We are still fawning over the sexy red carpet looks from this weekend at the MTV VMA’s! Who else watches just to see the hottest new trends?! (and to watch Queen B slaying that Lemonade performance!) We painstakingly picked a few of our favorites (and let’s just say, narrowing the list was not easy!) to show you lovely folks how to get your own red carpet beat.
Soft, smoky eyes, dewy skin, and sparkle were all the rage this year. We’re gonna show you 4 looks– Kim K’s soft glam, Nicki Minaj’s cat-eye and glowing skin, Stella Maxwell’s fiery red smokey eye, and Holland Roden’s golden, glittery roots!
We got to see bombshell Kim Kardashian rocking a wet, beachy glam look that tiptoes on effortless for this year’s VMAs. We are so used to seeing Kim with the full glam and chiseled contour, we are loving this change of pace. Makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic gave Kim this natural glow using the Laura Mercier face illuminators in Addiction and Devotion…. Everywhere. Go ahead and bathe in that! Keep your contour light and blended to sell this natural glam. Try a color that is just 1 (or 2 at most) shades darker than your skin tone to get this beautiful sun-kissed bronzing. She’s sporting natural lashes and no liner! So keep it light on the eyes, (you can even use your contour shade here to bronze them!) and a bold mascara (try Lancome Hypnose Drama mascara). Finish off with a nude glossy lip (ColourPop Fairy Floss or Tight Fit are perfect!) and some just-stepped-out-of-the-shower-lookin-this-fly kinda soft waves.
Next let’s look at Nicki’s sexy cat eye! This look is a classic that anyone can look good in, and also not what we’re used to seeing on this bold, colorful celeb. To recreate Nicki’s look by makeup artist Sheika Daley, you’ll need a black matte liner (try Nyx Matte Liquid liner!), bold cat-eyed lashes (Huda Beauty “Bridget” lashes are perfect), and some illuminator (Nyx liquid face illuminator will give you the glow for any skin tone)! Pop a bit of a crease color on the eye to give it dimension, then go for a dramatic and elongated winged eyeliner. Finish off with your lashes and an illuminator on your cheekbones, forehead, and wherever else you wanna glow. Spray your face with a setting spray like Mac Fix+ to get a long lasting and dewy finish!
Now can we please talk about the gorgeous red smokey eye on Stella Maxwell?! Makeup artist Hung Vanngo made this look effortlessly beautiful on the blonde Victoria’s Secret Angel. To steal her look, you need a matte red eyeshadow (try Sugarpill Love+ for super pigmentation!) and a matte black eyeshadow to deepen the crease (Sugarpill Bulletproof is perfect). Apply the red shade first using a fluffy blending brush to get that smooth seamless color. Then using your black eyeshadow on a pencil brush, deepen up the crease and outer corner. Go back with your fluffy brush and blend, deepen, and blend more until you get the perfect balance of seamless, dark red. Finish your look with a black liner in your waterline (Anastasia Darkside waterproof gel pencil will last all night!) and some feathery lashes.
This last VMA style on the Teen Wolf drama queen Holland Roden is gonna glitz up your night!! These golden roots by makeup artist Elle Leary are straight from the hands of King Midas. You can get your sparkle on at home using a gold, glitter hairspray (like Joico Gold Dust Shimmer Spray!). You can also rock your own DIY glitter roots by spraying hairspray where you want to sparkle and dusting some loose glitter on while it’s still wet. Finish your look with a bit of glitter liner on the eyes to tie it all together (try Urban Decay Heavy Metal liner!).
Take your sexy VMA-style looks out for a spin this week and tell us what you think! We are loving these new trends. Drop a comment with your favorite VMA looks or shoot us a tweet! Don’t forget to hashtag #LiveGlam with your VMA inspired faces! xoxo ♥