Inspiration is everywhere, but it’s especially concentrated on Instagram. Being a visual medium, it’s particularly useful when it comes to beauty. From fresh haircuts to bold new makeup hues, there’s nothing you can’t find scrolling through its steady stream of uploads. To get us through the frosty mornings as of late, we’ve been favouring a sunnier beauty disposition, courtesy of It girls who bless us with their uploads. From Bella Hadid’s freckles and sun-dipped blonde to Elsa Hosk’s peaches and cream makeup, do yourself a solid and add these to your saved folder. By the time daylight savings rolls around, you’ll be more than prepared.
Model Kaia Gerber gave up her long, supermodel hair for a flippy bob, and we couldn’t be more envious. The ultimate in vacation hair, sweep to one side for cheat’s volume.
That face. That glow. That hair. Zendaya is the queen of natural beauty inspiration, hence the double-tapping. Add burnt orange blush to bare skin, and don’t forget lashings of clear gloss.
French queen Jeanne Damas sun baking in Pulgia is what summer dreams are made of. Blurred melon lips and subtle eye gloss is officially our new seaside beauty mood.
Elsa Hosk looks just peachy in this lip, cheek, and eye combo. Keep blush and lipstick tonal in shades of apricot, and let the eyes sparkle thanks to a wash of coppery, rose-gold shadow.
If there ever was a time to try poppy eyeliner, this is it. Priyanka Chopra looks like a mermaid dream in this particular shade of turquoise.
French makeup artist and influencer Violette always nails it when it comes to beauty inspiration, and this gilded eye is no exception. Proof that you don’t need to blend and mix shades to have impact.
More curls, courtesy of Shanina Shaik. Carrie Bradshaw would be proud.
Two words: Those eyes. Whether it’s a filter or damn good genetics, we’re besotted with Bella. Beauty-wise, it’s her freckles, sunny blonde hair, and French manicure we’re planning on copying. Use a soft, taupe eyeliner to draw some on around the nose and cheeks.
A little lilac never hurt anyone. Case in point: Kristen Noel Crawley. Swipe just a little along your lash line if you’re not colour confident.
Take Lizzo’s advice: Humidity is not to be feared, and frizz is your friend. Pair with nothing but clear brow gel, highlighter, and lip gloss. Summer in a balmy little nutshell.