The MTV Video Music Awards were this past Sunday and it's official---Nudes are IN! (Nude makeup, that is!) This Sunday, the Red Carpet was flooded with bold outfit choices and sultry, nude makeup that focused on the eyes and lips. Where daring choices are normally applauded at the VMAs, this week proved that nude makeup can make a smoldering statement when it comes to beauty. We narrowed down our favorite looks from the 2016 VMAs and picked our favorite beauty products to recreate the gorgeousness from home.
We loved everything about Hailey Baldwin's look at the VMAs. Her smokey bronzed eye and textured messy lob paired perfectly with her see-through jumpsuit. To create her tousled tresses, we love Matrix's Mess Maker from their Style Link Series. This lightweight sea salt spray gives the right amount of hold and texture without making the hair look dirty or matted. To copy her bronzed smokey eye, our go to product is Smashbox's versatile eyeshadow trio in Screenshot. Complete her look with the new Gen Nude Lipstick from bareMinerals in XOX. This dusty rose shade will give you a medium wash of color, while leaving your lips moisturized and ready to conquer the day.
Hailee Steinfeld always brings her A game when it comes to the Red Carpet but this Sunday, she looked like a total beach babe with her long, shiny beach waves and flawless, youthful makeup. Her brows and lashes looked full, natural and were only enhanced by her coral and bronzed makeup choices. To get her shiny waves without weighing your hair down, we recommend Brazilian Blowout's Acai Brazilian Dry Oil. Anyone with a curl or wave will appreciate how this oil literally disappears into the hair for enhanced shine without compromising a style. Smokey eyes can be intimidating, but Hailee's is so easy, it's fool-proof. We love the bareMinerals Sex Kitten loose eyeshadow because it's high in pigment and and gives off a glimmering shimmer that instantly enhances the eye. Give your pout a peachy kiss of color with Lipstick Queen's Peachy Nude lipstick.
Wearing nude makeup shades can seem pretty boring unless you bring the drama with your eyeliner and lashes like Nicki Minaj. Her look at the VMAs was anything but boring and she looked stunning with her long, sleek, and straight hair. Go to town with your eyeliner the next time you attempt a cat eye with Stila's Stay All Day Liquid Eyeliner. This must-have eyeliner pen allows you to maintain control of your line, whether you're going with a simple liner look or you're planning to go bold The best part? This eyeliner will stay in place, regardless of the weather. To glow like Nicki did on Sunday, we can't stop recommending Laura Geller's Baked Gellato Swirl Illuminator in Gilded Honey. Copy Nicki's silky, smooth style with ColorProof's PlushLocks Leave In for frizz-free, shiny locks.
This Sunday, Kim Kardashian scaled her look way down, opting for beachy, textured waves and a smoldering, soft smokey eye. This refreshingly natural look made Kim look like she went straight to the VMAs after a day at the beach and we loved it. Get the same beachy style with Moroccanoil's Beach Wave Mousse. Great to use on damp or dry hair, you'll get tousled waves with a little bit of shine. We love using bareMinerals' Bare Neutrals Eyeshadow palette to create soft and subtle smokey eyes. Finish this look with a glossy lip. We love Frankie Rose's Lipgloss in the shade Exotic for insatiably kissable lips.
What were your favorite looks from the VMAs? Share with us and comment below! XO
Liz Cabrera is a skin care enthusiast who has worked at Planet Beauty for 10 years. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Creative Writing from the University of California, Long Beach. She has a love for film, jazz and the Humor boards on Pinterest.