It’s the blank stare you have when you roll out of bed and attempt to recall what day it is.
The face you make when trying to remember how many children Brad and Angelina have.
Bitchy Resting Face – it’s a condition that’s getting more play these days, thanks in part to a 2013 viral video that gave it an official name.
Also called Resting Bitch Face or RBF for short, the phrase describes your face in its most natural state: resting (duh). That means no selfie swagger. Sans flattering facial flare (like a turn of the lip, a lift of the eyebrow). And for some, that means you could be mistaken for one of Cinderella’s ugly stepsisters, or if it’s really bad, maybe even Sloth from Goonies (we kid).
For stars like Cindy Crawford, Katie Holmes and Anna Kendrick, though, RBF is NBD – they make it work in Instagram photos and they’re giving the rest of us something to strive for (plus, they’re not bitchy). We’re flashing one of these the next time we ask ourselves in the mirror: can I put the Kardashian/Jenners in age order?
Gabrielle Union: "Deep in Thought Reading" Face
The actress is picking up what this script is putting down – and she’s gonna nail that scene!
Cindy Crawford: "Land Lines Don’t Lie" Face
Who cares what they’re actually saying. This is a resting face that says: “I’m listening.”
Karlie Kloss: "Baseball Is So Totally Electrifying" Face
The model’s RBF is the perfect mix of seriousness and good sportsmanship. Throw this one out the next time you’re watching Major League Baseball.
Anna Kendrick: "Great Hair, Don’t Care" Face
When you’ve got hair this aca-awesome, your face doesn’t need to do anything to support it.
Katie Holmes: "Caffeine Fixes Everything" Face
There is no amount of basic that a good scarf, great shades and a warm cup of Starbucks can’t cure.
Hilary Duff: "Relaxed Thursday Vibes" Face
The weekend is almost here! The actress rings it in with good wine, naturally, and bed by 10 p.m. Those face muscles need sleep, you know.
Gwyneth Paltrow: "I’m Not Afraid to Get Real With You" Face
Yep, the actress will show you exactly what she looks like without ANY make-up. One word: Respect.
Demi Lovato: "I Know Exactly What Day It Is" Face
The singer calls it: “Morning bitches.” We love a girl who faces her Mondays with such panache.