11 Makeup Artists You Should Follow on Instagram for Straight-Up #BeautyPorn

Your feed will thank you.

As the Marie Claire Image Maker Awards highlight, there is some major behind-the-scenes talent that goes into the editorial images and red carpet glam that inspires us daily—especially in the makeup realm. For a while, the MUAs behind these iconic looks were under the radar. But with the rise of Instagram, we now have some serious insider access to these artists. To ensure your feed has a healthy amount of fantastical makeup inspiration, product flat lays, and game-changing how to's, follow these makeup wizards.

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1 Violette

# of Followers: 50,000

Who She Works With: La Mer (brand ambassador), Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, ELLE

What You'll Find on Her Feed: A decidedly French take on subversive, yet wearable makeup looks (glitter brows and blurred lips)—and vlogger-style tutorials on how to achieve them. 

2 Lisa Eldridge

# of Followers: 695,000

Who She Works With: Lancôme (creative director)

What You'll Find on Her Feed: Vintage beauty inspiration, BTS set shots, and charming vlog how to's.

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3 Romero Jennings

# of Followers: 100,000

Who He Works With: MAC (director of makeup artistry)

What You'll Find on His Feed: Backstage NYFW snaps, extra-bold makeup looks (hello handmade eyebrow appliqués!), and statement-glasses selfies.

4 Val Garland

# of Followers: 200,000

Who She Works With: MAC, Vogue (U.S. and international editions), V Magazine

What You'll Find on Her Feed: Weird and wonderful beauty, #regrams from lesser known makeup talent, and art history inspiration.

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5 Patrick Ta

# of Followers: 600,000

Who He Works With: Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner, Chrissy Teigen, and Shay Mitchell

What You'll Find on His Feed: Glowy, red-filtered iPhone snaps of his impressive celebrity clientele. 

6 Pat McGrath

# of Followers: 1,000,000

Who She Works With: Givenchy, Louis Vuitton, Maison Margiela, Vogue (U.S. and international editions)

What You'll Find on Her Feed: Lots of glitter and supermodels—oftentimes together backstage during fashion month.

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7 Tom Pecheux

# of Followers: 115,000

Who He Works With: YSL (global beauty director)

What You'll Find on His Feed: Snaps of supermodels having way too much fun (we see you, Gigi and Binx), breathtaking eye looks, and scenic shots of Paris.

8 Gucci Westman

# of Followers: 100,000

Who She Works With: Vogue (U.S. and international editors), Harper's Bazaar, Dior

What You'll Find on Her Feed: A super-useful #TuesdayTip series, a laundry list of *major* covers she worked on, and photos of her gorgeous family.

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9 Charlotte Tilbury

# of Followers: 1,000,000

Who She Works With: Kate Moss, Kate, Winslet, Kim Kardashian, and Nicole Kidman

What You'll Find on Her Feed: Old Hollywood screen sirens, vanity-top shots of her makeup collection, and lots of celebrity client snaps. 

10 Sir John

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# of Followers: 150,000

Who He Works With: Beyoncé, Iman, Joan Smalls, and Karlie Kloss

What You'll Find on His Feed: Beyoncé—need we say more? But also guaranteed-to-make-your-day inspirational quotes and sultry AF eye looks.

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