In an industry dominated by thin, cis, white bodies, it can be difficult to wade through to find intersectional blogs and influencers in the beauty industry. Listed below are some fabulous Instagram accounts that focus on beauty and makeup that break through the stereotypes of beauty standards, so our newsfeeds can be as intersectional as possible!
Thuy Le (@xthuyle)
With flawless skin and a wide array of colourful looks, Thuy Le is a makeup artist from London who not only blogs about makeup, but also skincare rituals and hair. Going from strength to strength, Le has been jumped 20,000 followers in just 2 weeks; take a peek at her page, and you will see why.
💋Face Forward. Products used: @anastasiabeverlyhills Dipbrow Pomade in Dark Brown. @nyxcosmetics Black liquid liner, Gold glitter liner. @classylashesuk lashes in Anita. @limecrimemakeup Red Velvet Velvetine. @nyxcosmetics_uk pro concealer pallet in Medium to clean up the lips. Apply @litcosmetics glitter adhesive all over the lips. @maccosmetics @maccosmeticsuk Red Glitter gently applied ontop. @lauragellerbeauty @wizardpublicity Fortified sparkle Primer. @purcosmetics Hydra Gel Liff around the eyes to cool and depuff. @kiehlsuk @kiehls Lip balm for dry lips. @sleekmakeup colour correcting pallet- @ofracosmetics Absolute cover foundation. @nyxcosmeticsnordics Sculpt and Highlight Duo in caramel/vanilla. @amazingcosmetics Mineral pressed powder. @anastasiabeverlyhills So Hollywood Highlighter with 23brush. @makeupgeekcosmetics Infatuated blusher. Tutorial of this look previously on my page 💋
Kristi is a self-taught makeup blogger who not only shows off her glamorous looks, but also dabbles in special effects makeup. She placed in the Top 6 for the NYX Face Awards, dazzling us with her detailed and unique work. Her 31 days of Halloween series is pretty amazing, which is available on YouTube (trigger warning: gore).
ICE CREAM UNICORN! This is a collab with my BFF @jordanhanz We both did these colorful fun ice cream candy colored unicorns and I am in love! Go check out her amazing rendition of it! Full video live on YouTube now! Link in bio! Used @mehronmakeup paradise paint @furlesscosmetics pigments @camoeyes enchanted pink lenses @makeupforeverofficial flash paint stick in white @nyxcosmetics white liquid liner
A page littered with makeup, fashion, piercings and tattoos, you’ll want to follow Heather to get your dose of alternative beauty. Original and colourful, Heather finds a fine balance between wearable, everyday beauty and out-of-the-box designs. A fantastic page to follow, even if it’s just to appreciate her ever-changing hair colours!
Cookie, I think your TAME! – Pixies 👩🎤 . EYES: @sauceboxcosmetics Black Widow eyeshadow, @meltcosmetics Radioactive eyeshadow, @urbandecaycosmetics Moonspoon & Glitter Rock eyeshadows, @wolfefaceartfx black Hydrocolor LIPS: @katvondbeauty Witches Everlasting Liquid Lipstick, @urbandecaycosmetics Moonstone FACE: @urbandecaycosmetics Quickie Afterglow Blush, @katvondbeauty Pink Opal highlight (Alchemist Holographic Palette) . #urbandecay #katvondbeauty #sauceboxcosmetics #meltradioactive #kvdwitches #xenomorph
This talented professional makeup artist is not only a beautician, but also a licensed hairstylist! With stunning pictures of her clients before and after the makeup application, this is a great account to follow if you want to see lots of different styles in one place (especially bridal makeup).
Two years ago today…| Appointments are available email firstname.lastname@example.org or text/call (323) 524-5873 __________________________________________________ #anastasiabeverlyhills #PRWArtistry #LAmakeupartist #PeaLovas #mellypatrice #makeupartist #vegas_nay #makeupdolls #makeupmafia #NigerianWedding #IEMakeupArtist #rennyvasquez #NaijaWedding #kluermoi #makeupgeek #NWWedding #anastasiabeverlyhills #PasadenaMakeupArtist #makeupgameonpoint #halloweenmakeup #halloweencostume #PasadenaMakeupArtist #OCMakeupArtist #orangecountymua #orangecountymakeupartist #pasadenasalon #pomonamua #pomonamakeup #pomonamakeupartist #longbeachmakeupartist #longbeachmakeup
Ascher Lucas (@spectredeflector)
Destroying the stigma of boys’ wearing makeup, Ascher Lucas is a talented makeup artist, cosplayer and stuntman. Creating works of art of his face, this account has a very relaxed ambiance to it. You can also donate to Ascher’s fundraiser, which is raising money towards his top surgery (link in his Instagram bio).
Fifi Anicah (@fifi.anicah)
Described as a “modern day Frida Kahlo”, Fifi Anicah is a London based model, taking the world by storm, one “power brow” at a time. Fifi Anicah’s account will not only showcase her own modelling work, but will also show you how to constuct a full, natural unibrow that even Frida Kahlo would be envious of.
THE PERFECT UNIBROW using @sleekmakeup I used the clear eyebrow gel and eyebrow stylist in dark brown. Honestly out of all the eye brow gels I have tried based on price and quality @sleekmakeup has the best it keeps my brows in tact all day and you can't really go wrong with a pencil they are all the same to me lol. This is a good technique to make your brows look fuller yet untouched. Tag a friend who likes a natural looking full brow! Don't be afraid to be the real you 😋❤️ Top by @nunude_official Earrings by @_itgirlsworldwide_
Sabina Hannan (@sabinahannan)
If you crave glittery, glamorous makeup looks, this is the account for you. With an incredible YouTube channel to partner her Instagram account, Sabina Hannan’s makeup is always flawless.Sabina challenges the stigma of wearing makeup within the Muslim community.
My skin has been so dry lately, feels like a bloody raisin. Can you girls recommend, face masks for dry skin 🤗😙 Makeup details 👑 Eyeshadow 🎨 @anastasiabeverlyhills modern renaissance palette #anastasiabeverlyhills#modernrenaissancepalette Foundation👩🏽 @makeupforeverofficial HD stick in Y445 #makeupforever#makeupforeverhdfoundation Contour💁🏽 @sleekmakeup cream + powder contour kit in medium #sleekmakeup Lips👄 @hudabeauty liquid matte in famous #hudabeauty#hudabeautyliquidmatte#shophudabeauty Brows 👧🏽 @anastasiabeverlyhills dip brow pomade in dark brown #anastasiabrows#anastasiadipbrowpomade Hijab👑 @voilechic
A DIY godess, Habiba seems to be able to make a beauty remedy out of everything from your kitchen cupboard. Not only does she showcase some incredible makeup looks, she also will help you DIY your way to clear skin, using natural products you can find in your own home. She also reviews some wacky beauty tools, so be sure to check those out!
🎥 PRESS PLAY 🎥Vibrating facial makeup puff 🙌. 📝 tag your friends. —————————————————– Products used ⬇️ ———————————————– 🔸violetvoss the holy grail palette 🔸 lashes in " Athena"" by @eyerisbeauty 🔸 contour :@anastasiabeverlyhills 🔸 lipstick by lime crime: red velvet 🔸eyeliner : benefit: Magic ink jet black 🔸 ◾◾◾ ❤️❤️❤️❤️ ◾◾◾ 🐙 💋 ———————————————– You can purchase the facial vibrating puff on Amazon 😘❤️ Hope you guys enjoyed my video luv you dolls 😘❤️😘❤️😘❤️
Shalom Blac (@shalom_blac)
An exceptionally talented artist, Shalom Blac fashion and beauty account has something for everyone. A burns’ victim, Shalom’s mini tutorials include a wide array of brands, ranging from high end to drug store; so no matter what your budget, you can follow along too!
A lifestyle and beauty blogger, Tania’s Instagram is beautifully minimalist and constructed beautifully. Mainly working from her blog of the same name, Tania balances out her beauty posts with lifestyle posts, updating her followers on her health, her journey with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, food allergies, and lots of other interesting things happening in her world.