Best Beauty Instagram Accounts to Follow


MUA Huda Kattan is the original beauty blogger turned business mogul. With 21.3 million followers, she is one of the top beauty influencers on Instagram. Aside from posting her own makeup looks and updates on her uber successful cosmetics line, Huda Beauty, Kattan loves supporting other makeup artists and will often repost their own creations on her page!


Hana4 is the nail account you didn’t know you needed. Pronounced “Hanayo”, the Japanese nail artist, who is trained as a painter, post weekly snaps of her exquisite nail art masterpieces, which are sure to serve as manicure inspiration. Hana4 a few personal shots thrown in.


Trend Mood is the instagram account for all breaking beauty news. From sneak peeks, behind the scenes, product reviews and swatches, founder Sophie Shab has created your one stop shop for all things beauty. Shab, a makeup artist, created Trend Mood in 2012 while she was pregnant, finding she had extra time on her hands.


Patrick Starrr is one of YouTube’s biggest beauty gurus, and has made a seamless transition from the video sharing site to Instagram. Starrr’s Instagram feed is the daily pop of color we all need, from his all out glamorous makeup looks, to his unparalleled captivating outfits.


Master colorist Aura Friedman isn’t new to the world of hair; voted in 2000 by Allure Magazine as best hair colorist in Miami Beach, her celebrity clientele includes Salma Hayek, Anna Paquin, and Sky Ferreira (she’s also responsible for Zoe Kravitz platinum pixie at this years Met Gala). Her Instagram feed is a myriad of stunning hair colors, from bright pink, pastel blue, to classic brunette and blonde.


Celebrity makeup artist Angel Merino’s Instagram feed is nothing short of glamorous. As CEO and creative director of cosmetics company Artist Couture, he’s worked with celebs like Chanel Iman and Christina. Be prepared for flawless foundation, seamless blending, and brows that are to die for.


As a member of Kat Von D’s Artist Collective, makeup artist Tara Buenrostro creates looks unlike any other. Specializing in creative eye looks, Buenrostro’s Instagram feed does not disappoint, filled with avant-garde eye and lip looks, and stands out in the world of Instagram beauty with her use of bright colors and odd shapes.


Pat McGrath is the celebrity makeup artists whose muses include Kim Kardashian West and R&B singer Cassie, with an Instagram feed filled with vintage beauty pics, from Christy Turlington applying lip liner at Karl Lagerfield 1991, to Mick Jagger getting touched up backstage on tour in 1972. . McGrath is also the genius behind her namesake cosmetic lines, much of which is inspired by the very vintage makeup looks she posts.


As Beyonce’s nail artist, Sarah Bland’s Instagram account is flooded with mesmerizing manicures. Her awe-inducing nail art include everything from striking glitters and shimmers, glistening metallics, and chic ombres.  


Jenny Cho, whose clients include Jennifer Lawrence, Naomi Watts, and Rosie Huntington-Whitely, is quite simply the hairstylist to the stars, and her Instagram account is just that. Chock full of her stunning work, from editorial to red carpet, Cho’s posts will cause serious hair inspiration and envy.  

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