The MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) are renowned for their show-stopping fashion statements as well as setting the industry standard for headline-grabbing beauty looks. The 2023 VMA red carpet didn’t disappoint, with celebrities showcasing their unique and stunning beauty styles. From bold makeup choices to mesmerizing hairstyles, here are the standout beauty looks that stole the show:
Selena Gomez: The Red Velvet Vision
Selena Gomez wowed everyone in a stunning, beaded Oscar de la Renta gown, deep red in color and perfectly complemented by her makeup from Rare Beauty.
Working with makeup artist Hung Vanngo, Gomez sported a “red velvet” makeup look. This featured warm red eyeshadow, bronzed skin, and a nude lip.
Demi Lovato: The Smoky Sensation
Demi Lovato opted for a sharp smoky eye paired with neutral lips and cheeks.
Makeup artist Jill Powell utilized Danessa Myricks Groundwork Palette and ColorFix Matte in Blackest to create a smoldering look that perfectly matched Demi’s fierce style.
Olivia Rodrigo: Minimalist Elegance
Olivia Rodrigo embraced minimalist beauty. Makeup artist Nina Park used Nars products to create glossy lips and classic black eyeliner.
Hairstylist Clayton Hawkins used SexyHair products to keep her sleek strands in place, emphasizing a clean and classic style.
Megan Thee Stallion: Shimmer and Shine
Megan Thee Stallion rocked graphic eyeshadow, shimmering highlighter, and a glossy brown lip, perfectly complementing her sheer dress.
Meanwhile, makeup artist Lauren Child used all Revlon products to achieve a sleek and dewy makeup look, emphasizing the eyes with smoky, glistening shades—while talon-esque nails and a diamond choke chain rounded out the American rapper’s look.
Sabrina Carpenter: The Dreamy Angel
Sabrina Carpenter’s red carpet preparation included a luxurious face treatment by celebrity facialist Iván Pol.
Her luminous glow was brought to life by makeup artist Carolina Gonzalez, who used Armani beauty products to capture the sparkle of Carpenter’s Vera Wang gown.
Kelsea Ballerini: Light, Fresh, and Foxy
Kelsea Ballerini aimed for a light, fresh, and foxy appearance in her stunning custom Monot dress.
Makeup artist Kelsey Deenihan used CoverGirl products, including the Clean Fresh Skin Milk Foundation and Simply Ageless Moisture Renew Core Lipstick, to achieve a radiant look that any girl would envy!
Emily Ratajkowski: The Healthy Glow
Emily Ratajkowski’s radiant look was crafted by makeup artist Jen Evans using Pat McGrath Divine Blush.
Ratajkowski’s vibe was achieved with Legendary Glow Colour Balm in Sunkissed Seduction and Skin Fetish: Divine Blush in Bronze Nirvana. A gorgeous green complemented the look.
Karol G: Pretty in Pink
Karol G continued her Barbie-inspired theme with a head-to-toe monochromatic pink.
Her long mermaid waves, a signature of the night, were achieved by celebrity hairstylist Justine Marjan using Great Lengths hair extensions.