It’s no secret that we’re a little too active on social media. Sometimes scrolling on Instagram gets us out of our beauty rut and provides fresh inspiration. Feel the same way? Keep scrolling for some of our all-time favorite makeup artists and beauty experts on Instagram.
Nick Lujan (@nicklujan_artistry)
Not only does Nick Lujan work with mega stars, Lujan is also the Director of Artistry and Education for Kevyn Aucoin. Follow Lujan’s account for educational Instagram stories.
Alex Babsky (@babskymakeup)
Alex Babsky works with tons of young talent, including Tessa Thompson, Florence Pugh, Gemma Chan and Simone Ashley. Follow along to see his stunning work.
Chris Schild (@christianschild)
Chris Schild is responsible for some of the most breathtaking beauty looks in magazines today. He shares all his favorites on his page.
Mario Dedivanovic (@makeupbymario)
You know him for being Kim Kardashian’s BFF and personal makeup artist, and for serving killer makeup looks at his Masterclass.
Lisa Eldridge (@lisaeldridgemakeup)
Beautifying Emma Roberts, Taylor Swift and Dua Lipa is just another day’s work for this pro MUA and brand founder.
Pat McGrath (@patmcgrathreal)
Not only is Pat McGrath’s work absolutely breathtaking, but her Instagram grid is also full of iconic beauty moments for additional inspiration.
Hrush Achemyan (@styledbyhrush)
Like a true artist, Hrush Achemyan considers each client—think the entire Kardashians for starters—”like a canvas to a painter” and gussies them up with everyday glam.
Vlada Haggerty (@vladamua)
If you haven’t already spent endless hours looking through lip art aficionado Vlada Haggerty’s Instagram page, you might be on the verge of doing so now. You’re welcome.
Makeup artist to the K-pop stars, Pony’s dreamy makeup looks are just as iconic as her singular moniker.
Charlotte Tilbury (@charlottetilbury)
If, for some reason, you need any convincing to hit that “follow” button, let us remind you that the literal Queen of England elevated Charlotte Tilbury’s status last year to a member MBE, or Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, for her contribution to makeup.
Robin Black (@beautyisboring)
Looking for an every-day smokey eye? Gemstone eyeliner? Polka dot eyebrows? Glossy red lips? Robin Black’s got it.
Search for “Lottie” in the dictionary and you’re sure to find “neon” next to her name. MUA Lottie serves electrifying looks to the tune of highlighter yellow lids and slime-green liner. When she’s not serving high-octane color she’s painting on the faces of Alexandra Daddario, Jennifer Coolidge, Christina Ricci and Tracee Ellis Ross.
Val Garland (@thevalgarland)
Hairstylist-turned-makeup-artist, Val Garland sees beauty with a bigger picture mindset and her Instagram offers up inspiration from all corners of the earth.
Pati Dubroff (@patidubroff)
If Priyanka told us to jump off a bridge, we (probably) would. Anything—or anyone—she loves is our next obsession. Enter: Pati Dubroff, world-renowned makeup artist.
James Kaliardos (@jameskaliardos)
Regardless of how you might feel about Miley Cyrus (how could anyone not love her?), there’s one thing we can all agree on: her makeup is always on point, thanks to our fave James Kaliardos.
Diane Kendal (@diane.kendal)
Creativity block, meet your match. Her name is Diane Kendal and she offers up endless amounts of inspiration fresh off the runways.
Molly Bee (@beautsoup)
Molly Bee creates some of the buzziest beauty on Instagram.
The Artist Edit (@theartistedit)
Still looking for more? The Artist Edit features new up-and-coming artists every single day.
Marie Dausell (@dausell)
The eyes have it: Marie Dausell is the queen of pretty peepers. We definitely recommend following her if you’re looking for a way to amp up your lids and lashes.