The 2012 American Music Awards was the energy jolt we needed! Wedged in the middle of award season and a prelude to Thanksgiving week, it was a kick-off of vast proportions if we’ve ever seen one. It had all the necessary elements: (1) spectacular performances– Ke$ha on drums, Justin Bieber in acoustic, and a killer Mc Hammer and Psy duo, (2) a few memorable moments– mainly Christina Aguilera’s bizarre freak show of a performance and Bieber’s boatload of awards, and (3) of course sparkly dresses galore among other glamorous fashion. Classic entertainment at its finest.
Aside from all the antics and shinanigans (there were plenty) we couldn’t help but notice a few recurring beauty trends. There were more than a few bold bangs, sleek ponys, and pale pink lips. Now that’s speaking our language. Take a look at some of Hollywood’s leading ladies sporting theses hot beauty trends!
The “Best New Artist” award wasn’t the only thing Carly Rae Jepsen nabbed at the AMA’s. She was also nailed one of our favorite hairstyles– can’t go wrong with a messy bun/bang combo.
Christina Aguilera‘s dress wasn’t a favorite of ours but we loved her sleek cut and bangs. Her nude makeup pulled the look together, giving her the fierce edge she was going for.
Taylor Swift has mastered the red carpet at this point. We’ve been in love with her bangs since she cut them and paired with a nude face (another big trend) she looked fresh and classic.
Heidi Klum is no stranger to a hot ponytail or bun. With that face, we wouldn’t be either.
Jordan Sparks looks sleek as ever with her pulled back locks, which made room for her mixed print gown. We think she could have glammed it up a bit more, but we are a fan either way.
Donning one of our favorite looks for the night Elisha Cuthbert was radiant. Her pulled back blonde tresses went perfectly with nude makeup and drop earrings.
Pale Pink Lips
Pink lips were a huge beauty trend for the night! Sporting a surprisingly subtle look, Ke$ha gave us old Hollywood glam and we loved it! Please keep this up Ke$ha; pretty please!
Can we just take a moment and express how much we’re obsessed with Ginnifer Goodwin? She literally glides down every red carpet she hits! Her pale pink lip and and dress were perfection– and that pixie cut just makes her the cats meow.
Brandy sparkled on the red carpet from her dress to her glamorous makeup. The “Put it Down” singer’s pink lip went perfectly with her faux bob and smokey eye– two thumbs!
Though her short dress may be better suited for a Las Vegas stage, Hayden Panettiere‘s makeup was lovely. Delicate and rosy it went well with the shimmery silver.
Kerry Washington is always a treat for the eyes! In usual classically sleek fashion, her makeup was natural and her hair was seemingly effortless. We won’t even start on that Stella McCartney number…
It’s hard to go wrong with a middle part and wavy locks. Stacy Keibler wore the look it well, though we were craving a wee-bit more spice.
Kelly Rowland looked simple and chic wearing her usual middle part and short dress.
Gwen Stefani does it every time. Bold red lip + wavy blonde tresses + Balmain perfection = complete and utter bliss.
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