These are the makeup artists of the stars. Their job is to enhance and complement their clients with how their makeup is done for any event. Red carpets, magazine cover shoots, runway modeling, you name it. Foundation must match, color palettes must be flattering, and they also have to deal with any strong opinions that come their way. Here we’ll show you a few of the most talented celebrity makeup artists out there.
Hung Vanngo (@hungvanngo)
Hung Vanngo has worked with some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry, such as Jennifer Lopez, Katy Perry, Amy Adams, and more. Hung was born in Vietnam but spent his youth and early childhood in Calgary, Canada. He moved to New York City in 2006 and was immediately recognized as a unique talent.
Allan Avendaño (@allanface)
Born in Quezon City, Philippines, Allan, and his family crossed over to Los Angeles when he was 5 years old. Although an extremely talented makeup artist, Allan also has a passion for charity work, working with Project Angel Food, MAC AIDS Fund, and more.
Pati Dubroff (@patidubroff)
Pati is a powerhouse in the makeup industry and has worked for some of the biggest magazine publications out there, a few of which are; American Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, InStyle, and Glamour. She boasts a loyal following of big-name clients—Naomi Watts, Drew Barrymore, Ellen DeGeneres, etc.
Nikki Wolff (@nikki_makeup)
Nikki Wolff, aka Nikki Makeup, has been a London-based makeup artist since 2004. She studied a makeup course at the London College of Fashion and went on to pursue it as a career. She is skilled at both natural and dramatic looks and has done the makeup of many stars, including Demi Lovato, Dua Lipa, and Jessie J.
Sir John (@Sirjohnofficial)
Sir John is Beyonce’s trusted makeup artist. He started his career training under notable artist such as Charlotte Tilbury and Pat McGrath. Not long after, he gained a star-studded clientele of women like Joan Smalls, Ashley Graham, Olivia Culpo, and more.
Mario Dedivanovic (@makeupbymario)
Although he is most commonly associated with Kim Kardashian, Mario Dedivanovic is more than just the reality star’s makeup artist. Before he was a makeup artist for the stars, Mario worked on a freelance basis for Fox News. If starting from Fox and making it to where he is right now wasn’t remarkable enough, he is also one of the pioneers of the contouring technique.
Vincent Oquendo (@makeupvincent)
Vincent Oquendo boasts an extensive history of working with some of the biggest magazines and celebrities in the world. His work has been used by Lily Collins and Janelle Monae and featured in magazines from Vogue to Elle. On top of his client’s work, he is also a Brand Ambassador for Maybelline.
These artists are wizards with a beauty blender, and makeup is their magic of choice. Which one of them would you pick to do your makeup?