Why Follow Famous Makeup Artists?
Do you love makeup? Have you been trying to emulate the makeup looks of our favorite celebrities since the early days of fashion magazines? I know I certainly have. These days, social media allows us to head straight to the source by connecting with the people responsible for those beauty looks: famous makeup artists. Whether you’re in search of a wearable makeup look for an upcoming date or simply looking for high-art images that amaze and inspire, your favorite makeup artists’ Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, and Snapchat accounts are a good place to start. Read on for a list of five famous makeup artists you should follow if you’re a fan of all things beauty.
Celebrity Makeup Artist Mario Dedivanovic
- Instagram: makeupbymario
- Twitter: @MakeupByMario
- Snapchat: makeupbymario
- Celebrity Clients: the Kardashians
These days, contouring is extremely popular. If you’re wondering who to thank for bringing contouring into your life, the answer is Mario Dedivanovic. Kim Kardashian’s main makeup man currently has 2.8 million followers on Instagram and for good reason. His account is full of snaps of contoured faces in action and he often posts tutorials breaking down the complexities of his unique contouring techniques.
If you’re more of a hands-on learner, follow Mario on Twitter to stay up to date on his schedule of in-person master classes. Who wouldn’t jump at the opportunity to learn from the man himself? Finally, Mario’s Snapchat stories often show him shopping for products in real time, which is a great way to pick up recommendations for makeup artist-approved beauty buys.
- Instagram: patmcgrathreal
- Twitter: @patmcgrathreal
- Facebook: /PatMcGrathReal
- Celebrity Clients: Madonna, Scarlet Johansson, Prada, Versace, Lanvin…
As famous as her clients, makeup maven to the stars Pat McGrath is a celebrity in her own right. Often described as the most influential makeup artist in the world, McGrath has collaborated with famed fashion photographers like Steven Meisel on editorial shoots for Vogue. She’s also created makeup looks at Fashion Month runway shows for couture houses like Valentino and Gucci. Her Instagram feed is more aspirational than wearable but you’ll marvel at edgy shots of bejeweled eyelids and yellow lips.
- Instagram: ctilburymakeup
- Twitter: @CTilburyMakeup
- Snapchat: ctilburymakeup
- Celebrity Clients: Olivia Palermo, Salma Hayek
Charlotte Tilbury is one of the most famous makeup artists. She is a true beauty icon with her own makeup and skincare line. Her social media accounts emphasize the incorporation of her own products into her work. If you want to achieve the radiant glow and down-to-earth glamour that celebs like Jessica Alba and Jennifer Aniston show off throughout her Insta-feed, follow her online to learn not just what products to buy but how to apply them.
Instagram Makeup Artist Patrick Ta
Patrick Ta credits all his career successes to social media: a self-taught makeup artist, he got his start at a MAC counter doing makeup for Arizona sorority girls and sharing his looks online. His work eventually caught the eye of Canadian actress Shay Mitchell and the rest is history. As Patrick’s Instagram feed shows, his client roster has grown to include big names like Blake Lively and Kate Bosworth. Follow him for tips on how to nail the clean brow-big lashes-understated lip combo: it’s Patrick’s signature.
Though makeup artist Robin Black’s website is called “Beauty is Boring,” take one look at her Instagram feed and you’ll realize that her work is anything but boring. Black shoots the photos on her account herself, and you’ll appreciate their clean presentation: Black’s pictures are headshot-like snaps taken against a white background, so the makeup is the main focus of the images.
Her looks range from classic (a subtle smoky eye) to unconventional (black lipstick), but if they all seem uniformly wearable, it’s because they are: Black’s YouTube account features in-depth tutorial videos that teach real people like you how to achieve her looks at home.All of these famous makeup artists have spent years honing their craft! While you might not be going for looks as dramatic as theirs, using some of their tips, tricks and products can take your look for drab to fab in the blink of an eye!