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Grammy Awards: Beauty hits and misses

Aly Walansky is a freelance writer and editor based in New York City. She lives with her two Shorkie-Tzus, Scarlette and Max, and a display of pink polka-dot-themed home decor -- not to mention a selection of flavored vodka. Check out he...

Stars rock out

Last night's Grammy Awards were about celebrities, music, inspiring a sense of community and a whole lot of shocking (both good and bad) beauty choices.

Katy Perrys faux lashes and Rihanna's manicure

Fringe effect

Experiencing a touch of lash lust at last night's festivities? Adele and Katy Perry were all about the faux lashes. Celebrity makeup artist Vincent Longo says that if we want to recreate this look at home and look as natural as possible, comb your real and faux lashes together with mascara.

nail art

Red Carpet Manicure's "Amor 24," the exclusive limited edition 24-karat gold polish (yes, real gold), was an instant hit last night after celebrity manicurist Kimmie Kyees glammed up Rihanna's nail art with the shade along with a pinky with a gold charm $ sign.

Carrie Underwood, Adele, Kelly Osbourne

Go bushy

Brows are thicker than ever. Katy Perry, Adele, Rihanna and Carrie Underwood all sported this look last night -- boyish brows that give a natural look to beautiful makeup. Reema Khan of s.h.a.p.e.s Brow Bar suggests adapting this look by allowing your hair to grow out before creating the shape. Controlling the amount of hair you trim or pluck will help achieve a more natural look with the shape of your face -- and be sure to avoid a drastic arch and brows that are too short!

Timeless beauty

Adele, who was a big winner last night, showed she was all about true glamour with fullness and volume of her hair paired perfectly with her sultry eye makeup and bright, red lips. By adding an outward wave to the end of her hair, Adele's look was classy and sophisticated. A miss? Her lips were bare by midway through the awards, and no one ever gave her a retouch! People were watching, girl!

Play with color

Color was everywhere this year -- Katy Perry, still clearly a Smurfs fan, was rocking bright blue hair (which also matched her stunning Elie Saab gown!). Even Fashion Police commentator Kelly Osbourne stepped onto the Grammy runway sporting purple-tinted waves.

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Photo credits: Apega/WENN.com
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