The 12 Best Beauty Moments From The Grammys Red Carpet 2021

Artists dialled up the glam at this year's Grammys, with high-shine shadows, glitter-dusted hair and maxed out manicures


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H.E.R

Where do we begin? Every element of H.E.R’s beauty look is impeccable. From her mauve, lilac and gold halo cut crease and fluffy mink lashes to her matte, terracotta lip or undulating waves, this is one look we’re desperate to recreate from home.

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BILLIE EILISH

How much does Billie Eilish love this floral tapestry print? Enough to wear it on her fingerless gloves, mask, bucket hat, outfit, and finger nails. It’s not the first time she’s gone all out with nail art to walk the Grammys red carpet — in 2020 she wore a Gucci-themed manicure. Her signature neon roots popped out from underneath her bucket hat, and makeup was kept minimal.

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LIZZO

Why wear one hair accessory when you can wear three? Lizzo poses a triple threat with three oversized hair clips, no doubt selected to match her iridescent pink gown seamlessly. Subtle yet sparkling was a clear theme, with Lizzo’s mega-watt smile thanks to a row of grills along her bottom teeth, while hairstylist Shelby Swain dusted fine particles of glitter over her hair. Less of an investment are Lizzo’s $8 false lashes, applied by celebrity makeup artist Alexx Mayo.

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DUA LIPA

Dua gave her best Cher impression with her sleek, dark tresses parted in the centre and tucked neatly behind her shoulders. Highly glossed and healthy-looking, we’re already daydreaming of achieving this level of shine with our own locks. Her velvety matte complexion was amped up by shimmering lavender eyeshadow, which acted as a perfect complement to her embellished Versace gown.

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TAYLOR SWIFT

Soft and ethereal was the brief for Taylor’s red carpet look, which was complete with a flush of pink over cheeks, eyelids and lips. A few loose tendrils pulled out from her braided up-do ensured she didn’t look overdone, and was a practical style for her performance of Cardigan during the awards ceremony.

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PHOEBE BRIDGERS

If you need a crash course in how to wear an autumn-inspired lip, look no further than singer-songwriter Phoebe Bridgers. This rich, matte plum shade is especially haunting when paired with her skeleton dress.

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MEGAN THEE STALLION

Megan kept it classy with a bouffant up-do, romantic face-framing tendrils, and soft glam makeup created by makeup artist Priscilla Ono. For lips, Megan wore her signature brown glossy lipstick framed with a 90s-inspired brown lip liner.

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BEYONCE

Brushed out waves, a bronzed complexion and subtle winged liner was the order the day for Queen B, who appeared on stage alongside Megan Thee Stallion to accept the Grammy award for Best Rap Song for their hit, Savage.

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MIRANDA LAMBERT

Here's living proof that a side part is *not* dead. Miranda Lambert wore her hair in a deep side part, and vamped things up with a sparkling, smoked out dark shadow and tight liner.

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JHENE AIKO

Host Jhene Aiko worked waist-long braids and styled baby hairs for her red carpet appearance. Mattified makeup was amped up by spidery eyelashes, perfectly groomed brows and a feline flick of eyeliner in the inner corners of her eyes.

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TIARA THOMAS

Tiara’s intricate braids received a gilt update in the form of gold hair wraps. The shimmering gold shade was reflected in Tiara’s eyeshadow look — a powdery matte eyeshadow punctuated by tightly rimmed eyeliner and lashings of mascara.

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CARDI B

One of the most talked about transformations of the evening was Cardi B’s bubblegum pink pixie cut wig, which she wore for her performance of WAP with Megan Thee Stallion. Makeup artist Erika La’Pearl used a combination of Pat McGrath Labs and Urban Skin Rx products to create Cardi’s makeup look, which included a glossy pout and metallic eye look.

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