15 Instagram Accounts to Follow for Beauty Inspiration

Publish date:
February 5, 2016
Instagram, inspiration

Need a little beauty inspo for days when you're feeling drab? Nails, makeup, hair — these gorgeous IG accounts have you covered!


She's a fashion week veteran who's an expert at all things nails. If you're still in search of the perfect mani, she's your girl!


We love a good metallic smoky eye and Makeup by Madison never disappoints. If you want to be the epitome of chic, you'll find all of the contour, lush lash, smoky eye inspiration you'll need on her page!


Color knows no bounds with this beauty gal. From feathery lashes to shimmery smoky eyes that are so pretty they look like art. You're sure to find something to copy for date night with bae here!


If you're like us, then NARS is one of your favorite beauty brands — umm, hello! Their Orgasm blush is only the best blush known to man! Their Instagram is also a great source for gorgeous photos for all things beauty.


If your beauty style leans more towards the edgy side, then @NaturallyErratic may be your makeup bestie!


If you were one of the lucky few to get one of her coveted Phantom 002 collections, then you know Pat McGrath is basically a beauty whisperer. From gilded lips to artfully painted eye makeup, you'll be hard-pressed not to want to copy every look on her page!


Let's be clear — Ted Gibson gives good hair. Look at any magazine cover and you're likely to find his work. And did we mention that Lupita is a client?


I'm a total skincare girl, but when I want to dabble in color cosmetics, I turns to @BeautyIsBoring_ for inspiration. Once you visit their page, you will, too!


Deborah Lippmann is no stranger to the beauty scene. She's a celebrity nail artist and you'll be hard-pressed to miss her work flipping through some of your favorite magazines. She's even come out with a line of polishes with an EMPIRE theme! She's a nail girl after our own hearts.


Everyone knows that negative space manicures are the hottest nail trend, and that doesn't seem to be stopping anytime soon. For your graphic nail art fix, Michelle is your go-to girl.


If you're a fan of over-the-top nails, CND will not disappoint. From nail baubles to simple graphic manis, they've got everything to satisfy your nail fix.


Obviously if you qualify to be in RiRi's glam squad, you've got some serious beauty chops, and Mylah Morales fits the bill. If RiRi is basically your beauty inspiration for everything, then don't be surprised when you find yourself scrolling through her page for hours on end.


When it comes to color inspiration, you don't have to look much further than your neighborhood drugstore. Maybelline New York makes awesome products and they've paired with some of the best artists in the business. We're constantly chiming into their IG feed for beauty inspiration.


She's a fashion and beauty girl who lives a beautiful life. By the time you scroll through her feed you'll wish you could trade places, but you'll have more inspiration than you know what to do with.


She makes flawless makeup look easy, and we guarantee that you'll want to copy every look that she creates!

This post originally appeared on essence.com: 15 Instagram Accounts to Follow for Beauty Inspiration; Virginia Lowman

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