The 2020 award shows have been really interesting, to say the least. From completely virtual shows to social-distanced red carpets, one thing's for sure—the show will go on. And so will the beauty moments!
The Emmys, VMAs, and more have had no shortage of hair and makeup from our favorites to have us obsessing over from home. This year's American Music Awards (Nov. 22) is no exception. Extra-long tresses, fierce eyeshadow, and more hit the COVID-friendly red carpet. Host Taraji P. Henson had more than one big beauty moment, of course, Megan Thee Stallion popped up with a shimmery shadow, and, well, you'll have to keep scrolling to see all of our favorites.
Ahead, see the best beauty moment from the American Music Awards 2020.
Taraji P. Henson
The hostess with mostess rocked a luxe turban and long lashes. We broke down her entire glam with an exclusive behind-the-scenes look with makeup artist Ashunta Sheriff-Kendricks here.
Taraji P. Henson
Of course, the host of the evening had to hit us with more than just one look. Celebrity hairstylist Tym Wallace slayed Taraji P. Henson’s hair for the AMAs using Joico Hair Color. The inspiration was glamorous modernized '70s and super mod top models like Pat Cleveland, Beverly Johnson, and Naomi Campbell. Wallace credits his must-have beauty product of the night as Joico Power Spray Fast-Dry Finishing Spray ($17). However, it's Joico Color Infuse Red Conditioner ($19) that kept Taraji's red vibrant.
J. Lo was one of the first stars to arrive for the night sporting wet-looking, bob-length hair and a glamorous makeup look by makeup artist Mary Phillips.
Celebrity makeup artist Kelsey Deenihan prepped the supermodel's skin with ALLEVEN Total Face Serum ($141). And if you're wondering what the brow queen's choice of brow product for the night was, look no further. Deenihan says, "Cara’s natural brows need very little perfecting, but I used the DiorShow Brow Styler in 002 Universal Brown ($30) to fill in any sparse areas and enhance the shape."
"The rusty smoky eye had bronze and a bit of a red undertone with deep brown black along the lash line topped off with a perfectly sculpted face and a nude lip. To me this is the ultimate sexy makeup," says the star's makeup artist for the night, Jenna Kristina.
Kristina broke down the products she used to Byrdie exclusively: "For her eyes, the Dior 5 Couleurs Mitzah eyeshadow palette was perfect to match the look we were going for. Then, I used for a matte brown eyeliner along the lash line and topped off with Diorshow mascara."
Makeup artist Kate Synnott told Byrdie this exclusively about the inspiration behind this look: "I wanted this look to be super dreamy and soft, so the main technique would be blending out any harsh lines. The magic is all in the blending. Light and feather-like strokes really work for makeup application, keeping it long-lasting so it stays in place."
On her lips is ICONIC London Lustre Lip Oil in Sugar Mama ($26) in combination with Charlotte Tilbury's Iconic Nude ($22) and Very Victoria ($34). ALLEVEN All-in-One Concealer, Foundation and Treatment ($147) in the shade Sand gave her a flawless finish.
Celebrity hairstylist Jared Henderson kept Doja Cat’s cute cropped 'do shiny and vibrant with Joico’s Defy Damage Hair Care System. Henderson says the must-have beauty product to get this look is the Joico Blonde Life Brilliant Glow Brightening Oil ($23). "It gave both our looks maximum shine while also helping control frizz with all of the movement Doja was doing on stage," the hairstylist adds.
The Latin artist's bleached hairdo makes a statement, no?
Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly
Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly were the couple to watch this evening. Between his mohawk and her signature raven locks, we can't get enough of their hair game.
The singer served blue eyeshadow in a way that still felt very 2020. Click here for more blue shadow inspiration.
The singer's blonde lob (crafted by Rick Henry) was a breath of fresh air on stage at the AMAs.
Hairstylist Iggy Rosales was responsible for Bebe's fiery-hued hair, which she style super-sleek. We also love the grown-out roots.
This season's (second) Bachelorette was serving cornrows on the red carpet and we couldn't love them more.
The rapper's cowlick elevated his usual slicked-back hairstyle.
CiCi's straight-back cornrows and baby hairs were divine. These tips will help you style your baby hairs like a pro.