All the best beauty looks from the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards
This year is already shaping up to be a banner one for beauty
By Delaney Loane
Digital Beauty Editor / August 31 2020
Listen, we know that in the grand scheme of things, 'red carpets' really shouldn't really be on the list of things we're missing most during isolation... but we can't help it, okay? Celebs just turn it on ten times over when there's an actual carpet to walk, and our beauty inspo boards benefit from it big time.
Because while our favourite faces have still managed to serve some strong looks via Zoom, there's just nothing like seeing them attend an awards show physically (and safely, of course; all necessary precautions have been put in place to ensure health is still the number one priority).
So, without further ado, here are all the hottest hair and makeup moments from the 2020 VMAs, from Ariana Grande's white eyeshadow to Bebe Rexha's metallic mani...
Cyrus' red lip and winged liner combo may scream 'classic', but her modern mullet cut adds edge.
Hadid's 10 Things I Hate About You-esque updo accentuates her piercing liner-rimmed eyes.
"I was wearing face shields before it was a thing," Gaga quipped via Twitter. Striking and safe.
Palmer (AKA the evening's hostess) debuted an elaborate updo as her first of (hopefully) many looks.
Carson went classic with a wash of berry shadow and a super sleek side-parted chignon.
We'll take a twisted pony, fuchsia shadow and feline flick combo any day, and Doja Cat delivered.
Palmer's performance look was certainly a standout, with bouncy curls and multiple layers of neon liner.
Grande posed for a pre-show shoot, showing off bouncy pigtails and white eyeshadow.
King accessorised a smokey eye and sleek strands with a pair of glam gold hair pins.
Richie kept her makeup on the simple side to leave all eyes on her accessorised updo.
Beer wore her hair poker straight and painted her plump pout pink.
The wing is good, the hair is great, but the nails are next level; well played, Rexha.