All The Details Behind Lizzo's Entire Beauty Look At The 2020 Grammys

Curated by Claudia Shannon / Research Scientist / ishonest

It's all in the details. Nominated for eight Grammy Awards, Lizzo walked the red carpet looking absolutely angelic dressed in a white gown and shawl and keeping her makeup and hair classic. But her nails were another — if not the — story.

To keep up with the Old Hollywood vibe, hairstylist Shelby Swain used the GHD Hot Tools to give Lizzo a deep part on the left side and curled her long hair in loose curls, cascading down her back. To lock her hair in place, Swain used both the Matrix Total Results High Amplify Proforma Hairspray and the Flexible Hold Hairspray.

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Makeup artist Alexx Mayo kept makeup on the simpler side. But before he applied any product on, he prepped the skin using the Dermaflash Luxe to exfoliate away dead skin and create a smooth surface. Then he used Urban Decay products to create a metallic purple smoky eye with a mauve that had a glossy sheen. "As soon as we saw the outfit, I instantly thought of Diana Ross old-Hollywood, and that really painted the picture," Mayo tells ishonest of his inspiration. "I love channeling beauty from the past. I love the 1930s, and this was reminiscent of that." One product he skipped? "Before she performs, I never use lipgloss because her lips always have to be flute-proof," Mayo explains. "We pat Urban Decay Eyeshadow on top of the lips to ensure they stay put and matte."

Manicurist Eri Ishizu wanted a nail look that did more than just sparkle and dazzle — she wanted it to have meaning to it too. "I painted the number eight on each nail because she has eight nominations," Ishizu tells ishonest. "[The hanging crystals] are the same shape as the earrings she's wearing — we wanted them to match."

She primed Lizzo's nails with the Chrsitian Louboutin Loubi Primer and added the Christian Louboutin The Nudes in Madame Est Nue to get that cream base color. She then used the Christian Louboutin Metallinudes in Goldissima to draw the eights on her nails and then added the crystals at tips of each. To seal the manicure and give it a patent-like shine, she used the Christian Louboutin Loubi Gloss top coat.

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