From makeup-free snaps to The Fifth Element-inspired aesthetics, this week’s best beauty Instagrams ran the gamut from pared-down to super stylized. In the quieter camp, Gisele Bündchen welcomed her 40th birthday in signature style, her air-dried bronde coupled with sun-kissed skin and a ready smile, while Alicia Keys’s makeup-free look came framed by exaggerated gold hoops and a top knot worn slightly askew. Salem Mitchell augmented a clean complexion with box braids and glassy lips, the latter also favored by Yara Shahidi, who added some sunny-day sultry with a subtle pull of black eyeliner.
Golden waves and a face mask defined a post-delivery capture from Ciara, whose chameleonic parade of pregnancy beauty has included beach waves, an Afro, and more. For Soo Joo, a futuristic carmine wig played well with painterly eye makeup of the same shade and a naked lip, as elsewhere, Bella Hadid dusted azure pigment over the lids. This summer’s beauty ethos may have major range, but all looks require an appealingly playful carry-off.