How Your Favorite Celebrities Got Ready For The 2016 MTV VMAs

Probably the most talked-about night on the awards circuit, the VMAs are always full of great music and, of course, a ton of surprises. As beauty junkies, we love to see exactly how our favorite celebs get ready for such a high-wattage event. Luckily, they’re just like us (!) and enjoy giving their fans a peek into their lives through social media. Here, we’ve rounded up behind-the-scenes glimpses into the stars’ prep routines for their red-carpet debut. Check back for more throughout the night.

Joan Smalls

The supermodel was glowing on the red carpet thanks to her go-to makeup artist, Patrick Ta. Her makeup's bronzy tones are flawless against her golden skin.

Holland Roden

Holland took note of one of the biggest festival-hair trends this year—glitter roots.

Britney Spears

As she prepared for her return to the VMA stage after nearly a decade, Britney lit some candles before showtime.

Camila Cabello

The Fifth Harmony songstress ditched her voluminous waves for a long and high sleek ponytail.


Tinashe's typically seen in little to no makeup, but for the big show she decided to go for a gray smoky eye.

Rita Ora

She's proven that she's not afraid to make a statement, and this ombré manicure speaks for itself.

Stella Maxwell

The model joined Moschino designer Jeremy Scott for this year's show, and makeup artist Hung Vanngo made sure her eye shadow matched the red carpet.

Taylor Hill

Hung Vanngo is also responsible for this Victoria's Secret model's look. The winged black smoky eye is something we'll definitely be trying soon.

Aly Raisman

The Olympic gymnast let her hair down, and we love it.

Hailee Steinfeld

Makeup artist Melissa Hernandez posted a snapshot on Instagram of the products she'd be using on the singer before the show.