Oh to have celebrity makeup artists at your disposal every-time you have an event!
It may be a pipe dream for us mere mortals, but it doesn’t mean that we still can’t pick up some valuable tips from some of the top celebrity makeup artists. Often the MUAs share product breakdowns, recommendations and tutorials on their Instagrams.
Here are the MUAs that some of your faves rely on to get them red-carpet ready.
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If we won the Lotto in the morning we would be employing Nikki Wolf, AKA Nikki Makeup. Her makeup is STUNNING!
Nikki regularly paints some of the most famous faces including Hailey Bieber, Shay Mitchell, Dua Lipa, Hailee Steinfeld and Demi Lovato to name but a few.
Nikki is known for doing a weekly Sunday Tutorial where she gives out lots of tips, so she’s well worth a follow. Her makeup skills are truly incredible.
Not sure how to top last years New Years Eve glam with @lucyhale but we’re gonna try! New Orleans, you’ve been fun but we’re off to Times Square to be with that big ol sparkly ball as it drops into 2020. ✨✨
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Another celebrity makeup artist we adore is Kelsey Deenihan. Just look at her eye makeup skills on Lucy Hale above!
Her other clients include Millie Bobby Brown, Katherine Langford and sister Josephine.
Kara Yoshimoto Bua
Stunning Saoise ❤️@criticschoice #bestactress #SAOIRSERONAN #littlewomen @elizabethsaltzman @hairbyadir @nailartbyqueenie @erdem @niwaka_collections #welovecoco @welovecoco #workingwithchanel #makeupbykarayoshimotobua
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Kara is a makeup artist for Chanel and over the past few months she has been Saoirse Ronan’s go-to for all her appearances.
Kara regularly gives a product break-down of what she uses on Saoirse, so there goes all our money!
Bey wearing #TheLionKing Cosmetics Collection. #BKXSJ GET THE LOOK: Eyeshadow – Simba and Nala Crease – King and Pride Rock Transition – Safari Khaki Body – Circle Of Life highlighter (particularly décolletage, arms, legs and shoulders – all light reflective places) Lips – Trouble Liquid Lipstick with Pounce layered on top. Various shades from Kingdom Sculpting Palette used to define the face. #SirJohn X #LuminessCosmetics
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If you’re Beyonce’s go-to makeup artist, you know you gotta be good!
Sir John is responsible for many of Beyoncé’s most iconic beauty looks, including her makeup during her Coachella performance and her looks in “Formation”.
Sir John regularly uses L’oreal products on his famous clients, so at least we can try recreate his stunning looks!
Cutie @COVERGIRL @lilireinhart for their newest product launch @COVERGIRL Clean Fresh Collection. products were so easy to use. I love that all these products are Vegan and formulated without talc, parabens, formaldehyde, phthalates, mineral oil, and sulfates. #COVERGIRLMADE #COVERGIRLPARTNER #AD Breakdown below: @COVERGIRL Clean Fresh Nourishing Foundation in 530 Fair/Light on skin to even out complexion @COVERGIRL Clean Fresh Cream Blush in Sweet Innocence on the cheeks and on the lids for all over color @COVERGIRL Clean Fresh Cooling Glow Stick in Opal Dreams on the tops of the cheekbones @COVERGIRL Clean Fresh Lip Oil in Quench on the lips @COVERGIRL Lash Blast Volume in Black on the lashes @COVERGIRL Micro Fine + Define Pencil in Soft Brown on the brows Hair By @davestanwell Makeup By @patrickta Styled By @elizabethstewart1
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A quick scroll through Patrick’s Instagram and you see lots of famous faces; from the Riverdale girls, to Gigi Hadid and Camila Cabello.
Patrick Ta is so well-known for his glow-y, flawless makeup looks that he’s even launched his own range of products.
Ash K Holm
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One thing’s for sure, Ash K Holm can draw on a cat eye like no one’s business. The LA-based makeup artist is responsible for the looks in many of Ariana Grande’s videos, including “Thank U, Next.”
She also works with Camila Cabello and Khloe Kardashian.
L U C Y • B O Y N T O N 🇬🇧 Acid attack… yellowy jellied lids with an alarming red matte lip for #lucyboynton @harpersbazaarspain cover story. Photog @zoeygrossman Stylist @leithclark Hair @kyleeheathhair Makeup by me #jobakermakeupartist 💋
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Strong pops of colour and graphic eye liner is a huge trend at the moment, and leading that trend is Jo Baker. She’s the makeup artist behind Lucy Boynton’s incredible makeup looks.
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When it comes to celebrity makeup artists you can’t get more well-known than Makeup By Mario.
Mario is Kim Kardashian’s main makeup guy for over a decade now. The two have even worked on KKW Beauty together.
Mario’s other clients include Demi Lovota – he did her makeup for her comeback performance at the 2020 Grammys!
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Kylie Jenner liked makeup artist Ariel Tejada’s makeup so much on Instagram, that she direct messaged him to ask to work together. Ariel hopped on the next flight to LA and the rest is history.
Since then, the duo has worked together countless times, including many of Jenner’s Kylie Cosmetics campaigns.
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Obsessed with Selena’s makeup? Chances are it was done by Hung Vanngo.
Hung has to be one of the busiest celebrity makeup artists in Hollywood with clients such as Julia Garner, Zoe Kravitz, Dove Cameron, Kaia Gerber and the Hadid sisters to name but a few.
Check out our Makeup section for more on your faves.