Lorde is almost unrecognisable at this year’s MTV VMAs

There was no black liner or dark lipstick in sight!

Beauty Crew Beauty Writer / August 28 2017

The annual MTV Video Music Awards have kicked off in Los Angeles with the star-studded red carpet providing all the usual beauty inspiration you come to expect from the annual music event.

And while the likes of Katy Perry, Vanessa Hudgens and Hailey Baldwin stunned as per usual, it was Lorde who caught our attention.

The Kiwi-born singer, who is famously known for her dark and edgy makeup, completely changed up her signature style for the event, opting for an elegant and feminine look that featured a soft, shimmery pink eyeshadow and liner combo that matched her dress perfectly. And while her eyes were definitely the standout element, Lorde’s glossy nude lip, feathered brows and defined contour were welcome additions to the star’s unexpectedly glamorous makeup.

Lorde wasn’t the only celebrity to switch up her signature beauty style at this year’s MTV VMAs: Olivia Munn swapped her usual glowing and bronze makeup for a dark and vampy look that we think suits her just as nicely, too.

Celebrity makeup artist Patrick Ta was the man behind Olivia’s look, with CHANEL products exclusively used to create the nude eye and dark lip makeup.

If you want to nail a similar statement lip look, then check out the lipstick tricks you need to know.

Do you love Lorde and Olivia’s unexpected makeup looks just as much as we do? Which look do you prefer? Let us know in the comments below.

Image credit: Getty; @patrickta

Kate started working for BEAUTYcrew in early 2016, first as a contributor, and was then named Beauty Writer in 2017. She loves picking the brains of the industry's top experts to get to the bottom of beauty's toughest questions. Bronze eyeshadow palettes are her weakness and she's forever on the hunt for the perfect nude nail polish to suit her fair skin. Her words can also be found in Men's Health magazine, and she now works in PR.