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The Best Behind-the-Scenes Beauty Snaps From the Met Gala

May 6 2014 - 12:00pm

Getting glammed up for the Met Gala (aka the Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art) is no easy feat. From spa treatments to manicures to hours in the makeup chair, it can take time and manpower to pul off a put-together beauty look. Luckily, stars like Lea Michele [1] and Taylor Swift [2] shared their behind-the-scenes beauty routines for us to enjoy. Scroll through to see the night's gorgeous beauty snapshots, and don't forget to keep up with our editors by following POPSUGAR Beauty on Instagram [3]!

Source: Instagram user taylorswift [4]

Taylor Swift and Karlie Kloss

These two puckered up for a pouty shot.

Source: Instagram user taylorswift [5]

Rashida Jones

It took a team to get Rashida prepared for the big night.

Source: Instagram user mrbradgoreski [6]

Suki Waterhouse

Suki was squeezed into the car with her gorgeous gown.

Source: Instagram user sukiwaterhouse [7]

Alexa Chung

Alexa was dressed and ready for her big night.

Source: Instagram user tamahk [8]

Lea Michele

Lea was all smiles while getting glammed up.

Source: Instagram user msleamichele [9]

Reese Witherspoon

Reese picked a bright pink lip for the red carpet.

Source: Instagram user reesewitherspoon [10]

Joan Smalls

Deep red was the toe-color choice for Joan.

Source: Instagram user joansmalls [11]


There's nothing sweeter than delicious treats while getting your makeup done.

Source: Instagram user officialrodarte [12]

Kate Upton

Kate lounged with colorful baubles and some bubbly.

Source: Instagram user kateupton [13]

Lily Aldridge

Lily showed off a sparkling choker by sweeping her hair back into a bun.

Source: Instagram user lilyaldridge [14]

Emma Stone

Hairstylist Mara Roszak showed off Emma's textured braid.

Source: Instagram user mararoszak [15]

Beyoncé and Jay Z

Beyoncé peered out from under a dramatic headpiece.

Source: Instagram user mariotestino [16]

Emmy Rossum

Emmy's mix of primary colors was anything but basic.

Source: Instagram user emmyrossum [17]

Lena Dunham and Taylor Swift

Makeup artist Pat McGrath caught these beauties sharing the love.

Source: Instagram user patmcgrathreal [18]

Anna Kendrick

Anna borrowed this showstopping topper.

Source: Instagram user annakendrick47 [19]

Kristen Stewart

Makeup artist Jillian Dempsey shared a sneak peek of Kristen Stewart [20]'s edgy eye makeup.

Source: Instagram user jilliandempsey [21]

Kirsten Dunst

Before the Met Gala, Kirsten showed off her dark eye makeup.

Source: Instagram user cervandohair [22]

Shailene Woodley

Hairstylist Keith Carpenter caught a candid of Shailene all dolled up.

Source: Instagram user keithcarpenterhair [23]

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Rosie paired stick-straight hair with sexy cat-eye makeup.

Source: Instagram user kateleemakeup [24]

Kate Upton

Kate opted to finish her outfit with this dramatic floral topper.

Source: Instagram user jennychohair [25]

Nicole Richie

Nicole's sparkling eye makeup was like a fine layer of pixie dust.

Source: Instagram user beau_nelson [26]

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