When it comes to beauty, we love when celebs share their secrets with us—nothing makes us feel better than when we see that Beyoncé doesn’t always wake up like this and sometimes needs the assistance of Sir John, her trusted makeup artist. In fact, makeup artists offer the perfect opportunity to see celeb beauty up close and personal with candid snaps on everyone’s favorite social media K-hole, Instagram.
Here are 15 celeb makeup artists to follow on Instagram, ASAP, whether it’s behind the scenes at Paris Fashion Week with industry beauty maven Pat McGrath or seeing Chrissy Teigen and Gigi Hadid’s best red-carpet looks on Patrick Ta’s ultra-glam feed.
Sir John B: Sir John B is the genius responsible for Beyoncé's flawless face, because sometimes even Queen B does not wake up like this. His approach to beauty emphasizes glowing skin and a natural look.
Patrick Ta: Patrick Ta specializes in easy, effortless West Coast beauty. He's the go-to guy for Chrissy Teigen, Gigi Hadid, Olivia Munn, and Shay Mitchell.
Pat McGrath: When it comes to makeup artists, Pat McGrath is a unanimous fashion favorite. Her kind demeanor is just as famous in the biz as her highly artistic looks for the high-fashion likes of Dior. She's also started her own makeup line, with the full support of the models-of-the-moment.
Lottie Tomlinson: Lottie Tomlinson is the 17-year-old kid sister of One Direction singer Louis Tomlinson, but this up-and-coming MUA is soon to make waves in her own right. She's worked Fashion Week, has her own wildly popular YouTube tutorials, and is on-call for Selena Gomez—sounds like this teen's got it figured out.
Aaron de Mey: The artistic director for Lancome has also garnered a celeb following. He's the MUA of choice for fresh-faced beauties Miley Cyrus and Kate Upton, and a regular lead for backstage at fashion shows and on editorial shoots.
Jillian Dempsey: Reese Witherspoon and Kirsten Dunst rely on Jillian Dempsey to keep them red-carpet-ready; Dempsey's entertainment connections, however, also extend to the small screen—her husband is McDreamy himself, Patrick Dempsey.
Mario Dedivanovic: You can thank Mario for bringing the contour craze to the mainstream; he's the man responsible for Kim Kardashian's ultra-contoured cheekbones (and rest of her face). Follow his account for lots of Kardashian snaps and easy contouring tutorials.
Joanna Simkin: Simkin is the go-to lady for Justine Skye (ROC Nation singer and Kylie Jenner's BFF), as well as Leona Lewis. She's also Zayn Malik's groomer, and seeing as how his brow game is always on point, we'd love for her to be ours as well.
Gucci Westman: Gucci Westman has been working fashion shows and editorials for the greater part of two decades, and it's no wonder—her emphasis on glowing natural beauty is a must for celebs such as Blake Lively and Jennifer Aniston. Another fashion connect? She's married to Rag & Bone's ultra-hot designer, David Neville.
Hrush Achemyan: Hrush is responsible for Kylie Jenner's Instagram model-esque brand of beauty—that means ultra-flawless skin, perfect brows, and lashes for days.
Dick Page: Those bronzed and glowing Victoria's Secret Angels owe their flawless look to Dick Page. When Page isn't working backstage at fashion shows or on editorial projects, you can find him 'gramming all the foods he's created—he's an accomplished chef as well.
Tom Pecheux: Tom Pecheux not only works backstage at all the major runway shows, but he also serves as the creative director at one of beauty's biggest brands, Estée Lauder.
Pascale Pascale: Think of Pascale as Tom Pecheux's elf on a shelf—this makeup mascot is besties with all of the major models and is in high demand backstage at all the major runway shows.
Joyce Bonelli: The Kardashian's go-to makeup artist, Bonelli obviously believes that more really is more—think bright lips, major lashes, and strong brows with a generous approach to contour and highlight.
Charlotte Tilbury: Stars like Alessandra Ambrosio, Miranda Kerr, and Olivia Culpo rely on Tilbury for glowing, glamorous looks—you can get it on your own with her wildly popular eponymous makeup line.