Shows of skin dominated this week’s most noteworthy beauty Instagrams, and garments were discarded (midwinter, no less!) for a variety of reasons. For Lily Aldridge, an about-to-burst baby bump rendered tees and tanks superfluous, while Behati Prinsloo’s midweek workout called for a lavender, Closer-inspired wig and a leotard that screamed “legs for days.” Elsewhere, Caroline Trentini exchanged January’s characteristic chill for beach-ready braids, a bikini, and sun-kissed skin, while in Tokyo, Elsa Hosk eschewed clothes entirely in favor of a soak with city views.
Dua Lipa displayed a certain set of skills when she transformed from performer to at-home manicurist—one with an eye for diminutive detailing. The switch-up was echoed by Ciara, who, along with partner Russell Wilson, transformed into an environmentally-conscious biker chick, and proved that helmet hair is best countered by a well-tended pout. And finally, backstage at Versace’s Fall 2019 menswear show, Pat McGrath rendered Emily Ratajkowski a glimmering and graphic goddess: the makeup artist applied a pale pink lip onto her, paired with a pop art-inspired cat-eye pressed in glitter. Just in case you were itching to deliver the more-is-more feel of the holiday season into the present tense.