God bless the Internet for providing us with the sort of make-up inspiration that generations before us could only dream of. Of course, it’s on Instagram that the world’s top make-up artists really come to the fore. So, here’s your guide on those beauty titans you’ve got to follow and why they’re so fabulous.
It’s no surprise that Violette was torn between fashion and painting when she was younger, her work is stunningly artistic. French genius Violette has an Instagram feed to die for, and she’s worked for big names like Vogue in her editorial work, and Dior and Sephora as a make-up designer. She describes her signature look as “glowing skin with velvet lips”, and her Instagram feed is packed with bold, beautiful images. If that’s not enough, she’s also started an awesome YouTube channel where she shares her secrets and gives top make-up tips.
She’s Lancome’s creative director and the make-up artist to more celebrities than you can shake a blusher stick at, so follow Lisa Eldridge immediately. Her feed contains so much more than just stunning examples of her work, she’s also quick to showcase and recommend the products she loves, as well as give you a behind the scenes look at the celeb events she attends. Prepare to be green with envy as you see her hobnobbing with the likes of Kate Winslet, Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner. If that’s not enough, the other stars of her feed are kittens Bertie and Teddy – they are every shade of cute imaginable.
It’s not just the girls who shine on Instagram, check out the awesome work of celeb favourite Patrick Ta. He’s the man credited with making red carpet glam wearable every day, and is the make-up artist of choice for the entire Kardashian/Jenner clan. You can’t move on his feed for celebs sporting his signature look of smoky eyes, dewy skin and luscious lips. He credits Gigi Hadid for helping him become the industry superstar he is today, and the duo works together constantly. Ta built his career on social media, so it’s no wonder his feed is to die for.
Make-up guru Robin Black isn’t only at the top of her game with a brush in her hand, she’s also a superstar photographer. That means her Instagram feed is packed with incredible examples of her work, shot and lit as well as any Vogue spread. What’s great about Robin’s feed is that while some of her work is hugely experimental, other looks are totally achievable for the ordinary punter. So, you can learn how to look amazing, and push the boundaries as you scroll through her posts.
Lianne Moseley (@lustredust)
Mixing it up on our list is Canadian make-up artist Lianne Moseley, who has made her name creating amazing comic book transformations. Using Aquacolour (water-based make-up), the reportedly self-taught Leanne has turned herself into X-Men heroine Jean Grey, Sterling Archer and DC’s superhero Green Arrow. These bombastic makeovers are truly awe inspiring, and Lianne has been hailed as one of the most exciting talents out there. But it’s not just comic book characters on her Instagram, she’s has a world of innovative posts to gawp at. So, if you’ve ever wondered whether a Rainbow Brite would work, check out her version.