What comes to mind when you hear Instagram makeup? Maybe a filter party, contour party foundation, lipstick, strobing, lashes, highlighting, hair and clothing. Many women and men use makeup. They change their faces and not look the same way they do in person. After all, it’s not real life in the 21st century. Social media such as YouTube, Instagram, and Twitter has become platforms for musicians, artists, and models to get noticed and make some money. Makeup artist has been part of this change.

Top Instagram makeup artists

Let’s have a look at the top Instagram makeup artists in 2019:

James Charles (@jamescharles)

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James Charles Dickinson is an American Internet personality, beauty YouTuber, and make-up artist. He was also the first male CoverGirl spokesperson. Since then, he has amassed more than 7 million followers on Instagram and over 8 million on YouTube. His feed is full of incredible and unique makeup looks that can make even the best makeup artist baffled by his skill.


Jeffree Star (@jeffreestar)

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Jeffree Star is known for his flawless makeup and larger than life personality. His Instagram fame can is attributed to his YouTube channel that has over 1 billion views! His makeup style is one of a kind. He’s known for his (sometimes brutal) product reviews and quirky makeup related videos.


Mario Dedivanovic (@makeupbymario)

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Mario Dedivanovic, better known as Makeup by Mario, has become a star not only in the makeup world but on Instagram. His flawless makeup looks have caught the attention of countless celebrities, most notably Kim Kardashian. He has been her makeup artist and one of her best friends since 2008. The pair now has a makeup collaboration, KKW X MARIO. He shares his skills in numerous Master Classes that he hosts.


Charlotte Tilbury (@ctilburymakeup)

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Charlotte Tilbury is an incredibly established makeup artist and entrepreneur. She is the founder of Charlotte Tilbury Beauty, which includes skincare and makeup. Cara Delevingne, Emily Ratajkowski, Sienna Miller, and Jourdan Dunn are among some of her clients. Tilbury also has an eponymous incredible makeup line that will give you the skin, eyes, lips, and contour of your dreams. Tilbury has received numerous awards in regards to her makeup line and makeup skills.

Pat McGrath (@patmcgrathreal)


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Pat McGrath is a British make-up artist. She has been called the most influential make-up artist in the world by Vogue magazine and other commentators. She’s applied makeup to every single celebrity and model you’ve ever cared about in life. Not to mention, this P&G global creative design director’s Instagram is one of the most vibrant things you’ll ever see, thanks to her genius mind and glittery makeup line.


Hrush Achemyan (@styledbyhrush)


Hranush Achemyan is an Armenian-American celebrity make-up artist and beauty influencer.

She is another Kardashian-Jenner makeup artist who shares her skills on Instagram. She works closely with all the sisters, especially Khloé, to keep their makeup looking flawless. Working with such well-known clients catapulted her career. Since she gained notability, she has created palettes with Tarte Cosmetics.



Ariel Tejada (@makeupbyariel)

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Ariel Tejada is known for being Kylie Jenner’s makeup artist. The pair has been together since 2015, and he frequently appeared on her show Life of Kylie. Kylie is not his only client, though; he has an impressive catalogue that includes other members of the Kardashian-Jenner family, Shay Mitchell, and Ashley Graham. His makeup looks are flawless.


Joyce Bonelli (@joycebonelli)

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This makeup artist keeps up with the Kardashians like no other — she also has adorable new twins that she posts pictures of who are incredibly cute too!  She was reportedly parted ways with the Kardashian and Jenner family last month after allegedly trying to exclude them from a money-making deal. Bonelli, not only crafts many of the family’s most memorable makeup looks, but she also gets in on the action with them.


Hung Vanngo (@hungvanngo)


If you love Victoria’s Secret bombshell look, you’ll want to follow the man who makes the magic happen. His makeup brushes touch the faces of Selena Gomez, the VS girls, Cindy Crawford, and Kate Bosworth, to name a few. However, he also shares snaps from his roster of eye-popping editorial work.


Patrick Ta (@patrickta)

Want to look like Gigi Hadid? Well, Ta’s Instagram may not get you quite that far, but his copious snaps of her along with other star clients, like Alessandra Ambrosio and Olivia Munn can at least set you on the right path.


Lisa Eldridge (@lisaeldridgemakeup)

Even though she spends her days beautifying the likes of Kate Winslet, Keira Knightley and Alexa Chung, Eldridge’s Instagram presence makes her feel more like your long-lost BFF than a famous makeup artist. Full of behind-the-scenes shots, product close-ups, teasers from her YouTube channel and the occasional mask selfie, a minute on her feed, and you’ll be shouting, “Be my BFF, Lisa!”



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