Each year, the MTV Video Music Awards act as a distillation of the current cultural spirit. Whatever happens, the show manages to be the perfect setting for moments we can’t stop talking about. You never know what will happen at the VMAs. Whether it’s Lady Gaga showing up in a meat dress or Beyoncé making a pregnancy announcement, the past few years have always brought surprises.
The VMAs are the place to be for stars to play up their looks. Fashion is always off the charts and beauty never disappoints. Every iconic outfit on the red carpet needs equally stunning makeup, hair, and nails to complete it. Just think about it: Rose McGowan’s iconic “nude” dress from 1998 wouldn’t have been complete without her red lacquered lips, and Megan Fox’s own rendition of the “nude” dress in 2021 wouldn’t have made the same statement without her wet-looking. waves.
This year, we anticipate some beauty looks that we won’t be able to stop thinking about for at least the rest of the week, if not the months to come. We’ll be tracking these moments of beauty here as we see them. Keep scrolling for our absolute favourites.