MTV VMAs 2017 Makeup Breakdowns: Get P!NK, Hailey Baldwin, SZA Edgy Looks [TUTORIAL]

P!NK, Hailey Baldwin and SZA brought serious edge to the stage of the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards. Get their looks thanks to makeup artists Kathy Jeung, Denika Bedrossian and Samuel Paul. Photo: Getty Images, Instagram

The leading ladies of the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards looked so hot it should be illegal. Rocking Urban Decay’s newest Troublemaker Mascara and Vice Lipsticks, singer P!NK, model Hailey Baldwin and singer-songwriter SZA brought serious beauty-with-an-edge to the stage.

With their sex-induced lashes and pouty nude lips, the ladies had cameras begging for more… and us too! Below, find the get-the-look breakdowns the girls rocked at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards:

  • P!NK


INSPIRATION: “To play into Pink’s androgynous pant suite, I wanted to create a neutral look drawing attention to her smoky eyes. For the show, I wanted to bring a pop of color and accentuate her bold personality with a bright, sparkly lip.”


STEP 1: To prep skin for long-wear, apply Urban Decay Optical Illusion Complexion Primer. In order to neutralize and brighten under the eyes, apply NAKED Skin Highlighting Fluid in Fireball followed by NAKED Skin Concealer in Medium Neutral.

STEP 2: For a full coverage and dewey base, use the UD Pro Large Tapered Foundation Brush to apply Giorgio Armani Luminous Skin Foundation mixed with Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer. Using the Urban Decay NAKED Flushed Palette in Streak, apply bronzer in the hollow of the cheekbones, dust highlighter on the high of cheekbones and follow with the peachy blush for a glowing, warm finish.

STEP 3: Draw attention to the eyes by creating a subtle smoky eye using the NAKED3 Palette. First, apply layer of Urban Decay Anti-Aging Eyeshadow Primer potion for a long-wearing base. Next, brush “Shade3” over eyelid from lash line to brow bone. Then, apply “Mooner” in the crease of the eyelid to enhance hollow. Finish by brushing “Factory” in center of lid, brushing upward. Line top and bottom lashline with Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Underground and blend using the UD Pro Smoky Smudger Brush.

STEP 4: Enhance smoky eye by applying thick layer of Troublemaker Mascara to top and bottom lashes. To fill in and extend brows, fill with soft strokes of the Urban Decay Brown Beater in Taupe. Set brow hairs by brushing through the Urban Decay Brow Tamer in Taupe.

STEP 5: To finish the look, glide on the Urban Decay Ultimate Ozone Primer Pencil on lips for long-wearing base. For the carpet, apply a thick layer of Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in Earthling. To make lips pop for the performance, line lips with Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil in 714 followed by generous layer of Vice Lipstick in 714. For three-dimensional sparkle, apply the Vice Special Effects in Seether as a final touch. To set look, mist the Urban Decay De-Slick Makeup Setting Spray for oil-control – ideal for warm teamperatures and a performance.

  • Hailey Baldwin

MAKEUP ARTIST: Denika Bedrossian

INSPIRATION: “Hailey’s sequined jumpsuit inspired me to create a classic but defined look.”

STEP 1: Prep the skin with Rehab Makeup Prep Hot Springs Hydrating Gel and Rehab Makeup Prep Lip Love. Then apply Optical Illusion Complexion Primer for foundation prep.

STEP 2:  Next, apply NAKED Skin Foundation and contour the skin with the newNAKED Skin Shape Shifter in Light Medium Shift. Highlight over the apples of the cheeks for color and shine with Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Highlighter in Fireball.

STEP 3: For the eyes, apply the shimmery shade from the NAKED Skin Shape Shifter in Light Medium Shift on the eyelid. Then blend in 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Roachon the top of the lash line, bottom lash line and water line for a subtle smoky effect.

STEP 4: Complete the eyes with a couple of coats of the new Troublemaker Mascara for long, sexy and voluminous lashes.

STEP 5: Apply, Vice Liquid Lipstick in Backtalk for a smudge-proof pout with a velvety finish.

  • SZA


INSPIRATION: “SZA’s makeup inspiration is a play on her current look - her makeup needed to feel subtle and fresh to go with her vintage Chanel outfit. The look consisted of rosy cheeks and glitter liner above her usual black eyeliner, to give it a fun, younger appeal.”

STEP 1: Apply All Nighter Liquid Foundation and blend it out with a foundation sponge

STEP 2: As a concealer and subtle highlight, use the NAKED Skin Concealer.

STEP 3: For a natural flush, apply the Afterglow Powder Blush in Bang high on the cheek bones and blend upwards.

STEP 4 : Use the Razor Sharp Longwear Liquid Eyeliner in Perversion for a sleek cat eye, followed by the Razor Sharp Longwear Liquid Eyeliner in Intergalactic right above it and into the corner of her eyes for a sexy, shimmery effect.

STEP 5: Outline the lips using the 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil in 1993 and top it with a sheer coat of Vice Lipstick 1993 in 1993.

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Shirley Gomez has been exposed to many aspects of the art world. Besides being a Fashion Journalist, she studied Fashion Styling and Fashion Styling for Men at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, Interior Design at UNIBE and Fashion Design at ITSMJ Fashion School in the Dominican Republic. She worked as a Fashion Journalist, Fashion Stylist and Social Media Manager at one of the most recognized magazines in the Dominican Republic, Oh! Magazine, as an occasional Entertainment Journalist, of the prestigious newspaper “Listín Diario”, as well as a fashion collaborator of a radio show aired in 100.9 FM SuperQ. When Shirley is not writing you can find her listening Demi Lovato or Beyonce's songs, decorating her apartment or watching Family Feud.