9 Elevated Makeup Ideas From Instagram’s Most Stylish

Lisa Patulny

It’s easy to get stuck in an everyday makeup rut. When BB cream, a lick of mascara and some lip balm are all you need to nail your office dress code, it’s hard to pass up pressing snooze in favour of attempting something more impressive, like a tricky tri-coloured eye.

While said tri-coloured eye likely wouldn't cut it at your job (unless you’re lucky enough to work in a very creative environment) there are other, more subtle ways, to power your beauty game up a level. As we often do when in need of some outfit inspiration, we looked to Instagram's most stylish for elevated makeup ideas that work for everyday. The best bit? They don’t require professional makeup skills to achieve. 

Keep scrolling for the elevated Insta-beauty looks we’re double-tapping right now.

PHOTO: @chroniclesofher_

Side-flipped hair + oxblood lips = grungy perfection.

PHOTO: @eleanorpendleton

A white mani looks crisp paired with neutrals and gold. For more nail inspiration, check out the spring nail shades we're loving now.

PHOTO: @1jessicahart

Pinning back the top section of your hair on humid days is a clever way to nix frizzies around your face.

PHOTO: @laraworthington

Lesson: sometimes glowing skin (and a really great hat) is all you need to look pulled together.

PHOTO: @garypeppergirl

Red lips may be a predictable compliment to an LBD, but styled the right way (with unstructured hair), it's unbeatable.

PHOTO: @rubyrose

Slick hair can make a statement all on its own—pair with simple makeup like Ruby Rose for a fresh feel.

PHOTO: @harperandharley

Scraped back hair, groomed brows and balmy lips are the perfect accompaniment to a statement neck scarf.

PHOTO: @shaninamshaik

Peachy cheeks and tousled hair always looks right. Optional accessory: delicious acai breakfast bowl.


PHOTO: @zanitazanita

Want to take your black and white outfit to the next level? Just add a punchy coral lip.

What do you think of these everyday makeup looks? Sound off in the comments below!

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