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10 Of The Most Memorable BRIT Awards Beauty Looks Ever

From smoky eyes to ’90s-style lip liner.

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In honor of this year’s event, it’s a good time to pay homage to the most swoon-worthy BRIT Awards beauty looks from years past. From Dua Lipa’s colorful makeup to H.E.R.’s rock glam locks, here’s hoping the array of smoky eyes, bold lips, and slick ‘dos keep showing up on the red carpet.

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Lizzo’s Tiered Top Knot

Lizzo’s Hersey’s Kiss gown got a lot of attention when she wore it to the 2020 awards — but her super slicked, gravity-defying top knot and face-framing strands deserve a moment of respect. Her chocolate brown pout gets an honorable mention, too.

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Hailee Steinfield’s Soft Glam

In 2020, Steinfeld proved that a red carpet makeup look can be both subtle and chic. Her neutral lip and warm, subtly smoky eyes were the perfect companions to her bold dress.

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H.E.R.’s Voluminous Locks

H.E.R. donned big hair that was frizzy in all the right ways along with her signature round sunglasses at the 2019 awards, serving the just-right amount of British rock glam.

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Dua Lipa’s Beehive

At the 2021 BRIT Awards, Dua Lipa turned heads with this Amy Winehouse-esque updo. She paired the look with a pearl necklace and vibrant pink makeup across her cheeks and lids.

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Jorja Smith’s Magenta Lips

Smith’s matte pink lips made for the perfect pop to her otherwise natural makeup look at 2019’s event, and her slicked-back pony allowed for her bold pout to steal the show.

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Hailey Bieber’s Goth Lips

Bieber (then Baldwin) graced the 2018 BRIT Awards red carpet with a vampy black lip, dewy skin, and tousled hair, making for a memorable dark glam moment.

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FKA Twigs’ ’90s Throwback

It may have been 2020, but Twigs channeled the best of the ’90s with dramatically lined lips and auburn face-framing strands. Bonus points for her big earrings and text necklace.

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Adwoa Aboah’s Smoky Eye

One can’t forget about Aboah’s makeup look from 2020 that was so effortlessly understated. She proved a copper-hued smoky eye and neutral gloss could make a bold, head-turning statement.

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Katy Perry’s Mohawk ‘Do

In 2017, Perry sported what can only be described as a knotted mohawk. Her frosty 2000s-style makeup and jeweled ‘fit paired perfectly with the look.

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Taylor Swift’s Heavy Bang

In 2021, Swift snagged both the Global Icon and International Female Solo Awards while rocking her signature eyelash-dusting fringe and super soft waves. She (of course) also rocked a red lip to tie the look together.