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There are only two reasons we watch the MTV Video Music Awards year after year: The puzzling fashion choices (looking at you, Jared Leto) and the bold beauty trends.

Last night, Hollywood’s music elite (and half of generation Z) attended MTV’s 2017 VMAs at the Forum in Inglewood, California. Katy Perry made her best attempt at playing host, and Taylor Swift was notably absent. Now that you're all caught up on the Katy versus T-Swift dramz, let's talk about the beautifully bold and colorful makeup that flooded last night's red carpet. From Olivia Munn’s flashy burnt-orange eye shadow to Lorde's fairy-dusted pink lids, these five stars proved there's no such thing as too much pizzazz when it comes to eye pop this fall.

Vanessa Hudgens Colorful Eyeshadow 2017 VMAs
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Vanessa Hudgens

Wonder Woman-red glitter shadow—the new red lip.

Lorde Colorful Eyeshadow 2017 VMAs
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The “Green Light” singer complemented her pale pink lip with a soft yet sparkly rose shadow and proved that fresh-faced is always on trend.

Olivia Munn Colorful Eyeshadow 2017 VMAs
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Olivia Munn

Munn's burnt-orange shadow and Bordeaux lips are giving us serious tequila sunrise vibes.

Nicki Minaj Colorful Eyeshadow 2017 VMAs
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Nicki Minaj

The rapper toned down her Barbie pink ensemble by pairing it with a more subdued but still poppin' rose-gold shimmer.

Katy Perry Colorful Eyeshadow 2017 VMAs
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Katy Perry

Although Perry earned nominations across five categories—Best Collaboration, Best Pop, Best Direction, Best Art Direction and Best Visual Effects—her ombré rose-violet transition to millennial pink shadow was the true winner.

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