The MTC Video Music Awards always deliver in the outrageous beauty category

From Rita Ora's blood-red, ombre talons to little Blue Ivy's braids, the 2016 VMAs have got it all. But what you see on the red carpet is another thing entirely from the up close and personal backstage beauty snaps the stars and their entourage (think make-up artists, hair stylists and general hangers on) have been posting to Instagram and Snapchat. Above, a look at a few of our favourites.

VMAs 2016: the best celebrity beauty instagrams