Get the Look: VMA Beauty

While everyone was buzzing about the performances at this year's MTV Video Music Awards, us beauty lovers were ooohing and aaahing over the fab makeup moments. Recreate these red carpet looks with our editor-approved beauty products.

Nicole Marie Melton Aug, 27, 2013

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Ciara arrived on the red carpet in this barely-there makeup look complete with chocolate brown eyeshadow, nude lips and strong brows.

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Get uniform color without fading and feathering with this perfect shade of creamy nude.

"Beige," $30, available at Giorgio Armani Beauty.

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Jennifer Hudson turned heads in a sultry, smokey cat eye with a touch of navy eyeliner on her lower lash line.  The soulful songstress topped off the look with creamy mauve lipstick.

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Create a wide range of neutral makeup combinations with the Becca Ultimate Eye Color Quad. You'll get four versatile shades of smooth, highly pigmented eye shadows in matte, demi-matte and metallic finishes.

$40, available at Becca

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Joan Smalls is ready for fall in this deep burgundy lip, a hot beauty trend this season. Dark eyeliner and wispy lashes add the perfect finishing touch.

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You can never go wrong with classic lip shades such as nude, wine or red. This complete kit delivers those colors and more in a purse-friendly compact. You get nine Luminous Crème Lipstick shades along with three moisturizing lip treatments—Superfruit Butter, Line and Define Lip Primer, and Sheer Balm.

$36, available at Sephora

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Paula Patton was all smiles in a high-shine coral lip, rosy blush and bright white eyeliner for an eye-brightening look.

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Get a peach lip of your own with Gleam by Melanie Mills Lip Radiance, a high-shine gloss that gives long-lasting color without feeling sticky. Try "Unstoppable" for a vibrant coral hue.

$24 each, available at Gleam by Melanie Mills

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A matte red lip never goes out of style and Rihanna relied on this chic beauty staple for her VMA appearance.

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For a warm but sassy red lip, you'll love MAC's Mineralize Rich lipstick in Everyday Diva True Red. Its rich formula is great for locking in moisture and giving lips a smooth look throughout the day.

$22, available at MAC Cosmetics


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