We all know that when it comes to beauty, anything goes at the MTV Video Music Awards. This year’s hair and makeup ensembles were no exception. It was hard to choose the best beauty looks of the night (everyone looked so good!), but we managed to narrow it down to our top five faves. Check them out below!
1. Katy Perry
Katy Perry’s “My Little Pony” tendrils were the perfect mix—both outrageous and chic at the same time. Blue, pink, and purple highlights framed her face, while her bouncy curls made us appreciate volumizing hair spray more than we ever have before!
Katy Perry at the Video Music Awards.
2. Ashley Greene
Who says you can’t match your nail polish to your eyeshadow? Ashley Greene matched her entire beauty look by teaming her stone/metallic smoky eyelids with nail lacquer in a similar hue.
Ashley Greene at the Video Music Awards.
Rihanna brought out the sparkles for her performance with Eminem, wrapping a crystal headband around her new long red hair, which pushed her fiery strands over one eye. The headgear she wore was the Triple Baguette Crystal Headwrap by Jennifer Behr, which sells for $1,200 online. Why so expensive? It’s made with three rows of baguette-style Swarovski crystals. A similar version is available at Forever 21 for $4.80.
Rihanna at the Video Music Awards.
4. Taylor Swift
Old Hollywood looked fresh, youthful, and downright GORGEOUS on Taylor Swift during her performance of “Innocent.” The retro vibe — courtesy of red lipstick, winged cat eyes, and slick finger waves — gave the 20-year-old star a sophisticated look to match the message of the song.
Taylor Swift at the Video Music Awards.
5. Rosario Dawson
Rosario Dawson got high marks for finding the PERFECT bright red lipstick to match her complexion, which we all know is not an easy thing to do. To keep her look balanced, Rosario Dawson pulled her hair back into a simple ponytail and lined her eyes. Here, she proved less is more.
Rosario Dawson at the Video Music Awards.
+ Who do you think looked best?