Extra doesn't quite cover it...
Rio De Janeiro is currently holding their yearly awe-inspiring event: Carnival! And while Brazilians and lots of tourists party for a full week in the sun, we watch on via Instagram (wishing that instead, we were there, tanning in Copacabana or drinking coconut water in Ipanema).
As you'd expect, weeks and weeks of preparation goes into curating the incredible costumes, and women spend hours in hair and makeup to make their skin glow, their makeup pop and their hair hold in the most elaborate styles.
Inspired by jaw-dropping feathery and glittery looks, we've decided to compile an edit of the best beauty snaps we've seen so far (which we'll keep updated - watch this space), as well as some of the very best from over the years.
So next time you head to a festival, or impulsively buy tickets to Rio's Carnival after seeing these images, you have enough inspo to put together an Insta-worthy look.
Actress Mariana Ruy Barbosa for Vogue's annual Carnival ball:
Here's a closer look at her makeup:
Actress Juliana Paes for Vogue's annual Carnival ball:
Here she is fronting the show in Rio:
Supermodel Barbara Fialho for Vogue's annual Carnival ball:
And here's a gorge Carnival TBT Barbara posted:
VS models Jasmine Tookes and Lais Ribeiro during Rio's first day of Carnival:
Blogger Thássia Neves for Vogue's annual Carnival ball:
Actress Fiorella Martins for Vogue's annual Carnival ball:
Brazilian songstress Iza for Vogue's annual Carnival ball:
Supermodel Isabeli Fontana for Vogue's annual Carnival ball:
TV presenter Sabrina Sato for Vogue's annual Carnival ball:
Here she is again fronting the show in Rio:
Just check out this headpiece:
(And you thought your flower crown was cool...)
Actress Isis Valverde at the traditional Copacabana Palace Carnival ball:
Actress Paola Oliveira getting ready for Carnival in Rio:
Samba performer Raissa De Oliveira fronting the show in Rio:
Taken from GLAMOUR UK. Read the original here.