Famous 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 famous makeup artist on call (sadly). Don't worry, though—we've curated a list of 19 of the best celebrity makeup artists to follow for wedding beauty inspo, so you too can have a visionary artist on hand for your big day.
Ahead, see the famous makeup artists whose work will inspire your wedding day beauty.
Adriana Lima, Emily Ratajkowski, Rihanna, and Gigi Hadid all turn to Patrick Ta for makeup artistry. Ta creates matte and contoured looks that blend seamlessly together for sultry drama. For bridal inspiration, take note of Ta's exceptional sculpting skills and edgy take on glamour.
For everyday and barely there makeup looks, makeup artist Gucci Westman creates some of the best, fresh-faced 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 with a client roster that includes Reese Witherspoon, Julianne Moore, Anne Hathaway, and Cameron Diaz. She was even the one Gwyneth Paltrow tapped for her bridal beauty look when tying the knot with Brad Falchuk.
Mary Phillips’s work showcases bronze makeup looks with a touch of dewy skin. (Her own skin is just as flawless as any of the celebs she's worked with, FYI.) Save some of Phillips's bronzy creations to glow like her A-list clients—which include Addison Rae, Kim Kardashian, and Jennifer Lopez Affleck—on your wedding day.
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. Her frequent clips highlighting favorite products and how to use them are enough to inspire any bride regardless of makeup style.
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, adds details like sparkling lids and colorful lips. For your wedding day, take a look at some of Oquendo's work with creamy natural tones that pair nicely with a bridal wardrobe.
Known as one of the most influential makeup artists globally, Pat McGrath uses faces like Kendall Jenner, Doja Cat, and Gisele Bündchen to create masterpieces. If you're a bride that wants full modern glam for your wedding day, look no further than McGrath's work—which is often broken down and explained on her posts.
For impeccably vibrant 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 stunningly flushed looks. If you're looking to recreate, her comprehensive tutorial videos should help you nail any DIY beauty.
Ash K Holm
Ariana Grande's wedding may have taken us by surprise, but it was her bridal beauty that left a lasting impression. Praise goes to Los Angeles–based makeup artist Ash K Holm for recreating the iconic, Hepburn-esque look. But this was no novel entry for Holm, whose clients include Megan Fox, Jessica Alba, Gwen Stefani, and Khloe Kardashian. Her socials boast tons of glam Hollywood muses, product recommendations, and behind-the-scenes clips to fill out your wedding makeup inspo board.
For the secret to Meghan Markle's no-makeup wedding look, check out the royal bride's makeup artist Daniel Martin. In addition to the Duchess of Sussex, Martin has helped countless celebs, including Freida Pinto, Mindy Kaling, Jessica Biel, and Gemma Chan achieve the same level of polished radiance. For a subtle glow and expressive eyes, this artist's body of work is sure to leave you feeling inspired.
Dubroff’s makeup mastery has appeared on celebrities like Elizabeth Olsen, Charlize Theron, Kirsten Dunst, and Margot Robbie, to name a few. Her work remains classic and timeless, focusing on true natural beauty. Brides can pair Dubroff’s creations with ethereal, romantic gowns for a makeup match made in heaven.
Beauty mogul and famous makeup artist Huda Kattan has worked with celebrities like Nicole Richie and Eva Longoria. Despite her ascension among the beauty entrepreneurial ranks, Kattan continues to post tutorials and makeup hacks that harken back to her early blogging days. So for brides who love a beautiful contour that carves out their best features, make sure to save Kattan's work on the vision board.
New York-based makeup artist Tyron Machhausen works with celebrities like Camila Mendes, Jessica Chastain, Elsa Hosk, and Tessa Thompson. The artist merges real-time art trends into makeup composition and creates intense, highly pigmented looks. For brides that like an artsy approach, look no further than Machhausen's digital portfolio.
Pauline Briscoe’s client roster includes Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams. Briscoe’s content helps makeup enthusiasts learn tips and tricks to elevate their makeup. In addition, you’ll find tutorials, live chats, and makeup inspiration from celebrity clients.
Yumi Mori was the makeup artist of choice for the many bridal looks Priyanka Chopra boasted for her multi-day wedding to Nick Jonas. While we assume getting to work on such a famous bride was a major highlight, Mori has plenty of celeb experience, having worked with Drew Barrymore, Shailene Woodley, Sydney Sweeney, and Kristin Davis.
Los Angeles-based makeup artist Leah Darcy certainly knows her way around the celebrity crowd. With a long client roster that includes Jasmine Tookes, Kylie Jenner, Alessandra Ambrosio, and Irina Shayk, the artist has become synonymous with the naturally perfected, high-fashion looks we've come to expect of models. Darcy is also responsible for Kourtney Kardashian's timeless bridal look with just a hint of '90s grunge.
Australian-born makeup artist Rae Morris works with celebrities like Ellie Goulding and Miranda Kerr. She's also responsible for Shanina Shaik's beachy bridal glam for her wedding to DJ Ruckus. For flawless makeup application inspo, be sure to look at Morris's work and masterclass clips to inspire a subtle glam wedding day face.
Miami-based Natasha Gross is the mastermind behind Serena Williams’ wedding makeup as well as a myriad of red carpet looks for Issa Rae, Venus Williams, and Gabrielle Union. Her work showcases glowy eyes decked with golden metallic hues and skin that radiates warmth. For brides seeking a sun-kissed goddess glow, turn to Gross for the ultimate makeup inspiration.
Famous makeup artist Allan Avendaño works with celebrities like Camila Cabello, Lucy Hale, Vanessa Hudgens, and Ashley Graham. Avendaño's work makes smokey shadows 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 prismatic eye into your bridal makeup.
Winnie Harlow, Madison Beer, Kris Jenner, and more than one RHOBH star all turn to Steven Tambiba for their on- and off-screen glam. The artist is also the genius behind Paris Hilton's classic Marilyn Monroe-inspired wedding makeup. Glamorous brides looking to serve some sultry drama that will stand the test of time, take note of Tambiba's feed.