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15 Makeup Artists You Need to Follow on Instagram & Book for Your Wedding

Get your phone out—you'll want to follow these artists stat.

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Following the best makeup artists on Instagram is a great way to get wedding beauty inspiration, tips, and tricks for the pre-wedding events, plus access to techniques you might never have considered (hello, winged eyeliner!). We rounded up the best makeup artists on Instagram for you to love, learn from, and even book for your big day.

 

1. @nikkideroest

The Los Angeles-bases makeup artist and hairdresser (pictured above) documents her work on models, photo shoots, campaigns, and real brides (like Jenny Bernheim of Margo & Me) both on her Instagram and on her blog, Hello to Beauty. Talk about ultimate wedding inspo!

 

2. @makeupbyzeba

 

My gorgeous bride from August Photographer @aliandjulie #mehron #rcma #abhbrows #wedding #makeup #anastasiabeverlyhills #ctmua #njmua #nymua #bridalmakeup #bride

A photo posted by ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀💋MakeupByZeba💋 (@makeupbyzeba) on

 

Makeup by Zeba will travel to your New Jersey, New York, or Connecticut wedding to make you look your prettiest—and she specializes in a wide range of skin tones from porcelain to ebony. Her work on social media showcases bold, sultry looks that may be ideal for nighttime weddings. 

 

3. @MiriamSokolMakeup

Miriam Sokol Makeup is willing to travel, but her home base in New Jersey has given her oodles of traditional brides to work with and showcase on her popular Instagram account.

 

4. @givemecateyes

Cat Chung is a NYC-based makeup artist who spreads herself between high-end editorial work and glam weddings. 

 

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5. @JessikaBekteshi

 

Jessika Bekteshi tops our list of NYC's best makeup artists on Instagram because she's extremely versatile, a gentle and kind human, and experienced in everything from editorial to bridal beauty and whatever lands in between. She's also done her fair share of Bridal Fashion Week shows.

 

6. @JKellyFaceArt

Jason Kelly is a Cleveland, Ohio-based "face artist" ready to give nearly unlimited levels of glam, and he can tailor his looks to just about any skin type or request. He's experienced in both high-fashion editorial and creative and poetic plays on traditional makeup.

 

7. @laurenandvanessa

Ever heard of Lauren + Vanessa? If you don't know, you need to know, because these two are willing to zip anywhere from Miami to L.A. and in between to give brides their best, most confident looks. Follow them for makeup inspiration, editorial shots, and generally uplifting vibes.

 

8. @quissy

 

Christina Chen is a San Francisco-based bridal makeup expert available for hire in Northern California and for destination weddings as well. 

 

9. @beautybyHumaira

Long Island's own Humaira is known for her intricate wedding henna designs and glammed-up makeup: She specializes in Indian bridal makeup.

 

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10. @geebeautystudio

The ladies of Gee Beauty Studio in Miami serve the South Florida area, but also offer tons of daily life makeup inspiration on their Instagram page, so it's totally worth a follow. 

 

11. @hairbybritny

 

Britny does both hair and makeup, ideal for the bride in need of flexibility (or even for the bridal party's looks). She services the Richmond, Virginia, area but is also willing to travel. 

 

12. @TheGlaminator

Isabel Amezaga is known as "The Glaminator" in Miami and runs the makeup artist gamut from events to weddings and everything in between. 

 

13. @makemeup_eva

Eva Gerapetritis is a New Jersey-based makeup artist specializing in bridal beauty, engagement shoots, and all the big days that lead up to the big day. Her Instagram page is a hodgepodge of trends, proving that she's versatile enough with her airbrushing to accomplish almost any look. 

 

14. @BridesbyNeil

 

Sunday Bride Loved creating this soft, smokey look with natural, glowing skin. #bridesbyneil #centralpark #weddings

A photo posted by Bridal Makeup Services NYC (@bridesbyneil) on

 

Neil Scibelli is based in New York but travels regularly to enhance the beauty of his already stunning bridal clients (the photo featured here was from a client in New Orleans). He's a master of brushes and rosy cheeks and can make anyone look her best when it's time to face the cameras. 

 

15. @lindsaylondonbeauty

Lindsay London is based in Cleveland, Ohio, and spends her time making brides camera-ready for their weddings. She's one of the best makeup artists on Instagram we found in the Midwest who can really nail the clean, elegant look. 

 

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About the Author

Bryce Gruber

Bryce Gruber lives for the sound of cracking open a new makeup palette, the scents of the latest and greatest perfumes, and all the super unusual ways hair can stay glamorously shiny. When she's not writing and editing TheLuxurySpot.com, you can find her writing for Martha Stewart Weddings, Bravo TV, and hosting DIY beauty segments on network television. She also plays mom to several...

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