13 Famous Makeup Artists Every Beauty Lover Needs to Follow

Behind all your favorite beauty looks is a genius makeup artist. Many have become household names as a result of building their own cosmetic brand empires or of constantly getting shout-outs from their celebrity clientele. Others exist more under the radar but are responsible for iconic makeup looks you surely recognize. For a quick review of the most influential makeup artists right now, we've rounded up 13 famous makeup artists every beauty lover needs to follow. These are the makeup artists sending novel beauty looks down fashion week runways, readying our favorite leading ladies for the red carpet, and making their mark on the industry.

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Pat McGrath

McGrath is the reigning queen of fashion week beauty and a downright legend in the industry. Her cosmetic line Pat McGrath Labs, which she launched in 2015, has been a smash hit.

Follow: @patmcgrathreal

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Charlotte Tilbury

You undoubtedly recognize Tilbury's name from her eponymous makeup line. The British Vogue contributing beauty editor is a celebrity favorite.

Follow: @ctilburymakeup

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Gucci Westman

When Westman was just getting her start in fashion, Grace Coddington told her, "I just want to tell you that I haven't seen something like that since I discovered Pat McGrath." Westman is now a household name in her own right in the beauty world with Vogue, W, and Vanity Fair covers featuring her makeup looks and an impressive rolodex of A-list clients.

Follow: @gucciwestman

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Nick Barose

Barose began his career as an assistant to the late Kevyn Aucoin. Now his clients include Lupita Nyong'o, Tracee Ellis Ross, and Gugu Mbatha-Raw.

Follow: @dilokritbarose

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Pati Dubroff

Have you been wondering who's the mastermind behind Margot Robbie's makeup looks on her I, Tonya press tour? Look no further than Dubroff.

Follow: @patidubroff

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Patrick Ta

Ta has come to define It-girl beauty, creating looks on Gigi Hadid, Olivia Munn, and Emily Ratajkowski.

Follow: @patrickta

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Katie Jane Hughes

Hughes's Instagram boasts a striking collection of every single makeup look you've been wanting to try.

Follow: @katiejanehughes


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James Kaliardos

Kaliardos has worked with some of the world's most influential women—Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton among them. Last year he released a limited-edition collaboration with MAC.

Follow: @jameskaliardos

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Lisa Eldridge

Eldridge broke into the industry when she was booked by Elle to work with none other than Cindy Crawford. Now the industry powerhouse is the author of New York Times best seller Face Paint: The Story of Makeup and the creative director of Lancôme Makeup.

Follow: @lisaeldridgemakeup

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Vincent Oquendo

Victoria's Secret Angels and a long list of celebs from Bella Hadid to Kaia Gerber have Oquendo to thank for their striking makeup looks.

Follow: @makeupvincent

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Sir John

Sir John is the genius behind Beyoncé's impeccable makeup looks.

Follow: @sirjohnofficial

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Joyce Bonelli

Bonelli is behind the beauty looks of the Kardashians.

Follow: @joycebonelli

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Tom Pecheux

Pecheux is the global beauty director for YSL beauty.

Follow: @tompecheux

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