Grammy Awards 2014: The Top Beauty Hits

Judging by the number of celebs dancing during Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky,” the 2014 Grammys felt more like a party than the typical drowsy awards show. As much as music was the focus of the night, we couldn’t help but notice the stars playing with some of the year’s most fun and daring makeup trends. Here, we count down some of our favorites looks of the night.


Last night, the 17-year-old newcomer from New Zealand handled her victory over megastars like Justin Timberlake and Katy Perry with an admirable amount of grace and (genuine) surprise. Even cooler was her simple makeup, topped off with a purple-plum pout. Want to look like Lorde? Try a bluish-purple lip color, like W3LL People’s Nudist ColorBalm Stick in Fig.

Rita Ora

And speaking of purple, it looks like Rita Ora’s makeup artist took a note from Pantone, decorating her eyes with a shimmery lavender shadow reminiscent of Pantone’s color of the year, radiant orchid. Paint your upper and lower lids with Laura Mercier’s Caviar Stick Eye Color in Orchid to cop Ora’s sparkling, statement eyes.


Blame it on the pregnancy hormones, but last night Ciara was glllowing. We cant decide what we liked more—the dress, the hair, or her radiant skin. For an all-over boost that’s just as good for your skin as it is pretty, go for Manna Kadar’s Sheer Glo Shimmer Lotion in Paradise. And if you can’t get past her messy faux-bob, try the look yourself with our easy-to-follow tutorial.

Katy Perry

Katy Perry had the chance to play with a few looks last night—on the red carpet, onstage during mid-show performance, and with her post-performance costume change—and she didn’t let any opportunity go to waste. Try her princess-pink lips and oversized chignon with our ever popular sock bun tutorial and a swipe of Laura Mercier’s girly Lip Glace in Pout. More intrigued by her witchy, “Dark Horse” onstage look? Try a vampy, deep berry lip (similar to Lorde's!) like Manna Kadar’s Street Smart.


Because no list would be complete without her, we couldn’t go without mentioning Beyoncé’s to-die-for wet-look locks during her performance of “Drunk in Love.” To get her just-out-of-the-pool look, smooth wet hair with a generous helping of Devacurl’s Ultra Defining Gel, define curls with fingers, and walk right out the door. Flawless.

Photo: Kevin Mazur/WireImage

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