Musicians aren't afraid of making bold beauty moves (we're looking at you, Lady Gaga , Katy Perry , and Nicki Minaj), which is why we're counting down the minutes until the Grammy Awards on Sunday. But until then, we're getting our sonic-celebrity fix by seeing who's been out and about during the Grammys preparties. While it's too soon to predict what beauty trends we'll see on the red carpet this weekend, we can already tell from the bashes that it's going to be an exciting night for beauty. Vampy lipsticks, twisted updos, and more can be spotted ahead. But make sure to check back with us on Sunday during our live coverage of the Grammys to see which of these looks make the big stage.
— Additional reporting by Lauren Levinson
The pixie is back ! Miley hit the 56th annual Pre-Grammys Gala with a supershort crop and sideswept bangs. Her soft makeup — simple lashes and eyeliner, blush, and pink cheeks — gave her a youthful glow.
The award-winning artist attended the 56th annual Pre-Grammys Gala with loose waves pulled into a side ponytail, dewy skin, and a bubblegum-pink pout.
John Legend ’s model wife showed off a honey-hued lob and of-the-moment orange lipstick at the 56th annual Pre-Grammys Gala.
At the 56th annual Pre-Grammys Gala, the TV host sported her signature purple crop, creamy blush, and vampy nails with a design on her middle finger.
The It Brit styled her pixie with Old Hollywood waves complemented by 360 degrees of black eyeliner and theatrical red lips at the 56th annual Pre-Grammys Gala.
The teenage sensation took the stage at the 56th annual Pre-Grammys Gala and made us jealous of her signature kinky curls.
At the Roc Nation Pre-Grammys Brunch, Rihanna  came out with loose, natural curls and a bronze makeup palette.
The actress supported musicians at the Roc Nation Pre-Grammys Brunch wearing a chic topknot and bright pink lipstick.
Will Smith 's daughter made a strong case for natural curls at the Roc Nation Pre-Grammys Brunch. And we know she likes to whip her hair back and forth!
Jennifer looked stunning at the Clive Davis and The Recording Academy annual Pre-Grammys Gala thanks to cherry-red lips, winged eyeliner, and a tousled pixie cut.
The singer and Glee actress debuted hot pink hair and a matching lip. Her tartan head scarf gave her a UK rocker edge.
The pop queen went with a Winter white theme at the MusiCares Person of the Year gala: she matched her mod bleach-blond wig with a white outfit and marshmallow nails. She warmed up the look with a peach-rose blush and matching lip.
With her tousled hair effortlessly tossed over to one side, Hilary looked ultraglam at the MusiCares Person of the Year gala. Major lashes and pale shadow made her eyes pop.
The pregnant A-lister showed off her bump with light-colored nails at the MusiCares Person of the Year gala. The rest of her look was just as clean — beachy hair, smoky eyes, and a light pink lip.
At the MusiCares Person of the Year gala Honoring Carole King, P!nk rocked a bold brick-red lip with matching blush and her usual teased-up hair.
Alicia glowed on stage at the MusiCares Person of the Year gala. Her dewy skin was complemented by a bit of bronzer and a sleek pompadour hairstyle.
The musician played up her eyes with tons of dark shadow and heavy lashes as the MusiCares Person of the Year gala. Straight side-parted strands and a neutral palette let her peepers dominate her look.
The country star took the stage at the MusiCares Person of the Year gala, showing off a romantic half-up 'do with smoky eyes, glossy pink lips, and creamy off-white nails.
The socialite debuted a seriously retro-rocker ponytail paired with thick black eyeliner at the Beats by Dre Music launch Grammys party.
When Jordan hit the OK! magazine's pre-Grammy party red carpet, she exhibited how to effortlessly sport supersmoky eyes, a nude lip, and voluminous yet straight strands.
Michelle took on the classic rocker look at the Friends 'N' Family 17th annual pre-Grammy party with kohl-rimmed eyes and naturally textured hair.
The singer stood out at the Friends 'N' Family 17th annual pre-Grammy party, thanks to flattering, loose waves, metallic eyeshadow, and a punchy red pout.
At the Friends 'N' Family 17th annual pre-Grammy party, the English songstress went for a dramatic look with a modern take on a bouffant, vampy eye makeup accented with white luminizer, and a matte red lip.
Lorde was the main performer at the Delta Air Lines reception for Grammys weekend. Of course, she wore her signature curls and merlot lip stain for the event.
Kaley Cuoco amped up her casual topknot with loads of black eye makeup at the Delta Air Lines reception.
It looks like Ashley Benson has been keeping a close eye on the makeup trends. She wore a bright tangerine lip color to celebrate the Grammys with Delta Air Lines.
Julianne Hough stood out at the Delta Air Lines Grammys reception with her bold red lipstick and piercing blue eyes.
Anna Kendrick  kept it casual at the Delta Air Lines reception with a coral lip hue and an easy chignon.
It was a classic liquid-eyeliner look for Jena Malone on the Delta Air Lines red carpet. The remainder of her look was laid-back — straight hair and neutral makeup tones.
This vampy lip was an unexpected move for Hilary Duff . But we love that the blonde tried such a bold makeup look.
Victoria Justice pulled her long hair up into a soft chignon but let some curls hang free. She kept her makeup to the bare minimum, except for her vampy purple lipstick.
Rita Ora cozied up to T.I. at the Grammy VIP Host Dinner. She attended the meal with her signature blond locks and a matte crimson lip.
At the Power 100 cocktail reception, LeAnn Rimes took on a tough beauty look, including the nearly brown lip. She did it with such poise.
At the Essence Black Women in Music event, Kelis stopped traffic with her silvery white eye shadow. Her natural hair was styled in loose ringlets.
Former Destiny's Child member Michelle Williams kept her hair straight for the Essence party and played up her eyes with extra lashes.
Chrisette Michele's short Afro was a pop of color on the Essence red carpet. Pairing her 'do with red lipstick, she was the brightest artist in attendance.
Leona Lewis kept her makeup palette neutral, except for smudged gray shadow, while her hair was coiffed in a perfect blowout.