10 Most-Followed Celebrity Makeup Artists On Instagram
By Cristine Parungao
Behind the glamorous looks of celebrities on red carpets are exceptional and talented makeup artists. Their expertise in the field of cosmetics and beauty help them enhance the facial features of their clients, particularly celebrities. From performers to movie stars to models, these professional celebrity makeup artists can surely work their magic behind the scene and make these people look their best.
In the world of fashion and the media, these makeup artists also make names for themselves. Some beauticians are even hired especially by celebrities to do their makeup for important events like an awards night or special appearances. By now, you probably know some makeup artists that take care of Rihanna, Lady Gaga, and other famous celebrities.
If you want to know about the people behind the looks of celebs, keep reading. In fact, you may already know who they are because the makeup artists on this list are already famous on social media platforms like Instagram. Here are the 10 most-followed celebrity makeup artists on Instagram.
10. Sir John
Are you one of the people who drool over Beyonce’s flawless makeup looks? Sir John is a beauty ambassador, who gets to play with the most beautiful faces of Hollywood. With a client list that includes Karlie Kloss, Naomi Campbell, Joan Smalls, and Beyoncé, Sir John can totally turn these beauties into living dolls.
The trends of dewy skin and the no-makeup makeup look are practically the work of Sir John. Celebrities are looking at their best thanks to the expertise of this makeup artist. Sir John is a rising star with 408,000 followers on Instagram.
9. Ash K. Holm
The iconic cat eye, winged eyeliner of singer Ariana Grande was a creation of Ash K. Holm. She is a celebrity makeup artist based in Los Angeles. Aside from Ariana, her regular clients include the Kardashian sisters, Kim, Khloe, and their mom, Kris Jenner.
Besides her makeup gigs with celebrities, Ash also works for a particular brand, BUXOM Cosmetics. Ash does all the makeup for models posted on the brand’s official Instagram page.
8. Mary Phillips
The name Mary Phillips is prominent in Hollywood not just for being Jennifer Lopez’s personal makeup artist, but also because of her talent. Fans of Phillips admire the makeup artist for being an ambassador of the affordable makeup line, L’Oréal. What’s rare is that the majority of the products she uses are super affordable.
One of Phillips’ signature makeup look is simple and daring, highlighting the eyes and jaw. She also loves putting on popping highlighters for a sparkling finish. Other celebrities are also regular clients of Phillips, particularly Kendall Jenner.
7. Lisa Eldridge
1.1 million followers
There are only a few makeup artists who gain popularity in international fashion circuits and Lisa Eldridge is definitely on the list. She is a prominent and well-respected makeup artist and the current creative director of Lancôme.
Eldridge works for runaways, movie productions, and fashion magazines. She’s been working with prominent names in the industry such as photographers Patrick Demarchelier and David Sims. Her big shot clients include Dua Lipa, Emma Roberts, Cara Delevingne, and more.
6. Hung Vanngo
1.6 million followers
Technicolored eyes, pillowy lips, and fresh skin were popularized by New York-based makeup artist Hung Vanngo. His work screams simplicity but also create dramatic eye looks. For Vanngo, having a good base, contour, and highlight do the job but eyes define the overall look.
Vanngo’s regular clients include Selena Gomez, Karlie Kloss, Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid, Katy Perry, and Gisele Bundchen. Because of his work, Vanngo now has 1.6 million followers on Instagram.
5. Joyce Bonelli
1.8 million followers
Also known as the long-time makeup artist of the Kardashians, Joyce Bonelli is one of the more prominent names in the cosmetics industry. She likes experimenting with deep tones and bold eye makeup to emphasize the shape and color of the eyes.
Bonelli became huge on social media after parting ways with the Kardashians. She worked with the family for more than a decade and is now working on her own line, Joyce Bonelli Cosmetiques.
2 million followers
Kylie Jenner’s personal makeup artist and long-time friend, Ariel, is another influential makeup artist. The reason why Kylie looks sexy and glamorous in her IG posts is because of the hours of labor done by Ariel.
He has created dramatic makeup looks for celebrities he’s worked with, like Shay Mitchell, Rosalia, Desi Perkins, and Ainhara. With his association with Kylie Jenner, the makeup artist also enjoyed the social media spotlight with 2 million followers.
3. Pat McGrath
2.9 million followers
Models definitely love working with Pat McGrath, who is an influential makeup artist. Being in the industry for a long time, she was able to build a strong relationship with brands, as well as, her clients like Rihanna.
McGrath’s iconic makeup looks include deep red lipstick, sparkly eyeshadows, and more defined contour points. Aside from her makeup gigs, she also has a makeup brand called Pat McGrath Labs.
2. Charlotte Tilbury
3.1 million followers
Dubbed one of the pioneer makeup artists in Hollywood, Charlotte Tilbury is certainly well-known. For more than 20 years, Tilbury has been doing makeup for magazines and celebrities. Her undying love for cosmetics made her famous and successful today.
Tilbury not only works with celebrities but also serves as a creative product development specialist for brands like Armani, Mac, MyFace, and Helena Rubenstein. She also established her own beauty line called Charlotte Tilbury Beauty.
1. Mario Dedivanovic
7.2 million followers
Mario Dedivanovic is the man behind Kim Kardashian’s on-point contour, baking, and stunning lashes. The two have been working together for about a decade and also collaborated for Kim’s makeup line, KKW Beauty.
Fans love Mario because of his accuracy in makeup application, making his clients look absolutely flawless. He also conducts lessons at The MasterClass, teaching people how to do professional makeup. On Instagram, Mario has 7.2 million followers.
A celebrity makeup artist is used to the spotlight because of their celebrity clients but they now enjoy more exposure thanks to social media. Brands are starting to notice these people and often send them makeup kits for promotion. From time to time, these artists get featured for their amazing talent and their very own cosmetics line.
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