Billboard Beauty: Best Hair & Makeup Looks of the Billboard Music Awards

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Billboard Beauty: Best Hair & Makeup Looks of the Billboard Music Awards

Confession: I don’t know jack about music. I couldn’t tell you which artist holds the record for most Billboard wins. But I know beauty, and the trends seen at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards, held at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena, were off the charts. Click through for my picks of the best celeb looks in hair and makeup and get busy practicing the look your own way.


Hayden Panettiere’s Hair Bling



Hayden gets double beauty awards from us for her bling-y hairdo and and bold colored eyeliner. Get Hayden's hair sparkle with stick-on gems from your local beauty store. While you're there, don't forget her sexy liquid green liner in deep emerald!


Kacey Musgrave’s Lilac Lips



Kacey Musgrave pulled off the neon lip color usually reserved for fashion models walking the catwalk. Her updated makeup gave a romantic lace dress an unexpected modern twist.


Jenny McCarthy’s Pink Highlights



Funky, colored hair is nothing new on celebrities. Nicki Minaj, Kelly Osbourne and Katy Perry have all flirted with brightly colored locks. But Jenny McCarthy's pale pink highlights actually look workable for daily life. Hopefully, your boss will be as fond of them as we are.


Alyssa Milano’s Chocolate Smoky Eye



Alyssa Milano, star of the new ABC series Mistresses, rocked a natural chocolate smoky eye. Try her look at home by using a tapered blending brush to soften the line between shadow and liner.


Jennifer Lopez’s Dewy Fresh Skin



Jennifer Lopez is 44 going on 24 thanks to her amazingly fresh and dewy skin. The secret to her youthful glow is plenty of moisturizer, primer, cream-based blushes, and a little bit of highlighter.


Stana Katic’s Voluminous Curls



Castle star Stana Katic is the ultimate style chameleon. Her choice for the Billboard Music Awards was full-out bombshell with shoulder length voluminous curls. I may just have to invest in some hot rollers and steal her look!


Selena Gomez’s Winged Eye Makeup



Selena Gomez's smoldering stare was the product of the perfect winged eye look. To replicate Selena's look, use an angled shadow brush to draw out the shadow past the eye to about the end of your eyebrows. Use the same brush to soften eyeliner along the bottom of your eyelid.


Taylor Swift’s Teased Ponytail



Relationships may not be Taylor Swift's strong suit, but she certainly could make an ex jealous with her always-stunning red carpet looks. T-Swift's teased pony proves that the "messy look" is really overrated.


Miley Cyrus’s Punk Rock ‘Do



Say what you will about Miley, but this ex-Disney star isn't afraid of anything. Her platinum hairdo blew up Twitter when she first chopped her locks, and her punk rock styling at the Billboard Awards was equally tweet-worthy.


Katy Perry’s Plum Pucker



Katy Perry's plum pucker coordinated with her crazy colored tresses, but what we loved most was how she mastered the matte look!