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Jennifer Lopez, Gwyneth Paltrow, and More Stars Over 40 Who Dazzled at the 2019 Met Gala

Naomi Campbell at the Met Gala 2019

As the adage says, age is nothing but a number — and the looks on the 2019 Met Gala red carpet are proving exactly that. Celebrities of all ages, particularly our favorite stars over 40, stepped out appearing more radiant than ever during one of fashion and beauty’s biggest nights of the year. From Gwen Stefani to Celine Dion, keep reading to discover some of their best hair and makeup moments.

Laverne Cox

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Cox’s frosty blue hair matched her two-toned sapphire eyeshadow as she walked down the red carpet. However, it was the plum lip look punctuated by a golden accent that really caught our eye.

Julianne Moore

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Julianne Moore kept her makeup ultra-simple for the red carpet, letting her chartreuse sequin dress take center stage. She used a glossy neutral lipstick and an understated plum eyeshadow to complete her look.

Gwen Stefani

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We weren’t surprised to see Stefani in her signature look of icy blonde hair and red lips. That said, we loved the subtle additions: a dramatically voluminous ponytail and blue eyeliner that the singer swiped along her lower lash line.

Celine Dion

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Rocking a feathered headpiece, Celine Dion embodied the exaggerated, campy theme of this year’s Met Gala. Her showgirl-esque look was amped up with golden shimmer across her eyelids, brows, and temples, and dramatized with ultra-bold, dark eyeliner.

Salma Hayek

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It isn’t Hayek’s golden headpiece that stood out to us in this look (as fun as it is!) — it was her lengthy lashes and bright red lip. That pop of color contrasted beautifully with her gold and black dress.

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Gwyneth Paltrow

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Paltrow kept things rather classic for her Met Gala appearance, opting for a soft smokey eye and nude lip. Her glowing skin and stick-straight, golden hair give the actress an ethereal-meets-glam look.

Regina Hall

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Hall’s rainbow hair is gorgeous, but we’re especially captivated by her crystal-embellished eye look. It was the perfect amount of sparkle to brighten up her otherwise subdued makeup.

Jennifer Lopez

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While Lopez’s beaded headpiece certainly stole the show, we can’t help but be in awe of how perfectly her violet eyeshadow matched the gemstone in her necklace.

Kerry Washington

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The actress looked fresh and radiant, thanks to her lit-from-within complexion and the multi-hued highlight grazing her cheekbones.

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Bevy Smith

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The media maven looked like camp royalty, thanks to gilded brows and the golden appliques adorning her cheeks. Smith’s oversized fishtail braid swooping across her forehead was equally as epic.

Diane Von Furstenberg

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Aside from the fact that she was dressed as Lady Liberty, fashion icon Von Furstenberg kept her overall look pretty traditional. The designer wore a muted chocolate smoky eye and pale, neutral lipstick to keep her outfit the focus.

Naomi Campbell

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The supermodel stunned as usual, but this time kept her makeup and hair looks simple to complement her bubble gum pink, feathered dress. With a light, lilac-toned gloss and liner-rimmed eyes, Campbell looked as gorgeous as ever.