Sure, some people might watch award shows for the actual...award shows. But if we're being honest with ourselves, we're there first and foremost to check out the hair and makeup looks that stars show up in. The Grammys happen to be my favorite red carpet event, because musicians have more fun than anyone else when it comes to beauty. (Yeah, I said it.) Tonight was no different. Here are the most epic beauty looks from the night.
I'm just going to say it: I don't think I've ever loved a Lady Gaga lewk more. She wears these soft waves and natural makeup so well. Her eyeshadow was achieved with Marc Jacobs Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette in Steel(etto) ($49).
Can we all have a moment of silence for Tracee Ellis Ross' knee-grazing braids?
Nina Dobrev stunned the red carpet with a gorgeous, mauve brown smokey eye.
The queen of the Grammys has arrived so everyone else can go home now. J.Lo's contour makes me want to go chisel my cheekbones to perfection. Underneath that iconic hat is a sleek ponytail styled by Chris Appleton using GHD hair tools.
Katy Perry's soft pink eyeshadow pairs gorgeously with her nude lipstick, which is Covergirl Katy Kat Matte Lipstick in Pink Paws ($9).
Ella Mai kept her makeup super natural. But that blunt cut lob, though, is everything. OGX Celebrity Hairstylist Ambassador Kahh Spence used a generous amount of OGX Smoothing + Shea Humidity Blocking Hairspray ($9) to get that super sleek finish.
Celebrity stylist Tokyo Stylez hooked Cardi B up with a '90s-inspired pearl updo and finished the look off with Suave Professionals Firm Control Finishing Hair Spray ($3).
Dua Lipa's super-sleek bob was perfected by celebrity stylist Sami Knight using Fekkai Sheer Hold Hair Spray ($8).
At 47-years-old, Jada Pinkett Smith's skin is glowing.
Just when I thought Janelle Monae couldn't out-do her past epic award show beauty looks, she shows up looking like an actual goddess. Celeb makeup artist Jessica Smalls completed her statement eye with extensions from Lashify. Celebrity hairstylist Nikki Nelms perfected Monae's sleek pony using Maui Moisture's Nourish & Moisture + Coconut Milk Weightless Oil Mist ($9), which added a hint of shine.
From her extra-big curls to her glam center part, every detail a part of H.E.R.'s look is so on-point.
Alicia Keys stopped wearing makeup in 2016, and honestly, couldn't look more beautiful tonight. She proudly shows her makeup-free skin on her album covers and fancy red carpets. As for her nails, she also kept them natural with pretty neutrals. She wore Essie gel couture “of corset” ($12) completed with platinum top coat ($12). Here's to hoping her confidence rubs off on me in 2019 and beyond.
I'm into Alessia Cara's cherry red lipstick—it's a rare departure from her usual minimal makeup look.
Lilly Singh brought hair barrettes back. This look is proof that when worn well, these playful accessories can look really sophisticated.
Tierra Whack looks like the coolest girl on the red carpet with her colorful eyeshadow and baby hair, which is styled to perfection.
Going grey was one of Eve's best hair decisions.
Whenever natural curls are displayed on the red carpet, I stan. All the yas for Zuri Hall's look.
Mimi Saballa took her high pony to the next level with this gorgeous gold wire embellishment.
Makeup artist Allan Avendaño wanted to keep Camila Cabello's makeup simple and elegant to complement her flashy, backless dress. But that perfect blush placement was done with L’Oréal Paris Enchanted Paradise Blush ($13).
All you need is Kat Von D's Metal Crush Liquid Highlighter ($25) in Helix or Gammaray, which is what Meghan Trainor used, if you want to recreate gorgeous glow.
Kacey Musgraves' rose-toned, monochromatic look is stunning. Her soft pink lipstick is Pat McGrath MatteTrance Lipstick in Fever Dream ($38).
Tori Kelly's signature big curls never get old.