We can always rely on the Grammys to be the more daring award show when it comes to red carpet looks. But while the fashion this year was generally more pretty than bold—from stunning embroidered gowns to barely there, costume-like contraptions—the hair and makeup provided a sense of adventure.
Tonight’s carpet boasted major color goals in the hair department, from pastels to vibrant brights, while winged liner and colorful, smoky eyes dominated over more natural looks. All around, skin was glowing. We rounded up some of the most favorite beauty looks of the evening that we can’t wait to try ourselves. Click through the gallery to see our picks.
Lady Gaga certainly made a statement with her neon orange-red hair and bright blue eyes—we’re sensing some serious Bowie vibes.
Tove Lo gives us major witchy vibes with a shimmery red cat eye, which distracts us a bit from her intricate, jeweled septum ring.
Alessandra Ambrosio was a bombshell in her slinky black cutout gown—but her super sleek hair and shiny teal cat eye really made the look, and made her brown eyes pop.
Janelle Monae kept her makeup simple with glowing skin, a nude lip, and smoky bronzed eyes—but what really made a statement were her amazingly thick and long French braid pigtails that accented her pillbox hat.
Skylar Grey’s sleek topknot was the perfect match for her high-necked, intricately embroidered gown. While the height was super edgy, it was simple enough to not take away from the dress.
Dencia definitely turned heads on the red carpet this evening. We don’t know what was louder—her hot pink embellished jumpsuit or her poodle-like platinum blonde hair. Is that Hello Kitty hiding in there? We’re obsessed.
Lalah Hathaway’s deep violet ombre braids were absolutely gorgeous and were the perfect pop of color against her white gown. The subtle hints of purple in her eyebrows and lips pulled the look together without being too matchy-matchy.
Adele was simply glowing tonight with dewy cheeks and barely-there lip against her slightly tousled ombre hair. Her classic cat eye pulled the look together.
We’re absolutely loving Taylor Swift’s bold new look—a blunt, geometric bob paired with a super bright red lip, keeping her eyes simple.
We loved how Bonnie McKee’s strong smoky eye really stood out against the soft color palate of her bubblegum pink hair and shimmering silver suit.