6 makeup artists you need to start following on social media

Makeup artists come in a variety of different forms. They vary from those who create red carpet looks, to fashion gurus, to special effects magicians. Here are six to start following on social media, right now.

Makeup artists and makeup artistry in general is something that we love to talk about. As you know, three of our team are professional makeup artists. And even between us, there's an interesting mix in skill sets. Rebecca is known for her chic bridal and beauty looks, Aisling for her ability to make glamour look effortless and then there's me, the artsy one!

One of the best things about the world of makeup artistry is that there's room for all kinds of creativity. Here are six amazingly talented makeup artists who we think you should follow, immediately!

Val Garland

One of the most creative, inspiring makeup artists in the world. Val Garland brings colour and fun to her work and has just launched "Validated", her book about her 30+ years in the makeup industry.

Pat McGrath

Named most influential makeup artist in the world of fashion, Pat McGrath is one of the most highly respected names in makeup. She heads up teams for over 70 runway shows each year, is the new beauty editor for British Vogue and also has her own range of best selling cosmetics.

Rick Baker


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MIB3 fabricating a tribute to the Metaluna Mutant. #metalunamutant #rickbaker #fabrication #thisislandearth

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As special effects makeup artists go, you can't get much bigger than Rick Baker. Over his 40+ years in the industry, he has won seven Oscars and created iconic characters in films such as Planet of the Apes, The Grinch and Men in Black.

Charlotte Tilbury


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Loved doing the makeup for these Angels, which was your favourite runway look? ?✨?⚡️? @victoriassecret #VSFashionShow

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Recently awarded an MBE from the Queen, Charlotte Tilbury is one of the most sought-after makeup artists in the world of beauty. Her makeup range launched in 2014 and has been a smash hit too.

Mary Greenwell

When it comes to red carpet makeup artists, Mary Greenwell is usually top of the list for celebrities. She has worked her magic on everyone from Cate Blanchett to Jessica Chastain and Meghan Markle the Duchess of Sussex.

Lisa Eldridge

Known best for her delicate, sophisticated style, Lisa Eldridge has been at the forefront of beauty for over 25 years. Her youtube channel is filled with interesting videos and tips, while her best selling book Face Paint is about the history of makeup.


Are you following these makeup artists already? If you want some inspiration closer to home, you can find my work here, Aisling's here and Rebecca's here too!

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