The Best Beauty Looks from the 2016 VMAs


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Needless to say, it's going to be *all eyes* on the ladies tonight. We've got Beyoncé leading the nominations, Rihanna accepting the Video Vanguard Award, and Britney Spears hitting the VMA stage for the first time in 9 years—so you know the beauty's going to be next-level. From crazy to crazy-beautiful, check back for all the best hair and makeup moments from the red carpet.

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Queen Bey slicks back her caramel-blonde highlights to point all the attention to her bronzed smokey eyes and shimmery pink lips. 

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Amber Rose

Rose's 💯 complexion looks extra glow-y against her bleach blonde buzz cut and a picture-perfect red lip.

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Holland Roden

The Teen Wolf star accents her middle part with gold glitter while donning a moody purple lip. 

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Ashley Graham

A nude-lipped Graham gets playful with her new choppy asymmetrical bob, adding some mussed-up, wet-finish texture.

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Nicki Minaj

Minaj adds dimension to her liquid-lined cat eyes with statement falsies while sporting '90s-inspired visible lip liner

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The singer trades in her signature cropped 'do for what appears to be a chocolate brown wavy wig. She punctuated the look with a dark purple lip.

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Taylor Hill

A top-knotted Hill brings the slayiest of smoky eyes, rocking bronze glitter on the inner corners and smoked-out wings.

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Ariana Grande

Grande makes a swingy statement with an ultra-long, triple-ombré ponytail and '90s-inspired crimped pieces.

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Cassie offsets her sun-kissed glow with a neon yellow, shoulder-length bob. Extra points for her slashes of 'do-matching liner below the waterlines. 

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Kim Kardashian

Kardashian looks decidedly back-from-the-beach with a healthy glow, shiny lips, and wet waves. 

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Chloe x Halle

Schooling us all in the art of hair piercing, Beyoncé's proteges adorned a slew of gold hoops in their dreadlocks. 

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Alicia Keys

Going completely bare-faced, Keys continues her makeup-free streak and suffice it say, we're in awe of her flawless complexion.

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Naomi Campbell

Is that Pat McGrath's Lust 004 glitter lip we spy? Why yes, yes it is.

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Joan Smalls

The supermodel brought out her amber highlights with slashes of orange liner and brown shadow. 

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Rita Ora

Ora went full-on punk with inky eyes, black-to-red-ombré talons, and a spiked-up mohawk. 

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Zara Larsson

There's no doubt Larsson has her mind on the money considering she literally dyed her hair to match dolla, dollas bills. 

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