Grammys 2019: The Best Skin, Hair and Makeup on the Red Carpet

Alicia Keys, Dua Lipa and more.
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Mid-way through awards season, the Grammys always shake things up in the beauty department—and last night's ceremony was no exception!

While we've been seeing more formal looks at the SAGs, Critics' Choice and the Globes, this red carpet was all about diversity and personal style. 

From bare-faced beauty to avant-garde glam, here are the night's best looks.

Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys, Grammy Awards, 2019

Alicia Keys at the 2019 Grammy Awards.

Alicia Keys, Grammy Awards, 2019

Close-up of Alicia Keys at the 2019 Grammy Awards.

Once again, Alicia proves that you don't need makeup to look glamorous! She swore off it in 2016, and I'm so happy that she has continued to rock a bare face at events. (These are her skincare secrets, in case you're wondering!) The half-up curls elevate this, of course, as do little details like brushed-up brows and a subtly tinted lip balm.

Dua Lipa

Dua Lipa, Grammy Awards, 2019

Dua Lipa at the 2019 Grammy Awards.

Dua Lipa, Grammy Awards, 2019

Close-up of Dua Lipa at the 2019 Grammy Awards.

Dua's sleek, straight bob and nude-toned makeup are SO chic. The hair especially helps to dress down her gown (which I think is more suited for the Oscars, but oh well). She has an amazing set of brows, lovely long lashes and a nice soft matte lip texture.

Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus, Grammy Awards, 2019

Miley Cyrus at the 2019 Grammy Awards.

Miley Cyrus, Grammy Awards, 2019

Close-up of Miley Cyrus at the 2019 Grammy Awards.

Miley looks all grown up in this understated makeup, long hair and a sophisticated suit. What a difference a few years make! I can't believe how much her hair has grown. It's slightly gelled at the side and part for a bit of an '80s feel. I love the kitten eyes, too.

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga, Grammy Awards, 2019

Lady Gaga at the 2019 Grammy Awards.

Lady Gaga, Grammy Awards, 2019

Close-up of Lady Gaga at the 2019 Grammy Awards.

Finally, something more relaxed from Lady Gaga, after all the stiff, retro looks she's been wearing. I like the tousled hairstyle, full but natural brows, clear lip gloss and modern smoky eyes. And she has such great skin! However, I'm not crazy about the platinum blonde and dark roots.

Rashida Jones

Rashida Jones, Grammy Awards, 2019

Rashida Jones at the 2019 Grammy Awards.

Rashida Jones, Grammy Awards, 2019

Close-up of Rashida Jones at the 2019 Grammy Awards.

Rashida opted for her signature bangs and long bob with the ends curled under. Yes, we've seen this many times from her, but I never really get tired of it. Makeup-wise, she enhanced both eyes and lips, wearing smudgy black liner and copper shadow with a glossy red lipstick.

Anna Kendrick

Anna Kendrick, Grammy Awards, 2019

Anna Kendrick at the 2019 Grammy Awards.

Anna Kendrick, Grammy Awards, 2019

Close-up of Anna Kendrick at the 2019 Grammy Awards.

When Anna goes edgy, it never feels authentic—so I'm glad she chose this fun and feminine look instead. It really suits her! The high ponytail (wrapped with her own hair) and bold blush are youthful and pretty. But I could do without the false lower lashes.

Janelle Monáe

Janelle Monae, Grammy Awards, 2019

Janelle Monáe at the 2019 Grammy Awards.

Janelle Monae, Grammy Awards, 2019

Close-up of Janelle Monáe at the 2019 Grammy Awards.

I can't help but feel like Janelle's penchant for hats turns every outfit into a costume. Nevertheless, she does look beautiful here. The plunging neckline shows off her gorgeous skin, and the baby pink lip colour is amazing. Along her lower lash lines, the little pop of navy blue liner is unexpected and fun.

Camila Cabello

Camila Cabello, Grammy Awards, 2019

Camila Cabello at the 2019 Grammy Awards.

Camila Cabello, Grammy Awards, 2019

Close-up of Camila Cabello at the 2019 Grammy Awards.

I'm torn. On the one hand, I do like Camila's wavy, face-framing bangs. And the sheer peachy lip gloss is pretty. But something about this seems too mature for her—maybe the heavy blush and the high neckline of the dress?

Tracee Ellis Ross

Tracee Ellis Ross, Grammy Awards, 2019

Tracee Ellis Ross at the 2019 Grammy Awards.

Tracee Ellis Ross, Grammy Awards, 2019

Close-up of Tracee Ellis Ross at the 2019 Grammy Awards.

So, Kermit the Frog green is a hard colour to wear... and I don't think it's quite working for Tracee. Or maybe it's just that her makeup palette is too warm for it. (I'm really not a fan of this lip colour against the green!) That said, I always appreciate her fresh skin, natural lashes and cornrow braids.

Jameela Jamil

Jameela Jamil, Grammy Awards, 2019

Jameela Jamil at the 2019 Grammy Awards.

Jameela Jamil, Grammy Awards, 2019

Close-up of Jameela Jamil at the 2019 Grammy Awards.

Sometimes, classic bombshell glamour can look a bit dated—but that's not the case with Jameela at all. I think it's mainly her bangs that give this a fresher look. And I love the bold red lipstick and contouring to make her cheeks pop.

Tori Kelly

Tori Kelly, Grammy Awards, 2019

Tori Kelly at the 2019 Grammy Awards.

Tori Kelly, Grammy Awards, 2019

Close-up of Tori Kelly at the 2019 Grammy Awards.

Tori has the most amazing hair—the curls, the colour, everything. But I'd change up the makeup. With both together, she wouldn't look out of place in the 1980s! (And not in a good way.) The matte berry lip is fine, but the eyeliner, shadow and blush need a lighter touch.

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez, Grammy Awards, 2019

Jennifer Lopez at the 2019 Grammy Awards.

Jennifer Lopez, Grammy Awards, 2019

Close-up of Jennifer Lopez at the 2019 Grammy Awards.

I take back what I said about Janelle's hat looking like a costume... THIS hat is a costume! It's very Céline Dion, no? At least Jennifer's lip gloss isn't as goopy as usual.

Katy Perry

Katy Perry, Grammy Awards, 2019

Katy Perry at the 2019 Grammy Awards.

Katy Perry, Grammy Awards, 2019

Close-up of Katy Perry at the 2019 Grammy Awards.

Seriously, what happened to Katy?! Back in the day, she killed it at this event! Now, I want to give her a make-under. I could live with the platinum blonde pixie, but everything about this makeup is too heavy. I don't know what's worse—the blush, the brows, the lashes or the eyeshadow! 

Who had your favourite (and least favourite) beauty look on this red carpet?

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