The 8 Best Beauty Looks From The 2015 VMAs

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While we love watching the arrivals for any awards show, the VMAs hold a special place in our hearts. On its red carpet, nothing is off-limits — and, before snatching up their Moonmen, celebs have been spotted rocking everything from elaborate hairpieces (who can forget Lady Gaga's meat accessorizing?) to bold rainbow makeup. It's beauty-peacocking at its finest.

Luckily, last night's show was no different. From the dramatic hair change-ups (looking at you, Ciara and Kylie Jenner) to the fluorescent aqua eyeliner from host Miley Cyrus, the whole red carpet was a feast for the eyes. Ahead, we've rounded up our favorite looks from the night. You may even be inspired to give your Monday look a sequined kick-in-the-pants.
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Ciara turned heads when she showed up to the VMAs sporting a sleek, shoulder-length bob. Paired with a nude lip and thick black eyeliner, her look was majorly sophisticated and modern.
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We couldn't get enough of FKA Twigs' gorgeous loose curls. She paired the style with an equally vintage-inspired red lip — courtesy of Urban Decay's 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil and Revolution Lipstick, both in Bad Blood. (Insert Taylor Swift joke here.)
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With her slicked-back hair and bold brows, Demi Lovato took the red carpet looking like a serious badass. But we especially loved when she swapped her nude lips for vibrant orchid ones, which matched her gemstone-embossed get-up perfectly.
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Typically one to reach for a red lip and loads of mascara, Taylor Swift switched the focus to the eyes last night. We only have one word to describe that metallic navy shadow, which flicked out into two cat-eyes on the inner and outer corners: Meow.
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With an outfit like the one Miley Cyrus was rocking on the red carpet (and the controversy surrounding her hair), you probably didn't get a good glimpse at her waterline. But you should: the host's punchy aqua eyeliner was the perfect accent for her vibrant orange lipstick.
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Whether or not it's a wig, we were majorly digging Kylie Jenner's brand-new bangs. (Which look awfully similar to Nicki Minaj's, no?) Her makeup was her typical '90s throwback: smoky eyes, nude lips, and tons 'o contouring.
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Is it just us, or does Selena Gomez look seriously sophisticated? Her soft waves, subtle smoky eyes, and nude lips make for a beautiful, if not subtle, look. Sometimes, when you know you're going to run into your ex, all you need is a killer blowout, am I right?
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Vanessa Hudgens leaned in to her usual haute hippie look. She adorned her half-crown braid with tiny silver flowers (to match her pot-leaf earrings) and left the rest of her hair loose. She added a touch of red carpet glamour to her look with sparkling gold eyeshadow.
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