2017 has been an epic year for makeup artists on Instagram – everyone is repping their personal style, and what we’ve been seeing is straight up artistry. We don’t have much confidence in being able to nail most of these artists’ looks, and know that practice makes perfect, but in the meanwhile, wistfully watch these pros at work.
1. Tal definitely puts the artist in makeup artist – an eyelid becomes a canvas in this work, and the delicate meticulousness of the work is pretty astounding. And people can’t even master a smoky eye!
2. This babe has a bit of fame to her name – she used to be Pat McGrath’s assistant and has done work for Vanity Fair, W mag, and more.
3. For ladies with a little more melanin, Ellarie is the only goddess to follow. She’s a proud mom and entrepreneur, and we’re never seen a look that didn’t absolutely slay on her. Also a brow-spiration artist that gives us life.
4. This Latina’s contour jobs on herself are amazing, and she also provides some necessary skincare tips to take care of your body underneath all that makeup. Her ombre eyeshadow jobs make us swoon, and her videos are always on point, and not too sparsely posted.