AJ Crimson Weighs in on the Hottest Beauty Looks From Black Women in Music

Celebrity Makeup Artist AJ Crimson is no stranger to the red carpet and he here he explains the best looks from our biggest music night.

Deena Campbell Feb, 12, 2016

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Jazmine not only rocked the house but brought the heat with a fiery matte red lip. The classic neutral pallet of gold and bronze on the eyes with strong eyeliner was perfection! I'm loving the simplicity that allowed her to shine.

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I never expect anything less than amazing and on trend with Zendaya. Matte lip check, dramatic smokey eye with rockstar edge straight off the runway, check and barely there skin, on point. I would have loved a bit more bronzer. Even without she hit another home run.

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You can never go wrong with consistency. Audra Day has really made this modern take on a vintage look her own and it suits her! Effortless skin, bold red lip, eyeliner and mascara. When you know what works for you stick with it!

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Estelle is one of my favorite chocolate girls! I love that she never over highlights or contours. What I really love about this look is the ombré lip—the heavy burgundy lip liner with light plum lip in the center with a hint of sheen is great. I can see this as a forward moving trend as opposed to the matte versions we see on social media.

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The Queen always stuns us on the red carpet with her polished glammed up look. However I love her casual lowkey make up. It makes any girl feel like they could duplicate the look at home. She knows her assets and plays them up well. Accentuating her almond eyes with black khol liner and mascara, fresh dewy skin, with a kiss of blush on the cheek and nude lip is the ultimate win.

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The golden highlight and subtle contour makes V Bozeman's complexion beam! The perfect nude lip on her warm skin is to die for! She came to shut it down! The dark liner closes her already small eyes a bit; however, she still gets 5 stars because she slayyed the carpet. Well done!