MTV’s Video Music Awards have a reputation for wild fashion and shocking stunts, but last night’s red carpet was downright sedate compared to shows of the past.  Retro glam and classic makeup looks took center stage as the biggest names in the music industry were honored, and while there were a lot of lovely ladies, only a handful truly blew us away.

Here, we’ve counted down our favorite beauty looks, and how you can recreate them at home.

 

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Even with minimal makeup, Beyoncé looked absolutely radiant last night  — pregnancy seems to agree with her. Get the Look: Amazonia clay shimmering powder in rose.

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Known for her outrageous and playful style, Katy Perry did not disappoint. She did however keep her makeup relatively conservative, and absolutely flawless. Get the look: LipSurgence natural lip tint in amused.

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Channeling one of the major themes of the night, old school glamour, songbird Adele wore dark, smoky lashes and only a hint of color on her cheeks. Get the look: lights, camera, lashes! clinically-proven natural mascara.

 

 

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Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber’s main squeeze, shed her Disney skin last night. She looked elegant and sophisticated with a subtle, smoky eye and softly glowing skin. Get the look: natural cheek stain in dollface.

Do you agree with our choices? Who else do you think should have made the top four?