11 Celebrity Makeup Artists Every Beauty Lover Should Follow Right Now

Let's hear it for the glam squads.


Celebrity makeup artists are having a moment on Instagram. They’ve always been hard at work behind the scenes, but the rise of the ‘glam squad’ has finally allowed them their moment in the sun.

Their accounts are valuable sources for beauty fiends, filled with product breakdowns, details on techniques, and behind-the-scenes shots of our faves. Here are 11 artists well worth your follow.

Jo Baker (@missjobaker)

Celebrity clients: Lucy Boynton, Paris Jackson, Olivia Wilde

Jo likes to share the ideas behind a certain look, whether it’s a sticky plaster, a pair of black latex gloves, or the California desert. Inventive and super inspiring.

Nikki Wolff (@nikki_makeup)

Celebrity clients: Rosie Huntington-Whitely, Shay Mitchell, Dua Lipa

Nikki is your woman for all-out glamour – no one does a better feline eye. Her weekly Sunday tutorials are a dream to watch, both for her skills and strangely soothing voice.

Sir John (@sirjohnofficial)

Celebrity clients: Beyoncé, Joan Smalls, Ashley Graham

BeyoncĂ© always manages to look natural yet glamorous at the same time, and that’s down to the work of Sir John right here. A master in the art of glowing skin and sparkling eyes.

Hung Vanngo (@hungvanngo)

Celebrity clients: Selena Gomez, Julianne Moore, Bella Hadid, Laura Harrier, and so many more

Perhaps the celebrity makeup artist of the moment, Hung has blessed the faces of basically every famous person you can think of. He specialises in soft glamour, but can also deliver a punchy eye look when the need arises.

Sarah Tanno (@sarahtannomakeup)

Celebrity clients: Lady Gaga, Priyanka Chopra, Gigi Hadid

Sarah is Gaga’s in-haus MUA (the two could be mistaken for sisters) and an ambassador for Marc Jacobs Beauty. She designed the singer’s makeup looks for the Met Gala, the Superbowl, and her Enigma residency in Las Vegas. Oh, and if you loved Gaga’s turn as the Countess on American Horror Story, that was all her too.

Rokael (@rokaelbeauty)

Celebrity clients: Ariana Grande, Beyoncé, Kourtney Kardashian

Ariana’s signature look of winged liner and a nude lip was honed by Rokael, who has been on her glam squad for most of the Sweetener/Thank U, Next era. He also did BeyoncĂ©’s makeup for her vow renewal with Jay Z! What an honour.

Nina Park (@ninapark)

Celebrity clients: Zoe Kravitz, Brie Larson, Daisy Ridley

Nina does the natural look really well, bringing out the best of her clients’ skin and features in a way that seems effortless (but probably isn’t). Brie’s peachy beat for the Avengers: Endgame premiere was *chef’s kiss*.

Kelsey Deenihan (@kdeenihan)

Celebrity clients: Jodie Comer, Kristen Stewart, Jessica Chastain

Kelsey can give you something cool, like the above 60s flicks on Jodie; she can do punky, as with this smoky eye on Kristen Stewart; and she can deliver a classic look, as on regular client Reese Witherspoon. A great all rounder.

Alexx Mayo (@iwantalexx)

Celebrity clients: Mariah Carey, Lizzo, Leigh-Anne Pinnock

Alexx knows his way around a pop of colour, something we wholly appreciate. He’s the artist behind singer Lizzo’s amazing Met Gala look, and a fave of Little Mix’s Leigh-Anne.

Kara Yoshimoto Bua (@karayoshimotobua)

Celebrity clients: Saoirse Ronan, Dakota Johnson, Rachel Weisz

Saoirse Ronan’s makeup almost always has an unexpected element, and that’s down to Kara. From a lipstick so purple it’s nearly black, to blush inspired by cherry blossoms, her work is experimental but still achievable.

Pati Dubroff (@patidubroff)

Celebrity clients: Margot Robbie, Priyanka Chopra, Mindy Kaling, Tessa Thompson

Pati has a keen sense of fun with makeup, and her looks often bring a little excitement in a sea of brown smoky eyes. This glossy blue liner on Margot? Stunning.