The Grammys Red Carpet Was a Lesson in Inventive Liner

From Lil Nas X to Lady Gaga, the stars went graphic.

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If we've learned anything from Euphoriait's that getting graphic with your eyeliner is going nowhere—anytime soon. The 2022 Grammys further proves that eyes are the perfect facial feature to play up. Celebrities like Megan Thee Stallion, Lil Nas X, and more hit the carpet on music's biggest night with decorated eyes, taking their already-stunning looks to the next level. From dramatic smoky eyes to neon hints of color, the good news is you don't have to be a celeb at the Grammy's to experiment with this bold makeup trend. Ahead, find our favorite eye makeup moment's from the red carpet (and prepare to dust off your liquid liner).

Megan Thee Stallion

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Megan Thee Stallion walked the red carpet with a fierce smoky-eye and cut-crease hybrid that added more allure to her sexy look. Celebrity Makeup Artist Lauren Child created Megan's glam using Revlon's So Fierce! Prismatic Palette in Tantrum ($12) all over her client's lids. Child topped everything off with Revlon's So Fierce! Vinyl Eyeliner in Midnight Mystery ($10), ColorStay Sharp Line Liquid Eye Pen ($10), and So Fierce! Big Bad Lash Mascara ($11).

Lady Gaga

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Lady Gaga took a classic approach to graphic eyes with sharp black eyeliner adding a swipe of white on her lower lash line to elevate the timeless look. Her longtime MUA Sarah Tanno was responsible for Gaga's glam using Haus Labs Liquid Eye-Lin-Ner ($20) to create the saturated wing.

Lil Nas X

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Lil Nas X's neon blue liner made a case for a quick pop of color in the inner corner of your eyes. We love this bright, robin's egg blue.

Avril Lavigne

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Avril Lavigne's dark eyeshadow, smudged liner, and jet-black lashes are the perfect smoky eye trifecta.


yola attends the 2022 grammy awards with purple hair and nails.

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What's better than one eye-catching detail? Two. Yola's Grammy's eye makeup look married both of our favorite makeup trends: bright colored liner and statement gems.

Olivia Rodrigo

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Olivia Rodrigo's classic yet bold eye look reminded us to dust off our liquid liner and practice a cat eye again. Celebrity makeup artist Lilly Keys used Glossier's Mist Monochromes palette ($22) to create a gradient pastel look on Rodrigo's lids. She followed up with the Pro Tip liner ($16) to make a dramatic wing and used a few coats of Lash Slick ($16) to complete the look.

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