The 18 Most Influential Celebrity Makeup Artists on Instagram

Bow down to the leaders.

Updated 09/19/19

Instagram and makeup artists go together like chocolate chips and mint ice cream—they're a match made in beauty heaven. 

Over the years, many makeup artists have amassed massive followers on the social media platform because of their forward-thinking techniques, their incredible pictures and which celebrities they're working with. We also like to spy on the new tools (we're suckers for a brush set) and what new methods we can use to get a great polished look. 

Because we know you don't always have time to go through everyone on your feed, we've selected the most powerful beauty Instagram players out there for you to follow, admire and get great hacks from. 

Click the gallery below for the most influential makeup artists you need to follow on Instagram.


Gucci Westman

Followers: 146k

Why follow: For classic girl-next-door makeup tips (she paints the faces of Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Anniston, after all) plus a real behind-the-scenes look at her fabulous family life. (which include horses!)


Mario Dedivanovic

Followers: 6.3m

Why follow: Mario Dedivanovic is the man who made contouring go viral, for he is the makeup artist to the Kardashians. And with over 6 million followers, it's no surprise he has some serious power on Instagram.


Pat McGrath

Followers: 2.6m

Why follow: For out-of-the-box looks and incredibly bold splashes of colour, follow Pat McGrath. She's a true innovator.



Mary Greenwell

Followers: 96.4k

Why follow: She's real veteran who has painted the faces of some of the most glamorous women in the world from Princess Diana to Cate Blanchett, as well as the likes of Amanda Seyfried (pictured).


Matthew VanLeeuwen

Followers: 47.5k

Why follow: He regularly does the makeup for Debra Messing, Ellen Pompeo, Rebel Wilson, and Salma Hayek to name a few, and his feed is dripping with drool-worthy red carpet looks that get us so amped up to do our own makeup.


Allan Avendano

Followers: 246k

Why follow: Allan's celebrity studded instagram serves us colorful beauty looks on some of the most recognized faces, giving us total FOMO if we ever miss a post.


Sir John

Followers: 350k

Why follow: He's Beyoncé 's makeup artist. We guarantee you'll be following him before you finish reading the end of this sentence.


Lisa Eldridge

Followers: 1M

Why follow: If you're not already following Lisa's YouTube channel, we also suggest you do that immediately. Her Instagram is a more access-all-areas type of thing, with a look at her shoots and the famous faces that she makes up, such as Emma Roberts and Keira Knightley.


Hannah Murray

Followers: 33.5k

Why follow: Murray has worked closely with the Topshop Beauty brand since it launched in 2010, and her work has graced the cover of the ever so famous Vogue Magazine. Her approach to makeup is seriously cool and always with a youthful edge.


Sarah Tanno

Followers: 225k

Why follow: Our main reason for following Tanno? She gives us all the inside scoop on Lady Gaga's red carpet beauty looks and we could not be more obsessed.



Followers: 316k

Why follow: Want to know how to get the classic French makeup look? Violette's Instagram page is a real showcase for that. Think smudged lips and eyes, with natural-looking hair. C'est chic.


Hung Vanngo

Followers: 1.3M

Why follow: While Vanngo does makeup for many A-listers, including the likes of Rose Byrne, Selena Gomez, Julianne Moore, and Gigi Hadid. Do we really even have to justify it?


Patrick Ta

Followers: 1.4M

Why follow: Ta's Instagram page is very L.A. Filled with many of the hottest It girls right now, his page regularly features Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid, along with Katy Perry. Follow for tips on how to look sun-kissed with a classic smokey eye.


Mylah Morales

Followers: 70.7k

Why follow: She's Rihanna's makeup artist and has pretty much single-handedly created all of the most show-stopping RiRi looks. Great makeup ideas for darker skin too.


Kate Lee

Followers: 100k

Why follow: Kate Lee has spent nearly 10 years as a Chanel makeup artist. Yorkshire-born but L.A. based, the beauty expert gets to do makeup for some of our favorite stars, such as Kristen Stewart and Emilia Clarke.


Vincent Oquendo

Followers: 111k

Why follow: Image after image of the most gorgeous makeup, put this artist at the top of the list for people to follow. Janelle Monae, Judith Light, and Hailey Baldwin have all been served stunning beauty looks by this master.


Pati Dubroff

Followers: 192k

Why follow: While Pati Dubroff might do red carpet looks for famous faces such as Lily Collins, and Margot Robbie, she's also regularly spotted doing makeup for films. Her wide range of skills in real life and on-screen give us all the feels.


Charlotte Tilbury

Followers: 2.7M

Why follow: For all the makeup tips and news about her incredible products (we really do love them), but also because she regularly paints the face of Kate Moss. Need we say more? 

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