No sleep till Brooklyn! That was at least the theme (and first-time location) of last night’s MTV VMAs. We couldn’t get enough of the outrageous nail art and makeup looks from some of our favorite artists!
Check out how to recreate the nail and makeup looks of fellow COVERGIRLs: Australian twin DJing sensation NERVO and recording artist Becky G. And make sure to check out a preview of the COVERGIRL Hunger Games: Catching Fire Capitol Collection, too!
Mim and Liv of NERVO’s Nail Looks:
Since NERVO was DJing the VMA red carpet, their nails had to make a statement! The Brooklyn location of the VMAs served as the inspiration for their nails looks – cool, yet gritty! NERVO’s electric look and sound definitely came through in their nail looks.
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For Mim, the base was COVERGIRL Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss ($5.00) in Black Diamond, Snow Storm, Forever Fawn and Golden Opportunity. To make the look really funky, bold accessories were added including studs, a diamond bow and gold chains. She even donned an MTV flag on one of her nails to pay homage to the VMAs!
For Liv, the look was kept simple, starting with a base of COVERGIRL Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss in Black Diamond and Snow Storm, with cool designs on each to give the look some edge.
Mim and Liv of NERVO’s Makeup Looks:
Photo Courtesy of Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for MTV
The girls have such a unique sense of style, so of course their beauty looks have to be a part of that. The outfits they chose for the red carpet were insane, so the beauty look had to be complimentary!
For Mim, COVERGIRL Clean Whipped Cream Foundation ($7.79) in Natural Beige (340) was applied as a base, followed by blush and two different bronzers for defined cheekbones: the Clean Glow Blush ($7.79) in Roses and Clean Glow Bronzer ($7.79) in Spices, and also TruBlend Minerals Bronzer ($8.99) in Golden Sunrise. The blended colors provided precise definition.
On the eyes, she started with COVERGIRL Ink It! Liner ($6.49) in Black Ink and drew from the inner corner of the eye to the outer, defining the eyelid into a full cat-eye shape. Flamed Out Shadow Pot ($3.65) in Molten Black was used to fill in the space between the outer line and the lash line. The top water line was filled with liner to enhance the thickness of her lashes. To complete the bold eye, she finished with Clump Crusher Extensions Mascara ($7.99) in Very Black.
On the lips, a pop of sheer color was added using Queen Collection Jumbo Gloss Balm in Pink Diamond (800).
Liv’s beauty look was kept really simple with a striking cat-eye. She used Clean Whipped Cream Foundation in Buff Beige (325) all over her face, and then set with TruBlend Minerals Loose Powder ($8.99) in Translucent Medium (415). Clean Glow Bronzer in Spices was used to contour the cheeks and finished with Clean Glow Blush in Peaches.
A dramatic cat-eye was created using a nude shadow as the base. She started with COVERGIRL Eye Enhancers ($2.99) in Mink (750), and then wore LineBlast 24 Hour Liner ($7.99) to create the sexy cat eye.
Becky G.’s Nail Look:
It was Becky’s first VMAs so she wanted to wear something mega cool! Again, the Brooklyn location of the VMAs was the inspiration.
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COVERGIRL Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss in Snow Storm was applied as the base, and embellished with the bright Outlast Stay Brilliant Glosstini ($2.99) colors including Bahama Mama, Lemon Drop, Sangria, and Blue Hawaiian. She wore a graffiti design, very reminiscent of the tagged Brooklyn buildings, which was achieved by tapping a sponge on the nails while they were still wet to mix the colors.
Becky G.’s Makeup Look:
Becky really wanted an “Easy Breezy” look to complement her outfit, so she went with a clean smoky eye, flawless skin and a juicy berry toned lip.
On the eyes, Becky wore a shadow one shade darker than her skin color applied all over her lid, using a fluffy eye shadow brush. On top, she wore COVERGIRL Ink It! Liner in Black Ink on her upper and lower lash lines.
The liner was worked into her lashes with a small smudge brushed to give her a natural smoked-out look. To finish, her lashes were coated with COVERGIRL Flamed Out Mascara ($5.94) to make them really pop!
Becky’s skin was prepped by moisturizing and applying COVERGIRL Clean Whipped Creme Foundation. A bit of COVERGIRL + Olay Concealer Balm ($7.99) was applied under her eyes and wherever needed. COVERGIRL Clean Glow Blush in Roses was swept along her cheeks to finish her skin and powder was applied to keep the shine away.
Soft lips are always a must! Becky’s lips were lined and filled with a soft berry liner, applied with COVERGIRL Lipslicks Smoochies Lip Balm in Be Sweet, finishing with a layer of COVERGIRL Wetslicks Fruit Spritzers Lipgloss ($4.99) in Papaya Splash to give her a super-juicy pout.
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