9 Beauty Moments That Rocked The BBMAs Red Carpet

From Gabrielle Union’s retro hair flip to Doja Cat’s floating eyeliner.

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The Billboard Music Awards is like the Super Bowl for musicians. Unlike the Grammys, artists’ wins are actually based on fan engagement — so the red carpet is their chance to shine for us. Here are the 9 best beauty looks of 2021’s awards show that viewers can’t stop thinking about.

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Karol G’s Face Jewelry

As a performer for the evening, Karol G opted to take her makeup look to a more 3-D level and paired sparkly eye decals with her turquoise hair.

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Saweetie’s Cat Eye

Bold eyeliner was definitely the trend of the evening. Unlike the graphic styles worn by stars like Doja Cat, Saweetie opted for a full-throttle cat eye and voluminous lashes.

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Doja Cat’s Floating Eyeliner

Ever the beauty chameleon, Doja Cat surprised fans with yet another new look: This time, it was her unconventional eyeliner. The star wore floating geometric black lines that were punctuated with vibrant blue.

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Alicia Keys’ No-Makeup Look

I always stan a makeup-free red carpet moment. No one does it better than Keys – at the Billboard Music Awards, her radiant complexion did all the talking.

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Gabrielle Union’s ‘60s Hair

The ‘90s and early aughts have been reigning supreme on red carpets as of late, but Union made the case for the ‘60s hair flip with her chic retro pony.

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Priyanka Chopra Jonas’ Monochromatic Makeup

Yes, her sleek-straight lengths — with a Gen Z-approved middle part — looked incredible, but Chopra’s all-brown makeup look made a strong case for the ‘90s beauty trend.

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Dixie D’Amelio’s Crystal-Accented Liner

Another floating eyeliner on the red carpet? D’Amelio’s graphic lines, which were studded with tiny crystals (a perfect pairing with her metallic dress).

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SZA’s French Manicure

So many celebs have been rocking fresh takes on the classic nail style. Onstage, SZA wore a bright yellow French mani, so her tips matched her hair.

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Machine Gun Kelly’s Checkerboard Nails

He’ll never exactly wear something understated on the red carpet. Machine Gun Kelly’s latest look included black-and-white checkerboard-print nails (on just one hand!) and a black tongue.