The Talented Makeup Artists Behind Your Favorite Celebrities' Beauty Looks
If you've ever wondered how your favorite celebrities arrive at events looking like they've descended from Mount Olympus, there's probably a talented makeup artist behind them. The highly skilled professionals can make anyone look poreless, glamorous, and red carpet ready, and their Instagram accounts are proof of their unparalleled talent.
While celebrities usually work with more than one makeup artist (the good ones book up fast!), these 20 artists are some of the best in the business.
Read on to learn about the glam squads prepping your favorite stars for whatever famous people do.
Beyonce's Makeup Artist: Sir John
Sir John is responsible for many of Beyoncé's most iconic beauty looks, including her makeup during her Coachella performance, her looks in "Formation," and her memorable performance at the Grammys while pregnant with twins in 2017. He has collaborated with brand Luminess on a line of Lion King-themed makeup and is a mentor on American Beauty Star alongside Ashley Graham.
Other notable clients: Joan Smalls, Gabrielle Union, Serena Williams
Camila Cabello's Makeup Artist: Allan Avendaño
Allan Avendaño does the makeup of countless stars, including Camila Cabello, and his work has been featured in magazines like Harper's Baazar, Marie Claire, and Elle.
Other notable clients: Lucy Hale, Jenna Dewan, Joey King
Gigi Hadid's Makeup Artist: Patrick Ta
Gigi Hadid's makeup artist is Patrick Ta, who also recently launched his namesake makeup line with a collection of shimmer-packed glosses and body highlighters. His clients frequently have glossy, shimmering skin and colorful eye makeup looks.
Other notable clients: Olivia Munn, Adriana Lima, Eva Longoria
Ariana Grande's Makeup Artist: Ash K Holm
One thing's for sure, Ash K Holm can draw on a cat eye like no one's business. The LA-based makeup artist is responsible for the looks in many of Ariana Grande's videos, including "Thank U, Next."
Other notable clients: Kris Jenner, Bebe Rexha, Becky G
Constance Wu's Makeup Artist: Molly Greenwald
Molly Greenwald does the makeup for some of the funniest women in Hollywood, including Constance Wu. Her Instagram is filled with photos of graphic eyes, natural looks, and glossy lips.
Other notable clients: Natasha Lyonne, Alison Brie, Gillian Jacobs
Lady Gaga's Makeup Artist: Sarah Tanno
You might have spotted Sarah Tanno at the Met Gala when she walked onto the pink carpet to hand Gaga her hot pink lipstick. With a client as adventurous as Lady Gaga, Tanno has been able to try everything from silver eyes to the multiple sets of eyelashes the singer wore at the Met Gala.
Other notable clients: Priyanka Chopra, Hailey Baldwin, Olivia Wilde
Cardi B's Makeup Artist: Erika La Pearl
Cardi B has a glam team that's almost always by her side. On the makeup front, Erika La Pearl creates her over-the-top, glamorous makeup and frequently lists which products she uses on the star on Instagram.
Lucy Boynton's Makeup Artist: Jo Baker
Bohemian Rhapsody's Lucy Boynton's first award season didn't go unnoticed thanks in part to her genius makeup artist, Jo Baker. Every award show Boynton attended featured something special, from 3D stickers and jewels to fluttery lashes.
Other notable clients: Allison Williams, Dove Cameron, Paris Jackson
Kim Kardashian's Makeup Artist: Mario Dedivanovic
Mario Dedivanovic is the man behind Kim Kardashian's love of contouring, baking, and lashes. The two have been working together for a decade and have even collaborated on a KKW Beauty collection together.
Other notable clients: Bebe Rexha, Lucy Liu, Kris Jenner
Jennifer Lopez's Makeup Artist: Scott Barnes
If you've ever looked at Jennifer Lopez and thought, "How in heaven and Earth does anyone look that good?," the answer is two-part. First, she's got some good genes. Second, she has makeup artist Scott Barnes. Barnes has been doing Lopez's makeup over most of her career and is the man responsible for making her glow. He's a master at sculpting the face and making makeup look like a second skin.
Chrissy Teigen's Makeup artist: Mary Phillips
Mary Phillips has a slew of high-profile clients, many of whom are runway models. Long lashes, dewy skin, and generously applied highlighter are just a few of her signatures. Her assistant Diane Buzzetta frequently applies Chrissy Teigen's makeup as well.
Other notable clients: Hailey Baldwin, Bella Hadid, Kendall Jenner
Kylie Jenner's Makeup Artist: Ariel Tejada
Kylie Jenner liked makeup artist Ariel Tejada's makeup so much on Instagram that she direct messaged him to ask to work together. Since then, the duo have worked together countless times, including on many of Jenner's Kylie Cosmetics campaigns.
Other notable clients: Shay Mitchell, Kim Kardashian, Desi Perkins
Selena Gomez's Makeup Artist: Hung Vanngo
Hung Vanngo turns his (already beautiful) clients into total bombshells, and Selena Gomez is no exception. Extreme cat eyes are one of his specialties, and he uses color liberally on the eyes and lips.
Other notable clients: Sophie Turner, Jennifer Lawrence, Emily Ratajkowski
Mindy Kaling's Makeup Artist: Janice Kinjo
The woman behind Mindy Kaling's beautiful complexion, bold lips, and smoldering eye makeup is Janice Kinjo. Her Instagram is filled with pretty deep lip colors and subtly glimmering eye shadow.
Other notable clients: Gabrielle Union, Uzo Aduba, Zazie Beetz
Jessica Alba's Makeup Artist: Daniel Martin
Daniel Martin is a Dior brand ambassador and the chief color consultant for Jessica Alba's Honest Beauty. While he seems to like experimenting with a graphic winged liner, most of his feed is filled with timeless red lips and peachy makeup.
Other notable clients: Elisabeth Moss, Olivia Palermo, Gemma Chan
Lily Collins's Makeup Artist: Vincent Oquendo
For colorful, attention-grabbing makeup, look no further than Vincent Oquendo. He's given Lily Collins countless breathtaking eye looks, like the one seen here.
Other notable clients: Winnie Harlow, Janelle Monáe, Tessa Thompson
Jennifer Aniston's Makeup Artist: Gucci Westman
Gucci Westman started out doing movie makeup before moving on to magazine editorial and becoming BFFs with Jennifer Aniston. Her A-list clients always look fresh-faced and natural. The makeup artist recently launched her own line of clean beauty products, Westman Atelier.
Other notable clients: Reese Witherspoon, Julianne Moore, Anne Hathaway
Priyanka Chopra's Makeup Artist: Pati Dubroff
Pati Dubroff is the makeup artist behind Priyanka Chopra's colorful Met Gala beauty looks, as well as countless other celebrities' magazine covers with InStyle, Elle, and more. Her clients always look fresh-faced when she's done with them.
Other notable clients: Gal Gadot, Margot Robbie, Camila Mendes
Kaley Cuoco's Makeup Artist: Jamie Greenberg
Jamie Greenberg is hysterical (just check out her YouTube channel to see for yourself) and makes your favorite celebrities look effortless and natural. Her Instagram is a mix of professional and personal accomplishments, because Greenberg knows how to have a work-life balance.
Other notable clients: Chelsea Handler, Krysten Ritter, Christina Applegate