Top 10 Makeup Artists on Instagram
The makeup industry is booming and ever-changing. Many makeup fanatics turn to social media outlets like Instagram and YouTube to keep up with trends. Instagram makeup artists are the trendsetters who keep the makeup industry on their toes. From dramatic contours to bold lips these innovative makeup artists can help anyone transform into a CoverGirl.
Top 10 Makeup Artists That You Should Be Following on Instagram
By Sarah Dinon
Jeffree Star is known for his flawless makeup and larger than life personality. His Instagram fame can be attributed to his YouTube channel that has over 1 billion views! His makeup style is one of a kind. He’s known for his (sometimes brutal) product reviews and quirky makeup related videos.
James Charles gained his fame from his amazing makeup in his senior portrait. He was also the first male CoverGirl spokesperson. Since then, he has amassed more than 7 million followers on Instagram and over 8 million on YouTube. His feed is filled with incredible and unique makeup looks that can make even the best makeup artist baffled by his skill.
Jaclyn Hill has built a makeup empire from her YouTube tutorials. Since 2011 she has gained over 5 million followers on YouTube, and even more on Instagram! Not only does she have over 417 million views but she has collaborations with big beauty brands like BECCA and Morphe.
Mario Dedivanovic, better known as Makeup by Mario, has become a star not only in the makeup world but on Instagram. His flawless makeup looks have caught the attention of countless celebrities, most notably Kim Kardashian. He has been her makeup artist and one of her best friends since 2008. The pair now has a makeup collaboration, KKW X MARIO. He shares his skills in numerous Master Classes that he hosts.
Hrush Achemyan is another Kardashian-Jenner makeup artist who shares her skills on Instagram. She works closely with all the sisters, especially Khloé, to keep their makeup looking flawless. Working with such well-known clients catapulted her career. Since she gained notability she has created palettes with Tarte Cosmetics.
Ariel Tejada is known for being Kylie Jenner’s makeup artist. The pair has been together since 2015 and he appeared frequently on her show Life of Kylie. Kylie is not his only client though, he has an impressive catalog that includes other members of the Kardashian-Jenner family, Shay Mitchell, and Ashley Graham. His makeup looks are flawless, to say the least.
Pat McGrath is a world-renowned high fashion makeup artist. Vogue even named her the most influential make-up artist in the world. In addition to her incredible makeup skills, her creativity really sets her apart from other artists in the industry. She has worked with brands like Prada, Dolce and Gabbana, and Miu Miu! McGrath’s Instagram showcases her unique makeup looks and her celebrity clients like Nicki Minaj.
Charlotte Tilbury is an incredibly established makeup artist and entrepreneur. She is the founder of Charlotte Tilbury Beauty which includes skincare and makeup. She has worked with supermodels Kate Moss and Gisele Bundchen. She has an endless client list including celebrities and designers. Tilbury has received numerous awards in regards to her makeup line and makeup skills.
Mary Phillips works closely with supermodels Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid, but her client list doesn’t stop there. Other clients include Chrissy Teigen, Britney Spears, Emily Ratajkowski, and Hailee Steinfeld. Phillips’ looks are trendy and pretty simple. Her Instagram is filled with pictures of her clients rocking their flawless makeup looks.
Katie Jane Hughes has some of my favorite makeup looks! She combines simple face makeup with bold eyes and lips. Her client list is impressive, to say the least. She has done makeup for models Rosie Huntington Whitley and Naomi Campbell and actresses Kerry Washington and Anna Kendrick. She also has a YouTube channel with a few tutorials on how to achieve some of her signature looks.
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