VMAs 2022 Glam: The Best Celeb Beauty Looks

From Lizzo’s faux lip piercing to Taylor Swift’s bejewelled lids

The MTV VMAs 2022 concluded on an epic note, with Taylor Swift announcing the launch of her new album, Midnights, which will be released on 21 October and BLACKPINK’s Lisa making history as the first K-pop soloist to win Best K-pop Act.

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Beyond these jaw-dropping moments, we were also enamoured by some of the celebrities’ trendsetting beauty looks — from Lizzo’s metallic blue lips and Brazilian singer Anitta's mono-'rosematic' makeup to Dove Cameron’s goth-punk aesthetic. Read on for a brief recap.

Taylor Swift and Sabrina Carpenter: Sleek, silver lining

Taylor Swift Red Lips and Crystal-Inspired Eye Makeup, Sabrina Carpenter Silver Eyeshadow and Cat Eye

Left - Taylor Swift in a crystal-embellished dress and matching eye makeup. (Photo from: @patmcgrathreal) Right - Sabrina Carpenter with silver eyeshadow with kohl-rimmed eyes. (Photo from: @cgonzalezbeauty)

Taylor Swift was arguably the main star of the night — she made a surprise appearance at the event, accepted three awards for All Too Well (10 Minute Version) Taylor’s Version, and of course, officially announced the release date of her upcoming album, Midnights.

Glam-wise, the 32-year-old shone on the red carpet in makeup by Pat McGrath. Her crystal-inspired makeup features Pat McGrath Labs’ latest Mothership X: Moonlit Seduction Eye Palette and popular Skin Fetish Highlighter + Balm Duo. Her signature crimson lips were created using the LiquiLUST Legendary Matte Lipstick.

Over at Sabrina Carpenter’s, the singer played up the beauty of her silver-blue eyes with matching eyeshadow and cat eye makeup. She completed her glam with a rose-coloured pout and defined auburn eyebrows.

Dove Cameron: Punk comes out to play

Goth-punk aesthetic as seen on singer Dove Cameron

Dove Cameron sported glossy lips, tight braids and OTT manicure. (Photos from: @kaleteter)

Is that a leather neck choker that we see on Dove Cameron? Yes, yes it is. The emerging actress and singer went the goth-meets-punk route with her white under-eye eyeliner, braided hairstyle and OTT manicure. Dove Cameron went home with the Best New Artist award.

Lizzo: Fabulous faux piercings

Lizzo Smokey Eye and Nose to Ear Chain, Midnight Blue Lip and Lip Ring

Left - Lizzo with a faux silver nose piercing. Right - Lizzo with a faux lip ring and matching gold-hued earrings. (Photos from: @iwantalexx)

About Damn Time singer Lizzo turned out not one, but three stellar red carpet outfits during the show. Her all-black gown was complemented by silver jewellery, chrome nails as well as a nose-to-ear chain. For her midnight blue look, she sported a dramatic blue lip colour and topped it off with a lip ring and matching earrings. There’s no doubt that Lizzo was the beauty MVP of the VMAs! She also took home the Video for Good award for About Damn Time.

Honourable mentions: Dixie D’Amelio’s jet black brows and Anitta’s ‘mono-rose’ makeup

Dixie D'Amelio Jet Black Makeup and Anitta's Rose Coloured Makeup

Left - TikTok star Dixie D’Amelio with strong brows and jet black eyeliner. (Photo from: @cgonzalezbeauty) Right - Brazilian singer Anitta in rose-coloured makeup. (Photo from: @patrickta)

TikTok superstar Dixie D’Amelio embodied the ‘Night Luxe’ aesthetic with her kohl-rimmed eyes, spiky low bun and sequin dress. She also sported strong, bushy brows and luscious lashes. Meanwhile, Brazilian superstar Anitta showed up in monochromatic rose makeup, which was crafted to perfection by none other than celebrity makeup artist Patrick Ta and his assistant Kelli Anne. Anitta won the Best Latin award for her dance hit Envolver.

Whose look did you love the most at this year’s MTV VMAs?

P.S. Catch up on all the epic moments from the show by tuning into the Paramount Network on 2 September at 7PM (Singapore, Philippines) and 8PM (Malaysia).

(Cover photos from: @patmcgrathreal and @iwantalexx)

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