Heating Up the MTV Movie Awards


Last night’s MTV Movie Awards generated the usual supply of water cooler topics, including Ken Jeong’s emotional acceptance speech, Aziz Ansari and Zack Galifianakis’s “Swagga Coach” sketch, and yet another girl-on-girl kiss courtesy of Scarlett Johansson and Sandra Bullock. But, of course, the red carpet scene was the one most interesting to me. As anyone who ventured outside this weekend can tell you, it’s not easy to maintain a look in the summer heat, but these ladies managed to pull some of the season’s most interesting trends without batting–or smudging–an eye. Clockwise from top left: Johansson reminded us that waves  don’t seem to be going away anytime soon. A little bend in the hair exudes sexiness while remaining one of the season’s go-to styles. Kristen Stewart kept cool with a ponytail while showing off the best way to wear a smoky eye in the summer: layer on the metallics. After all, gold is the color of the moment. Katy Perry’s blue wig might not the most realistic everyday option, but the cat eyes were spectacular. A look that should be mastered and worn with confidence. Just remember to do yourself a favor and use waterproof liner. Nicky Hilton wore my favorite summer trend, the side braid, effortlessly. While the sleek finish is probably best for a more formal event, I’m equally in favor of a messier look for a becah-chic vibe.

Sarah Howard is the editor of Beauty Banter.