The unusual beauty trend that took this year’s Met Gala by storm

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Jacqueline Kilikita
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Celebrities cried crystal tears at this year’s Met Gala and the look was insanely pretty…

From bronze lids to just-bitten lips, this year’s Met Gala served up an abundance of insanely stunning beauty looks.

But there’s one make-up trend that was completely impossible to ignore at the hotly anticipated event: Crystal tears.

We know what you’re thinking. Tears and make-up? That’s a recipe for disaster, right? But hear us out.

The theme of the evening was ‘Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination’, which saw celebrities such as Lily Collins and Sza reference the weeping Madonna - a motif prevalent in Catholicism. 

Not content with a fierce feline flick or a smoky eye, they took their red carpet make-up game to new heights, adorning their cheeks and under eyes with a smattering of embellished tear drops that caught the light at every opportunity. 

Who needs highlighter?

Lily Collins

As if her spikey, silver headpiece wasn’t enough to earn her top marks, actress Lily Collins bejewelled her under eyes with a handful of silver gems made to look like tears. But it was the single, blood red tear drop that gave her look a supernatural edge.

Lily offset the tears with a glossy, mauve lip, bold brows and a dusting of smoky grey eyeshadow. So beautiful. 

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SZA only cries tears of gold – fact. Like fellow attendee Lily Collins, the singer matched her two gilt tears to her star-bedecked headpiece and finished off the look with a dot of matching gold eyeshadow in the inner corners of her eyes. Can we also take a moment for those lush curls? 

Eiza Gonzales

Baby Driver star Eiza Gonzales fashioned her three falling tears out of six silver gems, and the look was magical to say the least. She juxtaposed her glossy pink lips with lashings of kohl eyeliner and gave more or less everyone hair envy with her towering up-do.  

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