2014 Billboard Music Awards: Best Beauty Looks
There was definitely an overarching trend at this year’s Billboard Music Awards—smoky eyes, glowing skin and nude lips! The beauty looks were natural and a great example of using makeup to enhance one’s beauty rather than putting on a face. It’s rare to see so many covet-worthy makeup looks at one awards show, but this year, everyone seemed to get it right! Here are 11 of our favorite celebs and how you can wear their beauty looks.
JLo has the best beauty on the block! Those glittery lids, that glowing skin, and that signature nude lip? Yes, please. This look transported me straight back to high school when I first idolized JLo’s gorgeous bronze glow. Mixing one or two drops of Revlon Skinlights in your foundation can give your skin a glow too.
Sarah’s look was so rich and beautifully bronzed. I love the strong brow, highlighted skin and bronzy eyes and lips. The color on her eyes makes her hazel eyes electric. A golden brown shimmery shadow like Urban Decay’s Smog is flattering on nearly anyone. A metallic brick/bronze lip color like bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie lipstick in Make a Move give your lips a lit-from-within glow.
Carrie's Billboard Music Awards look is one I'm seeing on all the lovelies: bronze skin, nude/peachy lips and smoky eyes! I love that Carrie's smoky eye has an edgier shape and is amped up with sparkly lids and lashes galore. Try laying down the initial darkness with NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Black Bean and patting a gold glitter on top. I absolutely love LORAC 3D Liquid Lustre in Gold for this.
Gorgeous brows and matte lips make this the prettiest I've ever seen Kylie look. I can tell there's a fair amount of contouring happening here, and I love the lush yet natural lashes, too. Revlon Matte Balm in Elusive would be a great, affordable way to duplicate the sexy matte lip look.
I love how youthful this look is! The matte pink lip is so sweet, and I love the subtly defined brows. If you’re a blonde babe, Revlon Brow Fantasy in Dark Blonde adds just enough color and definition. Because Miranda has a bit of a hooded eye shape, false lashes really open up her eyes and charcoal sparkle makes this look just a touch bad girl.
Post rehab, Kesha seems to be on the upswing with healthy skin, rose gold hair and shimmery peach lips. Revlon Colorburst Lip Butters in Peach Parfait will give you a similar lip look!
Who knew Nicki Minaj was so beautiful? Once she let her features take center stage–subtle sparkly eyes, gorgeous dewy skin and a taupe lip—she was a beauty showstopper at the Billboard Music Awards. You can actually duplicate a subtly defined lip like this by lining with eye liner—yes, eye liner like CoverGirl Perfect Blend in Mink—and dabbing on a clear gloss. Do this look more, Nicki!
Kelly may be rocking the smoky eyes and glossy nude lips like many other Billboard Music Awards babes, but I love how she introduced cobalt on the lower lash line. L’Oreal Colour Riche Eyeliner in Cobalt will do the trick for you. Just make sure to smudge it out to soften the look.
Iggy has such a unique beauty, and she maximized her exotic eye shape with exaggerated black liquid liner. If you want to do the same, NYX Super Fat Eye Marker is your weapon of choice.
I rarely meet an orange lip I don't love and Natasha's was no exception. Keeping it understated on the eyes and giving rosiness to the cheeks keeps the look soft and flirtatious. NYX Round Lipstick in Haute Melon is a gorgeously wearable incarnation of Natasha's color.
You guys, Shania Twain is 48 years old. FORTY EIGHT. I thought she looked simply stunning. She wore the perfect glossy nude lip, light-to-dark smoky eyes and peachy cheeks. (Bravo to her makeup artist!) To recreate this peachy nude lip, grab a tube of NARS Larger Than Life Lip Gloss in Odalisque.