Whether you’re looking for inspiration for your next night out or for a way to shake up your everyday look, VALLEY has scoured Instagram for the best and brightest of killer looks from a few must-follow makeup artists. From fresh faces to new and completely outside the box makeup looks, these seven pages are more than worthy of a stalk or two.
When visiting Mia Connor’s Instagram, expect a page as jam-packed with smoky eyes and flawlessly bronzed skin as any page possibly could be. With an effortless glow and deep, smudgy eyes, every look somehow screams “beach day” and “late-night” all at the same time.
Terry Barber, make-up artist and director of makeup artistry at MAC, creates beauty looks inspired by the most random of everyday objects – and isn’t afraid to walk us through his thought process right in every post. His page showcases collages of exactly what his unique interpretations of these objects look like in the form of makeup.
One word to sum up every one of Isabelle De Vries’ makeup looks as a whole? Gloss. Eye gloss, lip gloss, face gloss, you name it. De Vries completes every glossy eye with watercolor-esque, boldly blended colors, and every glossy lip with punches of strong color and flawless, glowing skin.
Mastering everything from bright metallics and colorful glitter to effortlessly smooth, no-makeup makeup looks, Bea Sweet can truly do it all. Beyond her effortless use of risky color, Sweet’s page is packed with proof of her unique creativity when it comes to creating new and exciting looks.
Nam Vo: the absolute queen of perfecting the dewy, glowing face. Vo’s looks have to ability to inspire each and every one of us with soft neutral toned metallics, healthy-looking dream skin and a seemingly impossible lit-from-within highlight.
Thomas de Kluyver’s page is filled with portrait style shots of looks ranging from bright, loud color to a soft, rosy glow, all sharing one trait in common: bold. Every look de Kluyver creates, no matter how simple, seems to have layers of complexity in mind. De Kluyver manages to take one simple feature—like a sweep of blush or a strong lip—and turn that one feature into a whole look.
Nikki Wolff is the last artist on our list—but definitely not the least. Wolff has perfected the ability to mix bold color combinations with matte, glowing skin—creating dream looks that range from the simple enhancement of natural beauty to red carpet worthy, flawlessly airbrushed faces.
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