The 19 Most Influential Celebrity Makeup Artists on Instagram

Updated 05/20/16

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

Gucci Westman

Followers: 91.4k

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. Plus a few pictures of horses.

MakeUpByMario

Makeup by Mario

Followers: 2.4m

Why follow: Mario Dedivanovic is the man who made contouring go viral, for he is the makeup artist to the Kardashians. And with over 2 million followers, it's no surprise he has some serious power on Instagram.

Pat McGrath

Pat McGrath

Followers: 815k

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

 

Mary Greenwell

Mary Greenwell

Followers: 46.8k

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 Jessica Chastain (pictured). 

Florrie White

Florrie White

Followers: 8.6k

Why follow: She regularly does the makeup for Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, which is reason enough to follow in our books, and her feed is also full of little video tips too.

Wendy Rowe

Wendy Rowe

Followers: 44.5k

Why follow: Burberry's in-house makeup artist is a dab hand at red carpet glamour. Case in point: Victoria Beckham's recent appearance at Cannes.

Sir John

Sir John

Followers: 113k

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

Lisa Eldridge

Followers: 560k

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.

Hannah Murray

Hannah Murray

Followers: 30.1k

Why follow: Murray has worked closely with the Topshop Beauty brand since it launched in 2010. Her approach to makeup is seriously cool and always with a youthful edge.

Lauren Anderson

Lauren Anderson

Followers: 116k

Why follow: Our main reason for following Anderson? She makes Jessica Alba's face look even more beautiful (apparently, it can be done). 

Violette

Violette

Followers: 32.2k

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.

Hungvanngo

Hung Vanngo

Followers: 299k

Why follow: While Vanngo does makeup for many A-listers, including the likes of Rose Byrne, he's also very dedicated to the avant garde.

Patrick Ta

Patrick Ta

Followers: 464k

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. Follow for tips on how to look sun-kissed with a classic smokey eye.

Mylah Morales

Mylah Morales

Followers: 58.7k

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.

The Alex Box

Alex Box

Followers: 103k

Why follow: Turn to Alex Box's feed when you want to be inspired by the magical and the strange.

Kate Lee Makeup

Kate Lee

Followers: 31.9k

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 favourite stars, such as Kristen Stewart.

Joyce Bonelli

Joyce Bonelli

Followers: 1.5m

Why follow: The Kardashians don't just use one makeup artist. Long-time family friend Joyce Bonelli is also regularly snapped doing the glam for the whole clan. 

Pati Dubroff

Pati Dubroff

Followers: 88.1k

Why follow: While Pati Dubroff might do red carpet looks, she's also regularly spotted doing makeup for films. Here she is doing the incredible makeup for Charlize Theron as Queen Ravenna in The Huntsman.

Charlotte Tilbury

Charlotte Tilbury

Followers: 891k

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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