As exciting as the American Music Awards were last night, we know it’s no easy task to get celebs red-carpet ready without a village of hair stylists, makeup artists and assistants on hand. Thanks to Instagram, we can get a sneak peek of what went down behind the scenes seconds before they rolled up to the Microsoft Theatre. Case in point: Selena Gomez’s revival in the spotlight on makeup artist Hung Vanngo’s Instagram account. From gorgeous close-up shots of our favourite looks (see: Nina Dobrev) to candid moments like Fifth Harmony’s Dinah Jane Hansen getting a good bronzing rub-down by her MUA or Taraji P. Henson and crew doing the #MannequinChallenge, scroll down to see all the best beauty moments from the American Music Awards that didn’t make it on television.
Pinning Nina Dobrev’s AMAs look to our holiday beauty inspo board.
Heidi Klum digs into German chocolate treats for a pre-game snack as one should.
That hair flip tho, Karlie.
Dinah shows off her impeccable manicure whilst eating an AMA cupcake.
Normani curls her bangs.
Dinah gets some last minute touch ups.
Julianne Hough shows off her miles-long hair extensions.
Yaas, Selena is back looking amazing as ever.
Taraji P. Henson couldn’t resist a good #MannequinChallenge opportunity.
Tinashe plays with Snapchat filters in between hosting duties on the red carpet.
Fave duo of the night? Most definitely.
Whose face swap ever looks this good? Says no one.
Keke Palmer and her ’90s-inspired look in all its glory.
Lady Gaga’s happy dance prior to her performance.
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