The Best Makeup Artists to Follow on Instagram

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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 MUAs on IG.

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1. Hung Vanngo (@hungvanngo)

He’s touched the faces of every celebrity you love (including J. Lo, J. Law, Selena Gomez and Sophie Turner).

2. Mario Dedivanovic (@makeupbymario)

You know him for being KKW’s BFF and personal makeup artist, and for serving killer makeup looks at his Masterclass. 

3. Lisa Eldridge (@lisaeldridgemakeup)

Beautifying Emma Roberts, Taylor Swift and Dua Lipa is just another day’s work for this pro MUA and brand founder.

4. 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.

5. Sandy Linter (@sandylinter)

Sandy Linter may just be one of the most interesting people on the planet and one look at her Instagram proves it. She counts Christie Brinkley as a best friend, the late Gia Carangi as a lover and Disco Beauty as her signature look.

6. Patrick Ta (@patrickta

You won’t have to scroll long to find a record of celebrity clients: Gigi Hadid, Shay Mitchell, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Camila Cabello, (pause for breath) Adriana Lima, Olivia Munn and Jenna Dewan are some of the many.

7. Hrush Achemyan (@styledbyhrush)

Like a true artist, Hrush Achemyan considers each client—think the entire Kardashian Klan for starters—”like a canvas to a painter” and gussies them up with everyday glam.

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Iconic koko #styledbyhrush #khloekardashian

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8. Huda Kattan (@hudabeauty)

Not just the mastermind behind some of our favorite lip colors, Huda Kattan posts some of the best beauty tutorials in existence. So we can have our [Easy Bake Loose Baking & Setting Powder in Pound] cake and eat it too. 

9. 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.

10. Pony (@ponysmakeup)

Makeup artist to the K-pop stars, Pony’s dreamy makeup looks are just as iconic as her singular moniker.  

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11. Katie Jane Hughes (@katiejanehughes)

KJH is an actual millennial mood board come to life. Visit her Instagram for dewy skin, bold color, graphic liner, and the most beautiful makeup looks you ever did see. 

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Glossy eye – red lip

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12. Sir John (@sirjohnofficial)

With celebrity clients abounding including Beyoncé (end of list because wow BEYONCÉ is his #1 fan), Sir John is one of the best. If you can’t afford to book him one-on-one, check out his recently-launched Lion King Collection.

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#BKxSJ 🐝 #GrammyWeekend glam

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13. Charlotte Tilbury (@ctilburymakeup)

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. 

14. Robin Black (@beautyisboring)

Looking for an every-day smokey eye? Gemstone eyeliner? Polka dot eyebrows? Glossy red lips? Robin Black’s got it.

15. Lottie (@lotstar)

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.

16. 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. 

17. Beau Nelson (@beau_nelson)

Kristin Stewart, Nicole Richie and Camila Mendes all come to Beau for beauty and we want to be next.

18. Kate Lee (@kateleemakeup)

Ever wonder exactly how stars like Emilia Clarke and Anne Hathaway look completely flawless on the red carpet? The answer is a little Kate Lee magic.

19. 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.

20. Tom Pecheux (@tompecheux)

He once did Princess Diana’s makeup for a magazine cover. Now, find Tom Pecheux backstage at every single fashion show touching up the likes of Kaia Gerber and Gigi Hadid.

21. Kelsey Deenihan (@kdeenihan)

Come for the stunning photos of Millie Bobby Brown (and their adorable friendship), stay for the jaw-dropping beauty looks of every other celebrity in Hollywood.

22. 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. 

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23. 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.

24.  Sarah Nicole Tanno (@sarahtannomakeup)

Hot on the heels of the new Haus of Gaga launch, the brand’s global artistry director, Sarah Nicole, continues to amaze with reinvented beauty.

25. Molly Bee (@beautsoup)

With almost 700k followers, twenty-seven year-old Molly Bee creates some of the buzziest beauty on Instagram. Ever wondered what every single Disney protagonist would look like in real life? Check out her recent #villainchallenge photos. 

26. Marie Dausell (@dausell)

The eyes have it: Marie Dausell is the queen of pretty peepers. We definitely recommend if you’re looking for a way to amp up your lids and lashes.

27. The Artist Edit (@theartistedit)

Still looking for more? The Artist Edit features new up-and-coming artists every single day. The look below was created by actual makeup magician Peter Phung. 

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