CMA Awards ’12: Red carpet beauty

If you’re a country music star, then November 1st was the biggest night of the year for you. That’s when the annual Country Music Awards (CMAs) took place in Nashville, and just like you’d expect, the wardrobe was heavy on the sequins. In beauty, though, things were much more modern. With the exception of Carrie Underwood (who always does her over-the-top thing), stars like Lucy Hale, Hayden Panettiere and Taylor Swift chose more understated hair and makeup with an emphasis on standout lips, look-at-me-lashes and side-swept hair. Have a browse through this gallery to check out all the beauty looks from the big night.


Monday, November 5/2012 at 1:45 pm

Faith Hill has braces?! I thought all celebs just had their teeth plucked out and replaced with chiclets.


Tuesday, November 6/2012 at 9:32 pm

What’s a good base eyeshadow to use if I want to do a similar look to what taylor swift has? (red lips, winged eyeliner) Is white eyeshadow better or beige? And what brand? Shimmer or matte? Thnx!


Tuesday, November 6/2012 at 10:38 pm

Karen Fairchild needs a lesson in how to choose and apply false eyelashes. Yikes!


Courtney D.
Wednesday, November 7/2012 at 8:07 pm

Ok, I don’t want to be mean, but overall this is one of the worst award shows as far as beauty I’ve seen in a long time. I know it’s country to have big hair and big lashes, but so many of them have just plastered on makeup and teased out bleached hair. Bleck. I also have to say the ones that aren’t blonde have gone way too dark with their hair (with the exception of Lucy Hale, who looks awesome).

I much prefer a nice natural look, minimal makeup, natural looking hair color (mine isn’t dyed so I may be partial), classic looks. Taylor overall looks good, love the hair. She is showing you can go bolder with some choices, but not looks gawd awful (cue Carrie Underwood…).


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