The Met Gala heralds the season's new beauty looks as much as it sets the scene for red carpet fashion: this is what everyone will be wearing from now on

If you can tear your eyes away from Claire Danes' dreamy Cinderella gown or Kanye West's scary contact lenses (which happen to be the same hue as Danes' dress, come to think of it), a clear trend has emerged amongst the Met Gala fash pack: a velvety matte dark lip.

In just-bitten plum, deep burgundy and, if you're Katy Perry, jet black, the verdict is in: the make-up that best encapsulates Manus X Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology is a statement lip. And as the above looks go to show, there's nothing better than an inky plum pout to temper a blindingly shiny metallic gown.

We've got the insider goss on how to get Miranda Kerr's burgundy-coated smile: celebrity make-up artist Lisa Storey used Elizabeth Arden Precision Glide Lip Liner in Natural, followed by Beautiful Color Moisturising Lip Colour in Scarlet. Pick your poison from the looks above - and catch our resident make-up artist's how-to video on mastering the statement lip here.

The best beauty trend to emerge from the Met Gala