We all love knowing the tricks of the trade when it comes to make-up and there is no better way to learn than from the best. One of the best ways to find make-up tips and see what professional make-up artists are doing is to follow their Instagram. Make-up artists take to Instagram to create short videos, show of their make-up of the day and to show who they’re working on. From celebrity make-up artists to make-up artists who work on make-up counters, Instagram is the easiest (and cheapest) way to learn make-up tricks and keep up-to-date with trends.
This British born artist is one of the world’s most influential make-up artists, and has worked with everyone from Gisele to Cara Delevingne. Pat’s work has been published in i-D, Vogue and W magazine. She is also the creative-design director for Procter & Gamble, making her in charge of Cover Girl and Max Factor cosmetics, and in 2013, she was awarded an MBE for the services to the fashion and beauty industry. You’ll be sure to see her backstage at Fashion Week working her magic. She is currently searching for up and coming make-up artists to join her at fashion week. All you have to do is recreate one of her beauty looks and tag #BackstageWithPatMcGrath on Instagram.
Charlotte Tilbury works closely with fashion photographers Mario Testino and Mert & Marcus, her work can be seen gracing the covers of Vogue, LOVE and V Magazine. She is the celebrity go-to artist and has worked with the likes of Victoria Beckham, Jennifer Aniston, Miranda Kerr and Kate Moss. Her portfolio includes high-end campaigns such as Tom Ford, DKNY and Michael Kors. This year Charlotte launched her very own cosmetic collection in the UK which can also be bought online.
Joyce is Nicki Minaj’s make-up artist and a member of the Kardashian glam squad. Joyce travels the world with her good friend Kim K and her sisters. Her Instagram includes pics of her adorable little son Zeplin and the artistic work she’s done on the Kardashian clan.
Lisa Eldridge was creative director for Boots No.7 brand for ten years and has worked with Cindy Crawford, Kate Winslet, Kiera Knightley and Katy Perry. Her portfolio includes work for LOVE, Vogue, Elle, Glamour and many more, Lisa has worked alongside Mario Testino and David Sims. She also regularly works with beauty brands and fashion houses for international campaigns such as Lancôme, Pucci and Moschino. If her Instagram isn’t enough, Lisa has her very own YouTube channel where she does make-up and beauty tutorials.
Hung Vanngo was born in Vietnam and raised in Canada. He is the global ambassador of CK One colour cosmetics and his work has been featured in the pages of Elle, GQ, i-D and Dazed & Confused. His work is beautiful and unique, he is the go-to sources for many brands such as L’Oreal, Estée Lauder, Sephora and Calvin Klein. He has also worked with celebrities such as Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Rooney Mara and Celine Dion. His Instagram is packed of beautiful magazine covers and celebrities that he has worked with.
Megan Martinez is a 25-year-old self-taught make-up artist and has worked with Kanye West, Dr.Phil, Eva Longoria and Betsey Johnson. In 2013, Megan began to create natural, vegan friendly and animal cruelty free products available to buy from her website. Her Instagram contains lots of bright and artistic avant-garde looks created by herself.
Lottie’s Instagram contains stunning works of art and her attention to detail makes her editorial work stand out. Her clients include Versace, Forever 21, Nasty Gal, Make Up Forever and Guess. She has also worked with celebrities such as Taylor Swift, Solange Knowles, Robert De Niro and Beth Ditto. Her incredible work has been published in Elle, Cosmopolitan, Vogue and Marie Claire and has also worked backstage at fashion week.
If you are looking to be inspired, Katie Quinn Sullivan is the one for you. Katie’s work is fun, detailed and flawless. Her over-the-top, colourful artistry and special effects will have you stalking her Instagram repetitively. She has brilliant ideas for fancy dress parties or even Halloween.