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.
Queen Bey slicks back her caramel-blonde highlights to point all the attention to her bronzed smokey eyes and shimmery pink lips.
Rose's 💯 complexion looks extra glow-y against her bleach blonde buzz cut and a picture-perfect red lip.
The Teen Wolf star accents her middle part with gold glitter while donning a moody purple lip.
A nude-lipped Graham gets playful with her new choppy asymmetrical bob, adding some mussed-up, wet-finish texture.
Minaj adds dimension to her liquid-lined cat eyes with statement falsies while sporting '90s-inspired visible lip liner.
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.
A top-knotted Hill brings the slayiest of smoky eyes, rocking bronze glitter on the inner corners and smoked-out wings.
Grande makes a swingy statement with an ultra-long, triple-ombré ponytail and '90s-inspired crimped pieces.
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.
Kardashian looks decidedly back-from-the-beach with a healthy glow, shiny lips, and wet waves.
Schooling us all in the art of hair piercing, Beyoncé's proteges adorned a slew of gold hoops in their dreadlocks.
Going completely bare-faced, Keys continues her makeup-free streak and suffice it say, we're in awe of her flawless complexion.
Is that Pat McGrath's Lust 004 glitter lip we spy? Why yes, yes it is.
The supermodel brought out her amber highlights with slashes of orange liner and brown shadow.
Ora went full-on punk with inky eyes, black-to-red-ombré talons, and a spiked-up mohawk.
There's no doubt Larsson has her mind on the money considering she literally dyed her hair to match dolla, dollas bills.