These talented artists start trends with their stunning makeup looks and shape the industry. They are the best at what they do, and you should know who they are!
In the world of beauty and makeup, just like in fashion, there are people who lead the way. However, these individuals are often behind the scenes and only known to industry insiders. That said, all of us who wear makeup have most likely tried a look that is the result of one ot these makeup artist’s work.
The Legend: Pat McGrath
You can’t talk about makeup without talking about Pat McGrath. Anna Wintour considers her the most influential makeup artist in the world, even without having had any formal training. Originally from the UK, McGrath has collaborated with brands like Giorgio Armani, Prada ,and Miu Miu. Her work takes inspiration from the different textural elements of fabrics and feathers, but more than anything, she’s inspired by her mother. Her eponymous makeup line is one of the most coveted in the world.
The Wonder Boy: Hung Vanngo
A favorite of legendary supermodels like Helena Christensen and the it-girls of the new generation like Gigi Hadid, Kaia Gerber, and Kendall Jenner, this makeup artist from Vietnam carved his path in the industry with beauty looks that complement one’s beauty instead of covering it up. He has worked on red carpets and editorials for magazines such as Numéro, V Magazine and InStyle. Each of his looks manages to use color in a bold way that highlights and the unique beauty of the celebrity or model who wears it.
Superwoman: Charlotte Tilbury
We can find Tillbury’s work on the pages of Vanity Fair and Love Magazine, and she has worked with great designers such as Tom Ford, Alexander McQueen, and Roberto Cavalli. Her fame and talent are undeniable, so it’s no surprise that when she launched her own makeup and skincare line, it was a massive success. Her makeup style gives us old Hollywood glamour vibes and positions her as one of the most sought-after makeup artist by celebrities around the world.
The Activist: Sir John
Sir John is the creator of some of the most striking and memorable beauty looks in history. After all, he does makeup for Queen B, a.k.a. Beyoncé, herself. He has made up everyone from Joan Smalls to Karlie Kloss to Gabrielle Union and worked on covers for Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, Marie Claire, and Glamour. Even a quick look at his Instagram page will show you that, in addition to being a makeup maestro, he’s also an activist who fights for equality, inclusion, and representation of people of color in the industry.
The Rising Star: Priscilla Ono
This Mexican American has created daring and dazzling looks that have won over the industry. As a Global Artist for Fenty, she is in charge of developing new products, campaigns, editorials and RiRi’s beauty looks. Statement lips, golden hues, and smokey eyes are some of the makeup elements that Priscilla Ono has used on Rihanna. We can feel her Latin American spirit in the vibrant contrasting colors she uses. She’s a Latina who is shattering the glass ceiling and making Mexico proud.
If you’re a fan of makeup and you like to try out daring styles, you have to get to know each of these makeup artists. They all have a unique approach to what they do, making bold decisions when creating. They are stars in the industry, and you are sure to become a super fan after taking a look at their IG accounts and seeing their impressive work.