The 2011 MTV Video Music Awards were full of fun, glam, and funky beauty moments.
Beyonce was stunning as usual with a chic side pony that left a little volume around her face. Her makeup was understated and soft….golden sable eyeshadow and tons of lashes with a pretty neutral pink lip. This look would be perfectly appropriate to wear to any charity event held in Nashville from the Swan Ball to Steeplechase.
Selena Gomez stepped out in an edgier look with all of her hair swept back in a perfectly “un-perfect” updo, leaving her face on display. She went for pretty yet dramatic makeup. Pewter shadow, tons of black liner and a sheer berry toned gloss completed her “pretty badass” look….total upstaging her boo, Justin Beiber. Rock your own version of Selena’s VMA look at a night out in Nashville taking in a show at Mercy Lounge or enjoying cocktails at The Patterson House.
Adorable Jessie J brought it with her funky glam look. Her uber smooth, sharp black bob and heavy blunt fringe made the perfect frame for attention grabbing makeup. Sharp, precise black liner that met in points on both inside and outside eye corners, magenta lipstick, and the cherry on top…sapphire jewels on her inner eye corners made Jessie stand out from the crowd and totally complemented her fun, energetic energy. Going out and want to get noticed? Use Jessie J’s VMA look as inspiration the next time you dance the night away with your besties at Mai or when you’re getting crazy watching Of Montreal at Mercy Lounge on October 2nd.
Nickolodeon teen queen, Victoria Justice looked fresh, modern, and pretty. Her hair was shiny, long, and poker straight complementing her classic makeup. She wore chocolate and chesnut tones to define her eyes, and satin finish skin was the canvas for brick red lips. Have a date night with your honey at Virago? Victoria’s look would work perfectly for a fab dinner at a Nashville hot spot.
Katy Perry was the belle of the ball last night, infusing retro glamour with her own quirky style. Her new lavendar hair was classicly styled in a 30’s inspired fingerwaved bob. Katy’s haircolor contrasted with her watermelon lipstick, and her eyes were soft and smoky with full lashes. You have to be super confident, like Katy, to really rock this look. With the right confidence and energy lavendar hair and bright lips could be worn anywhere from Trader Joe’s to a Nashville Fashion Week runway show.
Award show red carpets are a wealth of inspiration for hair and makeup looks for real life events. Anytime you are a little bored with your normal beauty routine, don’t forget you can always grab a few new ideas from your favortie music celebrities at the VMA’s.