If there’s one thing Doja Cat knows, it’s how to make a lasting impression. The singer is the celeb to watch during fashion week with her over-the-top outfits and editorial makeup, plus she's constantly putting out viral hits that stick. Tonight, she’s being celebrated at the 2023 Grammy Awards for her dedication to creating (and being) art, and she holds five nominations, including Record of the Year, Music Video of the Year, and Pop Solo Performance of the Year for "Woman"; Rap Performance of the Year for "Vegas"; and Pop Duo/Group Performance of the Year for "I Like You (A Happier Song)" alongside artist Post Malone.
There’s always something campy about Doja’s red carpet ensembles, but tonight she took us in a more glam direction. She wears a black latex Versace gown with a lengthy train and a one-shoulder neckline that turns into a semi-bare back. Her dress has a Jessica Rabbit-like fit, and she pairs it with black latex opera gloves and black spiral earrings to add a futuristic vibe to her look.
As for glam, Doja rocks a '90s underground-inspired black pixie cut that's brushed downwards to create a micro bang-illusion, created by hairstylist Jared Henderson using ghd tools. Her makeup features a black siren eye with sharp wings, an icy inner corner highlight, and fluttery lashes that have a sort of clumped-yet-chic quality. As always, her skin is glowing, and it seems she's sporting few complexion products other than a sculpting bronzer—the whole thing is very "dark bimbo."
The real stars of the show here are Doja's bleached brows and brown frosted lips, bringing her entire look back to '90s rave culture. Bleached brows offer an edgy look similar to the thin brows of that '90s ravers, while frosted lips add an out-of-the-box take on shine without any chunky glitter.
“I was inspired by the industrial warm tones of Doja’s dress and decided to play the eyes up with shimmering, contrasting colors," says her makeup artist, Ernesto Casillas. "I gave her a beautiful, luminous complexion with a hint of glow using my favorite Charlotte Tilbury products." To prep Doja's skin, Casillas used Charlotte Tilbury's legendary Magic Cream ($100) before applying the Beautiful Skin Foundation ($46) for a glowing canvas, and added a pop of color with the Pillow Talk Matte Beauty Blush Wand ($42) in Peach Pop. The eyes came courtesy of the Rock ‘n’ Kohl Liner ($29) in Bedroom Black, Luxury Palette ($53) in The Rock Chick, and Colour Chameleon ($29) in Smokey Emerald. For the frosted lip, Casillas started by lining with the Lip Cheat ($24) in Berry Naughty, before layering on some K.I.S.S.I.N.G. Lipstick ($37) in Pillow Talk Intense and Collagen Lip Bath ($35) in Refresh Rose.
Both bleached brows and frosted lips came back in into the spotlight this past summer as something that It-girls flock to when looking to add a bit of edge to their beauty routines. Tonight, Doja proves that the looks aren't going anywhere in 2023.