The Best (and Worst!) Beauty Looks From the 2019 Grammy Awards

Best: Janelle Monáe
Best: Lady Gaga
Worst: Andra Day
Best: Jennifer Lopez
Best: Cardi B
Worst: Natasha Lyonne
Best: Camila Cabello
Best: Tracee Ellis Ross
Worst: Saint Heart
Best: Dua Lipa
Best: Alicia Keys
Worst: Sophie Hawley-Weld
Best: H.E.R.
Best: Kelsea Ballerini
Best: Alessia Cara
Best: Nina Dobrev
Best: Eve
Best: Jorja Smith


Best: Janelle Monáe

There will likely be many people attempting to DIY Janelle Monáe’s sculptural fascinator. At the very least, everyone should take inspiration from her thick braid and glowing natural makeup.

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Best: Lady Gaga

Given the Grammys’ over-the-top M.O., people likely expected Lady Gaga to have the boldest look. Ever the unpredictable one, she surprised with a make-under. Tousled hair with visible roots and slightly smoky eyes delivered rock ‘n’ roll vibes.

Image: John Shearer/Getty Images for The Recording Academy

Worst: Andra Day

We salute Andra Day for being experimental and fully committing to a look, but her throwback hair and makeup sadly turned into a fembot costume a few millimeters of hair ago. 

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Best: Jennifer Lopez

We can’t see any of Jennifer Lopez’s forehead, but we can still see her on-point makeup look. The J.Lo glow was in full effect with her bronzed skin and glossy neutral lip. Bravo for wearing a hat that is grander than Pharrell Williams’ infamous hat from the 2014 Grammys. #Slay

Image: Valerie Macon/AFP/Getty Images

Best: Cardi B

There aren’t many people who can pull off wearing what looks like a supersized embellished thimble in their updo and call it fashion, but not many people are like Cardi B. The rapper worked every single beaded detail. Additionally, she made a case for millennial pink eyeshadow and flirty lashes.

Image: John Shearer/Getty Images for The Recording Academy

Worst: Natasha Lyonne

#WokeUpLikeThis bedhead can be fab, but it can only go so far before it becomes straight up disheveled. Natasha Lyonne’s dry-looking strands seemed in need of some TLC from a deep conditioning mask.

Image: John Shearer/Getty Images for The Recording Academy

Best: Camila Cabello

Forget eyes and lips, Camila Cabello’s makeup look was all about the cheeks thanks to subtle blush draping. Her breezy low ponytail was the perfect complement to her gown’s keyhole back.

Image: Lester Cohen/Getty Images for The Recording Academy

Best: Tracee Ellis Ross

Those who wanted drama got plenty of it thanks to Tracee Ellis Ross’ braids, which reached mid-thigh. Her fresh gym skin prevented things from becoming too intense.

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Worst: Saint Heart

Butterfly theme or no butterfly theme, there really isn’t much that could justify Saint Heart’s stringy colored streaks and coordinating multicolored makeup. It’s a reminder less is more.

Image: John Shearer/Getty Images for The Recording Academy

Best: Dua Lipa

Dua Lipa demonstrated why the blunt bob is one of the hottest haircuts of the moment. Fresh skin and bold brows provided a modern, understated finish.

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Best: Alicia Keys

The host of the evening was barefaced and beautiful. She proved the best sort of glow is the one from within — and possibly a good serum. Her sleek updo exploded around her shoulders into a delight of curls.

Image: John Shearer/Getty Images for The Recording Academy

Worst: Sophie Hawley-Weld

The 2000s might be having a resurgence, but we aren’t quite ready for the Sofi Tukker band member’s decorated half updo. It’s bringing back too many questionable beauty memories.

Image: John Shearer/Getty Images for The Recording Academy

Best: H.E.R.

Not even H.E.R.’s sunglasses could dull the shine of her beauty look. In fact, the rainbow frames actually enhanced the colors in her makeup and played off her rhinestone-encrusted part.

Image: John Shearer/Getty Images for The Recording Academy

Best: Kelsea Ballerini

Those who were hoping for lip color inspiration besides neutral tones will be clamoring to recreate the country singer’s surprisingly wearable orange-red lipstick. Same goes for the tousled hair.

Image: John Shearer/Getty Images for The Recording Academy

Best: Alessia Cara

Neutral lips might have been the takeaway of the night, but Alessia Cara’s ruby red lipstick with black eyeliner proved there’s no touching a timeless classic.

Image: John Shearer/Getty Images for The Recording Academy

Best: Nina Dobrev

The actress mixed sporty and glam for a sultry beauty look. The smoky red brick eyeshadow made her eyes pop. The J’adior double headband worked in the hair accessories, logo and ballet trends.

Image: John Shearer/Getty Images for The Recording Academy

Best: Eve

Ariana Grande may have competition in the ponytail department thanks to Eve’s voluminous half updo. Many still likely associate Eve with her caramel blond hair, but this darker color is stunning on her.

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Best: Jorja Smith

She oozed elegance without veering into the usual red-lipstick-and-waves combination. The singer-songwriter took a softer approach with a subdued red lip stain, sleek pony and smoldering stare.

Image: Valerie Macon/AFP/Getty Images

The Grammys aren’t known for being a “tame” award show like the Oscars or Golden Globes. Almost anything can happen at the Grammys, which leads to some interesting things on the red carpet. The 2019 Grammys played into this, especially on the beauty front. Where else would we see a hat so wide it deserves its own zip code? And there aren’t many occasions where we see hair extensions that go beyond a celebrity’s back.

Even with the no-holds-barred drama, the majority of the looks still mesmerized. They made us think outside of the confines of the usual red lipstick and updo we often see on the red carpet. Hair accessories and the aforementioned hats proved popular trends. As for lipstick, the 2000s-era ultra glossy nude lip was the clear winner.

There may have been numerous celebs who stunned with unexpected, on-point beauty looks, but there were others who surprised us in the wrong way. Scroll through the gallery to see the best and worst beauty looks from the 2019 Grammys.

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