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The Best Men’s Beauty Looks in Met Gala History

Take a look at the Hollywood men who are taking Met Gala-ready makeup looks to staggering new heights.

We have been witness to the rise of a new male beauty tribe — one that's unafraid to use makeup as a form of bold self-expression. Much like it has in popular culture, it’s gained momentum on the Met Gala red carpet as well. Male celebrities with their devil-may-care attitudes are pretty much throwing all the beauty rule books out of the window. In simple words, ‘boring’ is no longer acceptable.

From Troye Sivan’s perfectly shimmering skin and Lil Nas X’s gilded wing eye decals to Harry Styles's iconic dark raven manicure, catch a glimpse of some of the most boundary-pushing men’s beauty looks in Met Gala history.

Harry Styles

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Calling all nail art enthusiasts far and wide: Harry Styles mismatched dark raven Met Gala-ready manicure with pops of teal were made for the red carpet. This stuff definitely belongs to the "saved" folder of your Instagram feed.

Billy Porter

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Billy Porter came ready to slay, dripping in gold all the way down to the Camp red carpet. The star charmed in a grand golden, sequinned makeup look that included a black and gold lip that extended down his chin, bringing even more gaudy elegance to his overall royal ensemble.

Daren Criss

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Daren Criss made a standout beauty statement in a striking cobalt blue bottom lash, graphic eyeliner, balanced out by a single burgundy line on his lower lip — a campy makeup look that seriously made us stop and stare.

Troye Sivan

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Tapping into the celestial spirit of the 2018 exhibit “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination,” singer Troye Sivan upped the wattage with a golden gaze and magnificent shimmering skin.

Ezra Millers

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Ezra Millers trippy makeup look featuring a blank-face mask painted with five optical-illusion eyeballs garnered the biggest (and best) double-take in Met Gala’s history.

Lil Nas X

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Lil Nas X’s gaze was punctuated by a set of gilded wing decals that perfectly complemented his surreal ensemble — pretty apropos to the Camp theme if you ask us. 

Jared Leto

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Jared Leto harnessed the power of prosthetics to carry an uncanny carbon copy of his own head recreating that iconic Gucci runway moment for the 2019’s camp-themed Met Gala.

Michael Urie

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Michael Urie walked the 2019 Met Gala red carpet in one of the most daring looks of the night. The star went for a two-faced makeup look, with one side featuring an au-natural look while the other side was full-on glam.

Cole Sprouse

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Making his big debut at the 2019 Met Gala, Cole Sprouse glistened in a highly illuminated makeup look accentuated with a hint of bronzer that exuded a timeless yet elegant appeal.