The beauty looks from the American Music Awards are here, and it wasn't your typical glam red carpet event.
As always, there was bit of an edge—as you'll see with Selena Gomez's new rooty blonde bob, and Hailee Steinfeld's slicked-back roots. Above all, the theme this year was nude makeup... a trend that I couldn't be happier about!
Here are the must-see looks from the night:
Selena is blonde! You wouldn't think a natural deep brunette could pull this off, but here it is. The dark roots (and matching brows) are the key, along with a surprisingly healthy-looking texture. I also love her lob cut! Makeup-wise, she went more bare than ever, skipping shadow and liner completely. You really notice her beautiful skin now.
Selena is wearing: Primer • Foundation in 34 Beige Medium • Highlighter in 50 Dew You? • Concealer in 2 Wake-Up Call • Concealer in 3 Young • Powder in Beige 300 • Bronzer in Tantric 102 • Blush in 506 Flesh & Fantasy • Setting spray • Mascara in Noir • Brow pencil in Medium Brown 6 • Brow mascara in 30 Invisible • Lipstick in Slow Burn 246
Hailee's skin is so luminous. And it's basically flawless now, with subtle, well-blended contouring and highlighting. I really like her light brown smoky eyes, framed by completely natural brows (which I'm fine with). Even the false lashes seem in balance here. She also pulls off the gelled roots that are so hard to wear. But what's up with the JLo lips? I don't get the concept of overdrawing in GLOSS.
Ciara rocked wet hair, from roots right down to the tips. I have a theory that this type of 'do works better with dark hair, because you get such amazing shine. Her skin is very matte, but if you look closely, you can see that it's brighter in the mid-face. I like the gold shadow and pinky-nude lipstick. I'm just not a fan of these false lashes.
Jenna showed off her cute, flippy bob and glowing skin. I love how the casual hair dresses down her sparkly, plunging dress. The brick lip colour and gold eyeshadow are both more interesting than the usual nudes and browns. The only thing I don't like is how the brows and lips both have hard edges.
Jenna is wearing: Moisturizer • Eye cream • Contour • Setting powder in Invisible • Blush in Belgard • Highlighter in Medium • Eyeshadow in Nude Brown • False lashes • Lipstick in Nude Cameo • Lip gloss in Cappuccino
I always like Lea's sleek, centre-parted, off-the-face hairdo—even though she wears it over and over again! I'm still enjoying this pink eyeshadow trend, so I'm happy to see it here, with a matching soft pink lipstick. I'd just dial down the super-long false lashes and heavy contour.
Demi's skin is flawless skin (like, SERIOUSLY flawless) and I love the dramatic long black hair. I think she pulls off the matte, pale orchid lip colour beautifully, and her brown eyeshadow is nicely blended. This is very far from my personal makeup aesthetic, but I think it's executed well for this type of look. What I'd change is make the brows more feathery, not so angular, and blend in the ring of lip liner.
Kelly showed off her beautiful complexion in this off-the-face hairstyle, tucked behind both ears. Was her skin always this amazing and why didn't I notice it before?! While I don't love the lashes, the smoky eyes look great on her, as does the sheer metallic brown lipstick. Her brows have been "Instagrammed," but she has a good shape naturally. The only problem is the stripe of contouring down her nose!
Usually, Nicole's red carpet style is very prim and proper, so I feel like this bedhead hairstyle loosens her up a bit. I also like the makeup statement of smudgy liner, rosy cheeks and barely-there lip colour.
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