Prepping for the Met Gala is never easy. There’s the dress debate that often begins months in advance, the red-carpet workouts, the juice cleanses, the Botox touch-ups, and the grappling between members of the glam squad to produce the seemingly effortless visions strutting up the steps of the museum like Rocky Balboa. But the pre-gaming ritual even the masses can get in on is the face mask. The great equalizer of the beauty world, we saw the mask take many forms on Instagram and Snapchat in the hours leading up to the evening: There were Kendall Jenner’s de-puffing eye patches, Jourdan Dunn’s Jason moment (which debuted on the first Monday in May in lieu of Friday the 13th), Miranda Kerr’s calorie-burning moisture boost from Kora Organics, and Ashley Graham’s glow-getting appointment with Mzia Shiman (which included Decléor's Auraabsolu Instant Glow Hydrogel Mask). The “looks” that stood out, however, were the dynamic masking duos between designer and date. Bella Hadid and Alexander Wang got the gilded treatment, as did Stella McCartney and Kate Hudson. Next time you need to outshine everyone at a big event, grab your plus-one and go for the gold. Try MZ Skin’s Hydra Lift Gold Facial Treatment or Masqueology’s Collagen Hydro Gel Gold Mask.