The Grammys Red Carpet is known as a runway for celeb’s most sparkly, sleek and sometimes strangest get ups—and the 2019 awards show didn’t disappoint (Janelle Monae’s outfit was out of this world). But as for makeup and hair, this year’s performers wowed in more understated yet still glamorous looks that allowed their natural beauty to shine. Here are some my favorites:
If anyone can pull off a completely fresh face and still look like a straight up goddess, it’s Alicia Keys. I couldn’t detect a stitch of makeup aside from some lightweight foundation—if that. Her flawless, almost glass-like skin, took center stage as my favorite look of the night, proving that sometimes the best makeup look is no makeup at all.
I’m thinking of nicknaming Ella Mai, Ella Mastered-The-No-Makeup-Makeup-Look. The “Boo’d Up” singer made a show-stopping entrance in a navy gown, sleek bob, and minimal makeup. With perfectly shaped brows, lightly lined eyes, sheer gloss, and a touch of blush, Ella Mai’s Grammy look is perfect inspiration for embracing your natural beauty.
Camila stunned on the red carpet wearing a sparkling pink gown with smoky liner, rosy cheeks and a flushed lip. I love how the “Havana” singer went for a neutral shadow look with winged eyeliner and natural lashes to create center-of-attention eyes without looking overdone. Paired with a low pony and wispy fringe, Camila looked effortlessly glamorous with a girl-next-door flair.
Lady Gaga isn’t afraid to take major risks when it comes to red carpet style (I’m talking to you, meat dress). This year, Gaga sparkled the hardest in a gorgeous Celine by Hedi Slimane metallic dress dripping with diamond-encrusted accessories. Compared to her typically dramatic looks, the “Shallow” singer kept makeup to a minimum with beautifully smoked out lash lines and barely there lip gloss as she snagged three Grammy awards.
Leave it to Cardi to steal the show with a dramatic red carpet entrance wearing a Thierry Mugler 1995 Fall Couture design. The unofficial Queen of Statement Eyes decked out her signature smolder with pink hues to match her oyster-inspired ensemble. The Best Rap Album winner kept it neutral when it came to her hit-making pout for a sleek and classic makeup look.