The Coolest Beauty Details We Spotted At The 2021 Met Gala

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Often considered as fashion’s biggest event, the Met Gala took place in person this year and did not disappoint with its theatrics. The theme for the event was ‘In America: A Lexicon of Fashion’, and the attendees brought out their unique version of how they see American pop culture. The fun lies in the sneaky, often easily missed details. We are talking outlandish nail designs, painfully crafted futuristic ponytails, and fabulous makeup looks. If you have already had your fill of the fashion looks, here is a list of the most incredible beauty details you need to check out next!

1. Billie Eilish’s Marilyn Moment


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Last night, Billie Eilish had a full-blown Marilyn Monroe moment at the Met Gala, down to the signature blonde hair and iconic red lip. The singer, who also happens to be the co-chair for this year’s event, sported her signature long coffin nails in a monotone fashion to match the soft blush tone of her outfit.

2. Gigi Hadid’s Powder Blue Lids


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Supermodel, and new mom Gigi Hadid, paired her Prada with powder blue lids. The shade looks lovely with her complexion and is exactly the pop of colour her black and white ensemble needed.

3. Kristen Stewart’s Pin-Up Girl Hairdo


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K-stew is not afraid to take fashion risks, and we can tell why – the stunner looks fabulous in everything! We love the pin-up model hairdo on her; the golden blonde shade is a mood.

4. Barbie Ferreira’s Burlesque Locks

Euphoria alum and spokesperson for black bob cuts being cool again, Barbie Ferreira wholly transformed for her Met Gala look. Paying ode to Burlesque, a cultural staple back in 1980s America, Barbie’s ‘bronde’ locks and purple draped eyes were a head-turner.

5. Kim Petras’ Equestrian-Inspired Nails


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We spotted a couple of fascinating manicures on the gala carpet, but Kim Petras aces the race on this one! Her equestrian-themed nails, while OTT, is precisely the kind of artistic detail we’ve come to expect from the annual fashion event.

6. Zoey Deutch’s Lavender Shimmer

Zoey Deutch did not need the Met Gala red carpet to look like an absolute knockout; she managed to do that while on the car ride itself. We love the piercing lavender shimmer on the inner lid; the placement is perfect to create a piercing gaze.

7. Naomi Osaka’s ‘Geisha-esque’ Glam

Naomi Osaka has already cemented herself as a fashion tour de force to be reckoned with! The tennis pro paid homage to her Japanese heritage with this ‘Geisha-esque’ beauty brief; swipe through to get a good look at the hair!

8. Kehlani’s Cruella Hair


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R&B artist Kehlani’s look was a mix of 80’s Farrah Fawcett style fluff and two-tone colour from Disney’s Cruella Deville. Her look may bring about a two-tone hair trend renaissance; you read it here first!

9. Grimes’ Spiral Ponytail

Canadian songstress Grimes is no stranger to eccentric fashion briefs, and her Met glam is proof of that. The futuristic spiral ponytail is risqué but so on brand with her that we didn’t even flinch… she’s giving us sci-fi on the carpet, and we are all up for it!

10. Kim Kardashian’s 75-Inch Long Ponytail


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The jury’s still out whether Kim’s Met Gala ensemble is indeed a cultural reset or not. Still, her 74-inch long ponytail is definitely a moment worth hitting down as one of the most original looks in Met Gala history.

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