Three of the hottest VMA 2015 makeups looks were created with Urban Decay Cosmetics. Kim Kardashian, Rebel Wilson and FKA Twigs rocked the matte trend. From red and pink to nude, and paired with either a smoky eye or bold brow, the matte lip brought serious #beautywithanedge to the red carpet.
MAKEUP ARTIST: Mario Dedivanovic (my friend and former Spoiled Pretty contributor)
INSPIRATION: “Kim is wearing a beautiful army green Balmain dress, with slicked-back, “wet look” hair. So we went with a simple but glowy “classic Kim K” look – a beautiful, softer version of her usual smoky eye and an understated, matte nude lip.”
STEP 1: Prep skin with NAKED Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup ($40) for a glowing, demi-matte complexion.
STEP 2: Blend Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Blush in Indecent ($26) onto the apples of the cheeks – this peachy shade makes the complexion look healthy and radiant.
STEP 3: To create a soft, smoky eye, first prep lids with Eyeshadow Primer Potion ($20) to ensure a lasting look.
STEP 4: Using the NAKED Smoky palette ($54), lightly highlight the brow bone and inner corners with High, a light rose gold shimmer. Blend the shimmery, bronzy shade Radar across the entire lid and along the lower lash line.
STEP 5: Line the upper lash line with 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Perversion ($20) and softly smudge it for some drama and definition. Finish with a few coats of Perversion Mascara ($22).
STEP 6: Line lips with 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil in 1993 ($20) and fill in lips with Matte Revolution Lipstick in Stark Naked ($22).
MAKEUP ARTIST: Matthew VanLeeuwen
INSPIRATION: “We wanted to add some spice to the simplicity of Rebel’s dress so we went for a modern, rock and roll edge with her makeup.”
STEP 1: Prep skin with NAKED Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup in 2.0 ($40), and use NAKED Skin Concealer ($28) to touch up any redness. Finish skin with NAKED Skin Pressed Finishing Powder ($34) for a flawless complexion.
STEP 2: Highlight the brow bone, cheekbones and the bridge of the nose with NAKED Illuminated ($30), and blend Afterglow Blush in Indecent ($26) under cheekbones and up towards the temple.
STEP 3: Lay a base of Eyeshadow Primer Potion ($20) on lids. Using NAKED2 ($54), highlight the inner corners with YDK and sweep Half Baked across the rest of the lid and onto the lower lash line. Blend Pistol into the crease and slightly above it. Line the upper lid with 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in LSD ($20), and layer a few coats of Perversion Mascara ($22) onto upper lashes.
STEP 4: Define eyebrows with Brow Beater Microfine Pencil in Taupe ($20), and set them with a few sweeps of Brow Tamer Gel in Clear ($20).
STEP 5: Line and fill lips with 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil in Anarchy ($20) to create a base for lip color to grip on to. Layer a coat of Matte Revolution Lipstick in Menace ($22) on top for a bold pop of long-wear color.
MAKEUP ARTIST: Mai Quynh
INSPIRATION: “Twigs wanted to look glamourous, so what better way to do her makeup then with liquid black eyeliner and red lips!”
STEP 1: Prep skin by applying Dr. Lancer Nourish Moisturizer to her skin and La Mer Lip Balm to lips.
STEP 2: Apply NAKED Skin Weightless Liquid Makeup in 7.0 ($40) with a damp BeautyBlender sponge. Dot NAKED Skin Concealer ($28) under eyes and wherever needed.
STEP 3: Dust Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Blush in Kinky ($26) on cheekbones and blend up towards the temple. Dust NAKED Illuminated in Luminous ($30) above cheekbones and on the brow bone.
STEP 4: Create a winged cat eye on upper lids using 24/7 Liquid Eyeliner in Perversion ($19). Finish with two coats of Perversion Mascara ($22) on top and bottom lashes.
STEP 5: Line lips with 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil in Bad Blood ($20), and fill in the lips with Matte Revolution Lipstick in Bad Blood ($22).