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Beauty Looks That Ruled the Runway – BET Awards

By Sydney Cook
Posted On Jun 27, 2016
Beauty Looks That Ruled the Runway – BET Awards

 

While everyone may still be talking about Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar’s powerful performance and Jesse Williams’ politically charged speech, those weren’t the only amazing moments throughout the night. All across the red carpet were celebrities covered in summer-party inspiration from the perfect red lips to bouquets of curls.

For that and more, scroll on to see all of the beauty looks that ruled the runway.

Photo Credit: Splash News
Photo Credit: Splash News

Alicia Keys has everyone talking about her radiant skin goals. Last month, the talented singer penned an open letter about the societal pressures women face to look perfect 24/7 and expressed her desire to begin a #NoMakeup movement. On the red carpet of the 2016 BET Awards, she continued her campaign and proved that less can be more with her clean, glowy bare face. Her beat-free face was truly a breath of fresh air. She tied her look together with a silver head wrap and glitzy earrings.

Photo Credit: Splash News
Photo Credit: Splash News

It goes without saying – last night was a night filled with tributes for the late Prince. The iconic musician’s ex-wife, Mayte Garcia, stunned on the red carpet as she attended in his honor. The 42-year-old professional dancer walked the red carpet in a gorgeous floral gown, but it was her flowy locks and dark red lip that stole the show. Because of the all-in-your-face red lip, she kept the rest of her makeup simple with a natural brown smoky eye and an inner corner highlight. Cheers to a red lip done right!

Photo Credit: Splash News
Photo Credit: Splash News

Despite her sexy smoky eye, sculpted brows, and lashes that defied the limits of gravity, it was Karrueche’s top knot that knocked her beauty look out of the park. The sleek bun really stands out, but her baby hairs that were placed so elegantly on the sides of her face were a hit. With bright clean skin, a nude lip, and a classic smoky eye, Karrueche nailed our go-to summer look. Singer Tinashe also showed us how to rock a good nude lip and a classic smoky eye.

Photo Credit: Splash News
Photo Credit: Splash News

Black-ish star Yara Shahidi makes us feel young again. She took the classic smoky eye up a notch by sporting a burgundy tone to match her sheer, tinted blush and lip gloss. To bring together her beauty look, she pinned up one side of her voluminous ringlets giving us fresh, summery vibes that’s far from overdone. Love it! Sisters Chloe and Halle showed off their poreless complexion and only added a tinge of highlight in the corners of their eyes to keep their look youthful and allow their famous hair to do all the talking.

Photo Credit: Splash News
Photo Credit: Splash News

Finally, How to Get Away With Murder star Aja Naomi King wins the unsung hero award for best beauty look. Not many have acknowledged her red carpet look, but here’s our totally unbiased opinion. Despite HTGAWM being our favorite drama series, Aja’s fresh makeup look was the best to hit the red carpet. Her clean face and perfectly placed aqua eyeliner could not scream summer any louder. Colored eyeliner and eye shadow are trending this summer and Aja has us pulling out our pens and pads. Excellent example of a trend gone oh so right – take notes!