From Miley Cyrus’s famous twerking episode to Lady Gaga’s meat dress, there are always surprises in store during the MTV VMAs (Video Music Awards). And the 2019 edition, which saw Gigi and Bella Hadid taking the event by storm while being the definition of sister goals in coordinated nude-colored ensembles and hair colour, had as many don’t-want-to-miss moments as we could wish for. From the ridiculously hot duet by Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello to Missy Elliott’s riveting medley and Lizzo’s giant inflatable behind, it was jam-packed with noteworthy performances. Then, of course there was Taylor Swift winning three awards and giving that political speech
However, we’re focusing on all the banging hair and make-up looks as the celebrities took over New Jerseys’ Prudential Center because if there's one awards show that sees celebrities go all out when it comes to beauty, it’s the VMAs. Remember J Lo's all-white bandana hair look, Beyoncé's voluminous glam curls and Lil’ Kim’s purple wig that matched her pasties in the past? Well, 2019 certainly didn’t disappoint and for some bold and mesmerising beauty inspo, we’ve rounded up some of the best-of-the-best looks we spotted on the red carpet.
We simply loved Alison Brie's casual medium-length bob, which was worn half-back with piecey texture. What’s more, the copper beach waves matched her bronze eyeshadow so well.
Camila Cabello's make-up was really simple, leaving way for her voluminous, super-long curls and curtain bangs to help her nail the ethereal and sexy Greek goddess look.
Halsey switched up her long, middle parted hair with rainbow-inspired roots. Plus, we also couldn’t stop looking at the vibrant orange blush that went all the way up to her temples.
We instantly fell for the golden shimmer on Gigi Hadid’s eyes, the perfect complement to her subtle ombre highlights, understated taupe-toned lip colour and beautifully glowy skin.
A wonderfully glowing Bella Hadid turned heads thanks to her new copper blonde hair, which was swept up into a high ponytail and featured wide side-swept bangs.
If you’re wondering if the wet look is still alive and kicking, Adriana Lima's wet ‘n wavy long, brunette locks are your answer. The metallic green eyeliner was the perfect touch to the pool-chic beauty theme.
Taylor Swift’s beauty look won us over for several reasons. As well as that fiery red lipstick, she rocked a banging new shag that provides the perfect just-messy-enough hair style inspo. There’s also that gorgeous eye make-up combination of shimmery champagne eyeshadow and winged black liner.
Keke Palmer's super-sleek top knot, mauve highlight and greenish-gold metallic shadow, applied in the middle of her lid, really made her stand out from the crowd.
Another celebrity offering us a monochromatic moment was Zara Larsson. She looked like an angel in a ruffled pastel pink dress, which she combined with dreamy light pink eyeshadow, dressed with some crystal appliqués, and strong pink blush.
Normani really glowed at the event, and we’ve already started searching for the same shade of amethyst eyeshadow. Her glossy lips and long, loose waves also helped to make it a complete winning look.
Hailee Steinfeld stepped out in one of autumn 2019’s biggest beauty trends, monochrome. Her nails, lipstick, and blush were all the same shade of classic red to go with her dress. We also couldn’t get enough of the beautiful wavy hair, which cascaded loosely.