Whether you are someone who appreciates beauty and art, or you are a professional makeup artist seeking inspiration, do your Instagram a favor and follow these accounts! Cosset Moi’s mission is to find and support great makeup artists, as well as inspire others. In practice, that means we have a ton of saves on Instagram, lining up to share with you. So, without further ado, here are 18 makeup artists we think deserve your hearts and follows.
Makeup Artists to Follow on Instagram Right Now
Amanda Benko is a multi-talented artist. She’s a model, content creator, actress, and personal stylist, but primarily professional makeup artist. All of those is probably why her profile is looking so attractive. Follow her profile for how-to videos and chic makeup inspiration.
Her style is bold, edgy, fierce, sometimes messy, full of opaque colors and glossy almost drippy textures. Bea sweet is a world-renowned makeup artist mostly doing editorial makeup for publications such as Vogue, Beauty Papers, i-D, AnOther and many more. Among the people who recognize her work are celebrities such as FKA Twigs, Erykah Badu, Kelly Rowland … What attracted me to her feed is that avant-garde vibe that stands out from the pack. She is doing her own thing without following the trends, and that opens the door of crazy creativity.
Nam Vo is a queen of highlighting! She is famed for Dewy Dumplings signature look. If you want to see radiance – go check out her work. Besides, you can find the breakdown of her glowy looks and learn to do it yourself. The key takeaway – don’t skip on your skincare.
Katie Jane Hughes is a household name in the makeup world. She is doing commercial, editorial and red carpet look for many famous brands, publications, and celebrities. Her feed is full of classic and simple looks, but never ever boring. She always finds the way to tweak otherwise too classic look in a sophisticated way and make it more interesting. Follow her to find out how an adult woman can wear shimmer, unexpected eyeshadow color or graphic lines with a style. And of course, for endless cat eyes inspiration!
Beauty is boring has one of the most recognizable makeup feeds on Instagram! Jaw-dropping bright images full of colorful and edgy makeup looks shot on a white background and you know it is shot by Robin Black and the Beauty Is Boring studio team. She never fails to deliver something different and what is best for us – images almost always have a complete breakdown of makeup products that are used. The work we are currently obsessing about is her last beauty story for Allure where she created 12 gorgeous makeup looks on women in their 50s and beyond.
Celine Bernaerts radiates with confidence and authentic self, making her makeup looks appear fresh and new. She makes her skills easy to learn through her tutorials on Youtube and IGTV. Her cool vibe and awesome makeup looks are a must-follow on Instagram!
Is it enough to say that Sir John is Beyonce’s go-to makeup artist? If not, maybe mention Karlie Kloss, Joan Smalls, Priyanka Chopra, Ashley Graham? 🙂 Without throwing big names, his makeup looks are always playful and colorful, yet somehow they always enhance the natural women’s beauty. Right now, we are in love with Disney’s The Lion King Limited Edition Collection by Sir John and Luminess. It is absolutely everything a grown-up Disney kid could want.
Fiona Stiles is an Emmy nominated makeup artist and a regular insider for top Hollywood talent. Whether it is commercial, editorial or red carpet beauty – she nails it every time. Her feed offers us just enough of product reviews, behind-the-scenes and Lilly Collins’ makeup looks to get us through the day.
Rachel Goodwin is a makeup artist for 25 years! She started doing makeup at the San Francisco Opera and began with stage makeup. You can really feel through her words and images that makeup artistry is not only her job, but she enjoys the process of creating and considers makeup a real art form. She is a real explosion of constant inspiration and besides her flawless makeup looks, we love her vintage inspiration and nuggets of wisdom on her feed!
We’ve reposted Louise Seymour’s work on our Instagram multiple times, and it is hard not to do it all the time. She is doing editorial beauty and fashion makeup and we are loving every single photoshoot she did, especially Paint Strokes series. Her Instagram is full of high-end beauty photography it is real eye candy.
Lilly Keys is an LA-based makeup artist, and you can see the Californian influence in her work. A lot of natural, sun-kissed makeup inspiration and on the other hand glitzy and glamorous smokey eyes. Her feed is diverse enough to keep our attention and make on our must-follow list.
Her bio says The Art Of Simplicity and that is exactly why we follow her on Insta. The makeup looks are fresh, clean and highlight the natural beauty. Elizabeth’s work is an elegant reminder that less is more. Plus, we love her quotes!
A painter who went to faces. Francie infuses her knowledge of fine arts ( she attended Parsons New School of Design) and beauty to bring a unique creative touch to her job. Her work is spot on and as such was published in Refinery29, Vogue Arabia, Schon, Elle SA to name a few. and worked with clients like Rimmel London, Pat Mcgrath Labs, Physicians Formula, Sony Music, Popsugar and Beautycon and more.
Crazy and unexpected makeup looks made surprisingly wearable. Joke aside, her editorial makeup looks so good, we would consider to wear it at midday! Isabelle De Vries is an incredibly skilled makeup artist (she is also a hairstylist!) She is holding Masterclass Series globally where she shares secrets to her famous signature look. (Check out the calendar on her site – maybe she is visiting near you)
Now, talking about bold, colorful makeup looks – following Maria Lihacheva is a real treat for the eyes. Whether you would or you wouldn’t wear a similar look, one must appreciate these blending skills. And as she knows, she is teaching advanced makeup classes to those interested to learn how to recreate these looks.
The first account that thaught me art in lip art was for sure Andrea’s account. This girl simply rocks! All makeup, modeling, photography, and retouching is done by her, so who says you can’t do it all? What is most inspiring are seemingly endless looks she is creating. From graphic ones to the real paintings on the lips to working with different textures and fabulously implementing props in closeups – this girl seems like she doesn’t have any creative blocks.
Makeup addicts are keen on achieving perfection, and Alexandra’s feed is offering us plenty to satisfy our OCD. If you are loving glam makeup looks, and eyeshadow is your favorite makeup product – her account has so much inspiration for you.
Linda’s makeup work is breathtaking. In collaboration with photographer Desiree Mattson(who we featured in 21 top photographers to follow), she creates such impactful imagery that you want to print, frame it and put it on the wall. Her work is even on makeup case of Pat McGrath’s makeup collection – do we need to say more?
What are your favorite makeup artists to follow on Instagram?
Featured image – One example of the stunning makeup you’ll find on makeup artist Linda Wickman’s Instagram feed, @lindawickmann