Taylor Swift swept her usually tumbling tresses into a simple up-do and paired with dewy skin, soft smoky eyes and a glossy pink lip. Katy Perry ramped up the pink choosing a matte neon shade with a slick of black liquid liner; her blue hair pulled up into a simple quiff. Being the beauty chameleon she is, for her performance the star had crimped her blue bob and left it loose. Kelly Osbourne also paired neon pink lips with black liquid liner and hair a purple-grey shade styled into a classic Manhattan blow-out.
Carrie Underwood, Kate Beckinsale, Jennifer Hudson and Kelly Rowland all wore identikit make-up looks – smoky eyes, false lashes and nude lips. Surprisingly Rihanna arrived at the event in the nude lip, smoky eye camp too, opting for a more muted look than we usually expect from the singer, however for her performance with Coldplay she pulled out a deep, dark purple lipstick, so we forgive her! The star’s newly blonde locks, showed strong roots and was reminiscent of hair both Tina Turner (the cut and style) and Shikira (the colour) rocked for years.
Jesse J opted for a full fringe and long, sleek ponytail, her eyes were strong and smoky while her lip shade was a soft matte terracotta.
Nicki Minaj kept her hair and make-up simple, with long blonde tresses, pretty flushed cheeks, glossy lips and a slick of black liner, well she wouldn’t want to detract from her red hooded gown which Kelly Osbourne dubbed 'this year's egg moment'. Lady Gaga took a similar tact opting for classic make-up - red lips and black liner - so as not to draw attention away from the netted fascinator (that covered her face) and dominatrix-esque dress.
Adele, who picked up no less than six Grammys, bought a little more interest to the night thanks to her changing lip colour – it started a classic red and soon morphed into a nude, glossy lip, while her nails had a full-on glitzy, multi-colour glitter finish.