Instagram’s a funny thing. It can be carefully curated, showing glamorous snippets of life, artfully omitting the more mundane aspects.
Take for instance, the selfie. For most, it’s an opportunity to show the world your best self (with none of the prep process in sight.) However, some are using Instagram to show the process of becoming beautiful. Enter the “beautifying selfie” — candid snaps taken backstage, behind-the-scenes, or off-duty that reveal the work that goes into looking flawless.
This week, models Adriana Lima, Stella Maxwell, and Lais Ribeiro documented their pre-photoshoot sheet facial masks, while bombshells Behati Prinsloo and Lily Aldridge kept dark circles at bay with eye-patch masks.
With the plethora of picture-perfect selfie Instagrams flooding our feeds, it’s nice to know that some of the most gorgeous fashion insiders did not, in fact, “wake up like this.” See the best beauty selfies of the week, below.
Stella Maxwell, Adriana Lima, Lais Ribeiro prepped for a photoshoot with facial sheet masks.
Miley Cyrus snapped a candid selfie while doing a facial mask.
Behati Prinsloo and Lily Aldridge staved off dark circles with eye patch masks.
Chrissy Teigen recovered from Lip Sync Live with these facial sheet mask.
Adriana Lima snapped a quick selfie behind-the-scenes at the Victoria’s Secret Holiday shoot.