The Beauty Looks at the 2020 VMAs Were All-Out ’90s

Although the VMAs looked different than they did in past years, the red carpet looks didn’t disappoint. For a second, we actually forgot we were in the midst of a pandemic (besides for seeing Lady Gaga’s amazing face masks). Celebrities were inspired by the ’90s, and the beauty looks in particular. These were the best ’90s-inspired beauty looks from the night.

Keke Palmer

The host of the night had many amazing outfit changes throughout the ceremony, but her opening look was totally ’90s with her hair slicked back in a french-roll updo with face-framing tendrils. To complete the look, she paired it with a choker—does it get more ’90s than that?

Ariana Grande

Grande took the stage with Lady Gaga for an epic “Rain on Me” performance in Baby Spice inspired high pigtail ponytails wearing bold graphic eyeliner and shimmery eye shadow.

Bella Hadid

The model presented in a edgy beauty look featuring a messy bun with face-framing bands, thick black eyeliner, and glowy makeup.

Bebe Rexha

Between the ’90s ponytail and blunt side bangs, the singer’s hair is totally ’90s, which looked flawless paired with her edgy outfit and metallic french-tip manicure.