After a year of staying at home, our makeup and beauty routines may no longer be what they once were, with most of us taking a minimalistic approach to getting ready for each day until face-to-face working and socialising are back on the cards. But with the gradual easing of the current UK lockdown now just weeks away, and fine dining restaurants, champagne bars and luxury hotels all set to open their doors once again, there will be plenty of opportunities to get glammed up over the summer – and more importantly, back to feeling like the million dollars you always did pre-Covid.
If you’re feeling a little out of the loop when it comes to the latest beauty trends, then what better place to start brushing up than on your Instagram feed? Some of the world’s biggest influencers have been keeping their fingers on the fashion and beauty pulse for us over the past twelve months, and know just what the looks to try are for the spring / summer 2021 season.
If you’re looking for some inspiration, then look no further – because these ladies have got you covered. Some of the most influential faces on Instagram today, they know all the tips and techniques to help you achieve any of the latest beauty looks – but more than that, they also hold brands accountable on issues such as sustainability, diversity and inclusion.
Being an influencer in 2021 comes with added responsibility beyond just gaining Instagram likes, and these ladies are doing the industry proud. So, head over and give them a follow – you’ll be hooked on their content for hours.
Michelle Wong – @LabMuffinBeautyScience
Michelle Wong isn’t your average beauty influencer, and with a Ph.D in medicinal and supramolecular chemistry, her understanding of the latest luxury beauty products and how they work goes far beyond what looks or smells good.
Whilst you can still expect detailed product reviews and tutorials from Michelle, she makes it a priority to go a little deeper, and educates her community on everything from how sun lotion world to protect the skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays, to exactly what happens when we apply acid-based products to our skin.
If you’re looking to broaden your understanding of topics like these in order to get the most out of your beauty routine, then look no further.
Huda Kattan – @hudabeauty
Founder of Huda Beauty, Kattan is considered the top beauty influencer when it comes to earnings, and has also amassed a staggering community of over 48 million fans. Working with numerous big name brands such as Dior and Chanel on her personal profile, her professional account serves as a platform for other up-and-coming beauty influencers as well as for her own products and brand. Featuring some of their most creative looks and tutorials using Huda Beauty products, there is little doubt that she has helped some relatively unknown creators to grow alongside her own meteoric rise to Instagram fame.
Katie Jane Hughes – @katiejanehughes
A celebrity makeup artist-turned Instagram extraordinaire, Katie’s eyeliner tutorials have become one of her biggest hits, and since joining Instagram she has amassed a whopping 620,000 followers who tune in daily for the latest dose of beauty content gold.
Known for her vibrant makeup looks, which often centre around the boldest and brightest shades of eyeshadow, Katie regularly collaborates with big name brands like Weleda and Glossier, sharing skincare advice, beauty tips and looks that are easy, accessible and beautiful.
Christa Allen – @christaallen
Primarily an actress but now a beauty loving social media influencer in her own right, too, Christa has become a sensation amongst her enormous one-million following on TikTok, and on Instagram she is quickly following suit. With her feed a carefully curated mix of luxury makeup tutorials, wellness photography and more, she has slowly but surely amassed a growing community of beauty and skincare fans, who follow her as much for the value her content provides as for its beautiful aesthetic.
Hannah Mussette – @mussette
The queen of natural hair care, Hannah’s Youtube content has been going viral over recent years, and today her Instagram is just as popular. From how to perfect the most beautiful no-heat curls to DIY box braiding at home, Hannah has got all bases covered – and her skincare videos, which demystify exactly how to get that glowing complexion she wears so well, are also guaranteed to have you hooked.