The guests at the Met Gala have spoken: blush is back - dig out your corals, your pinks and your peaches

Forget the frocks, its all about the flush

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The Met Gala 2024 red carpet has just closed with the guests heading into the main event, and as ever we are inspired by the incredible outfits. From Sarah Jessica Parker's nude embellished Richard Quinn dress and Rebecca Ferguson's Thom Brown evening gown (complete with an exciting reveal) to our cover star, Shakira's debut appearance, this year's stars are certainly delivering.

Fashion's biggest night of the year, which always takes place on the first Monday in May, is in celebration of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's annual fashion exhibition. This year's theme: "Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion" and the event's dress code titled: "The Garden of Time" (inspired by J.G. Ballard's 1962 short story) were both up for interpretation and this is where the celebrities can have fun with their outfits

Whilst we've spotted a lot of corsetry, cleavage, and sheer fabric from the fashion side of things, there is one beauty trend that is standing out from the beautifully dressed crowd and that's blush. 

From diffused washes of pale pink that give an almost ethereal look to the skin to punchy pops of fuschia, blusher is the working overtime this year. 

Traditionally blush is applied to either the apple of the cheeks or out toward the hairline, brushing along the cheekbone, and we did see that at play here. However, what is most interesting is the number of make-up artists who decided to bend the rules and place the blusher a lot closer to the eyes than is typically seen. From blending out from the eyelid to almost applying it directly to the under eye, this Met Gala red carpet saw make-up boundaries pushed. 

Let's take a peek at some of the Met Gala's most beautiful blushing looks...

Gigi Hadid

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The ultimate classic beauty look

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Cynthia Erivo

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Is it blush is it eyeshadow? Who knows, but it is fuschia?

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Greta Lee

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A whisper of pink around the eyes and on the apples of the cheeks

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Rebecca Hall

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Pinched pink

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Alexandra Daddario

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Woodland nymph vibes

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Phoebe Dynevor

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A lesson is monochrome

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Elle Fanning

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Flush of pink

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Amanda Gorman

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Princess beauty at its finest

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Sarah Paulson

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A natural-looking flush

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Camila Morrone

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Pretty in pink (cheeks)

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Juliana Canfield

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A light dusting of rouge

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Alison Williams

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Rosy cheeks to match a rose-adorned dress

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Jessica Biel

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Pink on pink on pink on pink

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Eiza Gonzalez Rivera

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Pastel pink on the upper cheekbone for a fresh look

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Katie Thomas

Katie Thomas is the Senior Beauty Editor at Marie Claire UK. With over 10 years of experience on women's luxury lifestyle titles, she covers everything from the best beauty looks from the red carpet and stand out trends from the catwalk, to colonic irrigation and to the best mascaras on the market. She started her career on fashion desks across the industry - from The Telegraph to Brides - but found her calling in the Tatler beauty department. From there she moved to Instyle, before joining the Marie Claire digital team in 2018. She’s made it her own personal mission to find the best concealer in the world to cover her tenacious dark circles. She’s obsessed with skincare that makes her skin bouncy and glowy, low-maintenance hair that doesn’t require brushing and a cracking good manicure. Oh and she wears more jewellery than the Queen.