Red-carpet beauty can be pretty formulaic — except at the most outré awards show of them all: the GRAMMY Awards®. With its history of ombré yellow hair and flip manicures, we expected nothing less than jaw-dropping beauty looks from this past weekend's show. We mean, purr-fect cat-eyes and plum lips — obsessed. In case the nominees for the next awards show need inspo, we've drummed up our own standouts that we're hoping to see sashay down the red carpet in a few weeks.
With the help of makeup artist Carolina Dali, we orchestrated six exciting looks that are nothing like the smudged eyes and scarlet lips you've seen before. From a bright, two-toned liner that'll have everyone looking twice to a dark, look-at-me pout that deserves its own thank-you speech, these creations are definitely not your average paparazzi beauty shot. And, if no red-carpet events are on your calendar, don't worry. We've got Dali's pro tips on making these work in real life using COVERGIRL products. Even the daily 9-to-5 can use a beauty refresh.