Beauty

INSTAGLAM: the best of beauty in 2019

Finishing the year off with these five sharp 'grammers who have made our beauty dreams come true this 2019...

From YouTubers to TikTok-ers, this year we’ve seen some of the most mind-bending beauty trends (we’re looking at you couture clowns) and some of the most innovative of creations. But the best of the bunch seem to stick to the ‘gram… Staying ahead of the trend are these five INSTAGLAM accounts who have been making waves with their unique boundary-blurring beauty looks. Making it to the top of our best of 2019 list, meet @dewendeprinces, @beautybekky @sarahmcgonagall, @cupidsvault and @officialglitterpig…

@dwendeprincesa

THE ACCOUNT EXPLORING PROTEST ART THROUGH MAKE UP

Definitely one of the most captivating MUA’s on IG, Dewendeprincesa AKA Malaya Harris is the punk artist using her face as a canvas for activism as much as art. Ensuring that she uses her platform for good, Malaya’s vibrant creations act as social commentary leading to discussion and awareness, and they look damn good whilst they do it.

Follow @dewendeprincesa on Instagram here.

@BEAUTYBEKKY

PEARLS, GLOSS AND RENAISSANCE ART

The MUA blending beauty eccentricity with Michelangelo-worthy detail, Rebekka Theenaart (yes, she really does have art in her name) is innovating beauty with every post. From pearl-encrusted eyes to firey wings, to bloodied lips and paint-splattered detail, @beautybekky is as unique and attention-grabbing as it is delicate and thoughtful. And it’s not just us that thinks so, with 102K followers and counting, Rebekka is playing the big game, and we are sure enjoying the ride…

Follow @beautybekky on Instagram here

@sarahmcgonagall

BLURRING THE LINES OF FANTASY AND REALITY

Everyone knows the difference between being good at make-up and being good at make-up, right? Well, if you don’t, please let us introduce you to Sarah McGonagall. Photographer, creator and general badass, her make-up skills make you regret feeling proud of that winged eyeliner you put on this morning before heading into work. From Stranger Things to The Good Place and Edward Scissorhands, Sarah has something for everyone…

@cupidsvault

OUTTA THIS WORLD MAKEUP

Developing his passion at 16 when he started experimenting with his sister’s make-up in secret, Cupid’s Vault has always been a mysterious creator. In fact, until a year ago, Cupid’s account was set to private: “I wanted my account to be an intimate place: hence the name Cupid’s Vault.” But that talent was too good not to share, and as the artist got more wild in his designs, he got braver in his sharing. Lucky us, because now we get to witness the young creative’s incredible work, as do you…

@officialglitterpig

BREAKING THE BOUNDARIES OF BEAUTY

Floral sculptures, sprigs and stems don’t exactly conjure up an immediate thought of make up looks, but @officialglitterpig definitely makes it work. Whether embellishing sharp eyeliner wings with delicate petals, or contouring lips with strands of lavender, this INSTAGLAM star thinks and creates outside the box. Using natural elements blended with eccentric beauty trends, @officialglitterpig finds fresh new ways to think about beauty and captures them with precise close-ups in UHD style. We caught up with the must-follow MUA to find out how they created their platform and developed their unique aesthetic…

23 December 2019