From Gwen's blue double-knots and face jewelry to Lady Gaga's meat dress, the VMAs have always served as the award show for celebs to make a serious statement (and perhaps cause some controversy) on the red carpet. If award shows were a family, the VMAs would be the rebellious, tatted-up, glitter eyeshadow-wearing younger sister with a penchant for saying outrageous things just for shock value. This year was no different, with celebrities like Miley Cyrus (who is hosting the event and sure to say something outrageous herself some time throughout the night, if her ensemble is any hint of whats to come) and Nicki Minaj showing up in their full-blown glittery glory. And, in case you were wondering, yes, Taylor Swift showed up with not one, but nine smoking hot dates. #Squadpower.
Keep scrolling for all the best beauty looks from the 2015 MTV VMAs!
Bella Thorne showed up channeling a modern day Tinkerbell with a chic topknot and pale green mini-dress.
The We Are Your Friends star stunned with her signature tousled model-off-duty hair, which stylist Luke Chamberlain enforced with Garnier products. Makeup artist Jo Baker used Maybelline products to get that simple-but-sultry makeup look. (Get the nude lip with Color Sensation Lip Color Buffs in Nude Lust ($6).
Nicki Minaj gave off serious Cleopatra vibes with kohl-rimmed eyes, blunt bangs, and lots of bronzer.
We're into Ciara's super-sleek strands and center part combo.
Reason number six why Kylie Jenner should get bangs: this VMA beauty look.
Crimped high pony, red lips, blue sparkly eye shadow...the VMA host didn't disappoint when it came to beauty shock value.
With her super-tan skin, big hair, and mile-long lashes, we're getting serious '70s bombshell vibes from Gigi Hadid. Makeup artist Patrick Ta used products from Maybelline New York to play up that super bronzed glow, while Jennifer Yepez relied on ghd's new Platinum Styler ($249) and Garnier hair formulas to ensure Hadid's locks would withstand the steamy Los Angeles temps. For a frizz-fighting hold, try Sleek & Shine Anti-Humidity Hairspray ($4).
With her natural yet polished look, Gomez was in her beauty element at this year's VMAs. We can't take our eyes off of those super-sized lashes in particular—to get that mega-volume, makeup artist Jake Bailey used CoverGirl's The Supersizer by LashBlast Mascara ($6).
To nail this modern twist on old Hollywood glamour, makeup artist Mai Quynh created FKA Twigs' winged eye with Urban Decay's 24/7 Liquid Eyeliner in Perversion ($20). As for the vampy lip, Quynh first lined FKA Twigs' pout with Urban Decay's 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil in Bad Blood ($20) before finishing it off with a swipe of the brand's Matte Revolution Lipstick ($22) in the same shade.
We love Ora's knotted pony and winged out smoky shadow (complete with her signature super-nude lip, natch).
Taylor Swift arrived in style (sorry, had to) with a sleek low pony, swooping bangs, and her favorite beauty look: a super winged-out cat-eye.
Swift squad member Karlie Kloss went the minimal makeup route, with glowing skin and brushed up brows—all the better to show off her perfect bone structure.
Bold brows, fluttery lashes, and lots of contouring—we're obsessed with Aldridge's beachy-glam look.