Our Top Picks: The 55th Grammy Awards

Last night the Grammys showcased the top talent on the music scene right now. Most celebrities were dressed to impress showcasing designer gowns, jewellery and shoes. Here are our top picks for hair and makeup at this year’s Grammy awards.

Canadian cutie Carly Rae Jepsen always has an edgier look about her, and this time was no different. As always, she wore her dark, straight bangs that were chopped unevenly to give her hair a rougher, messier look. Her gunmetal eyes mixed blues, greys and black that gave her an edgy smokey eye that matched her whole look, including her metallic dress!

Sean Paul showed up looking a little bit like a chia pet. We did not like his hair at all! If Sean Paul is looking for hair inspiration, he should look to JT. Justin Timberlake looked classic and handsome with longer, combed back hair.

Kimbra looked beautiful pale skin, red lips, black liner and dark brows. We thought her hair looked cute, but her bangs were a bit too short. 

Janelle Monae tends to be a risk-taker with her wardrobe, but her makeup was pretty subtle – and it looked great! Janelle had the most beautiful skin. This is a good example about how to highlight properly, we also loved her blush, her brows and how she wore red lips that were glossy and not matte.

At the People’s Choice Awards this year Taylor Swift went for a mature look with a more structured dress and plunging neckline. We were excited to see her Grammy look. We thought that she looked beautiful, but went back to her more youthful look that was predictable. She wore her hair with straight bangs with a braided crown that met at the back of her head. It was very piecey and undone, adding to her youthful, natural look.

Oh J.Lo. We mentioned after the Golden Globes that you might have too much glow. Tonight was no exception, under the lights and the flashes her skin looked oily. We love dewy skin, but not that dewy. She wore her hair slicked back into a tight topknot. This was to really draw attention to her cat eyes. Her eyes were extra feline-like with the eyeliner drawn to connect below the inner tear duct of the eye.

Florence Welch was Pantone head-to-toe with her Emerald getup. As she said in the interview on the red carpet, emerald looks really good with her hair color and her eye color. She wore an undone low bun that was very piecye in the front with cranberry lips and matte eyes. We love how she took a risk on the red carpet, we think it paid off.     

Besides Adele’s dress, she looked absolutely incredible. She is such a classic woman that exudes 50s elegance. We love how she can wear the beehive look and make it look stylish and not ridiculous. You want to know what we loved most about her look? Her lashes! Her lashes were absolutely incredible, the best of the night for sure!

Kat Dennings has such an interesting look about her. Such pale skin with big lips and big eyes. We like that she doesn’t shy away from the bold colors and drawing attention to her features. She had awesome black winged eyeliner with great matte plum lips.

We’re always looking for Rhianna on the red carpet. This look wasn’t as bold or risky as some of her other ones, but she looked stunning. We loved her red dress and how it matched her nails and her lips. Her lips were the perfect red lip. The lip liner was in a darker, but barely noticeable purple-red shade, and then the lips were filled in with a matte red color. We also loved Rhianna’s ombre hair. It looked incredible. 

We have to say that we love the mani cam! A trend prediction for 2013 is bejeweled nails and other forms of nail art and jewellery – we did see a lot of that. Another trend we noticed in the mani cam was a tendency for celebs to go for the long, pointed feline nails that looked fierce and fabulous.

Alright, it is time for our best dressed award. It is not only an award for best dressed, but it is the person who wins the best overall look. She had great hair, makeup, accessories and we loved the dress too. This award goes to Carrie Underwood. We loved her deep part with side bangs and her retro waves. We also loved her perfect glowing skin (take notes J.Lo) her blush, which wasn’t subtle, but wasn’t too much. And her eyes! They looked amazing. A+ all around for Carrie Underwood!

What were your favorite looks of the night? We would love to know! Let us know via Facebook, Twitter or in the comment box below!

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