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2021 Billboard Music Awards: Top 10 Best Red Carpet Looks

The Billboard awards have just passed and although much has changed for award shows, one thing has remained the same: the red carpet. Our favourite starlets are still dressing up and glamming up to celebrate the occasion. Below, we will be going through some of the best looks of the night.

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1. Doja Cat

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In no order, we start with Doja Cat, the R&B songstress is known for her other-worldly and whimsical fashion sense. Much like Lady Gaga, Sia, and Nicki Minaj who paved the way before her; she is not afraid to push the envelope. And she did just that for her BBMA look this year. She paired her Balmain ensemble with hair slicked into two braids and curly edges. Her hairstylist used Joico oils and hairsprays to keep her hair ultra-shiny and glossy. She donned wispy lashes and graphic liner with touches of blue in her inner and outer eyes, whilst keeping the rest of her makeup muted.  Overall, her look is futuristic, daring.

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2. Padma Lakshmi

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Padma Lakshmi came dressed to stun in her Christian Siriano power suit.  she opted for a more pared-back makeup look, keeping the colours neutral and muted. However, her glowing skin shone through. Her face was perfectly highlighted to create plump, healthy, and youthful skin. She had her hair parted down the middle and cascading strategically on her shoulders to frame her décolletage. Her look embodied both power and femininity.

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3. Saweetie

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Rapper Saweetie tapped into her inner princess with her Giambattista Valli Gown. Her hair for the night was slicked back into a long ponytail, which brought out and highlighted her face even further. The makeup complemented her gown perfectly as she opted for rosy shades from the Pat McGrath Divine Blush Collection. Her glowing base and glossy lips sealed the look together, by showing off her softer side.

4. Dixie D’Amelio

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TikTok’s sensation Dixie D’Amelio looked amazing in her slinky Ralph & Russo number. She paired her shimmery dress with bold, sequinned graphic liner and rosy cheeks and lips. Her hair was pulled up into a twisted bun, showing off her sharp cheekbones and jaw. She is right at home on the red carpet.

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5. Gabby Barrett

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Country singer Gabby Barrett, wowed in her Nicolas Jebran Dress. She paired the golden, embroidered dress with a sleek top bun, leaving two tendrils to frame her face. She drew attention to her eyes, concentrating the colour on her lids while her lips remained nude. All in all, the pairing worked harmoniously.

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6. SZA

SZA looked amazing in her Mônot fall 2021 cut0out dress. The star coupled the modern dress with more traditional Hollywood glamour hair and makeup. Her makeup artist is said to have used the charlotte tilbury magic cream moisturiser, and its effects are apparent. SZA’s skin looked flawless!  The singer wore thick winged liner which emphasized her doe-eyes. Her hair framed her face well and the blonde strand added the right pop of colour to the all-black ensemble.

7. Alicia Keys

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Aside, from a touch of lip gloss and eyeliner, Alicia Keys was fresh-faced in the literal sense. A usual move for the singer, Alicia continues to highlight her natural beauty. Instead, she draws more focus towards her custom Valentino garments and hair, which has been styled into 3 winding cornrow braids. She looked radiant and youthful.

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8. Kehlani

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Kehlani was stunning, adorned in a red Tony Ward Dress. Her hair framed her face in loose waves, and she wore voluminous lashes which immediately draw attention to her eyes and her rosy-hued make-up. By opting for a lighter contour, her base makeup softened her facial features. Her makeup coupled with her hair gave the singer an air of ethereality.

9. Gabrielle Union

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Gabrielle Union looked flawless in her embellished Prada dress. She rocked a sleek, 60s-inspired ponytail. Her makeup was minimal with touches of mauve for her eye look and lipstick. Overall, her look was fun, girlish, and classy.

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10. Karol G

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Finally, we have reggaeton and Latin Trap artist Karol G. She dazzled in a sheer, sparkly Celia Kritharioti gown. Her Aquamarine Hair dazzled just as much; the artist chose to keep her roots natural which added a nice contrast to the blue she was wearing. Her eye look was neutral with more focus being placed on her peachy rosy cheeks and pink lipstick. Her look is almost mermaid-esque, and I am here for it!

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