11 makeup artists you need to follow on Instagram
You’ll never be stuck for beauty inspo ever again
By Kate Niven
Beauty Crew Beauty Writer / December 08 2016
It’s easy to get stuck in a makeup rut, where a neutral eye and nude lip are your go-to day after day, week after week. If you’re looking for inspiration to switch things up or simply love staring at stunning makeup looks created by the best of the best, then click through our gallery to find out 11 makeup artists you need to be following on Instagram.
If you’re looking to follow a makeup artist with a celebrity-filled feed including the likes of Taylor Hill, Gigi Hadid, Chrissy Teigen and Olivia Munn then look no further than Patrick Ta. Ta specialises in neutral eye makeup looks, nude lips and glowing skin that has had us picking our jaws up off the floor on multiple occasions.
Image credit: @patrickta
You would be hard stretched to find a makeup artist who has worked with more celebrities than Pat McGrath. Not only does she create stunning red carpet looks, she is responsible for the Pat McGrath Labs glitter lips that have taken social media by storm in recent months. Follow her Instagram for a colourful, creative and celebrity speckled feed you won’t be able to resist double tapping on.
Image credit: @patmcgrathreal
Aaron de Mey
If creative and colourful makeup designed for editorial photo shoots are more your thing, Aaron de Mey’s Instagram is one to watch. His feed is scattered with edgy and unusual looks such as this look on Karlie Kloss.
Image credit: @aarondemey1
As well as being responsible for the red carpet makeup looks of Alexa Chung, Kate Winslet, Cara Delevingne and Keira Knightley, Lisa Eldridge boats a YouTube channel that has more than 1.5million subscribers and is the Global Creative Makeup Director for Lancôme. As a result, her Instagram features short how-to videos, product recommendations, red carpet beauty and a behind-the-scenes look into how beauty products are created.
Image credit: @lisaeldrdigemakeup
If you follow Kim Kardashian on Instagram, there’s a good chance that you will have seen the work of Mario Dedivanovic on numerous occasions. Not only is the makeup artist responsible for Kim’s high-coverage, contoured looks, but he has also has an impressive client list that includes the likes of Chrissy Teigen, Kate Bosworth and Jourdan Dunn.
Image credit: @makeupbymario
Beauty Is Boring
Despite what Robin Black’s Instagram handle would imply, the beauty looks she creates are anything but boring. If you’re looking for makeup inspiration for everyday looks, Black’s Insta is one for you. What makes her feed even better is the diverse range of models she creates her looks on, so we’re sure you’ll find a look that will work perfectly for you.
Image credit: @beautyisboring_
Charlotte Tilbury has become a celebrity in her own right in recent years with her high profile client list and continued success of her own makeup brand. Follow her Instagram for a behind-the-scenes glimpse into what’s involved in running a global makeup company while painting the faces of the rich and famous.
Image credit: @ctilburymakeup
Kate started working for BEAUTYcrew in early 2016, first as a contributor, and was then named Beauty Writer in 2017. She loves picking the brains of the industry's top experts to get to the bottom of beauty's toughest questions. Bronze eyeshadow palettes are her weakness and she's forever on the hunt for the perfect nude nail polish to suit her fair skin. Her words can also be found in Men's Health magazine, and she now works in PR.