2017 was the year of the celeb face mask selfie

We all like to complain about how fake and curated everyone is on Instagram, especially when it comes to influencers and celebrities. But a new trend emerged this year that made celebs seem relatable for a hot second: the face mask selfie.

People use face masks to solve problems with their skin. So for a celebrity to post a selfie in a face mask, it’s basically an admission that they aren’t actually perfect. #relatable.

But on the flipside, it’s not like a face mask selfie is a no-makeup selfie. Face masks cover up your blemishes and undereye bags even better than makeup does. In a face mask, you can still look flawless, just in a different way. So celebs pounced on this trend as a way to earn no-makeup street cred, while still camouflaging their zits.

It’s a win-win, really.

So it’s no surprise that this trend popped up on the IG accounts of both celebs and normals this year. It’s low-maintenance but also super flattering, because weirdly enough, the only thing that makes your eyes pop more than a full smokey eye is a full charcoal mask.

Here are a few types of face mask selfies that just wouldn’t quit this year.

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When you’re fake meditating

Mask Sunday doesn’t get any better than this #andyesthesearehandknitfrommymomsfriend

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You ever been in the mood to get your energies together and thought, “Damn, this is the perfect time to throw a face ask on”? Diane Kruger is clearly the queen of multi-tasking as she is not only getting her yoga pose on, she also has two mask on her face. #Relatable!

When you just woke up and bae won’t stfu



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When you just wake up and check Instagram and you’re just trying to put your face mask on and chill but bae is all in your face talking about stuff you really just don’t care about right now… we feel you, Sam Smith.

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When you and your girl want a f*ckboy-free night 

Golden Slumbers #Fashion #MetBall2017

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Not only are masks great for your skin, they’re also the perfect way to chill with your girlfriends and get away from the stress of dealing with some of these men.

Now if you can afford this 24-carat gold infused mask by Peter Thomas Roth, then you can really do your skincare like Kate Hudson and Stella McCartney.

When you wanted to be bougie but later regret it 

Being pampered by @hanic_makeup_lashes #facemask #lipmask #handmask gotta love it. #promoUSA

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We all have that one friend who has to go above and beyond and do the most like Ricky Martin here. They just can’t keep it simple and had to go over the top by not only doing their face and eyes but their hands too. Being pretty ain’t easy.

When you have an in-flight spa day 

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When your money is long like Brie Larson’s, your flight doubles as a spa day, which is dope af. Imagine just chilling in the sky, flying across the world while you moisturize your skin. Goals.

When you rant to tell broke people to stop being poor 

Thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you

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If you’re ever in the mood to get on Instagram live and rant about how broke people need to “seize the day” and automatically stop being poor, go Diddy or go home.

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