This month’s glossies were focused on beauty and there were two standout trends: deeply saturated red lips and fresh-faced natural beauty looks. Of course, “natural” didn’t come without its share of Photoshopping, making for some unfortunate fails this month. It’s nonetheless always nice to see softer makeup looks, especially as we head into spring.
In terms of cover stars, it was a solid month for models with a mix of established beauties like Kate Moss and Freja Beha Erichsen gracing covers alongside more under-the-radar names like Kris Grikaite. Of course, Gigi and Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner all got covers, none of which were particularly successful. Check them out and more in our roundup of the best and worst May 2017 magazine covers.