The BET Hip Hop Awards red carpet held Saturday, October 5th, at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta was filled with color, plumes, Dapper Dan for Gucci and one main accessory, tattoos.  Rapper Pretty Yellow graced the carpet with black leather, a little bit of Chanel and her most obvious accessory, a tattoo that across her chest that was perfectly centered through her leather bustier to accent the artistry.  Kash Doll’s pink feathered arms did not distract from the star tattoos trailing down her back.  Once again, the cutout perfectly centered to show her constellation of stars. Kash Doll’s makeup artist used a rose gold metal eyeshadow with full long eyelashes on the top lid and a hit of mascara on the bottom lid.  She created an ombré effect on her lips with a dark brown lip gloss and a pinkish neutral lip gloss in the center of the bottom lip.

Kash Doll’s makeup look inspires you? Try Huda Beauty Textured Rose Gold edition eye palette.  Makeup Forever Lash Show C-707, 127 East Matte Liquid Lipstain in Rum Cake and Very Berry.  If Pretty Yellow is your makeup inspiration, Juvia’s Nubian 3 Coral Eye Palette, Juvia’s The Saharan Blush Vol. II in Tau, Makeup Forever Liquid Matte in 505, IZME New York Ultra Shine Lip Gloss in clear.

The honoree of the evening and winner of I AM HIP HOP award, Lil Kim, wore Gucci by Dapper Dan.  Her deep pink long wig and Gucci logo dress was only upstaged by her daughter, Royal Reign’s Burberry dress with matching fanny pack. Her MUA contoured her to the Gods with a defined dark eyebrow, mink full extra long lashes, gold eyeshadow on the lid and under eye. Her lips were lined with brown pencil and filled with a peachy nude lip liquid.

The Warrior Eye Palette by Juvia’s Place and House of Lashes Allura lashes are perfect to mimic The Queen’s eye game.  Makeup Forever No. 37 Lip Pencil with 127 East Liquid lipstick in Haute Cocoa will give you her lips and Juvia’s Place The Nubian loose highlighter in Nefertiti will give your cheeks the sheen of royalty.

Teyana Taylor was well accessorized with her husband, Iman Shumpert, while wearing a taupe sheer brown print long dress.  A thin rope draped around the dress helped to accent her dangerous curves. Teyana’s makeup artist went for a dark natural look with a hint of sheen on her one cheeks and lips. She wore wispy lashes with mascara on her bottom lashes.  Her dark lined lips were topped with a dark taupe lip gloss and a natural bronzer across her cheeks. The pixie soft curled style was accented with a long tail brushing past her shoulders.

Try Pat McGrath Eyedols eye shadows in burnished copper across the crease, deep velvet in the corners and statuesque across top lid, Perma Precision liquid eyeliner, FetishEyes Mascara and House of Lashes Le Petit single lashes to recreate her eye swag.  Brush Juvia’s Place The Saharan Blush Vol. 1 in Neo and Glossier’s Haloscope Dew Effect Highlighter on the cheeks. Finish your look with The Lip Bar’s lipliner in Straight Living, Heart Breaker Lip Gloss with a touch of First Lady Lip Gloss in the center.

Another performer, winner and Billboard sweetheart, DaBaby, also wore a sleeveless vest suit with a bowler hat designed by Gucci by Dapper Dan.  He was also joined by his mother in matching outfits and protege Stunna4Vegas on the red carpet.

On the sexier side, Saweetie wore a silver glitter cutout dress with the best nail set on the carpet.  Her nails were coffin shaped in dark green and accented with rings on every finger.  Her shoulder length bob cut wig completed her sleek, chic look.  Her MUA used a silver metallic eyeshadow atop a natural color shadow on the crease.  Her lashes were extra long and full from corner to corner, an effect that can occur by not cutting the lash before placement.  The lips were a dark brown matte.

Uoma Beauty Black Magic Color Palette in Savage has everything you need to recreate her eye look with Uoma Afro.Dis.Iac Liquid Eyeliner in Cleopatra Ink.  Uoma Badass Icon Matte Lipstick in Tracy and House of Lashes Opulent Noir Mink Lashes will complete the chic matte look.

Not leaving anything to the imagination, Dream Doll caused an immediate ruckus in the photography pit upon arrival with her buckled leather strap dress draped with a cheetah print tailored coat.  She topped off her revealing attire with a fez shaped cocktail hat with black mesh tulle.  The Dream Doll’s MUA placed emphasis on her lashes with long dark wispiness and a light mascara on the bottom.  A mid tone dark neutral color placed on the crease with gold accents on the lid and inside corner of the eye. A light pink blush brushed on the cheeks matched the brown lined , pink gloss lips.

Eylure London Pre-glued Wispy Light Lashes with Fenty Beauty Moroccan Spice Eyeshadow Palette and Fenty Flyliner Liquid Eyeliner will give the demure sexy eyes that won’t distract from the rest of you.  The Fenty SunStalk’r Instant Warmth Bronzer will add depth to your cheeks and Fenty Glow Gloss Bomb will finish your lips in a dewy shimmer.

Silver haired and doe eyed Kamillion wore a sheer nude dress with appliqués and rhinestones placed in the right place for minimal discretion.  Silver eyeshadow over a neutral brown on the crease popped under the extra long spider lashes.  Her MUA placed a single spider length lash on the center bottom lash with a silver lined water line.  Contoured to create high cheek bones, the gold continued to highlight on her nose, cheeks and top lip.

Want to copy Kamillion’s makeup style? Try Pat McGrath Labs Metamorphosis 005 in silver.  House of Lashes, Le Petit Triple individual lashes. Juvia’s Place The Tribe Highlighter Vol. 3. Makeup Forever Aqua XL eye pencil in silver.

The long haired and blonde Jazz Anderson wore a rhinestone black dress while Young Devyn wore a rose blush beaded two piece suit with the popular bob cut wig.  Her blond hair contrasted with the spider length lashes draped the gold accented lids, with dark brown neutral on the crease.  She was contoured to the Gods and highlighted with a soft gold on her nose, chin and cheeks.  Her MUA finished her look with black liner in the water line.  Red matte lipstick framed her lips perfectly. Jazz Anderson’s look your cup of tea?

Try House of Lashes, Allura lashes, Huda Beauty Rose Gold edition eyeshadow palette. Juvia’s Place The Tribe Highlighter Vol. 2, Makeup Forever Artist Color Pencil in Black.  Juvia’s Place Matte Liquid Lipstick in Red.  Young Devyn’s fresh, natural glam can be recreated with The Lip Bar Stay Ready Fast Face kit. An affordable alternative that gives you everything you need for brows, eyeliner, face quad, mascara and lip for a finished look in minutes.  Perfect for the young cypher on her hustle with little time.

Bright color in vibrant neon green velvet and cherry red pantsuits were worn by Spice and Ariana Soleil, respectively.  Ariana contrasted her short pink pixie cut to cherry casual streetwear suit.  She created contrast with her cherry red lips and a soft black smokey eye.  No lashes, Ariana used mascara in several layers on both the top and bottom lashes.  She completed the look with a substantial brush of bronzer on the cheeks and forehead for contouring.  Spice’s extra long spider lashes and black water lined eyes were a contrast to the coral blush on her cheeks and lips.  A dark brown eyeshadow across the crease with gold eyeshadow on the lids.  Ariana’s stand out perfect red lip color may be recreated using Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint in Uncensored.  For her dramatic, natural, extra long eyelash look, try Tarte Voluptuous Maneater Mascara and Makeup Forever Artist Color Pencil in Whatever Black.

Do you want to be spicy like Spice, try Eylure X Jasmine Brown Curly Queen Lashes with Pat McGrath Labs Mothership VI Midnight Sun Eyeshadow Palette and PML Permagel Ultra Glide Eye Pencil.  Finish your eye work with Pat McGrath Labs FetishEyes Mascara. To get her coral lips, Pat McGrath Labs Lust: Gloss in Twilo goes well with any skin tone.

The best outfit of the evening was not only an original thought but looked comfortable.  The outspoken and pro-woman rapper, Rapsody wore a two piece jogging set by Reclaimed Vintage.  Her crown was made of swavorski crystals encrusted roller set influenced by the updo barrel curls worn in the sixties.

Beauty Bakerie Proof is in the Pudding Eyeshadow Palette has all the colors you need to recreate her eye game, along with their Coffee & Cocoa Bronzer Palette and Milk & Honey Highlighting Palette for sheen and contour. Beauty Bakerie’s Midnight Truffles Matte Lip whip with Holy Cannoli Lip gloss will have you singing Rapsody’s ‘Nina’ as you look in the mirror admiring your completed look!


BET Hip Hop Awards will air this Tuesday, October 8 at 8p.m. ET.  Internationally BET Africa, BET UK/ BET France will air October 9 and 10th.


All images by Jovanna Reyes