Each year, MTV’s Video Music Awards serve as a distillation of the current cultural zeitgeist. No matter what, the show manages to be the perfect arena for moments we just can’t stop talking about. You never know what will happen at the VMAs. Whether it’s Lady Gaga showing up in a meat dress or Beyoncé announcing her pregnancy, past years have always delivered surprises.
The VMAs are the ideal place for stars to play with their looks. The fashion is always off the charts and the beauty never disappoints. Every iconic red carpet outfit needs equally hard-hitting makeup, hair and nails to round it off. Think about it – Rose McGowan’s iconic 1998 “nude” dress wouldn’t have been complete without her red lips and Megan Fox’s own rendition of the “nude” dress in 2021 wouldn’t have made the same statement without her wet waves.
This year, we’re expecting some beauty looks that we won’t be able to stop thinking about for at least the rest of the week, if not months to come. We’ll keep track of these beauty moments here as we see them. Keep scrolling for our absolute favorites.