Music award shows may not have the esteem factor of, say, the Oscars, but they tend to be a lot more riveting—and that goes double for the beauty. Even normally buttoned-up celebs will take a risk with their makeup and hair on this type of red carpet, if for no other reason than the security of knowing that no matter how wild they go, Lady Gaga will look ten times more outrageous. And even though Gagaloo was absent at last night's American Music Awards, stars still pushed the envelope with their beauty. Check out our slideshow of some of the most exciting looks—which one is your favorite?
PHOTOS FROM BELLA SUGAR