Glitz. Glamour. Glitter. Three words that best describe the American Music Awards (AMA) 2020. This star-studded event shone in all its glory, and the red carpet sizzled with the hottest looks and coolest trends. A medley of swanky ensembles, impeccable style, and electric performances, this gave all of us our much-needed entertainment fix.
Apart from that, it also gave us a whole lot of tweet-worthy, talk-worthy, and try-worthy looks. While these looks may seem high up on the fashion and beauty scale, they, in fact, are not. All you need are the right products and the right guidance.
Luckily for you, we’ll give you both. We’ve scouted through the guest-list, and we’ve chosen the five best looks of the year for you to try, and flaunt.
So let’s get this party started!
Fashion Favourite #1 – JENNIFER LOPEZ
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This sultry superstar rocked the stage with her performance and the red carpet with her ensemble. Dressed in a sparkling, silver cowl-neck top, a bold thigh-high skirt, and embellished sandal heels, she looked like a goddess. With her stellar makeup and artfully messy hair, she shone like the star she truly is.
Get the look
Step 1: Moisturize your skin and follow it up with Lakme Perfecting Liquid Foundation.
Step 2: Smear the silver shade from the Maybelline New York The Blushed Nude eye-shadow palette, all over your eyelid. Use L’Oreal Paris Liner Magique Eyeliner and create a cat-eye. Then defuse the eye-shadow to soften the edges.
Step 3: Illuminate the inner corner of your eye and boost your lashes with Faces Glam On Volume Mascara.
Step 4: Dust your cheekbones with Milani Baked Blush Bellissimo Bronze.
Step 5: Accentuate your lips with Lottie London Slay All Day (Squad).
Step 6: Do up your hair in chic waves and set it with Schwarzkopf Taft Shine Mousse for a sexy, wet look.
Fashion Favourite #2 – CARA DELEVINGNE
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Model and actress Cara Delevinge’s retro retreat not only stole the spotlight but many hearts too. She exuded a boss babe vibe in her metallic pantsuit flaunting her silver blazer and high-waist pants that were cropped mid-calf. With black pumps and dramatic makeup, she looked every bit the fashionista.
Get the look
Step 1: Prep your skin by moisturizing it and top it up with Lotus Herbal Natural Blend Liquid Foundation.
Step 2: Use Coloressence HD Matte Eye Shade and apply generously over your eyelid. Blend it repeatedly towards the outer corner for a smoky effect. To add more drama, apply to the bottom lash line as well.
Step 3: Finish the look with Revlon Fabuliner Eyeliner Black and amp up your lashes with Mud Volumizing Mascara.
Step 4: Add shimmer to your cheekbones with a Faces Canada Perfect Blush Cocktail Peach.
Step 5: Add a pop of orange to your lips with Isadora Perfect Moisture Lipstick, Orange Flash.
Step 6: Wear your hair in relaxed curls with an off-centre parting. Hold the look in place with Schwarzkopf Taft Classic Hair Spray Extra Strong.
Fashion Favourite #3 – BECKY G
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Singer, songwriter and actor Becky G’s outfit was on fleek as she graced the event with confidence, élan and a showstopper of a smile. She oozed glamour in a stunning white gown, embellished with Swarovski crystals. The bold thigh-high slits elevated her oomph factor. The white strappy heels and daring hoops made quite the statement.
Get the look
Step 1: Begin by moisturizing your skin and top it up with Note Mineral Foundation.
Step 2: Add sparkle to your eyes with Milani Everyday Eyes Powder Eyeshadow Collection (Must Have Metallics). Dab the shimmering copper shade over the eyelid. Highlight the inner corner of your eye for more dazzle.
Step 3: Give your eyes a sultry look with a winged style. Try Coloressence Pearl Liquid Eyeliner. To ace, this style, create a slight oblique at the outermost corner. Trace the eyeliner along the eyelid and then connect the two. You can opt for a thick or thin line.
Step 4: Volumize your lashes with Faces Magneteyes Dramatic Volumising Mascara.
Step 5: Give your look the grand finale with Zuii Organic Flora Lipstick Nude.
Step 6: Soften your look with pretty, beach waves with Remington Pro Spiral Curl.
Fashion Favourite #4 – DUA LIPA
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Slaying the red carpet look was Dua Lipa with her mermaid number. This embellished mini-dress with sparkly starfish was super fun and chic. The playful bodice with jewel-encrusted shells teamed with a frilly pink hemline gave it a funky edge. She teamed this look with metallic platform sandals, chunky gold jewellery, and a matching barrette.
Get the look
Step 1: Moisturize your skin and apply a base with Rimmel London Match Perfection Foundation.
Step 2: Ace the metallic eye look by opting for the dazzling shade by GlamGals Liquid Metal Eyeshadow. Apply on the upper eyelid and dab a little on the lower line as well.
Step 3: Opt for the winged look with ColorBar Infinite 24Hrs Eyeliner. To get the winged look, draw a line along the upper eyelid to the outer edge of the lower line. Fill in the gaps between the outer point of the liner and the lash line.
Step 4: Boost your lashes with a generous swipe of LA girl Super Mega Mascara.
Step 5: Get a dewy look and swipe your cheeks with Milani Color Harmony Blush Palette Bronze Burst.
Step 6: Complete your look by straightening your hair and setting in place with Livon Serum Shake and Spray Serum. Add an embellished, sparkly clip to give it that girly vibe.
Fashion Favourite #5 – MALUMA
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Looking sharp and dapper in his urban formalwear was none other than Maluma. The man of the night set the red carpet on fire with his blouson suit. He gave a fun twist to his outfit by sporting a pop of green on his hair. He further amplified his impeccable style with sophisticated shoes and confidence like never before.
Get the look
Step 1: First, wash your face with a refreshing face wash like Himalaya Men Active Sport Face Wash
Step 2: Next, give your beard a neat trim with Braun BT5090 MN Silver Wbox Beard Trimmer, and get it to the desired length.
Step 3: Nourish your beard with a generous dose of the soothing The Man Company Beard Softening Cream.
Step 4: Before styling your hair, make sure it’s clean. Try the Beardo Apple Cider Vinegar Shampoo for nourished hair.
Step 5: On clean, washed hair, apply Qraa Men Hair Styling Gel to set your style in place.
Step 6: If you want an edgy hair colour, you can opt for Bblunt One Night Stand Temporary Hair Colour – Emerald Green. It’s a temporary hair colour that will add the much-needed drama to your ensemble.
The American Music Awards (AMA) 2020 was everything we hoped for – dazzling ensembles, surprise appearances, rocking music and a multitude of enviable looks. The brought out their A-game and stunned the red carpet like never before. All in all, the AMA 2020 brought a sense of much-needed joy, style and sass to the year. As we say, this event was truly music to our ears.
Article by Nachiketa Anand