The 18 Most Influential Celebrity Makeup Artists on Instagram

Bow down to the leaders.

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
 GucciWestman

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!)

@gucciwestman

Mario Dedivanovic

Mario Dedivanovic
 MakeupbyMario

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.

@makeupbymario

Pat McGrath

Pat McGrath
 PatMcGrathReal

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.

@patmcgrath

Mary Greenwell 

Mary Greenwell
 MaryGreenwell

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).

@marygreenwell

Matthew VanLeeuwen

Matthew VanLeeuwen
MakeupMatthew

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.

@MakeupMatthew

Allan Avendano

Allan Avendano
 AllanFace

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.

@AllanFace

Sir John

Sir John
 SirJohnOfficial

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.

@sirjohn

Lisa Eldridge

Lisa Eldridge
 LisaEldridgeMakeup

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.

@lisaeldridgemakeup

Hannah Murray

Hannah Murray
Hannah_Murray1

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.

@hannah_murray1

Sarah Tanno

Sarah Tanno
SarahTannoMakeup

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.

@sarahtannomakeup

Violette

Violette
 violette_fr

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.

@violette_fr

Hung Vanngo

Hung Vanngo
 @HungVanngo

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?

@hungvanngo

Patrick Ta

Patrick Ta
 PatrickTa

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.

@patrickta

Mylah Morales

Mylah Morales
 MylahMorales

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.

@mylahmorales

Kate Lee

Kate Lee
 KateLeeMakeup

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.

@kateleemakeup

Vincent Oquendo

Vincent Oquendo
 MakeupVincent

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, Bella Hadid, and Hailey Baldwin have all been served stunning beauty looks by this master.

@makeupvincent

Pati Dubroff

Pati Dubroff
 PatiDubroff

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.

@patidubroff

Charlotte Tilbury

Charlotte Tilbury
 CTilburyMakeup

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? 

@ctilburymakeup

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