Five make-up artists you need to follow on Instagram right now

Instagram is a treasure trove of inspiration. Where do you go when you have a last minute event and need some outfit inspiration? Instagram. Where do you go when you need some interiors inspiration for your new kitchen? Instagram. And where do you go when you are in desperate need of some new make-up tips and tricks? Instagram.

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But with such a wide range of make-up artists on the visual app, it can be quite the maze to navigate. However, we are here to help. We asked the Irish make-up experts Laurence Keating and John Bowes for help and they obliged by telling us exactly who we need to be following right now for some epic make-up enlightenment. And with the IMAGE Business of Beauty Awards 2019 on the horizon, we want all the inspiration we can get our hands on.

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Patrick Ta


The Instagram page of celebrity make-up artist Patrick Ta is a beautiful cave of celebrities and envy-inducing glow. The 28-year-old has a seriously impressive client list that includes Bella Hadid, Kim Kardashian and Ariana Grande to name but a few.


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Truly No Words @angelcandices ? Tonight For Baby Girl @daniellepriano

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Nikki_Makeup is a current global make-up ambassador for Becca Cosmetics and is a beauty columnist for Glamour UK. This lady knows how to do red carpet glamour the right way and one scroll through her page will have you reaching for your make-up bag even without somewhere to go.


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Gorgeous Miss @dualipa last night ? #nikki_makeup

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Hung Vanngo

The work of make-up artist Hung Vanngo has appeared on the covers of Elle and Harper's Bazaar, the catwalks of New York Fashion Week and the faces of Julianne Moore, Selena Gomez and Kate Bosworth. This is a go-to page if you are a fan of both natural and dramatic looks.


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New hair, who dis? ? @sophiet x @wellahairusa ??. ? @kateyoung ? @cwoodhair ? @hungvanngo

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Katie Jane Hughes

New York-based Katie Jane Hughes is the woman to go to if you are looking for glowy skin and beautiful pops of colour. Natural and no fuss, her style of make-up is refreshing and invigorating and you will not regret pressing that follow button.


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Blurred lines Lip: @maccosmetics Marrakesh Liner: @mehronmakeup liner palette i mixed a a custom blue Earrings: @annamonetjewelry

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James Molloy

Make-up artist James Molloy is a global make-up ambassador for Rimmel London and is a co-founder of MYKITCO, a range of make-up brushes and accessories. His work is full of experimental glamour. There's colour, there's glow and there's a high fashion feeling that is both inspirational and accessible.

Laurence and John are both nominated in this year's IMAGE Business of Beauty Awards. To vote for them (or any of our nominees), simply click on the link below...



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