I love watching a glittery swatch of shadow go over a lid, a sped-up hair makeover or a runway recap as much as the next girl. But after nearly 14 years in the beauty industry, and WAY too many hours scrolling through beauty product and sponsored ads on Instagram, I’ve managed to find some gems I’d love to share with you. Here are some of the most fascinating and educational accounts I’ve managed to find so far:

1. @Makeup_Museum

@Makeup_Museum is Baltimore based makeup lover Hillary Belzer. She has one of the most impressive and enviable cosmetic collections I’ve seen. She started the museum in 2008 but has been collecting long before that. A mix of contemporary and vintage, we share a love for unique and creative packaging and design. On her blog, she breaks down the history and meaning of each piece which is well researched and educational. Guess her Art History and Cultural Studies Masters paid off! I hit the follow button immediately.

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2. @TheHairHistorian

@TheHairHistorian is an incredible mashup of art history and hair history by Rachel Gibson, a hair editor and producer based out of London. She’s worked for some really big names in hair and has an MA in Fashion Journalism. Here you can find some of the most outrageous and diverse collection of hairstyles ever captured in fine art, sculpture, photography and advertising.

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3. @KindofStephen

Stephen Alain Ko is a cosmetics formulator and chemist who delves deep into the science of skincare. Not only is he sort of a hilarious online personality, he updates @kindofstephen daily with great information on the latest trends.

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4. @LabMuffinBeautyScience

@LabMuffinBeautyScience is thorough and thoroughly entertaining. Michelle shares DIY’s, debunks marketing schemes, shares her skincare beauty routines and addresses lesser talked about skin and beauty issues such as: Can You Freeze Your Beauty Products and How Does Olaplex Work (Side note: Omg. Full stop. This was a revelation for me!)

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5 @ArtHistoryFashion

Okay, so technically @ArtHistoryFashion is a fashion blog, not a beauty blog- but some of the makeups that go with the images are unbelievable. Life imitates art which imitates life…like 100 years later! Inspiring and great for getting those creative juices flowing

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