Some might argue that last night's Grammy Awards ceremony was all about the music. But for us, it was all about beauty. Heavy makeup was at an all-time low last night, and hair drama was at an all-time high. The ladies came to win, and they did so both in the arena and on the red carpet. From cornrows to bare skin to elegant bronzed eye shadow, we're still dreaming about last night's minimal extravaganza.
Ahead, check out 15 of our personal favorites from last night. They slayed completely and showed us exactly how to kick off an awards season.
The first-time winner was the head-turner of the night wearing 1995 Mugler couture. It was only right that her hair, makeup, and nails matched the drama of her gown. Her pink cut crease with a simple nude lip and elevated chignon was the winner of the evening. For her nails, Cardi rocked her signature coffin shape with OPI's Gel Color in Machu Peach-U topped with jewels.
With her tousled bleach blonde waves and seductive smoky eye, Gaga went for a toned-down look for the evening. Her look was created by Marc Jacobs Beauty ambassador Sarah Tanno using Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon in Blacquer on the outer corners of her eyes; she smudged the liner so “it looked like she put it on yesterday.”
Next, Sarah used her new go-to Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette in Steel(etto) and buffed the black shade Catwalks on top of the liner to diffuse the shade. She then applied the neutral shade The Concrete to naturally shape the eye. To add more definition, Sarah layered with Magic Marc’er Precision Pen Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Blacquer.
We're obsessed with Bebe Rexha's gritty half-up, half-down hair style created by Ursula Stephens using all drugstore products. She cleansed and conditioned Rexha's hair with Love Beauty and Planet Sulfate-Free Turmeric & Tonka Essence Shampoo and Conditioner for a fresh base. She generously sprayed a cast of Love Beauty and Planet Coconut Milk & White Jasmine Medium Hold & Volume Hair Spray for hold before sectioning off two-inch pieces of hair and flat-ironing them inward and upward like the direction of a banana peel.
Next, she raked a styling crème throughout her hair, then layered a generous coating of Dove Care Between Invisible Dry Shampoo ($4.99) on top to create grit and volume. She finished the look with more dry shampoo, paying extra attention to her bangs, before spraying TRESemmé TRES TWO Unscented Extra Hold Hairspray all over for hold throughout the night.
Would you believe us if we told you Katy Perry's makeup look for the night was created using only drugstore products? Well, believe it. The star rocked all Covergirl products, including the upcoming Queenship Eye Shadow Palette in Revolution shades Exposed, Commotion, and Showdown. The unreleased shadow palette will be available April 8.