Instagram and makeup artists go together like chocolate chips and mint ice cream—they're a match made in beauty heaven.
Over the years, many makeup artists have amassed massive followers on the social media platform because of their forward-thinking techniques, their incredible pictures and which celebrities they're working with. We also like to spy on the new tools (we're suckers for a brush set) and what new methods we can use to get a great polished look.
Because we know you don't always have time to go through everyone on your feed, we've selected the most powerful beauty Instagram players out there for you to follow, admire and get great hacks from.
Click the gallery below for the most influential makeup artists you need to follow on Instagram.
Why follow: For classic girl-next-door makeup tips (she paints the faces of Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Anniston, after all) plus a real behind-the-scenes look at her fabulous family life. Plus a few pictures of horses.
Why follow: Mario Dedivanovic is the man who made contouring go viral, for he is the makeup artist to the Kardashians. And with over 2 million followers, it's no surprise he has some serious power on Instagram.
Why follow: For out-of-the-box looks and incredibly bold splashes of colour, follow Pat McGrath. She's a true innovator.
Why follow: She's real veteran who has painted the faces of some of the most glamorous women in the world from Princess Diana to Cate Blanchett, as well as the likes of Jessica Chastain (pictured).
Why follow: She regularly does the makeup for Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, which is reason enough to follow in our books, and her feed is also full of little video tips too.
Why follow: Burberry's in-house makeup artist is a dab hand at red carpet glamour. Case in point: Victoria Beckham's recent appearance at Cannes.
Why follow: He's Beyoncé 's makeup artist. We guarantee you'll be following him before you finish reading the end of this sentence.
Why follow: If you're not already following Lisa's YouTube channel, we also suggest you do that immediately. Her Instagram is a more access-all-areas type of thing, with a look at her shoots and the famous faces that she makes up.
Why follow: Murray has worked closely with the Topshop Beauty brand since it launched in 2010. Her approach to makeup is seriously cool and always with a youthful edge.
Why follow: Our main reason for following Anderson? She makes Jessica Alba's face look even more beautiful (apparently, it can be done).
Why follow: Want to know how to get the classic French makeup look? Violette's Instagram page is a real showcase for that. Think smudged lips and eyes, with natural-looking hair. C'est chic.
Why follow: While Vanngo does makeup for many A-listers, including the likes of Rose Byrne, he's also very dedicated to the avant garde.
Why follow: Ta's Instagram page is very L.A. Filled with many of the hottest It girls right now, his page regularly features Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid. Follow for tips on how to look sun-kissed with a classic smokey eye.
Why follow: She's Rihanna's makeup artist and has pretty much single-handedly created all of the most show-stopping RiRi looks. Great makeup ideas for darker skin too.
Why follow: Turn to Alex Box's feed when you want to be inspired by the magical and the strange.
Why follow: Kate Lee has spent nearly 10 years as a Chanel makeup artist. Yorkshire-born but L.A. based, the beauty expert gets to do makeup for some of our favourite stars, such as Kristen Stewart.
Why follow: The Kardashians don't just use one makeup artist. Long-time family friend Joyce Bonelli is also regularly snapped doing the glam for the whole clan.
Why follow: While Pati Dubroff might do red carpet looks, she's also regularly spotted doing makeup for films. Here she is doing the incredible makeup for Charlize Theron as Queen Ravenna in The Huntsman.