September 20, 2021

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Billie Eilish’s VMAs 2021 Look Is Surprisingly Minimalist

Prior to tonight’s MTV VMAs 2021 appearance, Billie Eilish’s last award show beauty look featured her signature neon-green roots and a handful of nail art looks. (The latter kept us on our toes throughout the 2021 Grammys.) Days after the big event, the singer went platinum blonde and, later, cut her hair into a stunning modern shag. Now that she’s returned to the red carpet for the MTV VMAs 2021, Eilish kept things simple but just as stunning as always. 

Eilish slipped on a black cable-knit sweater for her appearance at the award show with her brother, Finneas. To coordinate with the cozy vibes, her new haircut was given a subtle, tousled styling, and her makeup was just as minimal with neutral tones and slight hints of shimmer. Champagne shadow, flushed cheeks, and pinky-nude gloss are always a good idea if you ask us. They are a timeless trio for any occasion. Try it out with the classic Stila Eyeshadow Compact in Kitten, Pat McGrath Labs Skin Fetish: Divine Blush in Fleurtatious, and Fenty Beauty’s Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer in Fenty Glow, respectively, and you’ll be happier than ever. Okay, that may be a bit dramatic, but I hope you feel a bit of joy with your take on this look. 

billie eilish at the 2021 vmas with a blonde shaggy bob neutral makeup and a black sweater against a black background
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However, the most surprising part of Eilish’s effortlessly gorgeous 2021 VMAs beauty look was her nails. Instead of going with ultra-long acrylics as per usual, her tips were au naturel —  in both length and color. In fact, Eilish skipped nail polish altogether and cut her nails short. Suddenly, my unpolished nails seem like a choice and not a lack of trying. I can have my hair and makeup on the low-key side and nails to match. It’s a theme, people. Once it starts getting colder outside, I’m ready to throw on a chunky sweater and embody this Billie Eilish red carpet/award acceptance beauty moment at the dog park. 

billie eilish at the 2021 vmas with a blonde shaggy bob neutral makeup and a black sweater against a black background...
billie eilish at the 2021 vmas with a blonde shaggy bob, neutral makeup, and a black sweater against a black background doing a rock n roll hand gesture with unpolished nails Getty Images

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