The Best Hair and Beauty Looks From the 2019 VMAs

By Ellie Child -
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This year’s MTV Video Music Awards show brought forth a whole host of gossip-worthy content for us to sink our teeth into. From Miley’s post-split tattoo reveal to THAT steamy moment between Sean Mendes and Camilla Cabello, the VMAs provided us with an abundance of drama-filled goss to tweet about.

But what’s more noteworthy is the sheer creativity that each artist and celebrity served in the form of their hair and makeup.

Below, we’ve listed our absolute favourite looks that slayed the red carpet and have given us some serious inspo for our next big night out. Get your red lipstick and extra-strength hairspray ready, it’s time to spruce ourselves up.


1. FKA Twigs' dramatic lip liner

Standing out form the crowd comes naturally to FKA Twigs, and once again she’s hit the perfect balance between quirky and chic. This 90s-punk inspired look requires a steady hand, a decent lip liner and a whole lotta gloss. We recommend the bareMinerals Gen Nude Under Over Lip Liner for a grungey shade range.

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2. Halsey’s rainbow roots

Halsey’s show-stealer of a look requires a hell of a lot of patience but is 100% worth it. To recreate this louder-than-life look, use the Fudge Paintbox Hair Colourant range – it arrives in eight intense colours, allowing you to live your best and most colourful life yet.

Fudge Paintbox Hair Colourant

Fudge Paintbox Hair Colourant

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3. Normani’s Lilac eyeshadow

Lilac is the colour trending on Instagram, which is why it comes as no surprise that Normani rocked the most epic lilac-hued smokey eye. Use the Illamasqua Nude Collection Iconic Chrome Eye Shadow Captivating to create this heavenly look.

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4. Bella Hadid’s 'snatched and sleek' high ponytail

If it’s good enough for Kylie Jenner to steal, then it’s definitely good enough for us to recreate for our next date night. Hairstylist Danielle Priano created this look for Bella, calling it 'snatched and sleek' on Instagram. Get the same glossy, sky-high look by using the ghd Final Shine Spray.

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5. Alison Brie’s classic smoky eye

We can't talk about iconic looks without mentioning the staple smoky eye. Luckily, this look isn’t too hard to recreate – it just requires a little patience, blending and the Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette. Pair this with a volumising mascara and you’re onto a winner! For an extra helping hand, watch our smoky eye tutorial with celebrity makeup artist Julia Carter.

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6. James Charles’ silver hair

Rocking a fresh ‘n’ chic outta space look, James Charles served fierce, ice-cold vibes that highlighted his makeup beautifully. Get your hands on the look by using Joico Instatint Titanium Temporary Colour Shimmer Spray.

Joico Instatint Titanium Temporary Colour Shimmer Spray

Joico Instatint Titanium Temporary Colour Shimmer Spray

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7. Bregje Heinen’s winged liner

When sporting a seriously detailed winged liner eye like Bregje, you need a precise weapon of choice: cue the Maybelline Hyper Precise All Day Liner Matte Black. This long-lasting formula draws easily on due to the extra-fine nib, allowing for neat, thin lines.

Maybelline Hyper Precise All Day Liner Matte Black

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8. Ava Max’s silver graphic eye

Matching her makeup with her superhero outfit, Ava Max styled out a bold graphic eye that definitely caught its fair share of the limelight. Rock your own graphic eye with the Stila Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow and bask in all its pigmented, shiny glory.

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You’ve got the red-carpet-ready look nailed, and now it’s time to match it with a winning smile. Discover how to get those pearly whites gleaming with the Best Teeth Whitening Strips, here at Cosmetify.

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