Best Of Beauty At VMAs 2015

Makeup Was The Best Part Of The VMAs

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We may catch some flack for this one, but someone has to voice their unpopular opinion. Last night’s Video Music Awards were a lot of things, but stylish is not one of them.

Sadly, the red carpet left little to be desired as the celebs struggled to be both outrageous and fashion forward. From Miley’s bedazzled derriere to Britney Spears’ Vegas get-up and Selena Gomez’s visible pasties, we have just one question: what happened?! Add in the bizarre on-stage antics (Nicki/Miley “beef,” Kanye’s presidential announcement, “stripper police” ban) and you’ve got a spectacle that left many confused, but entertained.

Label us vain, but makeup was the real star of the night. Kudos to every celebrity makeup artist who painted a “beat” face and sent their clients to the red carpet in full on selfie mode. Most of the beauty looks were subdued, but beautiful and aspirational.

Demi Lovato (above) was a winner for sure with slicked back hair, dewy cheekbones and mauve lips that matched her ornate Nicolas Jebran mini dress. She may be “cool for the summer,” but we are so ready to replicate this look for the fall.

Keep reading to see who else slayed the VMAs makeup game in the following pages!    

Taylor Swift

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Although Taylor’s Ashish matching set is “so-so,” this cat eye is pretty damn amazing. We also thought it was smart of her to pair with a subtle nude lip. 

Vanessa Hudgens

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Vanessa is the queen of boho chic and we’re happy she stuck with it for the VMAs. The milkmaid braid, smoky eyes and mauve lips come together perfectly! 

Nicki Minaj

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When she’s not rocking colorful makeup on stage, Nicki knows how to tone it down in the best way possible. She kept her cat eye to the top lash line and wore a naked lip: perfection!

 Maria Menounos

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Yes, yes, yes, to the E! News host’s top knot and whispy strands. Sometimes less is more. 

Kat Graham

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The Vampire Diaries’ babe wowed us with her retro bob and nude makeup look. 

Ciara

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We loved seeing CiCi experiment with a shorter do. Are bobs the must have fall hairstyle?

FKA Twigs

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FKA put away her signature baby hairs for an effortless bob and punch of red lipstick. This softer look is working for us!

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