When Ariana Grande released her wedding photos, it got us thinking about who was working behind the scenes to get her ready for her big day – or any important event for that matter. Every celebrity has a whole glam team, including a stylist, a hairdresser, and, of course, a makeup artist. So who are the celebrity makeup artists you need to know? Read on!
Ash K Holm
Ash K Holm (@ash_kholm) is responsible for Ariana Grande’s wedding makeup – how much bigger can she get? She’s also worked with celebrities such as Kim Kardashian, Shay Mitchell, and Emma Chamberlain. Follow her page for tons of tips, tricks, and how-to videos to implement celebrity looks into your routine.
Tired of the no-makeup-makeup trend? Give Bea Sweet (@beasweetbeauty) a follow. Her captivating unconventional looks make her one of the most groundbreaking editorial makeup artists of our time. If you are a fan of singer-songwriter FKA Twigs, you have seen Bea’s work, including for the cover of Elle’s March 2021 issue.
Looking for natural glam or editorial looks with a pop of texture or color? Fara Homidi (@farahomidi) is your girl. She is a master of supermodel makeup (think: Bella and Gigi Hadid), whether for a campaign or the runway. You may also recognize her work on magazine covers featuring Billie Eilish and Serena Williams.
If you are looking for androgynous, colorful, and impactful makeup looks, you’ll find them on Sam Visser’s account (@samvissermakeup). He’s worked with supermodels Kaia Gerber, Lily-Rose Depp, Bella Hadid, and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, but his talents go beyond that. Sam develops the perfect balance of ’80s rock glam and traditional makeup that fits anyone, regardless of gender.
You may know Nikki Wolff’s work (@nikki_makeup) from singer Dua Lipa, who is known for pops of color and intricate graphic eyeliner. Nikki posts step-by-step tutorials every Sunday, so if you are looking to build up your skills, make sure to give her a follow. You can also find her in Glamour UK as a beauty columnist.