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The 19 Best Beauty Looks of the 2019 VMAs

Celebs came all the way through!

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I'm here to inform you that the 2019 VMAs, one of Hollywood's most iconic award shows, has commenced. The beauty looks are very much so up to par. Celebs have a lot to live up to on this carpet. No one will ever forget Lil' Kim's purple wig to go with her pasties at the 1999 VMAs and J.Lo's all-white bandana hair look in the 2000s. It's a new era, and stars who walked today's red carpet did not come to play. In anticipation of fire performances from Lizzo, Lil Nas X, and more Zara Larsson walked the red carpet in blush pink monochromatic makeup, and Megan Thee Stallion looked stunning with her golden goddess complexion. In case you couldn't keep up with all the banging beauty looks on your Instagram timeline, click through for the hair and makeup moment's you don't want to miss.

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Megan Thee Stallion's Bronzey Glow and Super-Sleek Hair

Celebrity Stylist Alonzo Arnold is the mastermind behind this ultra-sleek hair on hip-hop megastar Stallion. That shine you see is from Suave Professionals for Natural Hair Define & Shine Gel Serum ($5)."For the red carpet, Meg wanted a look that was classic, but still gave that extra length she could whip over her shoulder at any moment," Arnold said in a statement.

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Hailee Steinfeld's Cherry Red Lips

Steinfeld looked absolutely radiant with a classic red lip courtesy of YSL Beauty , and glamorous curls created by Laura Polko using T3 Micro styling tools and Pai-Shau haircare products.

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Cardi B.'s Sleek and Shiny Lob

Queen Cardi B. was done-up by her long-time makeup artist Erika La Pearl using Pat McGrath products, namely the Mothership V Bronze Seduction Palette ($125) on her eyes. As for that shine-blinding bob, celebrity stylist Tokyo Stylez slayed it, and raked through Suave Professionals Sleek Anti-Frizz Smooth & Shine Cream ($3) for added shine.

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Bebe Rexha's Sculpted Cheekbones and Green Eyeshadow

No one pulled off green eyeshadow as well as Rexha tonight. Period. Makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic used Revlon's Colorstay Palette in Player ($6) to nail this lime green lewk.

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Alison Brie's Beach-Waved Bob

Brie's copper waves match her copper eyeshadow perfectly. Makeup artist Beau Nelson played-up her bright blue eyes with bronzey shades from CoverGirl's TruNaked Nudes Palette ($7).

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Halsey's Rainbow Roots

In case you were wondering where Halsey's rainbow inspo came from, celeb stylist Florido confirmed in a statement it was the singer's idea: "She loves to stand out and switch things up. I made sure to give her a simpler hairstyle to showcase the part and make sure the rainbow was the star of the show." For extra teasing on the ends, he used Dove Style+Care Compressed Micro Mist Extra Hold Hairspray ($3).

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Camila Cabello's Voluminous Curls

Two words: those curls. "We decided to make Camila’s look very ethereal, but at the same time effortlessly sexy," Dimitris Giannetos, who used L’Oréal Paris Hair products, explained in a statement. "I wanted to highlight her natural curls against her beautiful Balmain gown, which made her look like a Grecian goddess.”

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Gigi Hadid's Sunset Eyeshadow

Gigi Hadid's neutral, taupe-toned lip color paired with gold eyes, done with Maybelline products by MUA Carolina Gonzalez, warms up her complexion so beautifully.

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H.E.R.'s Extra-Long Box Braids

Try to take your eyes off of the snake wrapped around H.E.R.'s neck and onto those leg-grazing box braids. That glowy complexion is the result of makeup artist Marissa Vossen perfecteing her skin with Pat McGrath products.

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Bella Hadid's High Pony

You can thank summer for bringing out blonde Bella. She swept her new copper blonde strands, which matches her sister's hair now, up into a high ponytail wide side-swept bangs.

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Snooki's Bright Pink Streaks

Leave it to Snooki to blend several shades of fuchsia together to create one absolutely beautiful hair color.

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Adriana Lima's Wet 'N Wavy Hair

Of course, Lima flawlessly wears just-stepped-out-the-shower waves so well. Celeb stylist Andrew Fitzsimons created art with this glorious texture.

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Normani's Lavender-Dusted Eyeshadow

If Normani's makeup doesn't make you want to buy purple eyeshadow right now, I don't know what will. To complement her vibrant makeup, the singer kept her hair classic with soft, side-swept waves done by celebrity Stylist Jay “Stay Ready" using Suave Professional products.

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Zara Larsson's Fairy Pink Eyes

Larsson looks like she dropped from the heavens above with this dreamy pink, monochromatic moment. I can't decide if the pink eyeshadow or the exaggerated pink blush is my favorite part of the look.

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Taylor Swift's Bright Coral Lip

Staring at Swift's fiery red lipstick in this picture will give you all the bold lip inspo you'll ever, truly need.

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Lizzo's Red Lip and Big Hair

So much YES for Lizzo tonight, and every night TBH. Stylist Shelby Swain for Dove Hair mentioned in a press release the inspo for this over-the-top hair look was legend Brigette Bardot.

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Keke Palmer's Yellow Eyeshadow and Braided Bun

Keke Palmer's warm yellow eyeshadow is giving me endless summer vibes.

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Amara La Negra's Crown Braid

Musician and activist La Negra's bold crown braid and bangs combo is in a league of its own *takes to hairstylist*.

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FKA Twigs' Orange-Coated Curls

FKA Twigs was a walking masterpiece on the red carpet with these brightly-colored curls cared for by celebrity hairstylist Jillian Halouska using OGX, Bio Ionic and WetBrush. To keep her curls defined throughout the night, Halouska used OGX Smoothing + Shea Sleek Humidity Blocking Hairspray for extra hold ($9). and makeup by Kabuki using Pat McGrath products that'll make you do a double-take

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