There was a time when getting salon-quality makeup was a luxury reserved for special occasions like weddings, proms, and debuts. Back then, our ancestors would go to the salon, hold up a magazine cover of their favorite celebrity, and say, “I want this look.”
Thanks to Instagram, Youtube, and Facebook, getting glam just got easier. Inspiration abounds! And we can go straight to the source—celebrity makeup artists. We can cyberstalk, get inspired, and learn from their beautiful Instagram feed-slash-portfolio. It’s the next best thing to being in their makeup chair ourselves. Follow these über-talented geniuses behind the beauty pegs.
1. Gela Laurel Stehmeier
Whether it’s Sarah Geronimo for a print ad, Georgina Wilson for her wedding, or Jasmine Curtis-Smith at a ball, whoever her makeup brush touches looks effortlessly flawless.
More than just the go-to artist for celebrities like Gabrielle Union and Lily Collins, she’s even launched her own line of foolproof makeup. She keeps her looks simple and classic, with touches of bold eyeliner or bold lips for emphasis.
Peach and Coral. Fresh and Natural. Denise’s signature colors and signature style expertly highlight the beauty of celebrities like Kathryn Bernardo, the Gonzaga sisters, and Bea Alonzo.
She has a knack for bare-looking, radiant skin. It’s almost as if she has celebrity clients like Karlie Kloss and Margot Robbie do the 10 Step Korean Skincare Routine before she does their makeup.
While we first noticed Mayesa because of the amazing makeup she does for the Diaz girls, what really hooked us is her ability to make anyone look like Miss Universe.
A celebrity in her own right, she's mastered natural, beach beauty to a T. Her signature look works for both special occasions and everyday life.
How do you make an Angel even more radiant? Book former model and celebrity favorite Lala Flores. That’s what Angel Locsin does.
We don’t know what sorcery is it, but everyone her brush touches looks like they’ve been kissed by the sun. Check out her feed to see for yourself.
Juan Sarte is almost as famous as the celebrities he works with. With clients like Dingdong and Marian Dantes, Maine Mendoza, Alden Richardson, and Judy Ann Santos, he's the go-to choice for male and female celebs alike.
She perfectly balances old Hollywood with a more modern, natural approach, making her signature looks perfect for the red carpet. It’s a combination that looks both fancy and classy, without going overboard.
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