The Best Met Gala Beauty Looks

Guests of the 2024 Met Gala honored the Costume Institute’s new exhibition, “Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion” in garden-themed garb.

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Photo Credit: Alia Bhatt on Instagram; Artwork: Joy Adaeze

At this year’s “Super Bowl of fashion,” guests of the 2024 Met Gala honored the Costume Institute’s new exhibition, “Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion” in their garden-themed garbs. Some guests took the gala’s “The Garden of Time” dress code more literally than others: Met Gala co-chair and actress Zendaya wore two looks, the first draped with grapes on a vine and hummingbirds and the second featured a giant bouquet-themed fascinator. Fellow co-chair and singer Jennifer Lopez wore a crystal-encrusted dress resembling butterfly wings.

In addition to their show-stopping outfits, attendees’ bold blush, gleaming highlights, sequins, and other makeup trends contributed to an overall heavenly and ethereal evening for beauty on the red carpet. Here are some of our favorite looks from the 2024 Met Gala.

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Zendaya’s red smokey eye paired with her wine-colored glossy lips and subtly blushed cheeks was one of the evening’s most talked about looks. 

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez’s sun-kissed skin radiated a golden glow from every angle, contrasting ever so slightly against her all-silver crystal-encrusted ensemble. 

Cardi B

Cardi B adds a subtle yet bold pop of color to her all-black outfit with a smokey eye containing hints of emerald green on her lower lash line paired with a nude and teal manicure. 

Rachel Zegler

Rachel Zegler’s dreamy silvery highlight blends right into her glittery blue eyeshadow for an icy luminous look.

Ayo Edebri

Ayo Edebri’s dewy skin and a bright pop of blush make for a simple look that balances out her dress’ white lace and floral appliques. 

Taraji P. Henson

Cherry blossoms have nothing on Taraji P. Henson’s monochromatic baby pink eyeshadow, blue and glossy lipstick. 

Keke Palmer

Bask in Keke Palmer’s bronzy glow. The star wore a golden smokey cat eye, subtle rosy blush, and sequins along her forehead and neck. 


Tyla’s sunkissed look, lightly lined nude lips, reddish blush, and wet slicked hair perfectly complements her sands-of-time-themed Balmain dress.

Lala Anthony

Vogue red carpet host Lala Anthony wore a bombshell makeup look with copper eyeshadow and fanned-out lashes, a full ombre brown lip, and her classic perfectly arched eyebrows. 

Alia Bhatt

Actress Alia Bhatt paid homage to nature’s beauty by matching her rosy blush and coral pink lips to the flowers on her meticulous dress. 


Zendaya’s eyebrows nearly blend into her skin tone, ensuring a bright iridescent inner eye and pale blush won’t distract anyone’s attention from the giant bouquet-themed fascinator adorning her head.