The Red Carpet Beauty Looks That Turned Heads at the 2018 VMAs

The stars didn’t disappoint

The Video Music Awards (VMAs) is one of the most anticipated events for celeb-spotting, and when it came to hair and makeup, the stars didn’t let us down. Here are the best looks from the 2018 VMAs red carpet.

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Cardi B

This was the singer’s first big public appearance since giving birth, so naturally she pretended to breastfeed an award. Antics aside, her long, feathery lashes, purple eye makeup and short ‘I mean business’ hairstyle were elegant AF. The super-long nails… not so much!

Momma Bear

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Teyana Taylor

Sure, the focus might have been on her incredible abs, but Teyana brought major beauty to the red carpet with her 90s-style hair and makeup. Her short ‘do, paired with bold brows, fresh skin and a glossy red lip was probably the only thing distracting us from her toned tum.

#TeyanaTaylor Best abs in the business. #MTV #VMAs #ModelocityOnline #IModelNews

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Jennifer Lopez

The JLo that we know and love sashayed down the red carpet at the 2018 VMAs, and she brought her signature glow with her! The starlet wore long lashes, and even longer hair, with bronzed cheeks and a classic nude lip. We approve.

#JenniferLopez #VMAs @jlo

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Amandla Stenberg

Amandla served us two hot trends in one hot look at the 2018 VMAs. Her short, wavy bob was crowned with an oh-so-trendy mini fringe and she also wore a lush metallic eyeshadow in a burnt orange shade. All eyes were on HER eyes.

#AmandlaStenberg #Prada #MiucciaPrada #ZambiShot #FabioZambernardi #VMAs

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Ariana Grande

What was not surprising at the ceremony was that Ariana couldn’t physically detach herself from her husband-to-be. What WAS surprising was that she ditched her signature high ponytail and opted for a loose hairdo instead. She should do it more often.


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Nicki Minaj

Nicki is a person who tends to take things to extremes, so we knew that her VMAs look was going to be lit. And it was, especially her crazy-long double ponytail situation; we’re all just grateful she didn’t trip on it when she went up to receive her award!

Winnie Harlow

The rule with makeup for a long time was to choose if you wanted a bold eye or a bold lip, but never both at the same time. While these rules were made to be broken, Winnie adhered to them with stellar results. Gold eyeshadow and just-bitten lips. Perfection!

Rita Ora

This singer also incorporated a few trends, which came together to create a unique but polished look. She sported the popular wet-look hairstyle that’s gracing runways the world over, as well as intricate artwork alongside her eyes.

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