All right, guys: you’re probably getting sick to death of 2013 Met Gala stuff, but we need to talk hair and makeup before we depart this shitshow entirely.
Let’s get right to it: here’s our list of the best Met Gala beauty, from Anne Hathaway‘s peroxide pixie cut to Rooney Mara‘s moody dark lip. Expect a surprise or two.
Yeah. She looked incredible.
Aubrey Plaza! We hardly recognized her because she looked so sultry (we also think she is the best).
Diane Kruger doesn’t really fail when it comes to her ridiculously beautiful face. Her makeup was suitably glam-punk.
Hailee Steinfeld got points for her safety pin dress, but we really loved her startling (and super flattering) green eyeshadow.
Karen Elson is stupendously beautiful, so that helps. But the effortless hair and minimal makeup did her well–still pretty ambivalent about the fake septum piercing, though.
We love a good slicked-back hair look and so appreciated Leelee Sobieski. And who needs mascara when you have such piercing eyes?
You win this round, Miley Cyrus.
Rita Ora‘s gorgeous face almost fooled us into putting her on the Best Dressed list. We resisted (because we hate cutouts, mainly) but her ’90s Gwen Stefani thing was just perfect last night.
Rooney Mara, flawless as always, looked equal parts Blade Runner and Dynasty. She pulled off a dark lip and that’s hard!
Helps to have eerily perfect skin and good brows, though.
We’re including January Jones because she let her makeup artist commit utterly to the theme and Jones is kind of the last person we’d expect to do so. She looked edgy and scary and bolder than just about anyone else on the red carpet because of it.
In a word, she was kind of punk about it.
(All photos via Getty)