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One of the biggest nights in fashion happened last night and this year, many understood the assignment! The Met Gala 2023 theme: Karl Lagerfield: A Line of Beauty, was meant to honor the late fashion icon who passed away in 2019. Lagerfield was known for his distinctive style, characterized by his love of bold, structured designs and monochrome color schemes.

At this year’s event, guests were encouraged to channel Lagerfield’s iconic style in their fashion and beauty choices. Many attendees opted for sleek structured ensembles, with bold shoulders and clean lines. Black, white, reds and blues were the colors of choice, with some guests adding pops of metallic silver or gold for extra glamour.  

Check out our top makeup looks of the night. You’ll notice the bold striking, smoky or contrasting neutral shadows, paired with nude or neutral lips repeated through each fit. The 90s nude inspired the face cards this year, the menswear has officially upped the ante and stolen more than a glance.

So, whose makeup inspired YOU the most? We’ll start with our top 5.


Halle Bailey

 Halle Bailey at the Met Gala 2023

Makeup by @beautybychrisc



Makeup by @iwantalexx and @lalunavela using Charlotte Tilbury

 Lizzo at the Met Gala 2023


LaLa Anthony

Makeup by @rokaelbeauty using Mac Cosmetics


Adut Akech

Makeup by @kilprity using Danessa Myricks


Yara Shahidi

Makeup by @nikki_makeup “Inspo was 90s runway. I paired this brown ombré lip with an arched skinny brow for an authentic 90s feel using @diorbeauty”



*Pictured (from left to right): Cara Delevigne sporting a smokey black eye and neutral lip, Hailey Bailey wearing simple shimmery wet eye and a neutral pink lip, and LaLa with a faded smokey eye with a neutral lip.



*Pictured (from left to right): Quinta Brunson wearing a lilac rose eye with a nude lip, Teyana Taylor with a classic 90s brown nude lip, and Lizzo with a simply winged eye, rosy cheeks and a brown nude lip.



*Pictured (from left to right): Tems dressed in a tinted red eye and a bold red lip, Viola Davis wearing soft pink shadow with a boldly lined eye and neutral lips, and Kerry Washington with a smoky, thickly lined eye and a pale nude lip.



*Pictured (from left to right): Yung Miami sported a light smoky eye with a neutral lip, Vanessa Hudgens stepped out with a bold cat eye and neutral lips and Bad Bunny walked the carpet with a clean, soft natural face that matched his classy floral white suit & cape.  


*Pictured (from left to right): Skepta rocked a low cut and shadowed beard wearing Burberry, Adut Akech looked stunning with a rosy cheek, deep dark lip and subtly sexy eye, and Burna Boy appeared in a Burberry 2-piece with cape


*Pictured (from left to right): Olivia Wilde wore a soft metallic eye, subtle winged eye and neutral nude lip, Penelope Cruz was styled in a neutral eye and neutral lip, and the beautiful Anok Yai ate in her natural chocolate eye and lip.




*Pictured (from left to right): Keke Palmer wore a soft smoky eye and neutral colored lip, Caroline Aquino sported a soft bronze glam on both eye and lip, Bryan Tyree Henry looked exceptionally debonaire in his pearl draped black and white suit.


*Pictured (from left to right): Trever Noah looked fresh in black and white and Jeremy Pope lit up the carpet with his smile and sweet ode to the late designer.


*Pictured (from left to right): Diddy commanding attention in his full black with cloak, Janelle Monae with her traditional look fitting seamlessly into the theme, soft smoky eye and bold lip, Cardi B with a soft smoky eye and neutral nude lip.


*Pictured (from left and right): Rihanna with a soft lightly shimmered eye and bold red lip, Yara Shahidi with a brown eye and brown lip, Erykah Badu luring us with a hidden face and a peak of a sexy neutral lip.

By: MF Writing Team


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