These guys are becoming more popular than celebs who sit in their makeup chairs, and now - thanks to Instagram - you can have access to their beauty expertise...
In the beauty world there’s a lot to get your head around; contouring, strobing and even non-touring (a much more subtle take on contouring, fyi), so if you need to brush up on your skills you need to follow these celebrity makeup artists on Instagram…
CHARLOTTE TILBURY (@CTILBURYMAKEUP)
Getting an appointment at the Charlotte Tilbury counter is no mean feat – it’s the place to be on a Saturday afternoon! Luckily, Charlotte loves Instagram and she’s ready with lots of advice and product solutions. Her client list includes, well, pretty much everyone! Kate Moss, Kim Kardashian, Naomi Campbell, Cara Delevingne, Amal Clooney, the list goes on.
MARIO DEDIVANOVIC (@MAKEUPBYMARIO)
Mario is the probably the man responsible for our obsession with contouring. Unfortunately he doesn’t show you how to master it (mainly because he holds classes with a hefty fee for that) but he’s fun to follow so you can see what the crazy life of a celebrity makeup artist is like. From private jets to fashion week and celebrity selfies, this man has one helluva busy life.
We love this guy so much, he’s hilarious.
As you can tell, PatrickStarr is fond of makeup and has better lashes than Bambi – but he’s also uber skilled and celebrities love him. The popular YouTube personality posts reviews, tutorials and more to his channel Manny Mua, and has over 2.1 million followers.
HUNG VANNGO (@HUNGVANNGO)
From Miranda Kerr to Karlie Kloss, Katy Perry to Selena Gomez, Hung Vanngo tends to the faces of the biggest stars. His Insta account is packed with celebrity selfies and funny lols so it’ll always keep you entertained. He also gives sneaky behind the scenes pics from photo shoots (testing out various shades of red lipstick) and he’ll give you a sneak preview of his new favourite products.
LAUREN ANDERSEN (@LAURENANDERSEN)
What a life Lauren Andersen has – if she’s not travelling the world with her BFF (and client) Jessica Alba, she’s with Nicole Richie or Kate Hudson. What’s more – it’s almost like they bring her along for the ride because she’s fun to have around (and amazing at what she does!). Lauren’s Instagram account is a mixture of work and her personal life, and you can really tell that she loves her life.
MONICA ROSE (@MONICAROSEMUA)
Looking for something a bit more fun, or a bit more OTT? You NEED to follow this girl – she does extreme beauty looks, and even if you’re more of a ‘less is more’ kind of girl, you’ll still be gripped by her tutorials.
SAM CHAPMAN (@PIXIEWOOS)
The Chapman sisters have a huge following – and while they’ve both got personal Instagram accounts. Sam (on the right) is probably our favourite – she gives superb beauty advice and reviews cool new products. We wish she could do our makeup every time we leave the door, but alas, we’ll just have to spruce up on our beauty knowledge.
PATI DUBROFF (@PATIDUBROFF)
Unlike other celebrity makeup artists, Pati isn’t in it for the fame. Actually, her Instagram account barely has any pictures of her showing her face. Instead, she likes to keep it focused on her celebrity clients and their beautiful beauty looks. She sure has a long roster of fans; Kate Bosworth, Dakota Johnson, Kylie Jenner and Margot Robbie are all fans.
MARY PHILLIPS (@1MARYPHILLIPS)
Oh, here she is just hanging out with Jennifer Lopez in Vegas. Standard. The makeup artist supremo gets to fly all over the world to sprinkle her magic on the A-listers. On Instagram it’s all about her celebrity clients, but during awards season you really get an understanding of how manic her life is. As well as J-Lo, Khloe Kardashian is a huge fan and uses her for most red carpet events.
KATE LEE (@KATELEEMAKEUP)
Whether she’s trying out new lotions and potions or posing for fun selfies with her celeb clients, Kate is always on the go. She does make time for funny photo messages with messages like: ‘I’m late mostly because of liquid liner’. Ain’t that the truth?!
LAURA LOU (@LAURALOUMAKEUP)