My favorite part of awards show season is the Red Carpets! The looks that hit the carpet help set the trends for the rest of the year & become the looks we all try to emulate. Last night these lovely women did NOT come to play.
This was one of the first times that I actually loved Cardi B‘s makeup without a doubt. The angelic vibes she gave were so refreshing from head to toe. She, of course, couldn’t leave the full lash at home, but her everything else was so subtly glam with perfection.
Her Makeup Artist Erika also proved that you don’t need to break the bank to look AMAZING by using affordable products to send Cardi off. Erika shared on Insta that she used products by Ofra Cosmetics and lashes by Kiss which you can see below!
SZA instantly caught my eye when she stepped up for her interview with Ryan Seacrest (which was absolutely adorable btw). She also went with a classic look in white and simpler makeup. Her Makeup Artist Samuel Paul really focused on the skin opting for a staple glossy lip lashes galore.
On the opposite end of the spectrum, Lady Gaga ruled the carpet in a glittery, smokey, winged liner. If your a Game of Thrones fans, her icy blond locks braided with black detailing likely reminded you of Daenerys. I liked it even more after her wardrobe change for the stage. The makeup transitioned well from the black Georgio Armani lace gown to the fluffy pale-pink tool of the second. She is a queen and she didn’t let us doubt it for a second.
Gaga’s Makeup Artist Sarah Nicole Tanno used mostly Marc Jacobs Beauty to create this look. Including the Blaquer Highliner Gel Crayon applied all over the lid for a pigmented base and Le Marc Lipstick in Cream & Sugar to balance the intenseness of the eyes with a nude lip.
Alessia is the model comfy girl, always looking like herself! From her pantsuit, flats, and converses she exuded confidence. As for the makeup, the highlight was POPPIN. People could probably see it in the nosebleeds at Madison Square Garden. There was a time when the artist chose to go makeup-less in opposition to the norms of the entertainment industry but it was nice to see a little glam from the Cara camp (I couldn’t resist).
Her makeup artist focused on the highlight, contour, and a brown smokey eye. I like that they opted for brown because it was a little more muted and went well with the relaxed vibes of the overall look. I aspire to achieve Alessia’s level of chill.
Even Queen Bee was all about the skin and glow. Her hair was pulled back and it was all about the face. Beyoncés makeup is always flawless so her place on my list was an absolute given. No questions asked.
Her Makeup Artist, Sir John, used a kit full of Glossier products for this look. His must-haves included Boy Brow, Body Hero Daily Perfecting Cream, Perfecting Skin Tint, and an unreleased product Glossier teased on their Instagram. He is also a L’Oréal ambassador so some of their Lumi products were also in the mix.