9 Australian makeup artists who are absolutely killing the game
All hail our homegrown talent
By Delaney Loane
Digital Beauty Editor / October 06 2020
Considering what you're doing right now (surfing some pretty stellar beauty content) we're going to go ahead and safely assume something about you: you love makeup.
And with a love for all things lippy and lashes comes an insatiable need for inspiration, something that the social media accounts of our favourite makeup artists definitely deliver on.
But while you may already be well acquainted with some of the global standouts (from Margot Robbie's makeup artist Pati Dubroff to Gigi Hadid's go-to Erin Parsons), we mustn't forget that we also have a wealth of talent right here at home, too.
So, because we're all about patriotic pride and damn good glam, we're rounding up some of our favourite Aussie makeup artists; after all, there's no inspo quite like homegrown inspo, right?
An Aussie artist with a serious affinity for colour, Baines is basically the queen of graphic eye looks. If this lemon liner doesn't convince you to follow her ASAP, we're pretty sure these 'angel wing' feather lashes will.
Images via: @leahbaines_mua
The vibes may be different (one with neon liner, glossy cheeks and wet-look lips, the other embracing classic charcoal, peachy blush and a pinky-nude pout) but it's the flawless finish the two looks share in common that serves as Milczarczyk's true makeup signature.
Images via: @aniamilczarczyk
As the official makeup artist for Chanel Australia, it's no surprise that Baron's looks are the epitome of luxury. She's created gorgeous makeup moments for stars like Phoebe Tonkin and Georgia Fowler, and is a pro at everything from gradient-style smokey eyes to bold berry lips.
Images via: @victoriabaron
An industry legend, Morris has mastered everything from soft glam (for Shanina Shaik's wedding, no less) to striking graphic looks (such as this gold foil floating liner moment, which we will be spending the rest of our lives trying to recreate).
Images via: @raemorrismakeup
May's striking abilities in the 'girl-next-door-glam' department (showcased here on Aussie beauty Ksenija Lukich) are only outshone by his unparalleled creativity. Ridiculously chic case in point? This modern take on pearls; it's the perfect blend of classic and contemporary.
Images via: @maxmade
He's the go-to guy for influencers and celebs alike (with Nikki Phillips and Jesinta Franklin among his high-profile regulars), and with these looks it's easy to see why. Brown's feed is loaded with everything from bronze looks to bright ones, all of them blended and blotted to utter perfection.
Images via: @mbrown_beauty
Meet our number one source of neutral inspo. Nobody does black liner, bronzed skin and nude lips like Forte, and the faces of her celeb clients (ranging from Sophie Monk to Anna Heinrich) prove it. Speaking of Monk, can we take a minute for that wing?!
Images via: @simonefortemakeup
Considering her colour-inspired moniker (Pinkie) and the faces that keep coming back to her (Vera Blue, for example), it's really no surprise Thompson is a big fan of brights. But while Blue's vibrant pink wing has us stockpiling neon liners, it's this pastel watercolour wash we can't stop thinking about.
Images via: @pinkiiieee