Brie Larson in Gucci at this year’s Oscars

The Oscars red carpet has never been exactly at the vanguard of feminism. Unless the five-hours-in-make-up, half-starved-to-death thing is an ongoing subversive agitprop immersive theatre piece orchestrated by Reese Witherspoon to make a point about the gender pay gap in Hollywood by illustrating how much harder the women of Hollywood have to work than the men to pass muster on the red carpet. (That would be awesome.)

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It was a strong month for Instagirls at the newsstand — Kylie and Kendall Jenner, and Bella and Gigi Hadid all scored major covers. Social media and tech darling Karlie Kloss also made multiple appearances. But don’t despair if you’re longing for non-omnipresent models on the covers of major glossies. March 2016 proved to offer a solid mix of up-and-comers and established stunners. It was also a welcome surprise to see a number of magazines opt for natural, almost makeup-free looks.

Here’s a look at all the aforementioned covers and more in our spotlight of the most memorable March 2016 glossies.

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