ACM Awards 2018: Best of beauty

As expected, country outdid itself at the 2018 Academy of Country Music Awards, which was held Sunday night in Las Vegas.

From red carpet fashion to onstage performances, this year's awards show was all about the drama. And like last year, glitz and glam took center stage for the genre's biggest night out for both newcomers and country icons alike.

Maren Morris shook up the red carpet with her voluminous waves, while Jennifer Nettles rocked neon shadow and a sleek 'do. Hilary Scott brought the heat with a bold lip as Reba stayed true to her country roots with her iconic waves. 

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LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 15: Lindsey Vonn attends the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/ACMA2018/Getty Images for ACM)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 15: Carrie Underwood, winner of Vocal Event of the Year, attends the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/ACMA2018/FilmMagic for ACM)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 15: Hillary Scott attends the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/ACMA2018/Getty Images for ACM)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 15: Nicole Kidman attends the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/ACMA2018/Getty Images for ACM)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 15: Julia Michaels attends the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/ACMA2018/FilmMagic for ACM)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 15: Gwen Stefani attends the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/ACMA2018/FilmMagic for ACM)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 15: Rebecca Romijn attends the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/ACMA2018/Getty Images for ACM)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 15: Carly Pearce attends the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/ACMA2018/Getty Images for ACM)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 15: Lauren Alaina attends the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/ACMA2018/Getty Images for ACM)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 15: Jennifer Nettles attends the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/ACMA2018/Getty Images for ACM)

LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 15: Miranda Lambert attends the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/ACMA2018/Getty Images for ACM)

Get Miranda's look with the help of Makeup artist Moani Lee here. 

With Miranda's rich choice in color for her red carpet dress and accessories, we decided to keep her makeup paired down and simply sophisticated with a gorgeous healthy skin focus.

1. For deeply moisturized and healthy looking skin, I used fast absorbing Vaseline Intensive Care Essential Healing lotion for her red carpet body skin prep. 

2. Next, I used Hourglass Cosmetics Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick to even out her skin tone.

3. To make her eyes pop, I used MAC Eyeshadow x 9 in Dusky Rose Times Nine for a soft haze of color.

4. For a sweet face frame, I used e.l.f Cosmetics Ultra Precise Brow Pencil in Taupe.

5. To achieve a sun-kissed glow, I used Charlotte Tilbury in Filmstar Bronze and Glow – then, to accentuate her cheekbones, I used MAC Hyper Real Glow Palette in Flash + Awe.

6. We finished off with Laura Geller Pout Perfection Waterproof Lip Liner in Buff and Laura Geller Nude Kisses Lip Hugging Lip Gloss in Coastal.  

LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 15: Eve attends the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/ACMA2018/Getty Images for ACM)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 15: Maren Morris attends the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/ACMA2018/Getty Images for ACM)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 15: Reba McEntire attends the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/ACMA2018/Getty Images for ACM)

Bebe Rexha's Unilever hair expert Ursula Stephen gave the details on how to get the singer's faux bob. 

Said Stephen, “Originally, we were going to create a clean, sleek lob but when she got dressed I made the game time decision to make a faux bob!"

Here's how: 

1.  Start with clean hair after washing with Suave Professionals Almond & Shea Butter Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner.

2. Prep before flat ironing by using Suave Professionals Avocado & Olive Oil Smoothing Leave-In Conditioning Cream as a heat protectant. Then, flat iron in medium sections around the head.

3.  Next, split hair into two low ponytails at the nape.

4.  Tuck and pin each section into a bob shape.

5. Pull out a few pieces for an undone look and spray Suave Professionals Natural Hold Compressed Micro Mist Hairspray to keep the style in place all night long.”

LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 15: Kelsea Ballerini attends the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by J. Merritt/Getty Images)

Kelsea is wearing Essie's marshmallow on her hands.

Said manicurist Christina Aviles:

"I started with marshmallow, a cloudy sheer white, for a soft base color. Using a detailing brush, I drew a heart on each ring finger with good as gold for a metallic pop. One heart was facing Kelsea while the other was facing out, a nod to “give love, receive love.” The result made for a perfect, playful manicure against her corseted white gown. For a matching metallic touch on the toes, we chose good as gold for her pedicure."

LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 15: Cam attends the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/ACMA2018/Getty Images for ACM)

Here's how Cam got her awards season glow:

"Prepping the skin with DERMAFLASH 2.0 LUXE is a must-have first step, especially on a big night for Cam! After flashing, the skin is so soft and creates the perfect canvas for a flawless makeup application,” explained celeb makeup artist Terri Apanasewicz. 

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But it was Olympian Lindsey Vonn who dominated for beauty with her effortless top knot and dewy cat eye. She complemented the dramatic look with a more subtle lip, perfect for her tulle, Belle-inspired gown. Other beauty standouts include Rebecca Romijn, Nicole Kidman and country queen Miranda Lambert. 

Scroll through above to see the best beauty looks from the night! 

RELATED: Couples take the red carpet at ACM Awards 

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LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 15: Morgan Evans (L) and Kelsea Ballerini attend the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 15: Morgan Evans (L) and Kelsea Ballerini attend the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 15: Thomas Rhett (L) and Lauren Akins attend the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 15: Thomas Rhett (L) and Lauren Akins attend the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 15: Maren Morris (L) and Ryan Hurd attend the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 15: Maren Morris (L) and Ryan Hurd attend the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 15: Cody Alan (L) and Michael Trea Smith attend the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 15: Marielle McKamy (L) and TK McKamy attend the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 15: Caroline Boyer (L) and Luke Bryan attend the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 15: Brett Young (L) and Taylor Mills attend the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jason Kempin/ACMA2018/Getty Images for ACM)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 15: Scotty McCreery (R) and Gabi Dugal attend the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jason Kempin/ACMA2018/Getty Images for ACM)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 15: Craig Campbell (L) and Mindy Ellis attend the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 15: Kailey Dickerson (L) and Russell Dickerson attend the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 15: Curtis Rempel (2nd L) and Brad Rempel (2nd R) of High Valley attend the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jason Kempin/ACMA2018/Getty Images for ACM)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 15: Walker Hayes (R) and Laney Beville Hayes attend the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jason Kempin/ACMA2018/Getty Images for ACM)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 15: Chase Chrisley, Julie Chrisley, and Todd Chrisley attend the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Emma Mcintyre/ACMA2018/Getty Images for ACM)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 15: Brantley Gilbert (L) and Amber Cochran attend the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 15: Granger Smith (L) and Amber Bartlett attend the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 15: Jordan Davis AND Kristen O'Connor attend the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 15: Eric Paslay (L) and Natalie Harker attend the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 15: Maren Morris (L) and Ryan Hurd attend the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 15: Adam Weaver (L) and Cam attend the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 15: Jason Aldean (L) and Brittany Kerr attend the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 15: Kristian Bush (L) and Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland attend the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 15: Preston Brust (2nd L) and Chris Lucas (2nd R) of LOCASH attend the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jason Kempin/ACMA2018/Getty Images for ACM)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 15: Nicole Kidman (L) and Keith Urban attend the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 15: Caroline Boyer (L) and Luke Bryan attend the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 15: Nicole Kidman (L) and Keith Urban attend the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 15: Rebecca Romijn (L) and Jerry O'Connell attend the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
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