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5 Makeup Gurus To Follow On Instagram

By Cha Miñoza
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5 Makeup Gurus To Follow On Instagram

Need inspiration for your next beauty look? One of the best places to check is Instagram.

The social media platform is full of talented makeup artists and beauty gurus who create the best makeup content.

Instagram makeup gurus know the freshest trends. From gorgeous glam looks to stunning art-like makeup, there are countless tips and tricks you can learn from them.

Here are five makeup gurus you should be following on Instagram.

1. Patrick Ta

Makeup artist Patrick Ta putting makeup on a model.
Patrick Ta | Instagram

Patrick Ta is one of the leading celebrity makeup artists in Hollywood. The Vietnamese makeup artist boasts an A-list clientele that includes Bella Hadid, Miranda Kerr, Alessandra Ambrosio, Shay Mitchell and more.

Ta credits Shay Mitchell as one of the reasons why his career blew up. Mitchell slid into his DMs one day and became one of his first celebrity clients.

“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,” Patrick shared in a Forbes interview.

2. Gabriel Zamora

Makeup guru Gabriel Zamora wearing a plum-colored lipstick.
Gabriel Zamora | Instagram

Gabriel Zamora started his career as a vlogger back in 2014. Now, he has crossed over from YouTube to Instagram and became a makeup influencer. He has over 800k Instagram followers and over 700k subscribers on YouTube.

The 28-year-old influencer has worked with several popular makeup brands inlcuding MAC, Kylie Cosmetics and Jeffree Star Cosmetics.

A little known fact about Gabriel -- he is the sibling of The Hills star Kristin Cavallari.

3. Lena Aleew

Makeup artist wearing intricate siren makeup with lavender-colored hair.
Lena Aleew | Instagram

If you want eye-popping makeup looks that will truly amaze everyone, check out makeup artist Lena.

This makeup influencer brings out the artist in makeup artist. Her skills go beyond just basic contouring! Lena creates unique looks using a mix of face paints and makeup.

The results of her creations range from character-inspired makeup to glammed up ghouls and more.

4. Cythia Di Meo

Makeup artist Cynthia Di Meo sporting curly hair with natural makeup on a selfie.
Cynthia Di Meo | Instagram

Cynthia Di Meo is the Global Makeup Stylist of Selena Gomez' new makeup brand Rare Beauty.

Before she became a Rare Beauty ambassador, she worked as a makeup artist in the fashion industry.

On her Instagram account, Cynthia shares easy-to-do makeup tips and tricks that even beginners can follow and recreate. She specializes in creating natural makeup looks using Rare Beauty products.

5. Katy DeGroot

Makeup artist Katy Degroot wearing a gold chain necklace with a white shirt.
Lustrelux | Instagram

Katy DeGroot, also known as Lustrelex, is a self-taught makeup artist who is also a lifestyle influencer.

Katy got her start on YouTube in 2014. She was one of the first YouTubers in the beauty and makeup scene.

Now, she has close to 2 million followers on Instagram and 1.96 million subscribers on YouTube.

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