Creative makeup artists to follow on social media

Creative makeup artists view makeup as more than just a tool to help us look good. Here are five inventive artists who like to push the boundaries.

Creative makeup artists like to experiment with products. They don't see a lipstick as just a lipstick - it could be an eye shadow, contour product or blusher. The result is makeup artistry that truly blends art and makeup in ways that are imaginative and sometimes even surreal. Sure, their work might not be wearable outside of a photoshoot, but it's definitely fun to look at and be inspired by.

We've chosen our favourite creative makeup artists that push makeup to the boundaries, in the most creative ways.

Val Garland

With a career spanning over 30 years in the fashion industry, Val Garland has solidified herself as one of the most creative makeup artists in the world. Her looks for Vivienne Westwood's fashion shows are always a highlight to see each year.

Isamaya Ffrench


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Blending makeup with art is something that Isamaya Ffrench is well known for. Most recently she created this beautiful watercolour effect at New York Fashion week.

Lucy Bridge


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Painting with mascara wands is just a normal day at the office for Lucy Bridge. Her artistic skills are second to none and her eye for detail and colour is wonderful.

Kim Chi

One of our favourite ever creative makeup artists has to be the amazing Kimchi. We first fell in love with their amazing artistry on RuPaul's Drag Race, and have been addicted ever since.

Closer to home, we have some great creative makeup artists in Ireland too.

Ashley O'Connor


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And you can follow my work via the link below too!

Sarah Lanagan


Are you feeling a little creative spark after seeing these?

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