Six makeup artists you need to follow on Instagram
Social media has cast a spotlight on makeup artists.
They doll up Hollywood's biggest names and use Instagram to show you behind-the-scenes photos of the beautiful and famous. They'll also show you looks you've never seen before -- and may give you inspiration to switch up your own style:
If you love makeup, these are some of the artists you need to follow on the popular photo-sharing platform:
He calls Kim Kardashian "his muse" and they have joined forces to create tutorials on one of makeup's hottest trends: Contouring. Their class in Pasadena drew hundreds of Kardashian fans and makeup artists from all over the world who paid hundreds of dollars for entry. Another class is scheduled for next month in New York.
Followers: 1.4 million
Famous clients: Kim Kardashian, Gabrielle Union, Jennifer Lopez
Followers: 1.1 million
Famous clients: Khloe Kardashian, Kylie Jenner, Kendall Jenner
Famous clients: Amal Clooney, Emily Ratajkowski, Sienna Miller, Cara Delevingne
McGrath is highly regarded by fashion powerhouses such as Vogue. She is the creative design director of Procter and Gamble's beauty department, overseeing brands like Max Factor and Cover Girl. She gives up-and-coming makeup artists a chance through Instagram contests.
Famous clients: Katy Perry, Scarlett Johansson, Gigi Hadid
The Arizona native started just two years ago, doing makeup for Arizona State University sorority girls. Once he moved to L.A., his Instagram account opened the door to Hollywood.
Famous clients: Gigi Hadid, Kourtney Kardashian, Jessica Alba, Jenna Dewan-Tatum
Barnes has his own makeup line and offers online tutorials on his website, such as wedding day makeup, how to achieve the right lighting for makeup, and even smoothies that, he says, make your skin glow.
Famous clients: Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Lopez, Hilary Duff