The 10 Most Influential Celebrity Makeup Artists In Hollywood


Every makeup artist wants to work on the faces of stars like Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Lopez, and Bella Hadid.

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It’s no secret that in the world of the rich and famous most people tend to have their makeup done by professionals rather than doing it themselves. When it comes to celebrities, being a makeup artist is definitely a prestigious job — and everyone wants to work on the faces of stars like Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Lopez, and Bella Hadid.

Today, we’re taking a look look at Hollywood’s most influential makeup artists — from Beyoncé’s go-to Sir John to Kylie Jenner’s trusted Ariel Tejada!

10 Mario Dedivanovic Does Kim Kardashian, Salma Hayek, And Demi Lovato’s Makeup

Kicking the list off is Mario Dedivanovic — Kim Kardashian‘s makeup artist for over 12 years. Besides the popular reality television star, Mario has worked with other artists such as Jennifer Lopez, Priyanka Chopra, Chrissy Teigen, Demi Lovato, and Salma Hayek — only to make a few. Last year. Mario even released his own makeup line called Makeup by Mario last year which, needless to say, has been a success!

9 Ash K Holm Does Ariana Grande, Shay Mitchell, and Khloe Kardashian’s Makeup

Next on the list is Houston-born makeup artist Ash K Holm. Over the years the makeup artist worked with clients like Ariana Grande, Lana del Rey, Kris Jenner, as well as Kim, Khloe, and Kourtney Kardashian. While Ash K Holm has done makeup for A-list stars for plenty of important industry events, she has also worked with prestigious magazines like Vogue, Nylon, and Marie Claire.

8 Patrick Ta Does Camila Cabello, Lucy Hale, and Gigi and Bella Hadid’s Makeup

Let’s move on to Patrick Ta who definitely became one of Hollywood’s most famous makeup artists. Over the course of his career, Patrick has worked with numerous celebrities some of which are Camila Cabello, Lucy Hale, and Gigi and Bella Hadid. However, it was working with Shay Mitchell that helped Patrick kick off his career in Hollywood. Here’s what the makeup artist revealed:

“I knew Shay was going to make a huge difference in my career. I am so grateful that she was one of my first celebrity clients because she allowed me to grow with her and then I met Gigi Hadid which took my work to the next level in the world of high fashion.”

7 Michael Anthony Does Katy Perry, Nicole Scherzinger, And Ariana Grande’s Makeup

Another famous makeup artist that made it onto today’s list is Michael Anthony. Michael has also worked with plenty of famous A-listers some of which include Katy Perry, Ariana Grande, Nicole Scherzinger, Paris Hilton, and Doja Cat. The makeup artist certainly has a very impressive résumé which includes assisting legendary makeup artists like Dame Pat McGrath, Charlotte Tilbury, Mark Carrasquillo, and Diane Kendal.

6 Hung Vanngo Does Selena Gomez, Sophie Turner, and Emily Ratajkowski’s Makeup

Next on the list is Vietnamese makeup artist Hung Vanngo. Besides working with magazines such as Vogue, Allure, i-D, and Elle, Hung also did makeup for stars like Selena Gomez, Gisele Bündchen, Julianne Moore, and Emily Ratajkowski. Those who follow the makeup artist on Instagram surely know that he absolutely loves posting the work he does for famous A-listers.

5 Mary Phillips Does Hailey Bieber, Jennifer Lopez, and Chrissy Teigen’s Makeup

Let’s move on to yet another one of Kim Kardashian’s makeup artists — now we’re talking about Mary Phillips. Besides Kim, Mary has worked with stars like Kendall and Kylie Jenner, Jennifer Lopez, and Bella Hadid. Just like all the other makeup artists on today’s list, Mary has also perfected her techniques over years and today she is one of the most sought-after makeup artists in the industry!

4 Vincent Oquendo Does Karlie Kloss, Lily Collins, And Winnie Harlow’s Makeup

Another celebrity makeup artist who made it onto today’s list is Vincent Oquendo. Vincent has worked with plenty of famous clients, some of which include Dove Cameron, Ella Balinska, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Catherine Zeta-Jones.

Vincent has been working with celebrities for years and every now and then he shares his makeup secrets in interviews!

3 Allan Avendaño Does Nina Dobrev, Addison Rae, And Vanessa Hudgens’ Makeup

Next on the list is Allan Avendaño whose dream was to pursue a filmmaking career in Hollywood — but he ended up working in Hollywood’s fashion industry instead. Eventually, Allan made the switch to makeup and since then his career has flourished. Allan has worked with famous ladies such as Jodie Turner-Smith, Vanessa Hudgens, Joey King, Nina Dobrev, and Addison Rae!

2 Sir John Does Beyoncé, Doja Cat, And Karlie Kloss’ Makeup

Of course, this list would not be complete without Sir John who is best known for being Beyoncé’s makeup artist. Besides the famous singer, Sir John has also worked with stars like Serena Williams, Mary J. Blige, Chrissy Teigen, Joan Smalls, Doja Cat, and Karlie Kloss. Sir John got his big break assisting Pat Mcgrath and Charlotte Tilbury’s makeup teams during fashion weeks.

1 Ariel Tejada Does Kylie Jenner, Rosalia, And Kim Kardashian’s Makeup

Finally, wrapping the list up is makeup artist Ariel Tejada who is best known for his work with Kylie Jenner. Besides doing the make mogul and reality television star’s makeup — Ariel has also worked with stars like Rosalia and Kim Kardashian. However, it was actually Kylie who reached out to Ariel, and here’s what the makeup artist revealed:

“I was traveling when I saw the message, and [I didn’t reply until] 14 minutes later, so I was like, This is late! I’m not going to get a reply back! I messaged her back, ‘I’m available whenever. I’ll fly out tomorrow if I have to,’ and sent her my cell number.”

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Jelena Aska
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Jelena Aska is a freelance list writer at Valnet Inc. Over the years she has written for The Travel, The Talko, Baby Gaga, and Moms — as well as BuzzFeed Community. She is a self-proclaimed Beyoncé expert whose country of residence keeps changing because life is too short — so if you ever see her and her dog IRL please do say hi!

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