We spend the winter longing for the summer – but with the sun comes a whole new pressure to look perfect.

A few little tweaks to your make-up and skincare regimes this year, and you’ll be good to go. But how can we get out of the rut we are in, we hear you wail. Here, we take a look at the best of the beauty Instagrammers out there. Be inspired. Thank us later.

CHARLOTTE TILBURY


@ctilburymakeup

Followers: 1.8m.
A make-up artist to the stars, Charlotte Tilbury knew her trade so well that, in 2013, she launched her own award-winning range. Like the artist and the brand, Tilbury’s Instagram feed is all about gilded old-school glamour and pizazz.

NARS


@narsissist

Followers: 5.2m.
Since it first hit the shelves of Barney’s in New York in 1994, women have loved NARS make-up. The look the brand aims to achieve is a balance of sophistication and natural beauty. That is the vibe of its Instagram feed, too.

VOTARY


@votarylondon

Followers: 10.8k.
This natural plant oil skincare range – founded in 2015 by make-up artist Arabella Preston – is the secret weapon of many a beauty insider. Its clean, stylised Instagram feed is the ultimate in lifestyle porn.

PEONY LIM


@peonylim

Followers: 84.9k.
Half Chinese and half English, the style blogger Peony Lim is elegant, well-dressed and beautiful. Her make-up tutorials on Instagram are brilliant. Warning: you’ll get pretty bad life-envy if you do end up following her.

LISA ELDRIDGE


@lisaeldridgemakeup

Followers: 882k.
Eldridge has done the make-up of anyone who’s anyone. The long list includes Cindy Crawford, Kate Moss, Helena Christensen, Sophie Dahl, Alexa Chung, Keira Knightley, etc. Part glossy magazine, part beauty school, her Instagram feed is compulsive.

INTO THE GLOSS


@intothegloss

Followers: 629k.
Celebrating women and a modern approach to beauty, Into the Gloss is a leading make-up, health, hair and skincare website. Its Instagram feed is wide-ranging, informative and totally delicious. (The only downside is that it will make you want to revamp your bathroom and make-up bag.)

April 2018