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10 Makeup Artists to Follow in 2018 if You Want to See More Than Cut Creases on Your Feed

New year, new you, right? While you’re resolving to clean up your diet, your apartment, and your personal life, why not clean up your Instagram feed, too? By now, we’re sure it’s cluttered with a ton of makeup artists you don’t remember following, who all do some variation of a full face of makeup. Which is fine, but after a while it gets stale, non? And that is no way to start a new year.

We’ve rounded up eight of our favourite makeup artists to stalk when we’re trying to get out of a beauty rut. Trust us, you won’t regret hitting the follow button.

Katie Jane Hughes

When your not anywhere near ready for the holidays but you makeup says otherwise

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Why you should follow her: Her ultra-glowy approach to skin, and her penchant for glitter and bright colours, are so pretty and totally DIY-worthy.

Terry Barber

Why you should follow him: Everything you need to know about Terry Barber’s genius is in this interview.

Sir John

T H E R O Y A L E ?

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Why you should follow him: Um, he’s Beyoncé’s makeup artist. He also did the makeup on our incredible Coco Rocha shoot.


Why you should follow her: Three words—French girl chic. Also, listening to her speak is basically ASMR.

Robin Black

Why you should follow her: She’s the makeup artist behind @beautyisboring_ and is responsible for producing some of the coolest, most editorial makeup looks on Instagram.

Kate Lee

Why you should follow her: The Chanel ambassador provides a BTS look of her work with celeb clients (which include Lily Rose Depp and Jessica Chastain) for events. Plus she does red carpet makeup that’s actually cool and refreshing.

Diane Kendal

Why you should follow her: Kendal’s a mainstay backstage at fashion weeks and creates some amazingly intricate editorial looks.

Lottie S

Why you should follow her:Textures! Colours! Props! Her work is out-there and bizarrely fun.

Kristin Hilton

??? @preciousleexoxo @tartecosmetics

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Why you should follow her: Perfect skin and bright pops of colour are her signatures. You’ll be endlessly inspired.

Michelle Ramos

Why you should follow her: She’s one-third of the masterminds behind the brand Rituel de Fille and her work is mesmerizing.