How Stars Are Getting Ready for the Video Music Awards (PHOTOS)

Taylor Swift, Lorde, Sam Smith and more post Instagrams of their beauty routines

Photo: Courtesy Taylor Swift

The only thing wilder than VMA performances? The crazy outfits celebrities rock on the red carpet.

Sometimes they’re skimpy, sometimes they’re sparkly, and they always get the Internet buzzing. So PEOPLE is jumping ahead of the curve, bringing you behind-the-scenes shots of stars getting ready for the MTV awards show.

From Taylor Swift‘s makeup buddy to Kesha‘s bare selfie, see how the night’s most anticipated attendees are prepping their looks. // the story “How Stars Got Ready for the VMAs” on Storify

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