NERVO on the 2013 VMA red carpet. Photo: COVERGIRL
Last night, three of our fave COVERGIRLS--Mim and Liv Nervo (aka NERVO) and Becky G hit the 2013 VMA Red Carpet, bringing major nail and makeup looks with them—they were totally #covermoment ready. They gave us a sneak peek at their wardrobe choices before they arrived at the Barclays Center on covermoment.com, and now, fortunately for us, are sharing their nail and makeup inspiration, as well as how to achieve the looks.
NERVO's nails on the 2013 VMA red carpet. Photo: COVERGIRL
NERVO'S NAIL ART
Since NERVO was DJing the VMA red carpet, DJing duo knew their nails had to make a statement. The twins used some of what they saw during their exploration of Brooklyn as inspiration: their electric look and sound definitely came through on their fingertips.
Mim used COVERGIRL Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss in Black Diamond, Snow Storm, Forever Fawn, and Golden Opportunity as base color. Then, to embellish the look, she added bold accessories, including studs, diamond bows, and gold chains. She even added an MTV symbol to one of her nails—gotta go BIG at the VMAs!
Liv and Mim have a unique sense of style, so they always aim to have their makeup looks reflect their individuality. The outfits they chose for the red carpet were bold: 3D designs and strategically placed fabric, so they wanted their makeup to amp up their entire look even more.
Liv’s look was finished with a beautiful lip created using LipPerfection in Rapture with a touch of Smoochies Lip Balm in Luv Bug for a hint of extra gloss.
Becky G's nails on the 2013 VMA red carpet. Photo: COVERGIRL
BECKY G'S NAIL ART
It was Becky’s first time at the VMAs, so she wanted a look she'd remember. Like the Nervo twins, Becky used Brooklyn as inspiration, and applied COVERGIRL Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss in Snow Storm as a base, but added color and design with Outlast Stay Brilliant Glosstini colors including Bahama Mama, Lemon Drop, Sangria, and Blue Hawaiian. Inspired by what she saw around the Barclays Center, Becky's nails had a graffiti design, which was achieved by tapping a sponge on the nails while they were still wet.
Becky G on the 2013 VMA red carpet. Photo: COVERGIRL
BECKY G'S MAKEUP
Becky really wanted an “Easy Breezy” look to complement her outfit, so she went with a clean, smokey eye, flawless skin, and a berry toned lip.
On her eyes, Becky wore a dark shadow and on top of it, on her lashline, she wore COVERGIRL Ink It! Liner in Black Ink. The liner was worked into her lashes with a small smudge brushed to give her a natural smoked-out look. To finish and provide just enough pop, her lashes were coated with COVERGIRL Flamed Out Mascara.
Becky’s lips were lined and filled with a soft berry liner, moisturized using COVERGIRL Lipslicks Smoochies Lip Balm in Be Sweet, and finishd with a layer of COVERGIRL Wetslicks Fruit Spritzers Lipgloss in Papaya Splash.
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