17 Most Iconic Grammy Beauty Looks of All Time

By Carly Cochrane - 9 months ago | Updated
Best of Grammy Beauty Looks

The 61st Annual Grammy Awards lands this weekend – 10th Feb, pencil it in – and we’re totally buzzing.

It's undoubtedly music's biggest night out, as our favourite celebs (and their glam squads) bring their best styles to the red carpet, celebrating another year of talent.

Being the beauty-obsessed souls that we are, we're gearing up to hype over the latest creative makeup looks from the likes of Lady Gaga, Beyonce and Rihanna.

So, while we eagerly await this year's round, here are 17 of the most iconic Grammy beauty looks of all time.


GRACE JONES, 1983

We’re kicking things off with a major throwback to the 80s, where Grace Jones made no signs of easing up on her badassery. Besides the in-your-face outfit, we adore her bold purple and pink eyeshadow combo.

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WHITNEY HOUSTON, 1986

We will always love a classic red lip, and who better to showcase the look than Whitney Houston? Paired with hair big enough to hold all of our secrets, this is 80s chic in all its glory.

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MADONNA, 1999

Madonna brought a whole new meaning to her ‘queen of pop’ title when she opted for this pink eyeshadow look, contrasting perfectly with her all-red ensemble.

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ALICIA KEYS, 2002

Alicia Keys shows us that all that glitters is gold as her glitter-lined lids sparkle just as bright as the multiple Grammy awards she’s holding in this pic.

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TAYLOR SWIFT
, 2008

It seems as though the sparkly liner trend was a hit throughout most of the early noughties as six years later Taylor Swift rocked the look too – just upside down.


FERGIE, 2012

Fergie stunned in her orange lace dress but it was her sharp contour that caught our eyes. Her cheeks are chiselled to perfection making her look G.L.A.M… (if you know, you know).

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ADELE, 2013

The South London sweetheart, who now has fifteen Grammy awards to her name, gave us all lash envy in 2013 with these dramatic falsies.

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KIM KARDASHIAN-WEST, 2015

It’s no secret that Kimmy K stays red-carpet ready. This time round she wowed with a shimmery smoky eye that matched her dress.

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RIHANNA, 2015

Although RiRi is on a music hiatus at the moment, she still managed to conquer the carpet in 2015 with this natural makeup look. From her eyebrows to her nude lip and flawless skin, we’ll never stop obsessing over this Bajan beauty.

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LADY GAGA, 2016

We can always trust Lady Gaga to be extra and serve mind-blowing looks. Besides her fiery wig and bleached brows, we’re living for the bejeweled eyelids that complement her blazer.

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CHRISSY TEIGEN, 2016

Chrissy proved that the pregnancy glow is a real life thing as she (and bump) looked angelic on the 2016 carpet.

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JENNIFER LOPEZ, 2017

Jenny donned a subtle lavender look a couple of years ago and we’re still not over it. Her delicate dusting of pink and purple toned blusher is everything our cheeks have ever needed.

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BEYONCE, 2018

Our iconic list wouldn’t be complete without Beyonce. She brought all the sass and sophistication to last year's awards with her black ‘fit, braids and purple pout.

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PATRICK STARRR, 2018

Beauty influencer, Patrick Starrr, made sure he was star of the show with this super-bright pink and purple combo. It seems as though the 2008 glitter under-liner trend is back in business too.

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KESHA, 2018

Kesha’s big bushy brows are making us want to vow that we never take out the tweezers again.

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LANA DEL RAY, 2018

It wouldn’t be a Lana look without her signature winged liner. Simple, elegant and super-statement.

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ANDRA DAY, 2018

Go big or go home. We’re ending our list of icons with Andra Day. From the beehive updo to the trending glitter lids and the classic bold red lip, you can’t get any more standout than this.

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So, with popcorn and live streams at the ready, in T minus two days you can find us gawking and gasping over the 2019 makeup icons.

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