Face Value: The 2011 VMAs

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Published August 29, 2011

It seems like every year, the MTV Video Music Awards is obligated to play host to some kind of event guaranteed to make headlines the next day: the Britney/Christina/Madonna kiss, the Kanye interruption, the meat dress. This year didn’t disappoint: an Amy Winehouse tribute, Lady Gaga’s male alter ego nearly kissing Britney Spears, Jay-Z refusing to clap for Chris Brown, and a Beyoncé pregnancy announcement? Oh my!

While the VMAs made for great tabloid fodder, we’re (slightly) more interested in the faces that strutted across the red carpet last night. From pink hair to spray tans, chignons to bouffants, click the slideshow above to view our annual best and worst faces—hair and makeup, naturally—of the 2011 VMAs.

SARAH HOWARD IS THE EDITOR OF BEAUTY BANTER.