Before you head home for the holidays, make sure you’re armed with books, magazines, and a whole lot of entertaining people to follow on Instagram. If, like us, you’re looking for someone with a beauty angle, we’ve got you covered. From Drew Barrymore and Nicole Richie to makeup artist Beau Nelson and Vogue.com’s beauty director Catherine Piercy, these guys know their stuff.
Beauty Blitz, @beautyblitz
Former InStyle beauty editor and BeautyBlitz.com founder Polly Blitzer snaps all the newest beauty products—think of it as a visual shopping list next time you head to the drugstore.
Catherine Piercy, @catherinepvogue
For a behind-the-scenes look at what’s happening on the beauty side of Vogue.com, follow the site’s beauty director, Catherine Piercy.
Cindy Crawford, @cindycrawford
Between her decades-long career, her own skincare line, and a still busy shoot schedule, the supermodel model knows her stuff.
CND’s artists whip up some of the most inspired runway nail art; follow their behind-the-scenes work here.
Deborah Lippmann, @deborahlippmann
She might be famous for her brilliant glitter nail polishes, but the manicurist still works on shoots, celebrities, and developing new shades for her eponymous collection.
Elaine Welteroth, @elainewelteroth
Follow Teen Vogue’s beauty and health director and you’ll want to be her best friend—promise.
Emmy Rossum, @emmyrossum
The Shameless actor is quite a beauty junkie! Stay tuned for her makeup must-haves on the site next week.
George Papinikolas, @georgepapanikolas
The man who took Kim Kardashian blonde colors her sisters, as well as a string of other glossy, highlighted starlets at Andy Lecompte’s LA salon.
Georgie Eisdell, @georgieeisdell
Makeup artist Georgie Eisdell works with a handful of our favorite stars, including Dianna Agron, Carey Mulligan, and Rose Byrne. You’ll find sneak peeks of new products and behind-the-scenes glam on her Instagram account.
Gloria Noto, @glorianoto
Makeup artist Gloria Noto works with Shailene Woodley, Felicity Jones, and Ashley Benson. Basically, you’re going to want to cop her tricks.
James Kaliardos, @jameskaliardos
The legendary makeup artist is responsible for many of the influential runway trends you see during fashion week.
Jessica Alba, @jessicaalba
Between running The Honest Company, filming Barely Lethal, and raising two kids, there’s no shortage of life—and beauty—inspiration in Alba’s feed.
Jessica Biel, @jessicabiel
Biel posts her favorite hair and makeup looks and products, but if we’re being honest, it’s her Tuesdays With Tina dog pics that we enjoy the most.
Man Repeller, @manrepeller
If you’re one of the few people left who isn’t following fashion blogger Leandra Medine, aka Man Repeller, get on it!
Mara Roszak, @mararoszak
Hairstylist Mara Roszak posts awesome hair inspiration, behind-the-scenes images of her clients (she works with Emma Stone, Mila Kunis, and Michelle Dockery), and hilarious images of her dog, Marc Silverstein.
Erika Bearman, @oscarprgirl
She might do PR for a fashion brand, but Oscar PR Girl knows her beauty; she favors big hair, bright lips, and sultry eyes—all iced, of course.
Rachel Goodwin, @rachel_goodwin
Goodwin, a Chanel makeup artist, grams good food and cute kid pics alongside her clients like Emma Stone, Kat Dennings, and Cindy Crawford.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, @rosiehw
The model takes her cute pup and stellar wardrobe all over the world to shoot for everyone from Vogue to Victoria’s Secret. This is the closest look you’ll get at her fashionable, globe-trotting life!
Ashley Madekwe, @smashleybell
She might be an actress and fashion blogger, but Madekwe shows off great beauty looks—inspiring manicures, bright red lips—on her Instagram, too.
Beau Nelson, @beau_nelson
Still in need of holiday party inspiration? Follow Beau Nelson. The makeup artist works with Nikki Reed, Jessica Biel, and Nicole Richie and knows a thing or two about a smoky eye.
Violet Grey, @violetgrey
The Los Angeles-based website promises to be the Net-a-Porter of beauty when it launches early next year. Until then, enjoy their aspirational photos (and the beautiful editorials on its beta site).
Ying Chu, @yingchunyc
Glamour’s beauty director gets an intimate look at new products (Chanel), beauty legends (Guido!), and what feels like a parade of fresh, gorgeous flowers.