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vma makeup you can wear in real life.

by: liza darwin

August 26 2013

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Part —ok, more like 90% —of the fun of the VMAs each year is seeing which celebrity can outdo the rest. 

Which outfit is craziest? Riff Raff, Katy Perry, Miley, we're looking at you.

Which performance is most provocative? Lady Gaga and Miley (again), you've got this one. 

Which moment from the show will inevitably turn into a meme .5 seconds later? We're gonna go with the Smith family's classic reaction to Miley (yes, again) and her twerk-tastic performance with Robin Thicke. 

But while the VMA insanity is exactly what makes the annual blowout so successful, much of the stuff we saw last night wouldn't exactly fly the next morning...that is, with the exception of Holland Roden's makeup look. The Teen Wolf star went full-out glam on the red carpet, but her bright lips and flushed cheeks work just as well with jeans and a basic t-shirt. That's great news for us, because unlike Katy Perry's grill, you can actually wear it after the main event is over. 

BLUSH IT: Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Tipsy, $26.00
This gorgeous coral color injects some major glow into Holland's porcelain complexion. Who needs a full-night's sleep when you can fake it so quickly? Consider this a Monday morning trick anyone can definitely get behind.

LASH IT:L'Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara, Carbon Black, $8.49
Swipe two coats of this blacker-than-black mascara on your top lashes for volume and serious length. 

INTENSIFY IT: Smashbox MegaTint Long Wear Lip Color, $20.00
Layer this warm coral hue on your lips for punchy color that's traffic-stopping, but still relatively low-key.

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