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The Wildest Celebrity Beauty Moments of 2022

The weirdest, wackiest, and most over-the-top hair and makeup looks of the year.

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With red carpet events, parties, and fashion week, completely back in full swing, it’s no surprise that 2022 was packed with many shocking celebrity beauty moments. This was the year where the stars brought playfulness back into their creative hair and makeup. From Julia Fox’s intentionally messy eyeshadow, to Doja Cat’s full body paint looks, to MGK’s $30,000 diamond manicure, it was impossible to predict what we might see next.

Ahead, we wrap up the boldest, wildest, and most surprising celebrity beauty looks of the year.

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Julia Fox’s Extreme Eye Makeup

Who can forget how Julia Fox made smudgy, messy, thick black eyeshadow her signature look for the entirely of fashion month?

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Doja Cat’s Gold Body Paint

Doja Cat took metallic makeup to the next level at Paris Fashion Week by attending shows in a buzzcut and all-over golden body paint.

Grimes Considering Elf Ears

Grimes stirred up a frenzy she posted this post-op selfie in September with the caption “I did smthn crazy!” While rumors have circulated about her getting “elf ears”, we’re still yet to see the artist with that body modification.

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MGK’s $30,000 Manicure

MGK attended the 2022 Billboard Music Awards sporting a black mani decorated with $30K of diamonds. The diamonds were later made into rings and sold to benefit charity.

Kim Kardashian on Halloween

Kim Kardashian attended Tracee Ellis Ross' (non-costumed) Halloween birthday party in a full X-Men Mystique costume— blue body paint and all.

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Alicia Keys’ Creative Braid

Alicia Keys wore her hair in a long braid encircled in what looked like bedazzled CDs to the Met Gala.

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Lizzo’s Faux Lip Ring

We loved Lizzo’s unexpected goth moment at the MTV VMAs, complete with black lipstick and a faux lip ring.

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Gigi and Bella’s Marc Jacobs Mullets

Model sister duo Gigi and Bella proved they can truly pull off any look, when they both walked the runway for Marc Jacobs’ Fall 2022 in bowl-cut mullets.

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Kendall Jenner’s Bleached Brows

Bleached brows had a big moment in 2022 (and we expect to see the trend last into the new year). But, no one did the look more dramatically than Kendall at the Met Gala.

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Sheryl Lee Ralph’s Glitter Pony

Sheryl Lee Ralph took awards hair to the next level at the Emmys with with her hip-length hairr bedazzled from her hairline to her end of her braid.

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Lupita Nyong’o’s Green Metallic Lips

At a Black Panther: Wakanda Forever screening, Lupita Nyong’o stole the show with metallic green lips and dangerous looking hairdo— a perfect combo for a superhero.

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North West’s Nose Chain

Although she’s only nine years old, North West was the best dressed celeb at Paris Couture Fashion Week. We especially loved her chain nose ring at the John Paul Gautier show.

Dua Lipa Goes Full Blonde (For A Minute)

After setting the two-toned hair trend in 2020, Dua Lipa appeared to have returned to her dark roots. However the singer did have a surprising blonde moment at the 2022 Grammys— if only for the night.

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Avatar-equse Doja Cat

Another Doja Cat mention because the star pulled out all the beauty stops this year. Her entrance at Mônot's Spring 2023 runway in full face paint will live rent-free in our heads for some time.

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Heidi Klum as A Worm

Heidi Klum’s full-body worm costume might have had everyone talking for days after her famous Halloween party, but the worm face makeup alone was equally haunting.

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