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2022 Met Gala: Best Hair, Makeup, and Nail Looks

The Best Beauty Interpretations of "Gilded Glamour" at the Met Gala

2022 Met Gala: Best Hair, Makeup, and Nail Looks

The 2022 Met Gala is finally underway, and attendees are showing off their interpretations of this year's theme: "In America: An Anthology of Fashion." The night's dress code calls for "Gilded Glamour," a nod to the trends popular from the 1870s to the 1890s. This time period is where fashion was marked by wealth and a newly revolutionized economy, thanks to the Second Industrial Revolution.

When it comes to past Met Gala beauty looks, there's a lot to live up to. For example, last year's Met Gala theme, "American Independence," saw major hair moments like Billie Eilish in a platinum-blond bob and Lupita Nyong'o's head-turning structural hairstyle. The makeup looks were just as awe-inspiring, from Hailee Steinfeld's bleached eyebrows to Olivia Rodrigo's floating graphic eyeliner to Storm Reid's pearl-studded eye makeup.

This year's looks so far are even more opulent and over the top. Not only were there enough tiaras and bedazzled hair accessories — on everyone from Blake Lively and Alicia Keys to Emma Chamberlain and even Anna Wintour — to fill up a museum, but there were also countless glittery nails and makeup moments. (That doesn't even include Kim Kardashian's iconic Marilyn Monroe homage.) All of this is to say: this year is shaping up to be one of the best in beauty so far.

While the night is far from over, there are plenty of hair and makeup moments to celebrate already. Take a look at the best beauty looks from the 2022 Met Gala ahead.

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