Beauty is a tricky beast to master. A lipstick can look excellent on your hand in Selfridges, but hideous on your face at home. Liquid eyeliner should be easy to apply - we've all successfully drawn lines before, right? - yet somehow that intended feline flick can end up resembling a toddler's scrawl.
If you find yourself sobbing into mascara-stained towels again and again, perhaps it's time to look in a new place for beauty inspiration. Maybe what you really need are girls sharing real experiences from their real mirror in their real loo and the best place to find that kind of thing is Instagram.
Whether you want to know what a runway pro actually puts on her face (cue Rosie Huntington-Whitely), need to see how Alexa Chung achieves her perfectly imperfect bedhead locks or simply have to have nail art inspo every single day (hiya, Lily Allen) there's a feed you should follow.
So, arm yourself with your make up kit and nail file and take a look at some of the most killer beauty-lovers you won't regret following...
Feeling inspired? Put it to good use - try out one of these Spring/Summer 2014 makeup trends:
Take a leaf out of Suki Waterhouse's book and go for a pared back look. Use concealer to hide your flaws, but stay away from mascara, eyeliner and lipstick for a natural appearance.
2 Orange Lipstick
Alternatively, if you're feeling inspired by Chole Norgaard's obsession with colour, its time to try out bright orange lipstick, as seen on the SS14 catwalks of DKNY and Donna Karan. The key to success? Confidence.
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Article by Rhiannon Davies