Beauty Buzz: The Best of VMA Beauty, Nicki Minaj’s Many Hairstyles, L’Oreal Paris’ Makeup Genius Emmy Additions


Even with all the throwback and bootylicious outfits that happened on the VMA red carpet and stage on Sunday evening, there were some true beauty wins. Slicked-back hair was abundant, red lips were everywhere and glowing skin was ubiquitous. Gwen Stefani went vintage, Nina Dobrev went bold and Miley Cyrus went, well, kind of natural. Which was your favorite beauty look of the night? [ELLE]

Another trend that was happening all over the VMA red carpet? Fake hair! We spotted extensions, weaves and full-on wigs everywhere. And, really, who did Nicki Minaj think she was fooling? She may have had a line-up of hairdos, but, let's be honest, no one was actually looking at her hair… [The Cut]

As you gather your goods (read: popcorn, wine and smartphone) and prepare for the Emmys, make sure you download L’Oreal Paris’ Makeup Genius app. In celebration of the awards show, women can virtually try on the makeup looks of three TV characters right at home. L’Oreal Paris Consulting Celebrity Makeup Artist Billy B. created three looks: “The Claire,” “The Joan,” and “The Elisabeth.” Simply tap the app to see the makeup looks on your own face. Happy experimenting! [Glam Inbox]

How does one get a glow as glorious as Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s? This is not a rhetorical question—because we have an answer. Get this beauty’s bronze glow with just a handful of products that’ll help you hold on to that summer tan for as long as you can. [Vogue]

NailKale is here! We caught wind of the upcoming superfood-for-nails line back in May, and it is finally available for purchase. We’re happy to see this health fad get recycled into a beauty fad, but the question remains: does it really work? One beauty editor tried it out (and kept Alexa Chung out of it) and had some pretty positive things to say about the green new line. [Into The Gloss]