17 Makeup Artists to Follow on Instagram for Actual #BeautyPorn

Your feed will thank you.

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If your vanity is currently covered with a dozen torn-out magazine pages filled with eyeshadow ideas and contour how-tos, then hi, hello, welcome to the club. But thanks to the digital age, beauty inspo is no longer confined to a monthly section in your favorite magazine (*cough* Marie Claire *cough*)—it's now also on your phone, with makeup artists serving up daily ideas on their Instagrams through photos of beauty loot, videos of makeup tricks, and up-close shots of celebrities in their natural habitats. So to streamline all of your favorite things, we rounded up the 17 makeup artists you absolutely need to follow right now for maximum happiness. Trust us, your feed will thank you.

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1 Hung Vanngo

Sneak peek @emrata ❤️ @thelovemagazine @patrickdemarchelier @kegrand @ashleyjavierhair @hungvanngo 💕

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# of Followers: 635,000

Who He Works With: Selena Gomez, Kendall Jenner, and Emily Ratajkowski

What You'll Find on His Feed: The glowiest, dewiest, and most ethereal-looking skin from every model and singer you've ever been obsessed with.

2 Kayleen McAdams

Final touches @sofiavergara 💄

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# of Followers: 45,000

Who She Works With: Rachel McAdams, Sofia Vergara, and Zoë Kravitz

What You'll Find on Her Feed: Action shots of celebrity clients in the makeup chair, top-down vanity pictures, and a ton of photos with sister Rachel McAdams that will make you think, "huh, they really do look alike."

3 Kelsey Deenihan

Monday blues and coffee! @lucyhale 💙💙

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# of Followers: 80,000

Who She Works With: Lucy Hale, Reese Witherspoon, and Nathalie Emmanuel

What You'll Find on Her Feed: Celebrities acting like real people, while decked out in graphic eyeliner, burgundy lips, and bright blush. Okay, so almost like real people.

4 Michael Anthony

✨🌟 4EvR #Coachella Mood #makeupbymanthony #stars #galaxyglam #festivalmakeup

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# of Followers: 34,000

Who He Works With: Katy Perry, Rita Ora, and Allison Williams

What You'll Find on His Feed: Candid photos of celebrities and models hanging out, plus close-up shots of smudgy and hella-inspiring smokey eyes.  

5 Robin Black

# of Followers: 118,000

Who She Works With: Models, models, and more models

What You'll Find on Her Feed: The exact opposite of what her handle (@beautyisboring) implies. This is the home of crazy-gorgeous eyeshadows and bright, graphic lipsticks on women of all ethnicities. 

6 Ariel Tejada

# of Followers: 1,000,000

Who He Works With: The Kardashians and Jenners

What You'll Find on His Feed: Anything and everything Kardashian and Jenner. If you've ever wanted to see an extensive collection of Kylie Jenner beauty looks almost as they happen in real time, look no further. 

7 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. 

8 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.

9 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.

10 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.

11 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. 

12 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.

13 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.

14 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.

15 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. 

16 Sir John

Painting an Angel 💫⭐️✨✨ #history #shining #BKxSJ

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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.

17 Pati Dubroff

# of Followers: 100,000

Who She Works With: Natalie Portman, Miley Cyrus, Naomi Watts, Dakota Johnson, and Margot Robbie

What You'll Find on Her Feed: Breathtaking shots of her clients and life in L.A.

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