The leading ladies of the MTV Video Music Awards looked so HOT it should be illegal. Rocking Urban Decay’s newest Troublemaker Mascara and Vice Lipsticks P!NK, Hailey Baldwin and SZA brought serious #beautywithanedge to the stage. With their sex-induced lashes and pouty nude lips, the ladies had cameras begging for more… and us too!
MAKEUP ARTIST: Kathy Jeung
INSPIRATION: “To play into Pink’s androgynous pant suite, I wanted to create a neutral look drawing attention to her smoky eyes. For the show, I wanted to bring a pop of color and accentuate her bold personality with a bright, sparkly lip.”
STEP 1: To prep skin for long-wear, apply Urban Decay Optical Illusion Complexion Primer ($34). In order to neutralize and brighten under the eyes, apply NAKED Skin Highlighting Fluid ($28) in Fireball followed by NAKED Skin Concealer ($29) in Medium Neutral.
STEP 2: For a full coverage and dewey base, use the UD Pro Large Tapered Foundation Brush ($59) to apply Giorgio Armani Luminous Skin Foundation mixed with Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer. Using the Urban Decay NAKED Flushed Palette ($34) in Streak, apply bronzer in the hollow of the cheekbones, dust highlighter on the high of cheekbones and follow with the peachy blush for a glowing, warm finish.
STEP 3: Draw attention to the eyes by creating a subtle smoky eye using the NAKED3 Palette ($54). First, apply layer of Urban Decay Anti-Aging Eyeshadow Primer potion for a long-wearing base. Next, brush “Shade3” over eyelid from lash line to brow bone. Then, apply “Mooner” in the crease of the eyelid to enhance hollow. Finish by brushing “Factory” in center of lid, brushing upward. Line top and bottom lashline with Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil ($20) in Underground and blend using the UD Pro Smoky Smudger Brush ($24).
STEP 4: Enhance smoky eye by applying thick layer of Troublemaker Mascara ($24) to top and bottom lashes. To fill in and extend brows, fill with soft strokes of the Urban Decay Brown Beater ($20) in Taupe. Set brow hairs by brushing through the Urban Decay Brow Tamer ($20) in Taupe.
STEP 5: To finish the look, glide on the Urban Decay Ultimate Ozone Primer Pencil ($18) on lips for long-wearing base. For the carpet, apply a thick layer of Urban Decay Vice Lipstick ($17) in Earthling. To make lips pop for the performance, line lips with Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil ($20) in 714 followed by generous layer of Vice Lipstick ($17) in 714. For three-dimensional sparkle, apply the Vice Special Effects ($18) in Seether as a final touch. To set look, mist the Urban Decay De-Slick Makeup Setting Spray ($32) for oil-control – ideal for warm teamperatures and a performance.
*All Urban Decay products available at UrbanDecay.com