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12 Beauty Experts to Follow During Fashion Week


We're days into New York Fashion Week... and how do we know that (besides having the entire schedule memorized, wink wink)? 

There are signs you look for. No available cabs in the city. Fashion bloggers wearing next-to-nothing but stylish clothes despite the snow. An unfair amount of models on the streets. Oh, and our Instagram feeds are flooded with videos of catwalk finales, up close shots of enviable heels and gorgeous backstage beauty pictures.

We've rounded up the best Instagrams to follow during fashion week (and fashion month, once the hoard moves onto London, Milan, and Paris). From top beauty editors to famous makeup artists, these are the Instagrams you can't miss out on.

1. Eva Chen, @evachen212

The editor-in-chief of Lucky Magazine is known for her impeccable street style, rotating manicures, and obsession with all things beauty. If you want a front row seat to fashion week shows, she's your ticket. 

2. Phillip Picardi, @pfpicardi

This cutie is the senior beauty editor at Refinery29, so be expecting major beauty coverage from him. Backstage beauty shots? Done. 

3. Ying Chu, @yingchunyc

Try not to be too envious of Glamour's Beauty Director. She just gets to play around with the best of the best products and see beauty transformations backstage—no big deal.

4. Jessica Matlin, @jessicamatlin

Between fashion week beauty Instas, favorite beauty products, and her adorable kitty, Cosmo's deputy beauty editor is not messing around. We're always stalking her pictures to see which products make the cut in her never-ending bag of beauty goodies—and onto the tables of backstage makeup artists.

5. Elaine Welteroth, @elainewelteroth

If her bubbly smile doesn't brighten up your day, Elaine's funny captions will. Teen Vogue's Beauty and Health Director has her camera at the ready backstage—follow her so you don't miss the next big beauty trend.

6. Claire Fontanetta, @claire_fonta


Spotted miss @kendalljenner backstage at @alexanderwangny

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Whether it's behind the scenes or on the catwalk, Marie Claire's beauty assistant Claire is always capturing the best manicures and model shots—and of course, her food pics are on point.

7. Catherine Piercy, @catherinepvogue


Beach hair, the Valentino way. Gilded seashell headbands and textured waves by Guido Palau backstage. #valentino @valentino

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Vogue's beauty director is not only on top of the NYFW beauty game, but she is also going to take you abroad to Paris to see gorgeous shows and backstage moments. 

8. Tom Pecheux, @tompecheux

Tom Pecheux brings the best of Parisian glamour and a natural glow with a flick of his magical makeup wand. Besides beauty photos, follow him for peeks at projects he's working on throughout the year.

9. Pat McGrath, @patmcgrathreal

We don't have to tell you twice that Pat McGrath is A. Big. Deal. When Vogue delved into what she carries at fashion week, they discovered 75 bags, 50 assistants, 4 motorcycles, 2 vans, and 1 car. Her makeup masterpieces are the ones that go down in fashion week history. 

10. Jin Soon Choi, @jinsoonchoi

Chances are you've been inspired by one of Jin Soon's designs or reached for a bottle of JINsoon Nail Lacquer. For all the collegiettes out there that love a good mani, get ready to love Jin Soon's Instagram feed.

11. Sandy Hullet, @sandyhullet


Alexander Wang @nyfw #guidopalau

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She's worked with the legendary Guido Paulu for years, and she's much more active on Instagram than he is. Her magic fingers turn overworked model hair into a work of art. 

12. Charlotte Tilbury, @ctilburymakeup

If you whisper the words "Charlotte's Magic Cream" backstage, you might just cause a model stampede. Resident Brit Charlotte Tilbury is a staple at shows like Tom Ford, creating her signature feline flick and rock-n-roll smoky eyes. Cue beauty panic, now. 

Collegiettes, what Instagram accounts do you stalk during fashion week?

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