehow she found the perfect blend between gothic-chic and romantic.
Oh, SZA. She never fails to light up our eyes. She looks like a literal earth angel in this statuesque halo and iridescent eye shadow. The gold tear is perfect too.
We spy a hair trend that dominated the red carpet this year: halos, and we're here for it. Makeup artist, Kate Synnott created a timeless look on Rosie Huntington-Whiteley that looks like she dropped from the heavens above.
We'll never not acknowledge strong brow makeup. Kate Upton is serving brows and a strong contour. Plus this colorful bejeweled headband screams regal.
Have you ever seen dreads draped in jewelry look more elegant? I'll wait.
Cynthia Erivo's brows are literally unreal. And this monochromatic moment happening with her deep plum lip and her velvet gown is everything. This epic cut was styled by none other than the Vernon Scott, of course.
Anne Hathaway stuns the red carpet in this epic, spiky halo. Yet how does she manage to still look so classy?
It's a contest: Who rocked the spiky halo trend better? Her golden bronzed cheeks paired with her wine-colored lip looks breathtaking.
Doesn't Ariana Grande look like the present you wish for under the Christmas in this mega hair bow? The neutral-toned makeup is so pretty.
One of our favorite things about Jourdan Dunn is she never plays it safe in the hair category. Her adorned faux locs on the red carpet literally look dreamy paired with her pink, shimmery shadow.
Katy Perry and her wispy pixie is a hairstyle we want to stay. She kept her makeup strikingly simple because her giant wings stole the show.
Gigi Hadid rocked a slick middle part with extra-volume in the back. Her nude glossy lips look like they were painted on her.
The word iconic comes to mind when describing Mary-Kate and Ashley. The sisters look so effortlessly in their signature no-makeup makeup look and shaggy hair.
All the attention is on Kendall Jenner's smoked-out eyes, and we are here for the drama. This extra-long jet-black pony definitely completes the vibe.
It makes our heart smile to see Kerry Washington celebrating her natural texture on the runways once again. These afro-textured curls were made for her.
You can always count on Janelle Monáe to step to the carpet donning a one-of-a-kind look. This bejeweled headpiece and this oversize hat are in a league of their own.
This Coachella-inspired flower crown and pink hair worn by Hailey Baldwin look like summer in the best possible way.
If you haven't gotten your hands on J.Lo's new makeup line yet, let this be all the inspiration you need to slay time and time again like the queen of the glow. And by slicking her hair back with Matrix Style Link Super Fixer Strong Hold Hair Gel (styled by Lorenzo Martin), her radiant makeup was able to take center stage.
Priyanka Chopra looks like a walking goddess in this royal head-turned-neck piece we never want her to take off.
The OG queen has arrived. Royalty is in Madonna's blood. Only she can pull off a mesh veil as awesome as this.
Kylie Jenner is keeping the hair and makeup light this year. Letting her cool shine through in these cat-eye glasses.
Blake Lively was also going for the spiky crown look but looks so effervescent at the same time. Her soft pink eyes are so on point, especially when paired with her berry lips.
The Kardashian/Jenner sisters did not come to play this time around. Kim Kardashian West and her extra-long high ponytail is a vibe.
Leave it up to Solange to don a braided halo. Her clunky mascara works in this situation.
Cardi B. and her baby bump win Met Gala. Just imagine if these were your family photos. Her hair is secretly full of secrets.
The art of the perfect messy ponytail look is a science and Amal Clooney has got it down.
Keeping things in the silver family, Lily Reinhart donned a metallic silver eye that went perfectly with her gown.
There are barely any words to capture Mindy Kaling's striking beauty. A real-life crown looks good on her.
Hailee Steinfeld and this hair color are next-level. She's rocking a crown because her beauty literally looks like royalty.
Gabrielle Union pulled her back up into a soft topknot. Something about her upscale makeup is giving us Old Hollywood glamour vibes, and we're here for it.
Of course, Zendaya looks gorgeous in a fiery, choppy bob. We're convinced every hairstyle can be worn by this triple threat.
We can count on Cara Delevingne to outdo any trend and wear the hell out a theme. Her spiky short cut with pink tips peeking through look undeniably cool with this over-the-top headpiece.
Ever seen a ponytail holder more epic? Nope. The insanely talented Sir John delivered the glam for Joan Smalls. This dramatic cat eye is one for the books.
That smile on Winnie Harlow says it all. Her icy white floral headpiece transports us to a garden right now.
Selena Gomez looks glowy and vacation-ready at the 2018 Met Gala. Her cheeks look like they've literally been sun-kissed.