7 Most Influential Celebrity Makeup Artists

7 Most Influential Celebrity Makeup Artists Kim Kardashian applies makeup

Behind every breath-taking makeup look, we see on the red carpet there is an exceptional makeup artist who can turn anybody into a celebrity. With the expansion of social media and especially Instagram we get to know better the people who do their magic behind the scenes. Celebrity makeup artists nowadays are celebrities themselves and often times they share their favorite beauty products and their beauty secrets all over social media. There is no wonder why they get so much attention and followers. So here are the people who get to play with the majority of celebrities faces and dictate the beauty trends:

1. Mario Dedivanovic

mario dedivanovic celebrity makeup artist

Mario is Kim Kardashian’s personal favorite makeup artist. With over 3.3 million followers on Instagram and multiple celebrity clients, he is one of the most famous celebrity makeup artists of all time. Mario was the one who initiated the craziness over the contouring trend. His signature brown smokey eye paired with his flawless contouring and highlighting techniques on Kim Kardashian’s face were game changing for the entire makeup industry. Even though he constantly shares his tips and tricks all over social media, for those who want to learn exclusively from Mario, there is a Makeup Master Class that he hosts all over the world. Prices range between $499.99 up to $1499.99 for VIP seats and the class lasts 6.5 hours.

2. Mary Phillips

mary phillips celebrity makeup artist

Mary Phillips is the makeup artist who takes highlighting on a new level and makes Jenifer Lopez shine brighter than a diamond on the Red Carpet. She is her personal makeup artist since 2006. Mary is a L’Oréal Brand Ambassador and often times she uses products that are affordable to the majority of her followers and admirers. Her celebrity client’s list includes Chrissy Teigen, Ciara, Christina Aguilera, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian, Salma Hayek and many others. Her iconic makeup looks graced the covers of Vanity Fair, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, InStyle, ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar and Glamour.

3. Sir John

sir john celebrity makeup artist

Ever wondered who is behind Beyonce’s flawless face? Sir John is another L’Oréal Paris ambassador who gets the chance to play with one of the most beautiful celebrity faces. Besides Beyonce, he often takes care of Karlie Kloss, Naomi Campbell, and Joan Smalls. Opposite of the heavy full-face contouring routine that is popular nowadays, Sir John is a fan of a fresh no-makeup look. He practically invented the dewy, radiant, glowy, no-makeup look that we see on the Red Carpet.


4. Patrick Ta

Patrick Ta celebrity makeup artist

This is the guy that Gigi Hadid takes everywhere she goes. Patrick Ta has done makeup to almost every major celebrity you can think of. Celebrities like Shay Mitchell, Chrissy Teigen, Joan Smalls, Hailey Baldwin swear in his makeup magic. Patrick Ta claims that he connected with most of his celebrity clients through social media. His signature looks include a flawless glowy skin, long dramatic lashes, and warm, bronze-brown tones.

5. Hrush Achemyan

hrush achemyan celebrity makeup artist

Hrush is another makeup artist that Kardashian-Jenner clan loves to visit on regular basis. Her signature look is a clean radiant face with bold dramatic lashes. She began her career in fashion, and shortly after that realized that makeup artistry is her true passion. Her biggest advice for making makeup last longer is: “You have to let a color dry before you apply another texture or another color.’ And she claims that she loves to play with different brands, colors, and textures. Last year she partnered with Tarte Cosmetics and created the limited edition Styled by Hrush Palette.

6. Pat Mc Grath

Pat McGrath Celebrity Makeup Artist

Her majesty Pat Mc Grath is the most influential makeup artist according to Vogue Magazine and other sources. She is a very long time in the industry and her bold makeup looks have an unreachable depth and dimension. And while models, musicians, actresses and others from the celebrity world refer to her as a makeup genius, she likes to call herself a lucky beauty junkie. She has worked on probably every fashion show that you could imagine. Pat has her own brand Pat McGrath Labs and according to her fellow makeup artists and the media her products are out of this world.

7. Charlotte Tilbury

Charlotte Tilbury

Charlotte is doing makeup for editorials and celebrities for over 20 years. She also has her own cosmetic line. Her celebrity client’s list includes Amal Clooney, Kate Moss, Blake Lively, Kim Kardashian, Rihanna, Jennifer Aniston and many others. Besides her celebrity clients, she has done creative product development for major cosmetic brands like MyFace, Helena Rubenstein, Mac, and Armani. She claims that her main goal is to make women look and feel like their best selves.

Written by Ivana Steriova
Ivana Shteriova Karaniku is the content manager and a contributor at website-design-los-angeles.com. She is a fashion and makeup obsessive with a huge passion for writing. Although she holds a bachelor's degree in accounting and auditing, her love for all things fashion and beauty won her heart. Now, she is a full-time freelancer.