For the love of lipstick, is there anything more inspiring than the makeup popping up on Instagram these days?! If you’re not already following an artist or two—trust us—you’re missing out on some serious beauty inspiration (and celebrity cameos). So fire up your favorite photo-sharing tool and get ready to be wowed: we’ve searched long and hard to bring you our top five Instagramming makeup artists to follow now.
With a Cinderella story of working behind a MAC counter one minute and becoming Rihanna’s personal Diamonds World Tour makeup artist the next, Lora proves that hard work pays off (and makeup girl dreams really do come true!). Follow along to learn how to recreate dramatic looks like winged lipstick (or to imagine you are on tour with Rihanna, like we do).
We’ve met a lot of talented artists over the years but none more gracious and beautiful (inside and out) than Julie San Agustin. At the recent Makeup Show in LA, Agustin stopped to take a picture with every single person who asked, and there were more than a few! Her artistry ranges from beautiful pin-up to dramatic glamour girl, all while promoting Lupus Awareness. Check out her page to learn how to create your best brows!
We have major ladylove for Maya not only because we think she’s the hardest working artist on Instagram (she posts 3-5 pictures a day!) but she’s also one of the most interactive artists as well. She constantly answers questions, reposts fan inspired looks, and takes time to thank people personally. Her step-by-step tutorials make recreating a very complicated look as easy as 1-2-3.
We don’t even know where to start with Promise! How a beautiful Asian woman can completely transform herself into Jennifer Lawrence, Angelina Jolie, Beyoncé, Chris Brown, Drake, and Johnny Depp (just to name a few!) is beyond comprehension. We are talking makeup inspiration and talent on a whole other level. Follow her immediately.
We recently started following Renny because his dramatic before and after photos reminded us of the looks oft-created by the late, great Kevyn Aucoin. Renny wields his concealer and contouring powers with the reckless abandon of a supremely confident artist. Follow him for expert tips on contouring!
Who’s your favorite makeup artist on Instagram? Fill us in with a comment below!
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Photos: Courtesy of Elyse Reneau