More people than ever before have delved into the world of makeup artists and are referring to themselves as self-taught makeup artists. Many people have a passion for make-up and come up with some amazing looks and styles. This year because of the lockdowns more people have had much more time to experiment with new hobbies and one largely popular hobby was many people found a great YouTube series on how to do make-up and kept practicing until they mastered it.
Many people were surprised by how easy it looks to do make-up compared to how difficult many of these styles actually are to re-create and are even more impressed by the up-and-coming make-up artists and how much work they’ve put in to become as successful as they are. Make-up inspired so many people during this last year, it gave people something to do with their time and helped keep people’s spirits up by allowing so normalcy in their lives. All sorts of make-up styles have been seen over this past year from the classic stunning smoky eye with red lipstick to more out-of-the-box looks and many people got into creating special effects with make-up. There are so many amazing makeup artists that have great potential and some have already started changing the game, so it was hard to pick but we’ve found 8 of the best up-and-coming makeup artists.
Patrick Ta is one of the biggest game-changers in the make-up industry. He dabbled in other parts of the beauty industry including owning a nail salon and a tanning parlor, he also started training to become a chef before getting a job in make-up from a friend. While he started with no experience, he quickly picked it up and realized this was his true passion. Now he is one of the most well-known makeup artists in Hollywood and has completely changed the game.
Celine Bernaerts had spent years working in the Netherlands as a makeup artist and a beauty editor, she was well known in her local area and picked up all of her amazing skills during this time. In 2018 Celine turned to Instagram and this is where she made her breakthrough into the makeup industry. She does make-up on herself and thanks to her shaved head she creates some iconic looks, the most iconic thing about her looks are her eyelashes which look very similar to the high-quality brand nicky lashes.
Sir John is one of the biggest game-changers in the make-up industry, he has a really positive ethos as he thinks that make-up and beauty shouldn’t be used to change yourself but to empower you. Although he has worked with some of the biggest stars like Beyonce he still sees himself as a student not a professional, keep an eye out for him because with feminism at the center of his work he still has a lot coming.
Jezz Hill is an extremely talented make-up artist based in New York. She’s had her work published in many amazing magazines including Vogue and has worked with big clients such as Nike and Nordstrom. Her style of make-up has really taken traditional make-up and turned it completely upside down, her most signature look is taking very pigmented makeup and applying it to models’ ears and sometimes across their mouths.
Both Emily and her sister have always had a passion for makeup encouraging each other to get better at it. Emily’s make-up style is a very modest one as she mainly focuses on day-to-day make-up. She finds new ways to add a bit of spice back into your everyday makeup look so if you’re bored of your current work or school makeup then keep an eye out for Emily Wood for the best tips and inspiration.
Pat McGrath is one of the biggest game-changers in the make-up industry which is evident by her many adoring fans, she’s one of the most difficult make-up artists to interview in public spaces as so many people are fans and stop to talk to her. She creates looks for 80’s fashion shows which are really extravagant, and she’s loved for her views on things such as race just as much as her talent.
Nam Vo mainly focuses on sharing her art with the world on Instagram and has become a popular influencer on the social media site. She gained a large following when she started to post tutorial videos, she’s covered many makeup topics in these tutorials with many great tips like how sunblock affects makeup. She’s known in the makeup world as the queen of highlighter as hers always looks so bright.
The French are known for their fashion so it’s no surprise that Violette the French make-up artist has made this list. She works with models more than celebs but her work is really a masterpiece. She also focuses on easy makeup for new mothers to try so that women who may feel insecure post having a baby can feel beautiful again even on a busy schedule. She is definitely an artist to look out for in the future as her masterpieces will only keep improving.