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15 Instagram accounts every makeup lover should follow

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IF FACEBOOK IS full of Minion memes, and Twitter is where people go to argue, then Instagram is the home of beauty.

It’s where all the makeup obsessives hang out and share tips – here are 15 of the best accounts to follow.

1. Wake Up And Make Up – wakeupandmakeup

Many beauty obsessives find just watching other people put on makeup relaxing. Wake Up And Make Up has video after video of people blending eyeshadow, lining their lips, contouring… *shivers with delight*

2. Pat McGrath – patmcgrathreal

A favourite of just about every fashion designer and photographer you can think of, Pat is widely regarded as the most influential makeup artist in the world. The looks she creates run the gamut from natural, fresh-faced beauty to wearable art.

3. Chelsea Bagan – trophywifenailart

Australian manicurist Chelsea Bagan will inspire you to up your nail game considerably.

4. Donna Morris - donnamorismua

Working for Make Up For Ever Ireland, Donna can do a soft, pretty makeup look like no one else – but she also specialises in crazy, intricate body paintings. Serious talent.

5. Nikkie – nikkietutorials

Nikkie is a huge deal on YouTube, but her super quick Instagram videos are where it’s at. We could watch her apply highlighter and liquid lipstick all day.

6. Makeup Monster –

This Instagram is packed full of beautifully-photographed peeks at the newest stuff to hit Irish makeup counters, from the cheap’n'cheerful to the luxurious.

7. Charlotte Tilbury – ctilburymakeup

Beauty guru Charlotte Tilbury’s Instagram is a collection snaps of her luxurious product line along with the famous faces she’s made up (Amal Clooney, Sienna Miller and Cara Delevingne are just a few of her regular clients).

8. Anna-Karin – annakarinhell

Swedish beauty blogger Anna-Karin is almost too pretty to be real, and her colourful, experimental looks are the perfect antidote to the growing homogeneity of Instagram makeup artists.

9. Sam Chapman – pixiwoos

Sam is one half of the YouTube sensations Pixiwoo, and creator of the (amazing) Real Techniques makeup brushes – you will want to copy every look she does.

10. Robin Black – beautyisboring

Photographer and makeup artist Robin Black has made it her mission to photograph faces she finds “beautiful, regardless of age, gender or cultural trends” and the results are striking.

11. Tropical Popical – tropicalpopical

The Dublin nail salon (a favourite of Saoirse Ronan) shows off their bright, cheery wares. We need that matte black leopard print on our nails, STAT.

12. Lisa Eldridge – lisaeldridgemakeup

The British makeup artist has just released a book about the history of makeup, and her Instagram is stuffed with interesting facts and pictures of vintage beauty products. Plus, there’s something about her voice that’s incredibly soothing. Trust us.

13. Dupe That – dupethat

Don’t want to drop your precious euros on an expensive new product? Dupe That may just have an, er, dupe (or cheaper duplicate) for that. Your wallet will thank you.

14. Paula Callan – paula_callan_makeup

Paula has worked on anyone who is anyone in Irish showbusiness, from Roz Purcell to Amanda Byram to Amy Huberman.

15. Christine Mielke – temptalia

Christine’s super-practical reviews on Temptalia are the first port of call for anyone considering a big makeup splurge – so it’s only right that her Instagram is full of simple, clear photos of the products. Lovely.

Have you any favourites? Leave them in the comments!

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