Have you ever wondered how Kate Upton gets her perfect look every time you see her on TV or in a fashion show? The secret behind the smoky eyes of Mila Kunis and heavily contoured cheeks of Kim Kardashian is their extremely talented makeup artist.
When it comes to models and celebrities, you can’t separate them from their makeup artists. They go hand-in-hand with each other. That’s the reason these top models and celebs are always flawless and aspiring.
Makeup artists play a key role in enhancing a model’s looks. Both celebrities and designers love these creative people. That’s why they makeup artists are the most priced asset in the fashion industry. Here are ten most influential celebrity makeup artists in the list below.
1) Sam Fine
Sam Fine is an African American makeup artist who is paid more than 3,500 USD per day in return for his services. It makes him the highest paid makeup artist in the world at this time.
Sam Fine has worked with some top rated celebrities including Tyra Banks, Naomi Campbell, Patti Labelle, and Queen Latifah. He was the first African-American artist to have worked for Revlon. He is currently creative director at Fashion Fair Cosmetics – the company known for developing products for women of color.
2) Charlie Green
Charlie Green is one of those makeup artists who doesn’t bind themselves by the rules. She is a free spirit, and that shows from her work as a makeup artist. Her creative imagination has helped her gain international fame as a makeup artist. Her client list includes Guess, L’Oreal, Maybelline, Olay, Revlon, Ann Taylor, and Victoria Secret. She has also worked with various top celebrities such as Celine Dion, Alicia Keys, Katie Holmes, Salma Hayek, Paris Hilton, Julia Stiles, and Angelina Jolie.
3) Pat McGrath
Pat McGrath is probably the most influential makeup artist in the modern world. Surprisingly, she never received any formal training. Her only training was her mother’s comments on makeup while watching classic Hollywood movies.
Later in her life, she actually completed a foundation course in arts in a school in England. From there, she’s never looked back. She has worked for the famous runways of New York, Paris, and Milan.
One of the major reasons for her world-wide fame is her flexibility and innovation. She can easily maintain specialty of a brand while exploring a wide range of possibilities.
4) Tom Pecheux
Tom wanted to be a chef early on in his life, but instead, he ended up being a world famous makeup artist.
During his teenage, Tom Pecheux had to move to Paris, and that’s where the inspiration for being a makeup artist came. It was the famous nightclub named Le Palace where Tom met a makeup artist. This meeting proved to be huge for Tom, who made his mind quit a career as a chef and start life as a makeup artist.
Tom has worked with some of the biggest names in the glitzy world of fashion and celebrities. His biggest client was Lady Diana. Others include Charlize Theron and Julia Roberts.
He was also appointed as a makeup creator for L’Oreal. He has also worked with major fashion houses including Gucci and Prada. Currently, he is serving as the creative director of Estee Lauder.
5) Gucci Westman
Who doesn’t know Gucci Westman? Not a single person in the fashion world. She is known for her unique viewpoint and inspirations due to the different places that he lived during her growing up years.
She has worked with top celebrities including Natalie Portman and Drew Berrymore among others. Once, she was the go-to makeup artist for magazine covers. However, she hasn’t worked that much after becoming a mother. She is now with Revlon where she works as a global artistic director.
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