Met Gala 2015 Beauty Inspiration: Best Hairstyles and Makeup Looks

Met Gala is undoubtedly one of the most interesting and creative red carpet events that take place annually, due to its always changing themes that give A-list celebrities a chance to show off their unique perception of a certain trend and style stepping out in majestic designer pieces thus winning or losing the opportunity to be included on the best dressed lists of various famous fashion publications. Last night’s Met Gala 2015 held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s in New York bought oriental motifs to the red carpet with the theme being “China: Through the Looking Glass’, which accordingly presupposed bold beauty looks to complete the stunning outfits. Lots of daring patterns, breathtaking full ball gowns, skin-flashing sheer dresses and elegant trouser suits made top models, singers, actresses and reality TV stars look positively ravishing and divine, while the slicked-back hairstyles and dramatic vampy makeup choices only enhanced the glitz and glamour on the red carpet. We saw Cara Delevingne opt for full body art in Eastern motifs, while Chiara Ferragni was the first fashion blogger ever that took part in this prestigious event. We saw lots of Versace, Prada, Calvin Klein and Stella McCartney designs and we also saw super inspiring beauty looks that we can’t stop goggling at. Below, we have rounded up the most striking Met Gala 2015 beauty looks from dazzling celebrity hairstyles to the best makeup options spotted!

Met Gala 2015 Beauty Inspiration: Best Hairstyles and Makeup Looks

1. Diane Kruger’s Blooming Hair and Bright Makeup

Many a celebrity decided to opt for lovely floral embellishments for taking their effortlessly chic hairstyles to the next level among them also being Diane Kruger, who used fresh white flowers to accessorize her side-parted wavy blonde hair. This small detail gave so much femininity and charm to her overall appearance, being complemented with a bright makeup look composed of classic winged eyeliner and bold orange-y red lips.

Met Gala 2015 Hairstyles & Makeup: Diane Kruger

2. Kendal Jenner’s Pin-Straight Hair and Minimal Makeup

Kendall Jenner always slays it on the red carpet standing out both with her fashion and beauty choices that are beyond perfect. For Met Gala 2015 she decided to finish off her minimalistic, yet totally sexy and cool Calvin Klein gown with center-parted sleek and straight hair, as well as her iconic minimal makeup with super-long flirty lashes, healthy skin and a nude lip-gloss. This is one look you can never go wrong with, as it’s timeless, versatile and simply perfect for accentuating your beautiful facial features.

Met Gala 2015 Hairstyles & Makeup: Kendall Jenner

3. Georgia May Jagger’s Floral Headpiece and Nude Makeup

Like Diane Kruger, cutie Georgia May Jagger also styled her blonde hair into side-swept curls finishing all off with floral embellishments, a big green and blue flower headpiece more particularly. She’s also one supermodel with perfect facial features that need very little makeup to be emphasized. Putting the focus on her flawless complexion, she used just little neutral and sepia tones on her eyes and lips that looked so harmonious with her embroidered Gucci gown.

Met Gala 2015 Hairstyles & Makeup: Georgia May Jagger

4. Gigi Hadid’s Tousled Hair and Winged Eyeliner

Gigi Hadid stayed true to her signature style and sizzled with her center-parted long tousled wavy hair that looked so effortless and bohemian chic. Her makeup was also about soft and classic color combinations with the black eyeliner perfectly shaping her beautiful eyes and the subtle pink lipstick complementing this pretty look. Add a touch of peach to the cheekbones and you can wear this look day in, day out!

Met Gala 2015 Hairstyles & Makeup: Gigi Hadid

5. Jessica Chastain’s Retro Curls and Red Lips

Having this iconic auburn hair color you are sure to always be in the spotlight no matter how you decide to style it. This time around, Jessica Chastain gave preference to retro motifs inspired from Old Hollywood wearing her hair in side-parted curls that looked perfect in combination with her gold gown. We saw the same classic retro style in terms of makeup as well, as bright glossy red lipstick was flawlessly paired with a radiant complexion with perfectly flushed cheeks and gold eyeshadow combined with long eyelashes.

Met Gala 2015 Hairstyles & Makeup: Jessica Chastain

6. Adriana Lima’s Fringe and Vampy Makeup

Adriana Lima knows well that ’70s inspired full fringe is so in for the year, therefore she decided to dazzle with her jet-black long wavy hair with a full fringe that instantly landed her in the spotlight. Her makeup choices were equally daring and dramatic composed of vampy burgundy lips with subtle ombre effects and sexy smokey eyes with super-long eyelashes. She’s definitely the goddess of the party with her iconic beauty look.

Met Gala 2015 Hairstyles & Makeup: Adriana Lima

7. Lily Aldridge’s Sleek Chignon and Berry Lips

Supermodel Lily Aldridge managed to skillfully combine the classic with the daring and cool thus coming up with one of the best beauty looks at Met Gala 2015. She styled her hair into side-parted sleek and classic chignon, while the intense berry lipstick was the focus of attention, complemented with perfectly shaped eyebrows, nude eye makeup with long lashes and shiny complexion. Just dare to wear this bold berry lip tint and you’ll be the queen of the party!

Met Gala 2015 Hairstyles & Makeup: Lily Aldridge

8. Alexa Chung’s High Bun and Cat Eye Makeup

Alexa Chung was among those celebrities, who got it right at Met Gala 2015, wearing a strapless Erdem dress in a violet shade and adorned with floral patterns for the oriental feel. Her beauty look was equally stunning featuring a high bun with casual flyaways for a slightly disheveled look, as well as her signature cat-eye eyeliner flicks that were combined with timeless brown eyeshadows and a soft pink lipstick.

Met Gala 2015 Hairstyles & Makeup: Alexa Chung

9. Rihanna’s Embellished Bob and Oriental Makeup

Once again Rihanna managed to make headlines with her red carpet style choice, this time being a super-big yellow cape spiced up with the embellished hair and subtle oriental makeup motifs. Her flicked red bob was accessorized with a big golden headpiece that was a stunning finishing detail for her dramatic gown. As far as makeup goes, she placed the focus on the straight, flat eyebrows that instantly popped out on the background of the toned-down makeup.

Met Gala 2015 Hairstyles & Makeup: Rihanna

10. Claire Danes’ Beachy Waves and Wine-Stained Lips

Sometimes you shouldn’t try too hard to look smashing on the red carpet and this is what Claire Canes proves with her side-swept beachy waves that require so little for styling. The wine berry lips were the focus of her appearance looking so stunning in combination with the pink eyeshadow and the glowing complexion.

Met Gala 2015 Hairstyles & Makeup: Claire Danes

11. Kim Kardashian’s Sleek Ponytail and Perfectly Contoured Look

When you have such pretty facial features as Kim Kardashian does, wearing your hair high into a smoothed back sleek ponytail is the right beauty choice for a red carpet event. She also turned to her signature Kardashian contouring techniques, finishing all off with extra-long flirty eyelashes and a nude lipstick. We can never have enough of this beauty trend and as far as Kim K is there with her dazzling appearances at various glam events, we are always provided with a good source of inspiration for nailing down this look.

Met Gala 2015 Hairstyles & Makeup: Kim Kardashian

12. Beyonce Knowles’ High Ponytail and Winged Liner

Beyonce Knowles also gave preference to a ponytail, however she kept it even higher styling it on the crown and adding subtle wavy finishes to the tail. This was beautifully combined with extended winged liner, her healthy bronze-y complexion and the Barbie pink lipstick. While her super transparent gown was the focus of everyone’s attention, her beauty look was just as stunning being one of the best spotted at Met Ball 2015.

Met Gala 2015 Hairstyles & Makeup: Beyonce Knowles

13. Jaime King’s Sleek Blonde Hair and Red Lips

Besides stylish ponytails, beachy waves and retro locks, we also saw simple sleek and straight hairstyles at Met Gala 2015, among them Jaime King’s side-parted long blonde hair being one winning look you might want to copy. She emphasized her natural beauty with the subtle peach blush added to the cheekbones, long eyelashes and a vivacious orange-y red lipstick that was perfectly in line with her outfit.

Met Gala 2015 Hairstyles & Makeup: Jaime King

14. Jennifer Lawrence’s High Chignon and Barbie Makeup

Jennifer Lawrence took the casual high chignon to red carpet, making it look so chic and divine when styled with mousse for extra texture. She also embraced the season’s trend of berry lips giving her preference to the pink tint, which was beautifully complemented with metallic smokey eyes, bronzed skin and powerful eyebrows.

Met Gala 2015 Hairstyles & Makeup: Jennifer Lawrence

15. Karlie Kloss’ Tousled Hair and Emerald Green Eye Makeup

Karlie Kloss also styled her blonde hair into lots of curls for a simple and chic look. She kept her complexion glowing and radiant, placing the focus on the pretty eye makeup using emerald green eyeliner that was in a beautiful harmony with her gorgeous earrings. A nude lipstick and peach blush finished off her effortlessly chic look, making her one of the stars of the night.

Met Gala 2015 Hairstyles & Makeup: Karlie Kloss

16. Reese Witherspoon’s Center-Parted Sleek Hair and Pink Lips

Center parting and sleek finishes always lead to minimalist, yet absolutely glamorous looks ready for various party nights and Reese Witherspoon knows this well, opting for this timeless combination for her Met Gala 2015 appearance. She also used the girly pink color on her lips, which was skillfully combined with the metallic bronze eye makeup and the long eyelashes. Add a radiant complexion to the mix and you’re the diva of the night!

Met Gala 2015 Hairstyles & Makeup: Reese Witherspoon

17. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s Slick Updo and Glossy Red Lips

Boy, oh boy we are in love with Rosie’s bold and dramatic look that is all about enhancing her natural beauty and putting the accent on her gorgeous facial features. She styled her hair into a side-parted sleek updo with a wet effect that was complemented with bushy eyebrows, flawless complexion and a glossy red lipstick combined with subtle mauve eyeshadow and full and long eyelashes.

Met Gala 2015 Hairstyles & Makeup: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

18. Kate Hudson’s High Chignon and Red Lips

Kate Hudson looked flirty and glamorous at Met Gala 2015 with her casual high chignon that was accessorized with a glam bejeweled headpiece. She left out some face-framing flyaways for a laidback style, while her makeup was all about the classic look with a red tint added to the lips, black eyeliner and a peach blush adding color to her flawless complexion.

Met Gala 2015 Hairstyles & Makeup: Kate Hudson

19. Jourdan Dunn’s Braids and Dramatic Eye Makeup

Although Met Gala 2015 red carpet actually lacked braided hairstyles, there surely were celebrities, who stood out in the crowd with their complex braided ‘dos. Jourdan Dunn combined cornrows with pigtails this way entirely pulling her hair back from the face and laying the stress on her gorgeous makeup. She used metallic purple eyeliner on her lower lids, while the upper lids were accentuated with gold eyeshadow and black cat-eye flicks. A nude lipstick was the right finishing accent for her look.

Met Gala 2015 Hairstyles & Makeup: Jourdan Dunn

20. Sienna Miller’s Slicked-Back Updo and Brown Smokey Eyes

Although Sienna Miller failed to channel oriental glamour on the red carpet with her outfit that was more reminiscent of the Spanish style, her beauty choices were quite lovely and inspiring for many. She styled a slicked-back low updo with subtle wet effects added to the crown, while the makeup was all about the brown smokey eyes with full and flirty eyelashes.

Met Gala 2015 Hairstyles & Makeup: Sienna Miller

Photos courtesy of Vogue UK

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Written by Armine Karapetyan
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