8 Jaw-Dropping Makeup Looks From 2019's Camp-Themed Met Gala

From Gigi Hadid to Lupita Nyong’o.

The most memorable makeup looks from 2019's Camp-themed Met Gala.
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It’ll fall on the second Monday of September rather than the first Monday of May, but after a COVID-forced hiatus, the Met Gala is coming back in all its glory. Although the occasion is first and foremost a fashion event, it provides a perfect setting for bold and otherworldly beauty looks not usually seen on the typical red carpet — especially for 2019’s camp-themed gala.

Camp invited all of the kitsch, drama, and daring styles — think Lady Gaga’s fuchsia train and umbrella-carrying ensemble who held it up, or J.Lo’s silver sequin wig and matching dress — but it also brought jaw-dropping makeup. Although everyone has their favorite themes, the makeup looks at 2019’s Met Gala camp event were an undeniable highlight.

This year, viewers get the two-in-one combination of the Met Gala happening during Fashion Week — so there’s sure to be some iconic beauty and fashion to behold come Sept. 13. Until that red carpet rolls out, however, feast your eyes on some of the best makeup looks from the Met Gala Camp: Notes on Fashion event for some colorful inspo — including those worn by Gigi Hadid, Lupita Nyong’o, and more.


Lupita Nyong'o’s Colorful Glitter

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Nyong’o understood the assignment: The actor donned a neon rainbow dress, sky-high hair, and some killer makeup. The look featured theatrical, high-seated, and drawn-on eyebrows paired with a multi-colored frosted glittery eye. To top it all off, she wore a dark blue-black statement lip.


Gigi Hadid’s Frosty Lashes

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When you want some added drama to your lashes, falsies are a great way to go. Gigi Hadid took that concept to a whole other level by adorning her eyes with long, icy, wispy eyelashes.


Ciara’s Smoky Eye

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It’s easy to think a smoky eye can only be done with a neutral color palette. Ciara proved otherwise: At the 2019 Met Gala, the singer paired her emerald sequined outfit with a matching smoldering green makeup look.


Josephine Skriver’s Big Blush

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The Camp theme was not the time to be shy with blush. For her look, supermodel Josephine Skriver wore heavy blush on the upper part of her face, which framed her eyes and blended with her pink shadow.


Cara Delevingne’s Bold Stripe

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When in doubt, go for a pop of color. Cara Delevigne’s Met Gala outfit was an over-the-top combination of mesh, rainbow stripes, and a headpiece featuring chattering mouths and bananas. Her makeup, a neon orange line painted across her face, was the perfect extension to her look.


Lady Gaga’s Fuchsia Lips

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Lad Gaga’s Camp Met Gala look was one for the books. The singer started in one mammoth pink dress and shed pieces of fabric to reveal new outfits until she was down to a bedazzled bra. She smartly matched her lipstick to the hot pink shade of her original dress and topped off the look with Gigi Hadid-esque dramatic lashes.


Lily Collins’ Mod Makeup

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If Priscilla Presley and Lana Del Rey birthed an aesthetic, it would be exactly what Lily Collins channeled at the 2019 Met Gala. The actor went full ’60s mod with hair reaching to the sky, as well as pastel purple eyeshadow and a nude lip.


Yara Shahidi’s Adorned Eye

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Yara Shahidi’s look was all glamour and opulence: big rings, embellishments on the ’fit, and big voluminous hair. She kept her makeup low-key with a simple graphic line, done in dazzling rhinestones, around her right eye.