Celebrity makeup artists are behind some of the most well-known, A-list celebrities' red carpet and wedding day looks. But, most of us don't have a makeup artist on call (sadly). Don't worry, though—we've curated a list of 20 of the best makeup artists to follow for wedding beauty inspo, so you too can have an artist on hand for your big day.
Ahead, see the celebrity makeup artists and their work that will inspire your wedding day beauty.
Celebrity makeup artist Andréa Tiller counts Olivia Palermo, Amy Schumer, and Zoe Lister-Jones as clients. Tiller's artistry showcases natural beauty with a touch of glam. There's inspiration for every bride regardless of makeup style.
Jessika Bekteshi is a New York City-based makeup artist who specializes in editorial and bridal work. Bekteshi makeup looks are feminine yet bold and create a flawless canvas for exceptional photos on your special day.
Christina Chen, known as Quis, is one makeup artist that you will want to book for your wedding. Take inspiration from Chen’s wedding day makeup, where you will find natural glowing complexions and bold lips that you’ll want to recreate on your own wedding day.
French makeup artist Violette creates vibrant editorial makeup looks. If you're a bride seeking striking eye makeup and the perfect red lip, then be prepared to add Violette's photos to your saved Instagram folder.
Pauline Briscoe’s client roster includes Kelly Rowland, Michelle Williams, and Serena Williams. Briscoe’s content helps makeup enthusiasts learn tips and trips to elevate their makeup. In addition, you’ll find tutorials, live chats, and makeup inspiration from celebrities like Williams on her Instagram page.
For everyday and barely-there makeup looks, makeup artist Gucci Westman creates some of the best makeup work to take inspiration from. Westman isn't new to the beauty space—in fact, she has over 20 years of experience in the industry. Westman's clients include Reese Witherspoon, Julianne Moore, and Cameron Diaz.
Celebrity makeup artist Allan Avendaño works with celebrities like Camila Cabello, Lucy Hale, and Ashley Graham. Avendaño's work makes smokey eyes and glossy eyes the center of each look. For a dramatic and exciting touch to your wedding day makeup, take inspiration from Avendaño's work and incorporate a peachy-smokey eye into your bridal makeup.
If you love makeup looks from Hailey Bieber, Bella Hadid, or Janelle Monae, take a look at Vincent Oquendo's work. Oquendo builds makeup looks starting with the skin, prepping it first to look glowy and dewy. Then, Oquendo adds details like sparkling lids and colorful lips. For your wedding day, take a look at some of Oquendo's work with a neutral palette. The creamy natural tones pair nicely with a bridal wardrobe.
Adriana Lima, Rihanna, and Kendall Jenner turn to Patrick Ta for makeup artistry. Ta creates matte and contoured looks that blend seamlessly together. For bridal inspiration, take note of the cream-based products that Ta uses on celebrity clients.
Known as one of the most influential makeup artists globally, Pat McGrath uses faces like Kendall Jenner, Rihanna, and Gisele Bündchen to create masterpieces. Now, McGrath also takes over the beauty space with her eponymous line. If you're a bride that wants full modern glam for your wedding day, then take note of McGrath's work.
For impeccable blush wedding day inspiration, Lisa Eldridge has you covered. Eldridge's celebrity roster includes Dua Lipa, Keira Knightley, and Nicole Kidman, who enjoy her colorful creations and blendable, vibrant blush looks.
Mary Phillips’ work showcases bronze makeup looks with a touch of dewy skin. For a bronze goddess glow, save some of Phillips' creations to glow on your wedding day like her A-list clients, which include Addison Rae, Kim Kardashian West, and Priyanka Chopra Jonas.
Beauty mogul and makeup artist Huda Kattan has worked with celebrities like Nicole Richie and Eva Longoria. Now, Kattan owns one of the largest cosmetics lines: Huda Beauty. So for brides who love a beautiful contour that carves out your best features, make sure to save Kattan's work on the inspiration boards.
Dubroff’s works appear on celebrities like Charlize Theron, Natalie Portman, and Naomi Watts, to name a few. Her work remains classic and timeless, focusing on true natural beauty. Brides can pair Dubroff’s creations to a romantic gown for a true makeup match made in heaven.
Tom Pecheux has worked with a fair share of celebrities. Now Pecheux acts as the Global Beauty Director for YSL Beauty. His creations focus on color playfulness while still keeping the makeup functional and wearable. For 90s and supermodel-inspired wedding day makeup, Pecheux's work is sure to inspire you.
Diane Kendal is behind some of the most high-profile editorial campaigns and fashion shows. Kendal's work focuses on technique, textures, and creating a balanced color story on the face. Wedding day makeup should focus on technique. From there, the entire makeup look is built. Scroll through Kendal's Instagram for photos to show your makeup artist.
With clients like Lupita Nyong'o and Tracee Ellis Ross, Nick Barose is no stranger to creating stunning makeup that stands out. Barose pairs bold lips with clean and vibrant-looking skin. Brides take note: for a natural look that still makes a statement on your big day, focus on making your skin the star of the show, then add a bold lip to finish.
New York-based makeup artist Tyron Machhausen works with celebrities including Amanda Seyfried, Rihanna, and Dakota Fanning. Machhausen likes to merge what's happening in art into makeup and create highly pigmented and intense looks. If you give the makeup a try and don't like it, you can always take it off. For brides that get inspired by art, create a unique and memorable makeup story on your special day.
Another celebrity makeup artist to take inspiration from is Rae Morris. The Australian-born makeup artist works with celebrities like Ellie Goulding, Kelly Roland, and Miranda Kerr. She believes in good contour to reverse anti-aging signs and a soft foundation brush to blend the formula into the skin seamlessly. For flawless makeup application inspo, be sure to look at Morris' work to inspire your wedding day makeup.
Gross is the mastermind behind Serena Williams’ wedding day makeup. Her work showcases glowy eyes decked with golden metallic eyeshadow and skin that radiants warmth. For brides seeking a kissed-by-the-sun glow on your special day, turn to Gross for the ultimate makeup inspiration.