By Alexis Bennett
Jan 06, 2016 @ 1:15 pm

Thanks to social media and the boom of beauty bloggers, the way we shop for our favorite makeup must-haves is no longer limited to department stores.

If you really want to find the trendiest beauty items Instagram is where it's at. From unbelievably pigmented shadows to stay put lip color, shoppers are finding the best cosmetics with only a few simple swipes. It's time to take a break from the usual names, and step your beauty game up with the brands that are taking over social media. Scroll down to discover our favorite Insta-famous brands.

Jeffree Star


@carolinebeautyinc swatched my #CelebritySkin liquid lip the PERFECT soft brown ->

A photo posted by Jeffree Star (@jeffreestar) on Aug 20, 2015 at 11:12am PDT

Bold lip colors from black to baby blue have made this line, created by makeup artist Jeffree Star, a hit with YouTube stars and beauty bloggers around the world. We’re obsessed with their liquid lipstick in Celebrity Skin. The peachy nude gives lips a subtle, yet polished tint.


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LASplash Cosmetics


Our Art-ki-tekt slim eyeliner is launching tomorrow @ noon A long lasting water proof eyeliner with intense color payoff for an even application every time #lasplash #artkitekt #eyeliner #precisionbrushtip

A photo posted by LASplash Cosmetics (@lasplashcosmetics) on Dec 8, 2015 at 9:42am PST

The intense pigments in LASplash's lip offerings may have made this brand a huge success, but their Art-ki-tekt waterproof eyeliner has become an instant new favorite with its sharp precision tip and rich black finish.


Motives Cosmetics


Give it up for another short work week! And our #Demure palette is getting us through it! #MotivesMavens #motivescosmetics @lipstickandmuffingirl

A photo posted by Motives Cosmetics (@motivescosmetics) on Dec 29, 2015 at 6:47am PST

Loren Ridinger and La La Anthony teamed up to bring beauty lovers this diverse line. Their Demure palette is the ultimate collection of nudes that offers unparalleled flexibility for every complexion.


Dose of Colors


•Kiss of Fire• matte liquid lipstick on these sexy lips @anaroseart #DoseofColors #DreaminColor

A photo posted by DOSE of COLORS (@doseofcolors) on Jan 1, 2016 at 8:49pm PST

It was only natural that this brand rose to fame. Its founder, Makeup by Anna, boasts 1.5 million Instagram founders, and her artistic beauty brand, Dose of Colors, is not too far behind. Steal the spotlight with one of their vibrant lipsticks, like the romantic Kiss of Fire


Sigma Beauty


A photo posted by (@sigmabeauty) on Dec 18, 2015 at 12:08pm PST

Sigma Beauty's amazing brushes deliver precision in makeup application, and they've been a favorite amongst beauty lovers for quite some time now. They've even made cleaning and storing the tools a whole lot easier with innovative towers.


Colour Pop


Liquid silver Liberty (Ultra Metallic Super Shock Shadow) #repost @chloelynnmakeup

A photo posted by ColourPop Cosmetics (@colourpopcosmetics) on Jan 3, 2016 at 6:35pm PST

Colour Pop's cult following is rapidly growing with big name like Jaime King collaborating with the brand. We're obsessed with their Ultra Metallic Super Shock Shadow in Liberty for its unbelievable coverage.


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L.A. Girl Cosmetics


Conceal + Contour + Highlight all with our HD Pro Conceal! photo by @makeupbyeff_ #lagirlcosmetics

A photo posted by L.A. Girl Cosmetics (@lagirlcosmetics) on Oct 21, 2015 at 9:42am PDT

Here's a brand that boasts some of the wildest colors around. But what's even more amazing is their HD Pro Conceal. The lightweight formula manages to make dark under eye circles disappear without any creasing.


Coloured Raine Cosmetics


Purple, Berry and Pink. Such beautiful vibrant colors of the #liquidlipstick by #ColouredRaine. What's your fave??? Swatches by @theamazingworldofj. Code Amazing gives you 10% off all online orders

A photo posted by Coloured Raine Cosmetics (@colouredraine) on Dec 12, 2015 at 3:38pm PST

Coloured Raine's bright colors will make you excited for spring's return. Their matte lip paint delivers vibrant definition for hours.


Sugarpill Cosmetics


A photo posted by Sugarpill Cosmetics (@sugarpill) on Dec 8, 2015 at 5:41pm PST

With packaging just as sweet as its name, Sugarpill cosmetics is every girly-girl's favorite brand. Let your inner Care Bear shine through with the glitter nail lacquer for an instant pop of sparkle.


Violet Voss


Moon Gleam Star Glow Unicorn Luster HIGHLIGHT ON FLEEK for 2016 #comingsoon #availableatimats

A photo posted by Violet Voss™, LLC Cosmetics Co (@shopvioletvoss) on Dec 31, 2015 at 2:27pm PST

From premium finely crushed glitters to luxe faux lashes, Violet Voss is a beauty junkie's dream come true. Even their faux 3 quad highlighter is already driving the internet crazy.

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