Met Gala 2024 hottest makeup and nail looks

Published 07th May 2024 by Kezia Parkins

The theme for the Met Gala 2024 was “The Garden of Time” and with that came a host of earthy-toned make-up and botanical nail looks

Check out the Professional Beauty Team’s favourite looks of the hottest red carpet event of the year and the creatives behind them.

Met Gala Make-up 2024


This year’s co-chair, Zendaya’s intense smokey halo eye in berry red hues framed by a micro-thin brow and oxblood glossed lips are the stand-out look of the Met Gala this year.

Make-up by: Raoul Alejandre 

Charlie XCX

Charli XCX slayed in a spikey up do paired with a foxy siren eye and matte brown lips screamed subtle punk. 

Make-up by: Isamaya Ffrench

Doja Cat

Never one to disappoint, the unpredictable beauty heroin Doja Cat sported glitter tears and slanted, skinny brows for an outstanding look that supported her straight out of the shower fashion stunt. 

Tay Russel

The actor brought her signature cool glamour to the carpet with a brown double cat-eye look, tiny curtain bangs, and a peachy-nude lip.

Aurora James

Creative director, activist, and fashion designer Aurora James wore the coveted 2024 lower lash look at this year's Met Gala. Mua Meghan Nguy used a full face of Danessa Myricks to achieve this look.

Makeup Artist: Meghan Nguy 


Met Gala Nails 2024

Sabrina Carpenter

Carpenter's frosty blue manicure by Zola Ganzorigt perfectly complimented her Oscar de la Renta gown and were set off by dazzling diamantés. 

Nails by: Zola Ganzorigt

J- lo

Tom Bachik took inspiration from butterflies for J-Lo's Met Gala Nails. “Butterflies start life as a shimmering chrysalis before they transform,” Bachik told Vogue. “So I encased Jen’s polished, natural nail in a translucent pearl cocoon.” The look was created using all CND.

Nails by: Tom Bachik

Gigi Hadid

Thanks to celebrity nail artist Mei Kawajiri's look for supermodel Gigi Hadid pays homage to the evening's garden theme with hand-sculpted, 3D yellow roses on a classic French backdrop. 

Nails by: Mei Kawajiri

Cynthia Erivo

Referencing her anticipated role in the upcoming Wicked movie, Cynthia Erivo accessorized her nails with Oz inspired French tips. These beauties contain encapsulated dried flowers, beetles and succulents.

Nails by: Rose Hackle

Kezia Parkins

Kezia Parkins

Published 07th May 2024

Kezia Parkins is the deputy editor of Professional Beauty. She has a background in medical journalism and is also as trained nail tech. As such, she is particularly passionate about all thing nails, as well as the science behind beauty products and treatments. Contact her at [email protected]

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