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Find out who rocked the red carpet and how to steal their looks.
Even if you’re unhappy with the results of the 2018 Grammy Awards, you have to admit that the powerful women in attendance went all out on their red carpet looks. Although one of these showstoppers probably deserved to win Track of the Year over a certain crowd-pleasing ginger, if the Grammys were a fashion show, there’d be no question who truly won.
With her epic Blank Panther-inspired look, Queen B reigned over the 2018 Grammys. The singer reportedly wore more than $6.8 million worth of jewelry to the event. She may have skipped the red carpet, but she still stole the show in a black, velvet split-thigh dress that showed off her curvy figure. Topping it all off with a black statement hat was a classic Beyoncé sassy move.Bey also made a splash by wearing popular millennial beauty brand Glossier to the event. The star went for a natural makeup look for the Grammys with a pretty matte lip, and was reportedly wearing Glossier’s Boy Brow, Body Hero Daily Perfecting Cream and Perfecting Skin Tint. Beyoncé was also wearing a new Glossier product that has yet to be revealed, but we’re pretty excited to see exactly what it is soon.
Where to get it
Although you might struggle to replicate her multi-million dollar jewels and stunning one-of-a-kind dress, you can get Bey’s casual dewy skin look by picking up some Perfecting Skin Tint and Boy Brow from Glossier. You’ll love how effective and affordable these beauty must-haves are.
Wiith her smash-hit album Melodrama, 2017 was a huge year for Lorde — and her 2018 US tour promises to be nothing but a good time. This young superstar may only be 21 years old, but she looked amazing, poised and bold in a striking red Valentino dress at the Grammys. But besides the peek-a-boo cutouts in the bodice of the gown, our favorite part of this outfit was the perfectly-matched red flask Lorde was caught on camera with. Stylish and functional.Like Beyoncé, Lorde skipped the red carpet, but she made sure to make her voice heard inside the event by affixing a feminist poem by artist Jenny Holzer to the back of her gown. For her makeup, the singer chose a red lipstick to match her dress, matte skin, thick lashes and rough curls to add a grungy edge to the look.
Where to get it
Steal Lorde’s statement-making moves by adding poetry or other text to your outfit or grabbing a coordinated flask like this one from Amazon.
You can also try thickening up your lashes with Tarte’s Lights, Camera, Lashes mascara. For a look like Lorde’s, make sure you use a lash primer to avoid clumping and apply to your top and bottom lashes.
Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 Mascara from Sephora
Known for her eccentric and unique looks, Lady Gaga rarely disappoints us on the red carpet. She was one of the first to arrive this year in her show-stopping Armani gown, featuring a dramatic full skirt and intricate lace top. Her black dress was reminiscent of a ballgown, but with a modern edge: the full skirt was removable and revealed a tight, see-through gown beneath. Just like Beyoncé, the star rocked a black hat for a portion of the night, but with a secret: An edgy braid hidden underneath.
Where to get it
To steal Lady Gaga’s braid look, you’ll need to make two fishtail braids that become one. Many people struggle to create the perfect braided look because they’re trying to braid freshly washed hair, which is slippery and lacks the grip needed to make a complicated braid.Try spraying dry shampoo throughout slightly dirty hair to create an ideal texture for braiding. My personal favorite is Klorane’s dry shampoo, a drugstore staple in Europe. It’s extra-awesome because it has a special formula for darker hair.
Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk for All Hair Types from Ulta
If you want to snag Gaga’s sexy post-ballgown look, try one of these hot lace bodysuits from Boohoo for a tight, provocative look. Wear it on its own if you’re particularly bold, or add a black miniskirt.
After quite a comeback year, Kesha ruled the Grammys in her modern blue suit and silky blouse. Her outfit was covered in white roses as a dedication to the Time’s Up movement against sexual assault, so it carried an important message as well as being stunning.Kesha rocked a natural makeup look with beachy waves. That long, blonde hair was the envy of girls across the world last weekend. Her beauty choices may have been casual, but that amazing blue suit was all business.
Where to get it
Snag a blue suit similar to Kesha’s at Nordstrom. You’ll have to add the white roses yourself.
Sza, an emerging talent, was all the talk of the Grammys. Although she didn’t snag the award for Best New Artist (or the other four awards she was nominated for), she looked amazing at the event. She wore a stunning white gown that shimmered and moved beautifully. It was see-through in all the right places and had dramatic, fluttery sleeves. The star also wore super glossy lip gloss and had natural, voluminous hair.
Where to get it
For a similar gloss look, you’ll love Glossier’s lip gloss. It’s easy and fun to wear and achieves max shine, just like Sza’s look.
There’s no way to top a dress like Sza’s, but we think this white romper from Forever 21 has a similar, toned-down vibe. With its see-through sections and fluttery sleeves, it’s the perfect way to take Sza’s glam look and make it casual.
Amanda Swan is a shopping writer for finder.com. She loves face masks, rain, cheese and traveling. Her favorite places are London, Disneyland, Portland and anywhere near the ocean. She loves finding great deals on cute dresses and makeup palettes, and she's kind of addicted to two-day delivery and her iPhone.
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