ESC: Kim Kardashian, Met Gala 2018

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A beauty look can make or break a red carpet outfit.

Sure, the dress is important, but nailing the hair and makeup is crucial to transform any look from incredible to iconic.

Case in point? Blake Lively's divine spiked headpiece and soft glow at the Met Gala, which took her Versace gown to a whole new level.  

Below, we round up 12 of the most iconic beauty moments from the red-carpet in recent years.

Lady Gaga, Golden Globes 2019

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ESC: Met Gala 2018, Kim Kardashian

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Margot Robbie, Mary Queen of Scots

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ESC: Met Gala 2018, Blake Lively, Beauty

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Lupita Nyong'o, 2018 Oscars

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ESC: Hailey Baldwin, Dolce & Gabbana

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ESC: Red Carpet Beauty, Emma Stone

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ESC: Zendaya

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Jennifer Lawrence, 2018 Oscars

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Kylie Jenner, 2017 Met Gala

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Jessica Biel, 2017 Emmys

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Jennifer Lopez, Oscars 2015

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