Taylor Swift Switches Up Her Beauty Look At The 2012 MTV EMA

Taylor's sweet pink-lipped beauty look at the 2012 EMA.
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We've come to think of Taylor Swift as THE expert when it comes to showing the versatility of a bold red lip and smoky cat eye. Whether paired with a casual sweater and cat flats, a cute a-line dress, or with a full-on red carpet look, Tay's typical beauty game as become something of a constant in our lives. This is why, when the first photos of her on the 2012 MTV EMA appeared, we actually did a double take, asking each other if it could be true. Did Taylor Swift skip her signature rouge pout in favor of, *gasp* pink? It would appear so! While her petal pink pout was certainly a surprise, it was a lovely one, and matched the clean lines of her subtle smoky eye perfectly. There's something about a plain lip and flawless, not too dramatic eye that just screams elegance, right? Paired with soft, voluminous waves in her honey blonde hair, Taylor looked every bit the classic beauty. Context is everything, though, and what really set the look over the top was how well it went with Taylor's amazing dress.

The slinky silver and nude gown was just the right balance of sultry, playful and elegant, skimming the carpet with a fluid train and setting off Taylor's makeup look beautifully. It's the kind of gown that seems to be made of some magical fabric halfway between the lightest silk and the most delicate netting, and appears almost to float on Tay's frame. A more pronounced beauty look would have undoubtedly upped the ante on this dress, but also might have felt a little too va-va-voom for our girl Taylor. We're totally feeling the understated beauty of the look the way she wore it.

Do you think Taylor is going to keep it understated and elegant for the rest of her EMA night? Will she be able to resist her red lipstick? Let us know in the comments and be sure to watch the show at 11/10c tonight on MTV2!


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