From nude lipstick to apple red nails: beauty Instagrams of the week

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Sarah Biddlecombe

We're just going to put this out there - we're a little bit obsessed with Instagram. From adorable puppies to incredible cakes, we can spend literally hours scrolling through our feeds.

And one of our absolute favourite things to do on Instagram is look at beauty photos. From hair styling to crazy manicures, and bold lipstick to smokey eyes, there is something infinitely intriguing about going behind the scenes as A-Listers, stylists and beauty mavens share their insider tips.

So whether you're after a little contouring guidance or fancy soaking up some out-there manicure ideas, come take a look at beauty highlights from Instagram this week.

  • Jessica Alba debuts a pink lip gloss from her new beauty collection

    Got a presie from one of my sweet co-workers this AM! Biz card holder! Rocking truly kissable lip crayon in #SheerRasberryKiss @honest_beauty


  • Rosie Huntington-Whiteley rocks an effortless, nude lip

    Shady Lady


  • Jessica Lowndes welcomes autumn with a delicious new manicure

    Big Apple red #fall #nails #opi


  • Lea Michele introduces her glam squad

    Glam time with the best! @melaniemakeup @jennahipp & @hairbyjohnD 


  • We'll be recreating Nicole Scherzinger's super perky ponytail at home

    Rockin the ponytail tonight on @besttimeevernph #mylittlepony 


  • Hailee Steinfeld rocks extra voluminous hair *and* eyebrows

  • Lily Allen's blunt lob and choppy fringe give her pastel pink hair serious attitude

  • Vanessa Hudgens proves matching your manicure to your sunglasses doesn't have to be an impossibility...

    When your glasses match your nails 


  • Zendaya gets a touch up on her makeup with a gorgeous peach lip liner

    Forever keepin it real @michaelkors @jumpman23


  • Ellie Goulding gives us earring (and eyelash) envy

    I really love these Versace Versus earrings


  • Suki Waterhouse throws it back to old-school Hollywood glamour with a red lip and loose curls

    On my way to @sephoraTimes Square to represent @Burberry. See you there 6pm!!! 


  • We need Kate Bosworth's mascara in our lives, immediately

    Have my eye on you...@glamourmag @toryburch #womentowatch #emmys THANX for the immense talent of @patidubroff @bridgetbragerhair @kriskriskris @jensulkess this morning & always!!! 


  • Naomi Watts gets pampered with a facial

    Happy to be in the expert hands of @joannavargasnyc again. This lady gives good facial!#everylittlebithelps


  • Anne Hathaway lets us in on the secret of her big and bold eyelashes

  • Ashley Greene is potentially the only person in the world who can pull off purple eyeshadow

    New makeup look. It's fashion week... Why not...


  • Why not match your lipstick to your dress *and* your phone, a la Elizabeth Banks

    Knowledge is power.#62milliongirls aren't in school. Post a pic to join the yearbook at and #letgirlslearn to realize their amazing potential.


  • Reese Witherspoon's intricate plait must have taken a few minutes to create...

    Braids...for dayssss... Thanks to @sarahpotempa @kdeenihanand dress @draperjamesgirl 

    #NewYorkStateOfMind #Braids


  • Mindy Kaling embraces the ombre look

    My amazing book tour duo of @clarisshair and @Jankinjo did my hair and makeup tonight, and this whole week, all along the eastern seaboard! Love them.


  • Drew Barrymore channels the sixties with voluminous hair

    And that turned into this! Walking in London feeling very "Piccadilly circus" which is where I was heading, wearing all @flowerbeautymake up by @fredrikszrobin hair by@sheridanwardhair


  • Kim Kardashian drinks tea while her glam squad get to work

    BTS with the best glam team & bff's a girl could ask for!!! @makeupbymario @jenatkinhair #SoSeriousOnSet


  • Jessie J opts for gothic glam with a dark red lip and tumbling black curls

  • Beyonce's hair is beachy perfection #QueenBey

  • Nicole Scherzinger proves she is a pro at contouring (and weaving the perfect plait)

    #latergram Channeling my inner Eva Peron about to go on stage with the Italian stallion@andreabocelliofficial#dontcryformeargentina


  • Kerry Washington hangs backstage with her glam squad

    #KerryWashington#GlobalCitizens 09.26.15 -krew
    Hair @takishahair #takishaonhair 
    Make Up @jennamenard


  • Cheryl Fernandez-Versini rocks giant curls

    #tbt kisses from Spain


  • Karlie Kloss works blue eye shadow and a perm at New York Fashion Week

    Glam brought to you by@patmcgrathreal & @orlandopita thank you @dvf & @edward_enninful for including me in such a gorgeous show. (I'm ready for spring and fall has barely started!)


  • Gabrielle Union plays around with her new lob haircut

    old baby bold...@makeupbymario giving me life with this bold look and @larryjarahsims freaked the texture of our fresh new cut...#EssenceStreetStyleBlockParty


  • Chrissy Teigen does voluminous curls to perfection

  • Suki Waterhouse's eyebrows are a thing of envy

  • Kate Bosworth shows us her trademark look of red lips and subtle eye makeup

  • Emilia Clarke dons a sheet mask

    Don't tell me....... I've left the oven on. 


  • Gigi Hadid has given us a serious case of eyelash envy

  • Jessica Alba debuts her new makeup line

    Chk out our @honest_beautylipgloss mustache behind the scenes w@emilymsiegel 4 @intothegloss shoot today


  • Khloe Kardashian rocks spider eyelashes and the most precise eyeliner we've ever seen

    Sleepy face


  • Poppy Delevingne is a fan of Sienna Miller's classic Hollywood look

    Girl Crushin' Sienna Miller @britishvogue @mariotestino


  • Jaime King gives us a lesson in matching makeup to our clothes

    And the morning was dedicated to my dear friend and f-inc brilliant designer @jasonwu - who always shows is what the new American icon designer is made of. I love you and you always inspire me. #nyfw


  • Elizabeth Banks matches a smokey eye with ringlets and pale pink lipstick

    Last day in Venice. Feeling a bit mod. New #StyleFile. Link in my bio. @vitafede@annesisteronfinejewelry


  • Selena Gomez has mastered the perfect eyeliner flick

    work flow//meetings#ilovemyjob #COFFEE


  • Lily Aldridge shows off her flawless beauty and beach waves

  • Jessica Lowndes is prepping for fashion week in style

    6am call time? No problem! #boscia #eyemask #coffeelife


  • Elizabeth Banks works the ultimate updo

    UPDO. This is the definition. #Venice


  • Alessandra Ambrosio accentuates her eyes with a perfect eyeliner flick

    from Venezia #venicefilmfestival


  • Jourdan Dunn nails a glamorous beauty look with lashings of eyeliner and bold eyebrows

    GQ ready! Thank you@maybellinenyuk #GQAwards


  • Suki Waterhouse gets some professional help with a smokey eye

    @fabiolamakeup@dickycollins @arnoelias


  • Solange shared this snap of sister Beyonce's beautiful, natural curls

    Took this when you were pregnant with my neicy poo. You were, and always will be radiant. I love you beyond words. 
    Happy birthday to my beautiful and forever thu thu @beyonce


  • Ellie Goulding toughens up beach waves with a blunt cut

  • Flawless skin - check. Bushy eyebrows - check. Tousled hair - check.

    The house of Mike.@maisonmichel


  • Lea Michele shows off her beautifully intricate braid

    Thank you@sarahpotempa for the most GORGEOUS braid the other night!!!


  • Rosie Huntington-Whiteley pairs nude lipstick with extra voluminous lashes

    I am proudly supporting the#LadyGardenCampaign and you can too by getting your hands on one of these limited edition jumpers @topshopproceeds go to @gynaecancerfund you can also text 'LADY GARDEN' to 70755 and donate £5 #SilentNoMore#WhatDoYouCallYours


  • Mindy Kaling enjoys a long weekend with a bright lip and simple braid

    Do I deserve this awesome new pair of sunglasses from@elisabethstassen? Nope! But I'm gonna roll into Labor Day with them anyway! making this cool-as-hell face!!


  • Kate Bosworth keeps her look simple with pared back makeup and a bright pink lip



  • We bet Jessie J's braid took a while to create...

    My hair yesterday by@alishadobson


  • Joan Smalls goes all out with a dark lip and smokey eye combination

    Takes a Village of two@sjblife @andrewfitzsimons


  • Vanessa Hudgens lets her hair do the talking with big, structured curls

    Happy #LaborDay!!! Traffic sucks lol


  • Taylor Swift is all of our eyeliner goals in one



  • We love Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's pared back beauty look (and gorgeous tiled backdrop)

    Marrakech, Morocco


  • Kate Bosworth keeps her hair and makeup simple apart from a bold pop of lipstick

    A close up view... Walking out the door to the premiere tonight!


  • Jourdan Dunn rocks sleek, straight hair



  • Anne Hathaway is growing out her bob

    I. Have. HAIR!!!!!!!!


  • Poppy Delevingne joins the "My Little Pony" hair brigade

    I can assure you; the carpet does not match the new drapes.


  • Glossy lips and lashings of mascara make for an understated beauty look from Jenna Dewan

  • Emma Roberts is giving us braid envy with this chic plait

    Stripes anyone?


  • Imitate Lily Aldridge's bee stung lips with a swipe of clear gloss

    Good day LA


  • From her lips to her hair, Nicole Scherzinger is giving bold *everything*

    Look who's in London !!! #screamface


  • Kate Hudson lets her dewy skin do the talking with minimal makeup

  • Hailee Steinfeld opts for a smokey eye and big eyebrows

    Withou You #LoveMyself


  • Selena Gomez debuts a dark lipstick and killer cheekbones

  • Elizabeth Banks gives us all a lesson in matching lipstick to our outfit...

  • Lily Allen gets a pre-Carnival mani



  • Jessie J works a slicked back, curly pony

    Before @thevoiceau last night


  • We'll be recreating Lily Donaldson's messy waves with plenty of sea salt spray

  • Selena Gomez goes all out with heavy sixties eyeliner

  • We're taking manicure inspiration from Karlie Kloss' impossibly cool talons



  • Jourdan Dunn's naturally curly hair is a thing of envy

  • Hailee Steinfeld goes for seventies eyeliner and dramatic brows

    I'll miss you a little


  • Doutzen Kroes masters the effortless top knot

  • Zendaya nails a smokey eye

    When you need to take yo extra a** to sleep but you spent hella time on your makeup and you're feeling yourself


  • Joan Smalls' slicked back hair accentuates her eyes (and those awesome gold hoops)



  • We're getting braid inspiration from Vanessa Hudgens' milkmaid plaits

  • Nicole Scherzinger shows us how to work perfectly tousled beach hair

    Lazy #summer #beachdaze...


  • Perfectly shaped eyebrows and a bold lip have got Sofia Vergara in character

    Ready to shoot


  • We want eyelashes like Diane Kruger, please

    Off to dinner


  • Kate Bosworth opts for Hollywood glamour with romantic waves and a bright red lip

    #RG @patidubroff "James Dean" photobombs "Marilyn" ... lipstick@armani #lipmaestro 503


  • Poppy Delevingne accentuates her eyes with lashings of black mascara

    So in love with my ace of base @yosuzi hat, that I thought it was time to celebrate with yet another froggle face


  • Kim Kardashian nails beach beauty with subtle makeup and flawless skin

  • Selena Gomez goes for Hollywood glamour with smokey eyes and a bold red lip

    It's all fun until I move around too much and @byjakebaileygets mad at me


  • Jessica Lowndes accentuates her eyes with smokey eyeliner

    Happy Monday


  • Ellie Goulding accessories bold eyebrows with pared back makeup

  • Hilary Duff goes for minimal eye makeup and a vampy lip

    A casual vamp lip on Monday afternoon


  • Julia Roberts has perfect beach waves

  • Anne Hathaway experiences graphic eye makep

    @kateleemakeup gives good graphic fashion eye 


  • Mindy Kaling matches her lipstick to her bold top

    In matching @vitafedebracelets and earrings and@worldmcqueen


  • Lily Aldridge debuts her new messy fringe

    Bang Bang


  • We want Ashley Greene's cheekbones, stat

    Super tired, but I can't complain when I have the amazing#julieharrismakeup to fix me up! Back to set I go. #roguetv #byenyc


  • Jessica Alba works a deep red lip on holiday

  • Lea Michele's casual plait is our holiday hair inspiration

    Cheers from Nola! Happy Friday!


  • Alexa Chung opts for dark khaki nails

    Hyde Park Court by@nailsinc for my hand balls #khaki#handsy


  • Khloe Kardashian has seriously voluminous eyelashes

  • Vanessa Hudgens works a centre part ponytail

    and its a hard rain that's gonna fall


  • Reese Witherspoon has the perfect blow dry

    Hope y'all are staying cool out there! #BeatTheHeat PS -@draperjamesgirl might be cooking up a special surprise today -- Ok, I may have spilled the beans....but it's only because sharing is caring! 


  • Lily Allen goes bananas with her new manicure

    @naominailsnyc on a noughties Chloe banana tip


  • Alexa Chung keeps it simple with bold eyebrows and minimal makeup

    Deeeeeeeep #NY


  • Taylor Swift works a bold red lip on the beach

    "She's always wearing, like, a 1950's bathing suit." 


  • Kim Kardashian West makes her eyes pop with bold blue shadow

    Loved this look@makeupbymario did over the weekend! I rarely do a colored shadow but it really makes your eyes pop! Tutorial soon on


  • Blood red nails are Beyonce's jam

  • Karlie Kloss works a bright lip and matching dress combination

    Thank you @DVF for the birthday love! I am grateful to have such an inspiring and wonderful woman like you in my life to be able to call both my role model and friend 


  • Sofia Vergara is pretty in pink with a blush lipstick

    Photoshoot day! LA!


  • It's a messy hair and minimal makeup kind of day for Naomi Campbell

    Are you wearing your @hard Rock Rihanna Artist Spotlight shirt? @badgalriri #clara Lionel Foundation #RT


  • Jennifer Lopez pairs a smokey eye with a nude lip as she debuts her new choppy hairstyle

    Short hair don't care...


  • Jessica Alba keeps makeup to a minimum at the office

    Back at it @honest #grinding


  • Rihanna's natural curls are truly gorgeous

    wild flower


  • We love Poppy Delevingne's simple ponytail tied up in a beautiful ribbon

  • Solange accentuates her smokey eyes with slicked back hair

    By @bfa_nyc


  • Gisele does summer beauty to perfection with beachy waves and glowing makeup

  • Drew Barrymore artfully clashes bright nails and a bright top

    Yellow dress ! Flower beauty "Tea Rose" velvet lip ! "Thistle or That" nailed it nail lacquer !#eastermakeup !!!!!!!!!!!! #vegasbaby


  • Kourtney Kardashian's slicked back mini plait and bold red lips are a winning combination

  • Sixties hair and dramatic eye makeup make Olivia Palermo barely recognisable

    Happy Weekend! Thank you @zee_nunes


  • Poppy Delevingne goes makeup free apart from a bold red lip



  • Beyonce lets her hair do the talking with this tightly woven plait

  • Coral nails and matching glossy lips mean Jennifer Lopez's bling takes centre stage

    Thank you @effyjewelry for always lacing me...#Diamondsareagirlsbestfriend #rings #nailsbyTomBachik #LipsbyMary


  • Nicole Scherzinger balances out a smoky eye with nude gloss on her lips

    Right before my impromptu performance at the@whollywoodhotel Jazz Night last night. So much fun with such talented musicians #WJazzNight Thanks to@neeenaboo for my color!


  • Cheryl Fernandez-Versini works a big and bouncy blow dry

    Day 2 #bootcamp


  • We need Eva Longoria's highlighter, stat

    Had to kiss this little guy too here in #Sydney, well he's actually kissing me...@TarongaZoo#SpecSaversStyle


  • Diane Kruger keeps it simple with a swipe of mascara and some natural lip gloss

  • A trademark look for the Kardashian Klan - smokey eyes and nude lips with plenty of contouring

    Yeah, photo shoot fresh, lookin like wealth


  • Who says you can only wear dark lipstick in the winter?!

    u know da drill


  • Kate Hudson's slicked back bun is all of our hair goals in one

    Ceremony has finished but this was my serious 'the Broncos lost trying to gather myself' moment #NextYear #GoldenGlobes2015


  • A matte red lip accentuates the green in Jessie J's eyes

    Chilli lip | @maccosmetics


  • Neon green and grey check nails are what Lily Allen is lusting after

    #nailgoals @bangbangnails


  • Victoria Beckham show off her signature heavy eye makeup

    We fought the frizz and we won! sleek and straight in Singapore x vb #FightTheFrizz #VBTour@sarahluceroglam @kenpaves


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