I’m going to let you in on a little secret: I typically find award show makeup looks boring. Don’t tell anyone, okay? It’s just that more often than not, stars tend to play it safe and go for the classic awards show combos: smoky eyes with a nude lip, red lipstick with winged liner, or glowy skin and neutral colors. Don’t get me wrong, these looks are classic for a reason—they just don’t necessarily elicit a heart rate spike on my end.
That’s why when I saw Sabrina Carpenter’s makeup at the American Music Awards last night, I was pleasantly surprised that my heart skipped a beat. Her makeup was just so. Damn. Good. Glossy, two-toned lips and shiny lids are exactly the kind of show-stopping makeup I want to see at an awards show.