Eye Candy: The 23 Must-Follow Beauty Instagrammers

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Can we be real for a second? We don't always love being chained to our sources of technology — and the constant distraction they provide (we think that Candy Crusher might be a sign that the world is officially ending).
The one app that we don't mind being harassed by, though? Instagram, which always provides a constant stream of pure beauty (and zero whiny status updates). This handy program allows the beauty world's movers and shakers to give us behind-the-scenes sneak peeks at the latest hair, makeup and nail looks — and we can't get enough.
Click through to dig some of our favorite beauty Instagram accounts — you'll find everything from makeup artists' stunning backstage shots to the latest intel from our favorite brands — and follow along so you can rest assured that you'll never miss a (beauty) beat.
Lottie Stannard, makeup artist @lotstar
We love this super-talented makeup artist's avant-garde looks. When we're rounding up trends, Stannard never fails to deliver makeup moves that we've never seen before.
NARS @narsissist
Chances are, you're already following this makeup powerhouse's stream of lust-worthy primpers — it's a must-follow for new-product scoop along.
Charlotte Tilbury, makeup artist @ctilburymakeup
Tilbury is a mega-talented makeup artist and a rabid Instagrammer. Expect everything from her latest on-set work to sneak peeks of products from her eponymous makeup line.
Luigi Murenu, hairstylist @luigimurenu
Luigi is our man (we mean, do you see that hair?!), and we love keeping up with his latest follicular wizardry on the 'Gram — the man is totally, utterly fearless.

Pat McGrath, makeup artist @patmcgrathreal
If you're a beauty die-hard who loves seeing the latest in makeup trends, you absolutely must head over to Pat McGrath's profile, stat. One of the most respected makeup artists in the business, McGrath is literally on the front lines of what's new — and drop-dead gorgeous.
Robin Black @beautyisboring_
We've already declared our devotion to this makeup artist/photographer/blogger's edgy beauty images — and we love that Instagram allows us to be that much closer to Black's inspiring original content.
Diptyque @diptyque
Is it just us, or does simply looking at a Diptyque candle give you a feeling of zen, too? This fragrance brand's skilled 'Grams make us dream of relaxing in in a perfectly scented bedroom — in Paris, obviously.
Aesop @aesopskincare
When it comes to cool-kid skin care, we'd say that Aesop has the market officially cornered — and the stylish snaps on the brand's well-curated Instagram account is proof.

Jin Soon Choi @jinsoonchoi
Jin Soon Choi is one of our favorite people — and, when it comes to nails, we trust her taste more than anyone else. Always daring (but never cheesy), this trailblazing manicurist sets the standard for chic, inventive nail art.
Lisa Eldridge, makeup artist @lisaeldridgemakeup
This British makeup artist first captured our hearts with her ingenious makeup tutorial videos — so, when we got set up on Instagram, she was naturally one of our first searches.
Bumble and bumble @bumbleandbumble
It's pretty much a given at this point that we will be instant devotees of any new Bumble product that hits our desks — and we love how the brand's behind-the-scenes snaps show us exactly how to use them.
Clarins @clarinsnews
Whenever we're having a bad day, we can always rely on the pretty shots in our feed from French beauty line Clarins to brighten up our case of the blahs. Just looking at the artfully staged shots of pretty products makes us happy.
Tom Pécheux, makeup artist @tompecheux
Mr. Pécheux is one of our favorite faces to see backstage during Fashion Month — his smiling blue eyes (and sassy ways) make even a conversation about the finer points of concealer absolutely riveting.
Orlando Pita, hairstylist @orlopita
Another backstage mainstay, this well-coiffed dude creates some of the most dazzling 'dos on the runways — follow along to get the scoop on his latest work.
Madeleine Poole, manicurist @mpnails
We're obsessed with Ms. Poole's innovative nail looks — her Instagram feed always manages to provide our weekend manicure inspiration.
Aaron de Mey, makeup artist @aarondemey1
This New-Zealand-born makeup artist is always pushing the envelope when it comes to makeup looks — which may be why he's worked with some of the biggest designers in the biz.
Ted Gibson, hairstylist @tedgibsonbeauty
In our minds, it's no coincidence that Gibson's first name is emblematic of our favorite childhood snuggle toy — this man is seriously lovely, and the beauty looks he creates (like this one) are seriously fierce.
Carol's Daughter @carolsdaughter93
This now-iconic brand uses Instagram as a platform of support for curly-haired ladies. If you're proud of your swirls, tag the brand, and they may just give you some #regram love.
Mara Roszak, hairstylist @mararoszak
Mara Roszak tends some of the most beautiful heads of hair in the biz (see: Emma Stone and Lily Collins, featured above), which is why we follow along for peeks into the (hair) lives of Hollywood's It girls.
Paul Hanlon, hairstylist @paulhanlonhair
So, it's not that every beauty editor has a crush on Paul Hanlon...okay, fine, we do. But, with his British swagger and serious follicular skills, how could we not?
Mark Hampton, hairstylist @markhamptonhair
Mark Hampton creates killer 'dos on the regular — we can't wait to recreate the look featured above.
Bleach London @bleachlondon
Are you toying around with the idea of making a major (and we mean may-jor) hair change? Follow Bleach London, a salon that turns out some of the coolest dye jobs we've ever seen.
Refinery29 @refinery29
Because, duh. And, if you'd like even more top-secret beauty dirt (why wouldn't you?), follow our whole beauty team:
Annie Tomlin, beauty director @admiringd
Megan McIntyre, senior beauty editor @megsmcintyre
Tara Rasmus, assistant beauty editor @tararasmus
Gabrielle Korn, beauty assistant @gabriellekorn

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