Sofia Carson. Picture: Instagram.
One of the prestigious award ceremonies, the MTV Music Video Awards (VMAs) returned to New York City with all things glitz and glam.

Held at the Radio City Music Hall on Tuesday, August 21, the VMAs were a huge success, with stars bringing their A-fashion game. 

Part of the criteria to be seen as the IT girl at this most anticipated event is to don exquisite outfit(s) and wear a killer face beat. 

American singer, Madison Beer understood that less is more, especially when it comes to makeup. She pulled a more natural look by wearing nude makeup, and only enhancing the eyes by making them pop with an eyeliner. 

American singer and actress Sofia Carson  also kept it as simple as possible. With her minimal makeup, she looked elegant by simply pushing her hair back and tying it into a pony. 

New mom Cardi B also looked ravishing in a pixie cut and violet smokey eyes to match her dress, but as for Madonna, she pulled a Captain Jack Sparrow of Pirate of the Carribean look and ended up with messy hair and knots as if she was going to bed early. 

However, there were more outstanding hair and makeup looks than misses and these are our favourites: