Top 10 Makeup Artists in World

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The world of makeup has an incredible power to enhance beauty, boost confidence and transform individuals. For this, there exists a league of exceptionally talented makeup artists worldwide who have, time and again, brought up the beauty trends. Their creativity and expertise have made them global icons in the beauty industry.

These beauty artists are known not only for their skillful application of makeup but also for their ability to reformulate and transform beauty standards.

All the fashion and makeup are not limited to the page 3 glitterati anymore, the current generation reinvents styles every day by following celebs and experts on social media. Everyone has their own favorite beauty influencer and makeup artists whose fashion style and sense inspire the youth to become skilled like these titans of the beauty industries.

Many of the artists are recognized for their distinct taste and style. They have helped many celebrities and brand ambassadors to ace various looks with great swag and confidence. The article below unveils the top 10 makeup artists in the world whose work transcends traditional makeup.

Bobbi Brown

Bobbi Brown is one of the top 10 artist
Bobbi Brown (Image source – Women Fitness)
Bobbi Brown is a well-recognized name in the world of fashion and makeup. She is one of the most well-established makeup artists in the world. She is the CEO of her cosmetics company – Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, and also The Today Show’s beauty edition. In 1980, she moved to NY City to work as a professional makeup artist. She is known for her makeup style which included moderate and natural tones, which was a stark contrast to the bright colors used at the time.

Laura Mercier

So far she has written nine books as a professional makeup artist that is referred to by many who want to achieve heights in this as a career. She is a gifted makeup artist and an exceptionally highly influential entrepreneur. She runs her own website and cosmetic company which is a billion dollars business.


Laura Mercier is one of the famous and successful makeup artist
Laura Mercier (Image source -Aeworld)

Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor
Richard Taylor  (Image source – Britannica)

Richard is one of the well-known makeup artists in Hollywood. He has won 5 Oscars, 4 BAFTs and many other prestigious awards. Taylor is the co-founder and co-director of Wellington’s Weta companies. He is also recognized by his fantastic work on Lord of the Rings.

Billy B

Billy B is one of the international  and most successful makeup artist
Billy B (Image source – Bing )
Billy B is the consulting makeup artist for the big cosmetic brand, L’Oreal Paris. He has worked with international beauty and fashion magazines such as Harper’s Bazaar, Vanity Fair and Elle. His creativity, stylishness and originality is what has secured his place as one of the most successful makeup artists.

Pat McGrath

Dame Patrica Ann McGrath is a British makeup  and  one of the most influential makeup artists in the world
Pat McGrath (Image source –  Black Bird News)

Dame Patrica Ann McGrath is a British makeup artist who has been named as one of the most influential makeup artists in the world by the international magazine Vogue and the commentators. In 2019 she was highlighted in Time’s 100 most influential people list. She is the first makeup artist to be made as a Dame commander of the British Empire. Pat is currently Procter & Gamble’s Global Cosmetics Creative Design Director.

Charlie Green

she has been in fashion and makeup industry for 20 years
Charlie Green (Image source – Style Craze)

Her signature makeup is feminine and pretty. Green has been in the fashion and makeup industry for 20 years and is still one of the leading makeup artists in the circle. She is the reason behind some of the most fabulous red-carpet looks of celebrities. Flawless skin with a dewy youthful texture is her trademark.

One of her extensive masterpieces was for Victoria’s Secret Angels which were recognized as sensual and feminine. Her magazine clientele include Vogue, Elle, Allure, Glamour etc.

Rick Baker

Rick Baker (Image source – Bing)

Richaed Baker is an American retired special makeup effects creator and actor. He is better known for his creature designs and effects. Baker has received multiple Oscars for his creative makeup and is a record holder in Guinness World Record Book for being the recipient of the most Oscars in makeup and style industry. Eleven times nominated and seven times winner of Academy Award for the Best Makeup, he is the genius behind the fantastic makeup of the 1981 movie “ An American werewolf in London” for which he won the inaugural award.

Stan Winston

Richaed Baker is an American retired special makeup effects creator and actor
Stan Winston (Image source -Blurb Greek)

Stanley Winston was an American Television and film makeup effects creator. He is best known for his work in the Terminator series, Aliens, Predator(first two), Jurassic Park(first three), the Things, Iron Man  and many others. He has won four Academy Awards for his remarkable work.

Michele Burke

Bruke is an Irish born Academy award-winning makeup artist
Michele Burke (Image source – Nish Magazine)

Bruke is an Irish-born Academy award-winning makeup artist. She emigrated to Canada in 1973 and worked as a model in Montreal before becoming a makeup artist. She has won numerous awards, including two Academy Awards for the Best Makeup for her work in Quest for Fire and Bram Stoker’s Dracula.

Sam Fine

Sam Fine is comes under top makeup artist in world
Sam Fine  (Image source – Pin Img)

Sam Fine was born in The United States and is the makeup artist for African-American models, singers and actresses. With his incredible work he has created a name for himself in the list of top makeup artists of the country. He was appointed as Revlon and Covergirl’s first African-American spokesperson.

FAQs About Top 10 Makeup Artists in World:-

Ques: What are the defining qualities of a successful makeup artist?

Ans: the following qualities can be considered –

  • Uniqueness
  • Creativity
  • Confidence
  • Professionalism
  • Adaptability

Ques: Is it necessary for makeup artists to stay up to date with the trends?

Ans: Yes, in today’s world, to survive in the industry and in the fashion industry, top-notch artists are required to stay up to date with the ongoing trends. They are even the creators of the trends that are followed by many across the globe.


Though there are many makeup artists who are known for their incredible contribution to the world of fashion and lifestyle, the above-mentioned artists have strengthened their roots by their unique artistic creations and transformations.

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