13 Beauty Looks Stealing The Show At Tonight's VMAs

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In terms of awards shows, MTV's VMAs are historically the most dramatic of the year — meaning the beauty bar is high. There was Lil Kim's purple wig in 1999, Katy Perry's bubblegum pink hair in 2011, Taylor Swift's Cleopatra-esque cat-eye in 2015 — each one more iconic than the next. Just like how we won't forget the on-stage moments (cough, Rihanna and Drake), we'll always remember the hair and makeup trends, too. And 2017 did not disappoint.
With Katy Perry hosting, Miley Cyrus performing, and Cardi B making her VMA debut, we're in for a long, beauty-filled night. With Paris Jackson's "upside down" liner, monochrome makeup, and updos so glamorous you'd think we hopped in a time machine, you can bet we're taking a lot of notes.
Whether any of these artists actually take home a Moon Person tonight or not, here are the biggest beauty winners in our book — ahead.
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Yara Shahidi

We knew by Shahidi's Instagram sneak peek earlier today that her slicked-back curls would be on point, but we had no idea they'd look this good.
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Vanessa Hudgens

With slicked-back hair, glittery red lids, and a matching dress, Hudgens' overall look can only be described with one word: fire.
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Lorde's look was simple and understated, but there was a lot more thought behind her monochromatic look. The singer recently tweeted that she actually has the flu, so it looked like that muted pink shadow came in handy tonight.
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Olivia Munn

Most celebs at the VMAs kept their lips a muted color, which is why Munn's burgundy choice — the perfect complement to her dewy skin and wavy lob — was such a standout.
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Paris Jackson

If you thought grown-out roots were out, Paris Jackson is here to prove you wrong — not that we could focus on anything other than her gorgeous two-toned eyeshadow.
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Demi Lovato

The "Sorry Not Sorry" singer brought the heat with her flowing waves and smoky eye makeup.
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Hailey Baldwin

Tonight, Baldwin stuck to her go-to look: bold brows, dewy skin, and neutral lips — and it did not disappoint.
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Sibley Scoles

The E! News correspondent brought the timeless finger wave to life. Even better, she's mixing it with the trendiest platinum hair color trend of the year.
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Jessica Sula

Curls, curls, and more curls — the actress served hers with some serious volume and gorgeous monochromatic red makeup.
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Millie Bobby Brown

The best way to show off a sheer black, high-neck dress with gold accents: Pin hair up with a gilded accessory and draw on a smoky eye.
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Katy Perry

Tonight's host added hits of monochromatic pink on her lids, lips, and nails — a perfect contrast to her white ensemble.
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Nicki Minaj

Pin-straight hair with pink accents, Minaj let her glowing skin take center stage.
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Cardi B

So long to Cardi B's long extensions — tonight, she made a case for the lob.
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