Aside from just jamming to their songs or taking fashion cues from them, music videos have also been a source of inspiration for beauty lovers everywhere. Every year, artists release music videos that not only have a great catchy tune, but also give us some major #makeupgoals. ‘Rain on Me’ is a recent example of how music videos can have such a big impact on the beauty world. But this is not something new! For years, singers have pushed the boundaries of beauty in their music videos, opting for daring looks which later end up becoming iconic trends.
Here are 10 singers who gave us repeat-worthy tunes, and also delivered iconic makeup looks through their music videos.
While Britney Spears' iconic ‘Baby One More Time’ music video was all about the schoolgirl outfit when her 'Slave 4 U' music video dropped, it was all about dewy skin, glossy lips and a whole lot of emerald green eyeshadow.
Decades after the release of this music video, her shimmery lids, simple cat-eye, coral lips and blushed cheeks are still a fan favourite. It was this video that made people recognize that she’s not only a good singer, but she also has an innate sense of style.
If you’re looking for makeup looks that are strange, unique and outlandish, then look no further. For her 'E.T' music video, Katy transformed into an intergalactic pop star giving us 3 out-of-this-world makeup looks.
Rihanna is Hollywood’s beauty chameleon and her 'S&M' music video proves just that! The singer delivered head-turning looks all ranging from sexy red lips to bold and bright eyeshadows and even barbie pink lips.
She’s called Queen Bey for a reason and whenever she drops a music video- trust us- the whole world stops whatever they are doing. That’s because she not only captivates us with her music but with her beauty looks as well. While it’s hard to pick just one, her ‘Haunted’ music video makeup look is definitely what we need to bring out our inner bad b*tich. With her deep red glossy lips and shimmery smokey eye makeup, Beyoncé showed us that it’s possible to look like a boss babe and ooze sexiness at the same time.
From ‘Love Story’ to ‘Lover’, you can see Taylor’s makeup transformation through the years but her most iconic look till date is in the music video ‘Black Space’. Her cherry lips and smokey cat-eye is the perfect example of what a nightmare dressed like a daydream looks like.
Leave it to Gaga to push the boundaries of music, makeup and fashion. There’s no doubt that Gaga has had a major influence in the music and beauty world, but her graphic eye look in the music video ‘JUDAS’ opened the doors to new and exciting eyeliner options.
The ‘Rain On Me’ music video dropped just a couple of weeks back and it is safe to say that Ariana’s graphic white cat-eye is THE makeup look of 2020. While Gaga’s white cat-eye was unmissable as well in the video, the beauty world went crazy for Grande’s graphic liner which started from her crease and went all the way down to her lower lash line.
Nicki Minaj showed us how to effortlessly make yellow and pink hues work together. Her bright yellow eyeshadow paired with extra-long lashes and pink lipstick at the start of the video gave us major Barbie vibes. Throughout the video, the singer delivers look after look with colours we would never think of pairing together and we are forever grateful for this eclectic palette of makeup options.
Lizzo may be new to the music scene, but she’s not only a great singer but a trendsetter as well. In her ‘Juice’ music video, the singer gave us some serious scene-stealing looks but our favourite music video makeup look is the ‘80s inspired monochromatic makeup where she rocked pink lipstick, blush the went all the way up to her temples and pink eyeshadow.