14/08/2014 16:43 BST | Updated 20/05/2015 10:12 BST

Met Gala Beauty: 10 Best Ever Hair And Makeup Looks

The Met Gala isn't just about the dresses (although they are pretty difficult to ignore.) The hair and makeup seen on the Costume Institute red carpet is nothing short of show-stopping.

Instead of playing it safe, the A-list attendees do their best to turn heads by taking beauty risks at this prestigious event. It's just like the Oscars, only even more over the top. Hurrah!


Whether the theme of the night is about celebrating punk or a particular designer, there have been many memorable beauty moments over the years (and yes, some are better than others.)

Kate Bosworth's Gatsby girl look from 2007? One of her best ever. Rihanna's Rapunzel-length plait at the 'Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty' exhibition was another all-time favourite and last year's Punk: Chaos To Couture' event brought out some of the best smoky eye makeup ever seen on one red carpet.

Got a glamorous evening do coming up and need some last-minute hair or makeup inspiration? Take a look below to see 10 of the best ever beauty looks from past Met Galas. The guests have got a lot to live up to this year.

Love looking at dreamy gowns? Don't miss the 12 best dressed stars of all time and the craziest outfits ever seen at New York's Met Gala.

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